Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)
Written, directed and produced by Clooney, this was a risky venture.
But it paid off. Good Night, And Good Luck was a thoughtful and powerful film which looked at the communist witch-hunts of the McCarthy era, and one TV station's refusal to back down to the bullying.
It also got six Oscar nods. Well done, George!
Clooney took a bit of a step back from the limelight, playing Fred Friendly, a co-producer of the programme
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Fred Friendly is one of the most charming names we've ever heard. Though here, we mean charming in the old-fashioned way, as one might describe a tea-set or a straw hat.