He's famous for subtle good looks - he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive - his penchant for practical jokes, and his Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated acting career. But George Clooney's reputation as the mayor of every movie set he's on belies his essential seriousness, as both a businessman and in his ascendancy to the Hollywood A-list. George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star traces Gorgeous George's life from small-town boy to silver-screen idol. After a decade languishing in TV series, he slowly and purposely built a resume that took him from TV stardom on ER to a winning career as a serious actor, writer, producer and director. Along the way, Potts looks at his early attempts to break into film, his many well-publicised romances, his political and humanitarian efforts, and his shrewdly developed formula for choosing smart blockbuster movies to finance his own, more personal projects such as Syriana and Good Night, and Good Luck .