'The Ides of March' and 'The Descendants' give us an excuse to dissect the actor's best work
10. "Three Kings" (1999)
David O. Russell infamously asked Clooney to dial back the, well, Clooney, for the actor's performance in the Gulf War drama "Three Kings." The result of their head-butting and battle of wills resulted in one of Clooney's more underrated portrayals. Unfortunately, the film was one of a number of great works from the esteemed class of 1999 that went without much awards recognition all year. The ensemble around Clooney was fantastic and it's Russell's best film to this day.