Which movie role did George Clooney lose to a pre-fame Brad Pitt?

If Hollywood elected a president, chances are it would be George Clooney: He's smart, funny and pretty much universally beloved.

But even Georgie has a few skeletons in his closet -- weird early roles, buttocks-baring scenes and a famous ex-fiancee to boot.

See if you know more about George than his revolving door of girlfriends do.





George Clooney Quiz

George Clooney once tried out for which pro sports team?

  • Cleveland Indians
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Cincinnati Bengals

George won a ___________ Oscar.

  • Best Director
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Actor
  • Best Adapted Screenplay

Which of the following was not a character George played on TV?

  • James Falconer
  • Chic Chesbro
  • George Burnett
  • Booker Ross

George was married to the daughter of which Oscar-winning actor?

  • Gregory Peck
  • Martin Balsam
  • Bing Crosby
  • Cliff Robertson

George famously got into a fistfight with which of his big-screen directors?

  • David O. Russell
  • Robert Rodriguez
  • Michael Hoffman
  • Wolfgang Petersen

George was the first guest on whose talk show premiere?

  • Rachael Ray
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Rosie O'Donnell
  • Craig Ferguson

2008's 'Burn After Reading' will be George's ______ Coen brothers' film.

  • Second
  • Third
  • Fourth
  • Fifth

Which movie role did George lose to his future 'Ocean's 11' co-star Brad Pitt?

  • 'A River Runs Through It'
  • 'Seven'
  • 'Meet Joe Black'
  • 'Thelma & Louise'

George suffered from which ailment as a teenager?

  • Scoliosis
  • Bell's palsy
  • Brittle bone disease
  • Celiac disease

What's the name of the company Clooney started with Steven Soderbergh?

  • Section Eight Productions
  • Maysville Productions
  • Smoke House Productions
  • Maxwell Swine Productions

During George's early years in L.A., he was a chauffeur for which singer?

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Tony Bennett
  • Lena Horne

Clooney's 'O Brother' character used which hair pomade?

  • Pappy's Pomade
  • Jaunty John
  • Dapper Dan
  • Waldrip's Wax

In which flick did George bare his naked posterior?

  • 'Out of Sight'
  • 'Intolerable Cruelty'
  • 'Welcome to Collinwood'
  • 'Solaris'

How much weight did Clooney gain for his role in 'Syriana'?

  • 15 pounds
  • 25 pounds
  • 30 pounds
  • 40 pounds

Which of the following is not among the roles on George's resume?

  • A talking baby
  • A gay dog
  • A lip-synching transvestite
  • An undercover cop posing as a member of a biker gang

When did George move to Hollywood to begin pursuing an acting career?

  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984

In 'Ocean's 11,' George and co. plan to rob which three Vegas hotel/casinos?

  • Bellagio, Flamingo and MGM Grand
  • Paris, Bellagio and Caesars
  • Paris, Venetian and Caesars
  • Bellagio, Mirage and MGM Grand

George's famous pet pig, Max, died in which year?

  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2006

True or false: 'Batman & Robin,' featuring George's turn as the Caped Crusader, was his first movie role after 'ER' became a hit.

  • True
  • False

George has been nominated for how many Oscars?

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four