We're not sure what caused George Clooney to make this...

We're not sure what caused George Clooney to make this face at the "The Men Who Stare At Goats" premiere during the 66th Venice Film Festival, but it definitely makes us laugh. Credit: Getty Images

Oscar favorite George Clooney ("The Descendants") used his starring role as Dr. Doug Ross on "ER" from 1994 to 1999 as a springboard to his successful movie career. But before "ER," Clooney's TV resumé was rather unimpressive:

1. E/R (1984-85) -- Yes, this really was the title of a show set in a Chicago hospital's emergency room, and, yes, Clooney played a doctor. But, no, it was not a drama. And, no, it was not a hit.

2.THE FACTS OF LIFE (1985-86) -- In his one season on the long-running sitcom, Clooney played George, a carpenter who helped Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) rebuild her burned-down gourmet food shop.

3.SUNSET BEAT (1990) -- He was one of a trio of motorcycle-riding undercover L.A. cops. It lasted a mere two episodes.

4.BABY TALK (1991-92) -- In this sitcom inspired by the movie "Look Who's Talking," Clooney had a supporting role as a construction worker who was renovating the Manhattan loft of a single mom (Julia Duffy). The sitcom's gimmick: Her baby's thoughts were uttered by an adult voice.

5.BODIES OF EVIDENCE (1992-93) -- Returning again to play a big-city cop, this time as a detective who got too emotionally involved in his cases.

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