Mar 2010 06

George Clooney in Up in the Air Directed by Jason ReitmanGeorge Clooney is nominated for best actor in a lead role, for “Up in the Air,” at the 2010 Academy Awards.

This is Clooney’s sixth Oscar nomination.  He has been nominated twice for best supporting actor, and won once (Syriana, 2005).  He has also been nominated once for each best writing and original screenplay, and once for best achievement in directing.

This is Clooney’s first nomination for best actor in a supporting role.

In “Up in the Air,” George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham – a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.

Here is what George Clooney has been up to over the past decade:

Read our review for "Up in the Air"

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (voice) …. Mr. Fox
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) …. Lyn Cassady
Up in the Air (2009/I) …. Ryan Bingham
Burn After Reading (2008) …. Harry Pfarrer
Leatherheads (2008) …. Jimmy ‘Dodge’ Connelly
Michael Clayton (2007) …. Michael Clayton
Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) …. Danny Ocean
The Good German (2006) …. Jake Geismer
Syriana (2005) …. Bob Barnes
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) …. Fred Friendly
Ocean’s Twelve (2004) …. Danny Ocean
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) …. Miles
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) …. Devlin
Solaris (2002) …. Chris Kelvin
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) …. Jim Byrd
Welcome to Collinwood (2002) …. Jerzy
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) …. Danny Ocean
Spy Kids (2001) …. Devlin
The Perfect Storm (2000) …. Captain Billy Tyne
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) …. Everett
Fail Safe (2000) (TV) …. Col. Jack Grady

Do you think that George Clooney will win the Oscar for Best Actor?  Who do you think will win?  Leave a comment below!


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