This March, the suave actor/filmmaker/activist is coming to SBS with four of his best movies, every Friday at 8:35pm. You're welcome.
SBS Movies

6 Mar 2017 - 11:11 AM  UPDATED 23 Mar 2017 - 4:46 PM

Friday 10 March

Michael Clayton

8:40pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

USA, 2007
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tony Gilroy
Starring: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack
What's it about?
This provocative thriller marks the directing debut of screenwriter Tony Gilroy (Bourne trilogy) and stars George as a former prosecutor turned corporate "fixer". When one of his firm's lawyers has a breakdown while representing a chemical company in a multi-billion dollar suit, Clayton is called in to remedy the situation. Clooney matches wits with Tilda Swinton, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as a ruthless lawyer.

Michael Clayton review: An intriguing and thought provoking thriller


Friday 17 March

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

8:35pm, SBS

UK, France, USA, 2000
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman
What's it about?
It was here that Clooney started his fruitful collaboration with the Coen brothers (he went on to work on: Intolerable Cruelty, Burn After Reading and Hail, Caesar). Clooney stars as Everett Ulysses McGill, a silver-tongued, Clark Gable-wannabe petty criminal who escapes a Mississippi prison with two fellow convicts, the simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and unstable Pete (John Turturro). McGill plots to recover a fortune in buried treasure, but a series of unexpected and bizarre adventures along the way make McGill's Odyssey one to remember.

O Brother, Where Art Thou review: Original, unusual and entertaining
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Friday 24 March

Three Kings

8:35pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

USA, 1999
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Language: English
Director: David O. Russell
Starring: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
What's it about?
Clooney stars alongside Mark Wahlberg, Spike Jonze and Ice Cube in David O. Russell's surreal movie about a treasure hunt in the Iraqi desert at the end of the Gulf War. Nothing goes to plan (big surprise), and the treacherous journey forces them to confront the disturbing effects of the war, and to re-evaluate their life choices. A visually inventive, challenging and hilarious film by the director of The Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.

Three Kings Review
Read more: War is a bore in 'Three Kings'


Friday 31 March

Burn After Reading

8:35pm, SBS

USA, 2008
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand
What's it about?
After the sombre neo-western No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers returned to lighter fare with this screwball comedy about two gym employees (Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt, hilarious as a dim personal trainer) and their ill-conceived plan to get rich. A clever and entertaining ride, with a star-studded cast that also includes John Malkovich as a disgraced CIA agent, Tilda Swinton as his unfaithful wife, and of course, George Clooney as her doofus lover.

Burn After Reading Review


Want more Clooney? Watch 'Good Night, and Good Luck' at SBS On Demand:

What's it about?
Co-written, directed by and starring George Clooney, this movie recounts the career at CBS of journalist Ed Murrow, who challenged the tactics used by Senator Joseph McCarthy to root out communists.

Listen to The Playlist episode about 'Good Night, and Good Luck'
Good Night, and Good Luck review: An exceptional film for Clooney


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