'Michael Clayton' | 2007

In this mystery drama, Clooney (with Sidney Pollack, above) plays a lawyer with a conscience who knows the chemical company he represents is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class-action suit. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture, director for Tony Gilroy and lead actor for Clooney. Tilda Swinton won for supporting actress.
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