Haute 100 Los Angeles Update: George Clooney

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. After sharing his comedic wit and receiving the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at this week’s 2010 Emmy Awards, The American featuring modern-day hero George Clooney arrives in theaters today, adding sensibility and adventure to the actor’s already powerful mix of brains, looks and charm inherent on-screen and in reality.

George Clooney

Category: Entertainers

Company: Smokehouse Productions

Industry: Film

What Made Him Haute: Everything. He has been Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor for as long as we can remember, and his acting abilities are on par. The superstar is also known for his social and liberal political activism.

What Makes Him Haute Now: A playful Modern Family skit was not George Clooney’s only notable segment during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles this past Sunday, as Clooney was the fourth honoree to accept the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Bob Hope Humanitarian Award for his humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and following the genocide in Darfur.

Today, the fall season’s box-office opens with the premiere of The American starring Clooney as an assassin coming to terms with his own sins and shortcomings, and of course, encountering love with a beautiful woman. The artfully done film, loosely based on Martin Booth’s A Very Private Gentleman promises an idiosyncratic dyad of peace and danger with a whole lot of Clooney.