Thursday, September 2, 2010

George Clooney Honored With Bob Hope Award

No doubt, George Clooney is a major movie star. After all he's been nominated for five Oscars (he won one for Syrianna) and he's been in some of Hollywood's highest profile films like Up in the Air, Ocean's 11, and this week's release The American.

But don't forget where George got his humble start—on the small screen on shows like Facts of Life, Roseanne, Sisters, and, finally, his breakout role on ER.

So it seemed only fitting that Clooney was the big star of the evening at last weekend's 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. He was presented with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in recognition of all of his charitable work through the years.

Clooney is so humble that in his acceptance speech, after being honored for his efforts like the Hope for Haiti telethon, he admitted he had failed. He asked for help in keeping the spotlight on disaster victims after the initial efforts fade.

Backstage at the awards, George was equally humble and charming (oh and did we mention, drop-dead handsome). In these videos we shot on behalf of the Archive of American Television, George talked about the celebrity credit card he cashes in on to help people, the efforts of his friends like Brad Pitt, and his memories of Bob Hope.

George Clooney on receiving the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2010 Emmys 

George Clooney on Humanitarianism

George Clooney on Privacy and Social Issues at 2010 Emmy Awards  

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For other Emmy stories check out:
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