George Clooney’s famous pot belly pig has passed away in 2006. He was a 300lb Vietnamese pot-bellied pig named Max who occasionally shared the bed with his owner. We can’t imagine how he got into the bed, however, and now have a mental image of George Clooney lifting Max up onto the mattress, or possibly building him an industrial ramp. Max had survived the odds and made it to a ripe old age of 19 whereas most potbellied pigs live between 12 to 15 years. In the end, he suffered from arthritis and partial blindness. After George Clooney’s pig Max passed, he said “He was as old a pig as the vets had ever seen. I was really surprised, because he’s been a big part of my life.” RIP Max. You will be missed.
Einstein Clooney was one lucky mutt. He was adopted by George Clooney is 2010 as an elderly and sick stray from a California animal shelter. The group Camp Cocker Rescue pulled him out of the shelter and placed him into a foster home before George found him. He found Einstein online as an older, overweight, black cocker spaniel and loved his story. He was worried Einstein wouldn’t like him when they first met, so he rubbed turkey meatballs on his shoes and the dog — even though he had never seen any of George Clooney’s films and quite frankly didn’t know who he was — fell in love with as well.
Einstein lived a long and happy life. He starred next to Clooney for the 2015 Omega watch campaign, was featured in the book My Old Dog: Rescued Pets With Remarkable Second Acts, was with George when he met his wife, Amal, and was waiting at the front door when the couple brought home Alexander and Ella for the first time. After he passed, Einstein left a bit of money to Camp Cocker Rescue, he was truly the best boy.
Three years after Einstein, Clooney and his wife Amal went back to the same shelter they had adopted Einstein from (Camp Cocker Rescue) and adopted Louie, a blonde Cocker Spaniel. Apparently, this time George Clooney didn’t feel the need to rub turkey meatballs on his shoes, but Louie loved him regardless. They brought Louie along when they went to go meet Millie, the basset hound, for a sniff test before they adopted her. Luckily, she passed with flying colors!
In 2015 Clooney and Amal picked up Millie, a rescued 4-year old basset hound from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. She was found near a local restaurant sniffing for food scraps, but now lives the celeb jetset life with the Clooneys. The organization she was adopted from had this to say about Millie, “Despite those adorable googly eyes, pretty long ears, and shorty legs, Millie was found without a home and hoping for food scraps outside a local restaurant… Today her luck changed for the better when she was adopted by George and Amal Clooney.” Millie’s luck not only changed for the better, we’d say she hit the rescue doggie jackpot with her celebrity animal-loving parents!
George Clooney is also known as Gorgeous George. He’s known for rescuing animals, including his famous 300 lb pet pig, Max the Star. George Clooney is a household name as an American actor, filmmaker, and political and environmental activist — he’s married to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. He has many, many awards and accolades from his long career, including two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.
George Clooney Career
George Clooney is an born May 6, 1961. He has received three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards. Clooney made his debut on television in 1978, and later gained international recognition for his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the medical drama ER (1994- 1999). That lead to lead roles in movies like Batman & Robin (1997) and the Ocean’s Eleven remake and sequels which featured actors like Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. In 2009, Clooney was included in Time’s annual Time 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”. In 2014, Clooney got engaged and married to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin (Amal Clooney). In June 2017, Amal gave birth to twins named Ella and Alexander.
George Clooney’s Animal Co-stars
George Clooney’s co-star in Men Who Stare at Goats, the goat, was allegedly a better co-star than Ewan McGregor! “The funny thing is the goat was a great actor,” Clooney said. “He walked in and you went, ‘Stare at the camera’, and he did it. If you could get Ewan to do that it would help!” The film also featured Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey.
Thought we’re not sure if it counts since it was animation, George Clooney has also played a fox. He plays Mr. Fox in Fantastic Mr. Fox alongside his wife, Mrs. Fox, AKA Meryl Streep and, it being a Wes Anderson film (looking at you, masterpiece Isle of Dogs!), Bill Murray and Willem Dafoe.