George Clooney will leave ''ER'' -- He next appears in ''Three Kings''

By Jamie Malanowski
Updated January 22, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Great TV actors don’t fade away; they just become movie stars (unless they’re David Caruso). In February, George Clooney will turn in his scalpel and bypass ER, returning to theaters in Three Kings (as a soldier in search of Iraqi gold after the Gulf War). Not that TV’s seen the last of him: He’s executive-producing the pilot for Bloodline, a proposed CBS mobster series. All of which should keep the ghost of Caruso at bay.