Sunday, September 16, 2007

George Clooney's fame birthright

The 'Ocean's Thirteen' star finds it easy to cope with fame because he has been surrounded by celebrities since the first day he entered the world.

George said: "I grew up around famous people in Cincinnati, Ohio. In that world, my father was a big star. My aunt was a big star. And I saw how little it was to do with you. It's all about luck. I've been around this sort of thing my whole life. I know what it is."

The 46-year-old's father, Nick Clooney, was a high-profile news presenter known for his hard-hitting political journalism, while his late aunt Rosemary Clooney had a huge pop career in the 1950s.

When Rosemary's career went downhill in the 60s she went into semi-retirement and battled psychiatric problems before later becoming a well-respected jazz vocalist.