Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician, Nobel laureate, and former journalist. He was the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Gore also starred in the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Academy Award in 2007.
Gore was involved in American politics for over three decades, serving first in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977-85) and later in the U. S. Senate (1985-93) (representing Tennessee) before becoming vice president. Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in the 2000 presidential election. He won the popular vote by approximately 500,000 votes, but ultimately lost the electoral college to Republican candidate George W. Bush when the legal controversy over the Florida election recount was eventually settled in favor of Bush by the U.S. Supreme Court.