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28 Wise George Clooney Quotes About What's Really Important & How To Work Hard To Be Successful

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George Clooney was born on May 6, 1961 in Kentucky. Due to his father's work, he had to move plenty of times throughout his childhood.

Clooney started acting since he was 5 years old, playing characters run by his dad at a local show. Clooney dreamt of becoming a baseball player throughout his childhood, but eventually he went to college (Northern Kentucky University) where he studied broadcast journalism. He dropped out of school in 1981 and worked labor jobs until he was given his first acting role in a film in Kentucky about horse racing. The film was never released, but it gave George Clooney the inspiration to make this is a possible future career.

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Clooney decided to move to Los Angeles to become an actor. Slowly parts came, even if they weren't the kind of roles he truly wanted. Clooney worked steadily in Hollywood, but he had yet to land a role that would put him in the spotlight, but that all changed in 1994, when he had a role in a medical drama called ER.

Clooney appeared in several films during his time on ER like From Dusk till Dawn, One Fine Day, Batman & Robin, and Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight.

He won a Golden Globe Award. Clooney also joined with Mark Wahlberg for the disaster-at-sea film The Perfect Storm.

George Clooney has had a noteworthy career with many twists and turns. As a man who never end saw acting as a possibility when he was young his life is an example of how you can truly shape yourself into the person, you want to be through hard work.

Here are the best George Clooney quotes from the man People magazine twice named him the "Sexiest Man Alive" that will both inspire you and motivate you to work hard for everything you want in a future career.

1. Art represents who we are.

“Art takes different forms… But it represents something that is basic in all of us—our history.”—George Clooney

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2.Learn from failures.

“Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.”―George Clooney

3. Be the character of your book.

“You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I’m there now.”―George Clooney

4. Don’t try to control the uncontrollable.

“The simple truth is everyone has an opinion, everyone has the right to voice it, and they should if they want to.”George Clooney

5. Don’t take failures personally.

“You need to have flopped quite a few times to get a sense of how little any of it has to do with you.” George Clooney

6. Face evil head-on.

“If we turn our heads and look away and hope that it will all disappear then they will – all of them, an entire generation of people. And we will have only history left to judge us.”― George Clooney

7. Hear different viewpoints.

“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” George Clooney

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8 Accept what you can’t control.

“I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.”George Clooney

9. Be confident.

“I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘Oh, I hope they like me.’ I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem. ”George Clooney

10. Keep going.

“The only failure is not to try” George Clooney

11. We all have hardships.

“Anyone would be lying if they said they didn’t get lonely at times.”George Clooney

12. Be humble.

“When you’re young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that’s the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you’re a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.”George Clooney

13. Have the drive to keep going.

“There are quite a few things that the devil could tempt me with… I could be tempted by youth if I was allowed to hold on to all the wisdom that I’ve gotten. In everything, not just sports. In life. In acting. I’d be tempted by youth only so I could continue doing it a little longer.”— George Clooney

15. Everything you do is to better your status.

“It’s not about an opening weekend. It’s about a career, building a set of films you’re proud of. Period.”– George Clooney

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16. Lead by example.

“Directors are the captains of the ship, and it’s your job as the lead actor to make sure that the rest of the cast understands that by doing whatever he says.”– George Clooney

17. Do what you can to do good.

“It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.”– George Clooney

18. Have a strong work ethic to play the best role.

”In doing the screenplay for ‘Good Night, and Good Luck,’ the most important thing for me was to constantly go back to wherever the opposition would argue. So I had to keep reading all the books and articles about why McCarthy is such a good guy.”- George Clooney

19. Accept your age.

“You don’t want to try to look younger, because you’ll look wrong.”– George Clooney

20 Work hard.

”You can only get so far without discernible talent.” George Clooney

21. Don’t feel bad about uncontrollable circumstances.

“The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet” George Clooney

22. Don’t care about others' views.

“People know everything about everybody now.” George Clooney

23. Do what you love.

”Directing is really exciting. In the end, it’s more fun to be the painter than the paint.” George Clooney

24. Get better each day.

“When you first start out, you are just happy to get a job, any job. And as time moves on, either you move forward or screech to a halt.”– George Clooney

25. Kids make you better.

"I think it’s the most responsible thing you can do, to have kids.”– George Clooney

26. Life gets easier.

“I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general.”– George Clooney

27. Life is hard.

“Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.” George Clooney

28. Question authority.

”For me, the definition of a patriot is someone who will constantly question government.”George Clooney

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Steven Hall is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, and relationship topics.