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George Clooney was ideal for the ER TV show due to his charm, and people came back to the show to watch him.
Clooney played as Dr. Doug Ross, and in addition to his charming character, he always got his medical jargon right, using his unique way.

‘ER’ is the pioneer of medical dramas


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As soon as people watched the ER’s first episodethey knew that this medical drama would be different. In the first episode, a building collapses, doctors and nurses are running in a frenzy, speaking in medical jargon. The scene provides a sequence of activities that people find hard to keep up as the show tries to illustrate what happens in a hospital in real life.
Noah Wyle, an actor in the ER, was interviewed in a documentary known as Pioneers of Television, and according to him, they tried to bring in realism in the TV show, and they had to speak in medical terms. If you watch the TV shows before the ER, you will realize how this TV show changed medical dramas’ acting.  

The rise of Clooney due to ‘ER’




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George Clooney did not begin his acting career in the ER but had begun earlier. However, before ER, Clooney did not feel satisfied with the situation. “I wished I was doing better projects, and I didn’t think I was going to get that chance,” Clooney told the New Yorker in 2007.
Clooney had a recurring role in a teen comedy-drama known as The Facts of Life, which ran from 1985-1987. He made guest appearances in Roseanne and had some other few movie roles.
The big break came when he featured in the ER, and many filmmakers were eyeing the actor. In a matter of time, Clooney appeared in different movies, while still acting ER. In the movie, From Dusk to Dawn, he fought with the vampires and was a divorced father in the movie One Fine Day in 1996In 1997, he starred as Batman in Batman & Robin.

Clooney’s unique way is revealed




According to Anthony Edwards in the Pioneers of Television, he said that Clooney could have left ER, but he is a person who is committed to completing the task he starts. Clooney found a unique way to get his medical jargon right when on a set.
“He developed a technique where he would write the lines on the patient’s bedsheet, so he could look down and read,” Wyle said, speaking in the Pioneers of Television documentary. Wyle also added that Clooney could also write his lines on the medical clipboards.
If you have watched the ER, you may have noticed that his head might be bend looking at the patients’ sheets or clipboard, and now you know what he was doing. Clooney had a tight schedule, and he had to be creative to relieve some work.

Clooney’s pen was magical




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It seems that Clooney did not only use his pen to remember his lines, but also defend his co-star, Eriq La Salle. La Salle had not appeared on the top television weekly cover, and Clooney was infuriated by this inequality.
La Salle said that Clooney put in a lot of research and discovered that TV Guide had put more cartoon characters on their covers than African Americans. Clooney wrote a letter to the magazine, and La Salle was given a cover story later that year.
“We all learned the power of George’s pen,” Wyle said years later on the Pioneers of Television documentary. George’s pen was indeed magical, helping his co-star, and helping his career.
 


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Today’s fans know George Clooney as a busy movie star and Amal Clooney’s husband. Twenty-six years ago, ER, the show that would launch Clooney into superstardom debuted and Clooney’s role as Dr. Doug Ross turned him from a little-known actor into one of the hottest stars in Hollywood.
Viewers couldn’t get enough of watching him stride through the halls of County General Hospital, saving lives and breaking hearts. 
But long before he was Dr. Ross, Clooney played a role in another television show set in a Chicago emergency room. While many things were different about this show, at least the “breaking hearts” part was pretty much the same. 

‘ER’ was a phenomenon


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When ER hit the airwaves in 1994, it was a huge departure from what had come before, and it wowed viewers. According to the Guardian, most previous medical dramas followed a much slower rhythm, mostly showing doctors walking through the halls, discussing cases.
ER exploded onto the screen, plunging the audience into the action by showing scenes from the viewpoint of a patient on a gurney, being raced into the emergency room.
The storyline was so fast paced and the drama so high that the show quickly became a hit. Viewers tuned in religiously to watch the doctors and nurses of County General Hospital battle to save their patients as quickly as they streamed in the doors. 
ER was compulsively watchable, and not just because of the drama. There was also Dr. Doug Ross, and fans didn’t want to miss a moment with him. 

George Clooney as Dr. Ross




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Cinema Blend explains that Dr. Ross was the series’ resident bad boy, prone to breaking the rules and taking passionate stands. Viewers loved his character so much that Clooney says his life was never the same again after playing the role. His work on ER  made him a household name.
He stayed with the series for the first five seasons, then left to pursue other opportunities. He returned for the 15th and final season.  
But Clooney had been working as an actor before that. Before he donned Dr. Ross’ scrubs he had a number of smaller roles, some of them in well-known shows. He appeared on 11 episodes of the original Roseanne sitcom, playing a coworker of Roseanne and her sister Jackie. He also appeared on The Facts of Life a few times toward the end of the show’s nine seasons on the air. 
There were other roles, none of them particularly remarkable, but one seemed made to prepare him for the part that would catapult him to fame.

Before ‘ER’ there was ‘E/R’

Much of Clooney’s early work before ER is all but forgotten today. But it turns out that before he played Dr. Ross, Clooney already had emergency room experience. Ten years before ER burst onto the scene, he appeared in a comedy series called E/R.
According to Elle, the show, which only survived for a single season, was also set in a Chicago emergency room. Clooney played the part of Ace, a medical technician who worked in the emergency room and was quite the ladies’ man. He wasn’t the only member of the cast who appeared in both emergency room shows, either. Mary McDonnell, who would later play the part of Eleanor Carter on ER, was also a part of the E/R cast. 
The briefly lived comedy might not have been a television success, but it was good practice for Clooney’s future role as Dr. Ross. And the many fans who have followed him ever since his days in County General are glad that he ended up where he did. 
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Post by Admin on Fri 16 Oct 2020, 15:49

Happy memories! Would you believe it, I used to watch ER religiously every week, but never even noticed George was in it! Didn't become a fan until later Smile
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Post by annemarie on Fri 16 Oct 2020, 16:46

For me he was what I noticed first.lol

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Post by Admin on Sat 17 Oct 2020, 08:40

Makes sense! Inexplicably, I had a crush on Eriq La Salle!!
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