These days, George Clooney is seen as the godfather of Hollywood. He still has the chiseled good looks and bags of charisma, and he has seen and done it all over his career. Although he is one of Hollywood’s most established stars and has appeared in many box office hits, Clooney has also earned respect through choosing smaller films and pursuing his passions both in front of and behind the camera. He originally found fame not through the big screen, but instead as Dr. Doug Ross on E.R., but today we are looking at his 10 greatest film performances.
10. From Dusk till Dawn
In his first major Hollywood film (and whilst he was still filming E.R.), Clooney starred in Robert Rodriguez’s fantastic horror/comedy From Dusk till Dawn. He plays the cool-headed and charismatic bank robber Seth Gecko, who is on the run with his very odd and unhinged brother Richie (Quentin Tarantino, who also wrote the film). The film starts like a typical crime film, but soon takes a very strange and amazing turn once the brothers, who have kidnapped a family, arrive at an isolated strip club in Mexico where everybody turns into blood thirsty vampires. It is down to Seth to lead the charge against them, and Clooney is brilliant as the antihero who is hell-bent on surviving the ordeal. It is a highly entertaining film which is typical of Tarantino and Rodriguez, and it has since become a cult hit.