Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Born:

May 31, 1930

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Born:

May 31, 1930

Biography:

After graduating from high school, Clint worked as a logger, steel-furnace stoker, and gas pumper. He settled in Hollywood in 1955 as a small-time actor and in 1958 when he won a prime role in the television series Rawhide. But it was in Italy that he found his fortune. The Sergio Leone dollar trilogy catapulted Eastwood into stardom.

Finally a star in his own country, he started a fruitful collaboration with director Don Siegel that resulted in films as Coogan's Bluff (1968), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), The Beguiled and in 1971 the part of detective Harry Callahan, in Dirty Harry. This was the first of a series of action films in which he played laconic and dangerous heroes.

Eastwood made his directorial debut with the chiller Play Misty for Me (1971). He borrowed heavily from his experiences with Sergio Leone to make High Plains Drifter (1973).

After this, Eastwood began to seriously vary his roles. The comedy Every Which Way But Loose (1978), Escape From Alcatraz (1979) (where Clint was directed for the last time by Don Siegel), Bronco Billy (1980) and Any Which Way You Can (1980). These comedies would help to lighten Clint's image and were all major hits.

After these comedies, though, Clint had a pretty shaky eighties. Eastwood directed himself for his best films in this decade: Pale Rider (1985) and Bird (1988).

From the nineties Clint continued directing movies Unforgiven (1992), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Mystic river (2003), Million dollar baby (2004) Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Changeling (2008) and Gran Torino (2008) and he gradually won the respect of the critics. Clint's ability to craft a compelling film was beginning to eclipse his legendary status as an actor.

Several widely acclaimed directorial projects followed, including 2009's Invictus and 2011's J. Edgar.

  1. The good, the bad and the ugly (1966)
  2. Unforgiven (1992)
  3. For a few dollars more (1965)
  4. Gran Torino (2008)
  5. Million dollar baby (2004)
  6. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  7. Mystic River (2003)
  8. A fistful of dollars (1964)
  9. Dirty Harry (1971)
  10. Changeling (2008)

  • A fistful of dollars (1964)
  • For a few dollars more (1965)
  • The good, the bad and the ugly (1966)
  • Hang ’em high (1968)
  • Coogan’s Bluff (1968)
  • Where eagles dare (1968)
  • Paint your wagon (1969)
  • Two mules for sister Sara (1970)
  • Kelly’s heroes (1970)
  • The beguiled (1971)
  • Play Misty for Me (1971)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • Joe Kidd (1972)
  • High plains drifter (1973)
  • Magnum force (1973)
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
  • The Eiger sanction (1975)
  • The outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  • The enforcer (1976)
  • The gauntlet (1977)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
  • Honkytonk man (1982)
  • Sudden impact (1983)
  • Tightrope (1984)
  • Pale rider (1985)
  • Heartbreak ridge (1986)
  • Bird (1988)
  • The dead pool (1988)
  • White hunter black heart (1990)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • In the line of fire (1993)
  • A perfect world (1993)
  • The bridges of Madison County (1995)
  • Absolute power (1997)
  • True crime (1999)
  • Space cowboys (2000)
  • Blood work (2002)
  • Mystic River (2003)
  • Million dollar baby (2004)
  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  • Changeling (2008)
  • Gran Torino (2008)
  • Invictus (2009)
  • Hereafter (2010)
  • J. Edgar (2011)
  • Trouble with the curve (2012)
  • A star is born (2013)
  • Jersey Boys (2014)
  • American sniper (2014)
  • Coogan's Bluff (1968)
  • Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • The Beguiled (1971)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Academy awards:

2007 Nominated Best picture for: Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2007 Nominated Director for: Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2005 Won Best Director for: Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Won Best Picture for: Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Nominated Best Actor for: Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 Nominated Director for: Mystic River (2003)
2004 Nominated Best picture for: Mystic River (2003)
1995 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
1993 Won Oscar Best Director for: Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Won Oscar Best Picture for: Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Nominated Best Actor for: Unforgiven (1992)

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BBC News - France gives top honors to Clint
CNN - Clint may win a Golden Globe
Crave Online - A star is born inspired by Kurt Cobain
Deadline - Eastwood may team up with Beyoncé
Deadline - A Star Is Born delayed by Eastwood
Deadline - Clint Eastwood to direct Jersey Boys
Deadline - Eastwood debuts J. Edgar at Afi
DVD Active - Life after death on Blu-ray
DVD Times - The latest Eastwood will be available
DVD Times - Clint and abuse
DVD Times - Clint in High Definition
DVD Times - Clint and Changeling
DVD Times - Gran Torino in the UK
Filmschool rejects - Clint and J. Edgar
Furniture today - Clint Eastwood sues furniture company
HDR - J. Edgar Blu-ray
HDR - The Outlaw Josey Wales on Blu-ray
High-def digest - Changeling in High Definition
High-def digest - Two spaghetti westerns for sale
High-def digest - Mystic river on Blu-ray
High-def digest - Hang em High
High-def digest - Changeling in High Definition
Hollywood Reporter - Clint Joins 48th NY Film Festival
Hollywood reporter - Eastwood's Curve closing Tokyo fest
Hollywood reporter - Clint Eastwood could act again
Hollywood Reporter - Mega Eastwood
Hollywood reporter - Eastwood junior
Hollywood reporter - Clint in talks to direct American Sniper
Hollywood reporter - J. Edgar to hit theaters in October
Home Cinema - Unconquerable on Blu-ray
Huffington Post - Eastwood's family set for reality TV
I Africa - Clint is going to Africa
Mother Nature Network - Hereafter pulled from Japan
New York Times - Clint Eastwood in new pro-Romney ad
People magazine - Dina Eastwood files for legal separation
Reuters - Invictus best movie for grown-ups
RTE - Eastwood receives new Irish honor
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Slashfilm - Clint Eastwood and DiCaprio
The HD room - Hereafter for sale in March
TV Shows on DVD - Clint and Rawhide on DVD
Variety - A documentary about Clint
Variety - Clint is popular in France
Variety - Clint may direct Tom Cruise
Variety - Beyonce out of A star is born
Variety - Spielberg and Eastwood