George Clooney gets the honor of his life

When most people think of George Clooney, they think of a Hollywood star. It’s easy to see that the actor has had a long and impressive career in Hollywood, starring in one of the most popular television shows of all time – ER – alongside several hit films such as ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, ‘The Descendants’ and ‘The Descendants’. “Michael Clayton” played along, just to name a few.

But there’s more to Clooney than meets the eye. The actor is one of many celebrities who use his platform to do good and give back. The star even has her own foundation called The Clooney Foundation for Justice. According to the website, Clooney works closely with his wife Amal Clooney to bring justice to those in need. “The world is becoming increasingly authoritarian, and authoritarian leaders are increasingly using the courts to consolidate their power,” the couple wrote in a joint statement. “We established the Clooney Foundation for Justice to hold perpetrators of international crimes accountable and to fight for justice for the victims and survivors of pervasive corruption and mass atrocities.”

In 2020, Clooney also spoke to people about how much it means to be able to work with charities, which his parents taught him. “We were [taught] it is your civic duty,” he said. “I remember my dad saying, ‘Don’t come back and look me in the eye unless you fight it [bullies and racists].’ I’m glad I was raised that way.” Now Clooney is being honored for his goodwill.

George Clooney is humbled by his final nod

George Clooney has one more accolade to add to his impressive list. According to CNN, the “Ocean’s Eleven” star is to be honored at the Kennedy Center Honors 2022. Other big names like Gladys Knight and U2 will also be honored during the star-studded ceremony. In an interview, Clooney spoke about what it meant for him to receive such a big honor, calling it a “really exciting surprise.”

The star elaborated a bit further on his latest achievement as he recalled just how far he’s come in life. “Growing up in a small town in Kentucky, I never imagined that one day I would be the one sitting on the balcony of the Kennedy Center Honors,” he confessed. “To be named in the same breath as the rest of these incredible artists is an honor.” CNN says the awards ceremony will take place on December 4th and is expected to air on CBS at a later date for everyone’s hopes of seeing.

In a statement to The Washington Post, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter applauded Clooney and the other nominees. “In any case, these are artists who do more than just perform. They are artists as citizens, giving back and making the world a better place through art,” she shared. How sweet! According to Look to the Stars, Clooney is involved with 37 charities and definitely deserves a slap on the back.