Over the course of his 32-year-and-counting acting career, George Clooney has gone from guest starring on The Facts of Life to becoming one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Sure, the 56-year-old charmer has shown some signs of aging (but, like, not really). From his breakout role as Dr. Doug Ross on ER to his utterly seamless transition into DILFhood (Amal, you angel), here, 11 photos that prove Hollywood’s (former) most eligible bachelor is only getting better looking with age.
Definitive Proof George Clooney Gets Better Looking with Age
When He Graced Us With His Presence On ‘the Facts Of Life’
Every actor has to start somewhere, and 24-year-old Clooney received his first real taste of stardom in 1985 when he appeared as George Burnett on NBC’s The Facts of Life.
And Gave Us Some Serious Chest
Clooney really embraced his laid-back character Remar from the 1990 film Red Surf with his shoulder-length locks and a whole lot of chest. Anyone else think unbuttoned shirts are due for a comeback?
When He Charmed As Dr. Doug Ross On ‘er’
In 1994, Clooney landed the role of Dr. Doug Ross on the hit NBC medical drama ER. He starred in all 15 seasons and gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of the dedicated emergency room pediatrician with major daddy issues. The star even snagged two Primetime Emmy Award nominations (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1995 and 1996) for his performance and proved he looks damn sexy in scrubs.
And Started Sowing His Wild Oats
From Talia Balsam (Divorce) and Lisa Snowdon (Britain’s Next Top Model) to Krista Allen (Baywatch), Clooney added quite a few names to his roster of girlfriends past in the early 2000s and rightfully earned his title of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor.
When He Was Crowned Sexiest Man Alive…twice
Clooney was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People in 1997 and 2006, at the ages of 36 and 45, respectively. Only three other men have pulled off such a feat: Johnny Depp (2003 and 2009), Richard Gere (1993 and 1999) and Brad Pitt (1995 and 2000). You’re in good company, George.
And Paved The Way For All Mankind With His Silver Fox Caesar Cut
By 2008, Clooney had already moved on from his curly mullet turned silky locks and transformed into a refined salt-and-pepper heartthrob. Swoon.
When He Took The Movember Initiative To Heart
We’d take Clooney’s Dos Equis Most Interesting Man in the World beard from the 2010 Golden Globes any day. Stay healthy (and thirsty), my friend.
And Fell Head Over Heels In Love With Amal Alamuddin
No judgment against Clooney’s dating history, but the Casamigos connoisseur struck gold when he met Amal Alamuddin through a mutual friend in 2013. Although he swore he’d never remarry following his divorce from Talia Balsam in 1993, he clearly had a changed of heart. “From the minute we met, we just sort of felt like we were going to be together,” Clooney has said of meeting his brilliant and beautiful, inside and out, lawyer wife, Amal. Funny, we said the same exact thing! Nope, just in our head…
When He Put A Ring On It And Absolutely No One Was Mad About It
In 2014, the stunning couple tied the knot at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy, before they headed to Seychelles for their honeymoon. Arm candy never looked so good. (We’re talking about you, George.)
And Finally When He Became A Daddy To Twins Ella And Alexander
Nothing—we repeat—nothing makes George Clooney look sexier than fatherhood. He and Amal became parents to twins Ella and Alexander on June 6, 2017, and suddenly, the man once considered Hollywood’s biggest cad became the world's most protective dad.