Hollywood actor George Clooney of Oceans 11 franchise fame has been an independent producer since 2000 in association with Grant Heslov. His last production The Ides of March which is a screen adaptation of Willimon’s 2008 play Farragut North. The movie did well at the box office.
Clooney and Heslov have teamed up to make another film which is again based on a play August: Osage County written by Tracy Letts which won the Tony Award. Interestingly, in the screen version Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts play the roles of mother and daughter.
Three Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award winner Clooney co-founded Section Eight Productions in 2001 with Soderbergh, for which Grant Heslov was president of television. Clooney made his directorial debut in the 2002 film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, an adaptation of the autobiography of TV producer Chuck Barris.
George Clooney recently raised $ 15 million for the campaign fund of President Barack Obama.