George Clooney is a two-time Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer. He is a world-famous human rights activist and a renowned businessman.
Clooney has been voted sexiest man alive several times and was ranked among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.
However, in spite of his dazzling resume and extensive experience with the ladies, George Clooney’s achievements range far beyond prestigious cinematographic awards and magazine covers.
As the father to twins and holder of Academy Awards, Clooney has epitomized the modern male icon – a family man who handles both his family life and his ambitious career with the sophistication of a perfect gentleman.
Most Important Roles, Awards, and Activism
George Timothy Clooney was born in 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the son of a beauty queen and television anchorman.
Though he was raised in a strict Roman Catholic household, as of 2006, Clooney has claimed not to know whether he believes in heaven or even God.
Throughout his education in public Catholic schools, Clooney served as an altar boy, an activity he says prepared him for the spotlight.
In spite of developing Bell’s palsy in middle school – a condition which paralyzes the face – Clooney recalls having a relatively happy childhood.
The next year, he graduated from Augusta High School in 1978 and enrolled for a broadcast journalism course at Northern Kentucky University.
His first notorious appearance on screen was in 1986, as a semi-regular on the popular sitcom Roseanne.
Clooney’s first breakthrough as an actor came in 1994 when he was cast as Dr. Doug Ross in the international hit medical drama ER.
He left the series five years later with the ambition to focus on shifting to the big screen.
Before his departure from the show, he had earned two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Award nominations.
George’s first notable Hollywood appearance was in the comedy-horror thriller From Dusk till Dawn, starring Harvey Keitel and Salma Hayek.
He was then cast in the hit romantic comedy One Fine Day with acclaimed actress Michelle Pfeiffer and in the action thriller The Peacemaker, opposite Nicole Kidman.
The peak of Clooney’s career came when he was cast in the hit trilogy Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen.
He starred alongside Matt Damon and Brad Pitt. The movie earned over a billion dollars in the box office worldwide.
In 2005, Clooney earned a supporting role Academy Award for his performance in Syriana, a drama based on a former CIA agent’s memoirs.
Next year, he directed the movie Goodnight, Goodluck, for which he earned two Academy Award nominations.
Just two years after that, Clooney was nominated again for his role in Michael Clayton, which received wide critical acclaim.
Clooney won a Golden Globe award for his performance in The Descendants, a poignant drama about a husband whose wife falls into a severe, deep coma.
George Clooney is, to this day, the only person in Academy Award history to be nominated for Oscars in 6 different categories (Best Picture, Best supporting actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor).
Clooney is set to receive, on June 7th of this year AFI Life Achievement Award for his extensive activism.
Aside from widely supporting President Obama’s campaigns, he has also spoken in favor of gay marriages and adoption. He has opposed the Iraq War and raised funds for conflict resolution in Darfur.
This actor was the organizer of the widely successful telethon Hope for Haiti Now and was arrested on March 16th, 2012 outside the Sudanese Embassy for civil disobedience as he protested against Omar Al-Bashir’s dictatorial regime.
Sophisticated Salt-and-Pepper Beard
It has been established by gossip outlets and fashion magazines alike that Clooney’s salt-and-pepper beard is among the best beard styles for sophisticated, seasoned men.
While all goatee styles require frequent grooming, Clooney’s elegantly casual goatee beard leaves space for extensive growth and complete coverage.
George Clooney’s beard is relatively thick and of medium length. He can easily shape his beard to fit into any beard type – a chinstrap, a goatee or a full beard.
While being flattering on most facial structures, the medium length full beard is also complimentary to most colorings, dressing styles, and beard densities.
It simply requires careful upkeep using a couple of efficient beard care products to convey the same sophisticated edge as Clooney’s.
How to Achieve and Maintain George Clooney’s Beard
Growing a George Clooney beard will require 4 to 6 weeks of patience, and the use of the best natural beard oil. Argan and castor oil encourage follicle development, which speeds up beard’s growth.
Once you have grown your beard to the desired length, depending on your coloring, you may dye your facial hair to match Clooney’s silver fox strands.
Most men find that the most challenging part is neckline trimming. The confusion is often created when men need to determine where their neckline is in the first place.
Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with this problem anymore. The perfect neckline is just two fingers above your Adam’s apple, or in the place where a crease is formed when you tilt your head down.
Choosing the right beard trimming equipment comes down to choosing the most appropriate beard trimmer and the best beard grooming kit that fits your needs.
It is advised that when trimming your beard, you start from the top of the cheeks and work your way down, shortening the hairs on the side of your cheeks evenly to achieve the George Clooney effect.
Keep your mustache relatively long and the length of the strands constant throughout the beard. To avoid making a mess use a beard bib.
George Clooney’s beard may be among the most desired beard styles for beardoholics.
While George has an entire team at his disposal for his grooming, with the few tips mentioned above, you may very well attain your own Hollywood trim with very little effort!
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