George Clooney's Best Performances in Drama

The Ides of March (2011)

Clooney directs and stars as Governor Mike Morris in this political drama, exploring the dark side of politics with precision and tension​​​​​​​​.

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

In this iconic heist film, Clooney plays the suave Danny Ocean, masterminding a complex casino robbery with a star-studded crew​​.

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Clooney features in this philosophical World War II film, contributing to its deep and star-filled portrayal of war's complexities​​.

Out of Sight (1998)

Clooney shines as bank robber Jack Foley in this stylish crime comedy, displaying terrific chemistry with co-star Jennifer Lopez​​​​.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Providing voice acting for Mr. Fox, Clooney brings charm to this animated heist adventure, showcasing his versatility as an actor​​​​.

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

As director and actor, Clooney delivers a compelling drama about American television news and McCarthyism, playing the role of Fred Friendly​​.

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Clooney portrays Baird Whitlock in this comedy-drama, playing a kidnapped movie star in a film that mixes Hollywood satire with a complex narrative​

Michael Clayton (2007)

Nominated for several awards, Clooney's portrayal of a legal "fixer" in this sharply scripted film showcases his dramatic range​​.

The Descendants (2011)

Clooney stars in this family drama, capturing the struggles of a father dealing with family and personal crises​​.

Up in the Air (2009)

As Ryan Bingham, Clooney explores themes of isolation and connection in modern life, delivering a nuanced performance in this drama.