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Clint Eastwood ACTOR


Clint Eastwood was born on May 31st, 1930 in San Francisco, California to parents, Clint Eastwood Sr. a steelworker and Ruth Eastwood, a factory worker.  His family settled in Oregon and he attended Piedmont Jr. High School, Piedmont High and graduated with his High School diploma in 1948, from Oakland Technical High.  Eastwood moved to Seattle and found work as a lifeguard and a swimming instructor for the military in 1951.
In the mid 1950's he developed an interest in acting and began getting small bit parts in mostly 'B' rated films making his film debut in "Francis in the Navy" (1955) starring Donald O'Connor.  Soon Universal Pictures signed him as a contract player and he worked on such films as, "Revenge of the Creature" (1955) and a decent television role on the series, "Rawhide" (1959) which he remained as cast member Rowdy Yates for six years. 
As his career progressed so did his level of stardom with a number of decent film roles on such big screen hits as, "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964), "For a Few Dollars More" (1965), "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966), "Hang 'Em High" (1968), "Paint Your Wagon" (1969), "Kelly's Heroes" (1970) and "Two Mules for Sister Sara" (1970).
Eastwood was not only an amazing actor, but also had a talent for directing.  In 1968 he started his own production company called, Malpaso Productions and their first release was, "Hang 'Em High" in 1968.  He was also involved in a number of other projects such as, "Play Misty For Me" (1971) and "High Plains Drifter" (1973) which he not only directed but also appeared in. 
His career never slowed down and the roles he played just continued to get bigger and better.  Eastwood worked on more films throughout the 70's and 80's such as, "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" (1974), "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976), "The Gauntlet" (1977), "Every Which Way But Loose" (1978), "Escape From Alcatraz" (1979), "Pale Rider" (1985) and "Pink Cadillac" (1989). 
After filming a disappointing film, "The Rookie" (1990) his career started to see a decline in his level of stardom and public appeal.  However, he did not let this detour him from pursuing what he knew best and in 1992, Eastwood made a comeback with his first western film, "Unforgiven" which earned him not only an Oscar for Best Director and producer but also a nomination for Best Actor.
He followed this boost of success with yet another highly well received film, "In the Line of Fire" (1993) and yet again in, "The Bridges of Madison County" (1995) which starred Meryl Streep.  In 2004, what many say is so far the best film of his career, he starred in, "Million Dollar Baby" alongside Hillary Swank and Morgan Freeman.  The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture and earned him another Best Actor nomination and a win for Best Director, making him the oldest person at the age of seventy four to win this honor. 
Eastwood's career was at an all time high and he decided to enjoy things for a while and take a four year break from the industry.  Upon his return on 2008, another hit film was accomplished, "Gran Torino" (2008), which grossed 30 million Dollars in it's first opening weekend.   
To this day, Eastwood continues to work in the industry, mostly as a director and remains married to his second wife, Dina Eastwood whom he wed on March 31st, 1996 and together they have one child.  He has two children from his first marriage to Maggie Johnson whom he married in 1953 and divorced in 1984.  In total, Eastwood has seven children by five different women. 
Throughout his career he has had received a number of honors and awards such as an honorary C├ęsar Award in Paris, France, for his body of work in 1998 and a recipient of John F. Kennedy Center Honors in 2000. 
Clint Eastwood has always maintained a healthy lifestyle and even though he is seen on screen in many of his films with a cigarette in hand, he is actually a non smoker of screen.  He also has other interests such as being a talented piano player and is a partial owner of the Pebble Beach Golf Country Club in Monterey Peninsula, California and own the inn Mission Ranch in Carmel California.
Along with a successful acting and directing career, Eastwood also managed to serve as the Mayor of Carmel, California for one term and in 2010 he was awarded the American National Medal of Arts for his services and contributions to the arts.


2008 Gran Torino 
2004 Million Dollar Baby 
2002 Blood Work
2000 Space Cowboys 
1999 True Crime 
1997 Absolute Power 
1995 The Bridges of Madison County 
1993 A Perfect World 
1993 In the Line of Fire
1992 Unforgiven 
1990 The Rookie
1990 White Hunter Black Heart 
1989 Pink Cadillac 
1988 The Dead Pool 
1986 Heartbreak Ridge 
1985 Pale Rider 
1984 City Heat 
1984 Tightrope 
1983 Sudden Impact 
1982 Honkytonk Man 
1982 Firefox
1980 Any Which Way You Can 
1980 Bronco Billy 
1979 Escape from Alcatraz
1978 Every Which Way But Loose
1977 The Gauntlet 
1976 The Enforcer 
1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales
1975 The Eiger Sanction 
1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot t
1973 Magnum Force 
1973 Breezy 
1973 High Plains Drifter 
1972 Joe Kidd 
1971 Dirty Harry 
1971 Play Misty for Me 
1971 The Beguiled 
1970 Kelly's Heroes 
1970 Two Mules for Sister Sara 
1969 Paint Your Wagon 
1968 Where Eagles Dare 
1968 Coogan's Bluff 
1968 Hang 'Em High 
1967 The Witches 
1966 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 
1965 For a Few Dollars More 
1959-1965 Rawhide
1964 A Fistful of Dollars 
1959 Maverick 
1958 Lafayette Escadrille 
1958 Ambush at Cimarron Pass
1958 Navy Log
1957 The Enemy Below
1957 Escapade in Japan
1957 West Point
1956 Death Valley Days
1956 The First Traveling Saleslady 
1956 Away All Boats 
1956 Star in the Dust 
1956 Highway Patrol 
1956 Never Say Goodbye 
1955 Tarantula 
1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry 
1955 Allen in Movieland 
1955 Revenge of the Creature
1955 Francis in the Navy  

Matinee Classics - A Fistful of Dollars starring Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch and Gian Maria Volonte
Matinee Classics - A Fistful of Dollars starring Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch and Gian Maria Volonte
Matinee Classics - Ambush at Cimarron Pass starring Scott Brady, Margia Dean, Clint Eastwood, Irving Bacon, Frank Gerstle and Ray Boyle
Matinee Classics - Clint Eastwood
Matinee Classics - Clint Eastwood
Matinee Classics - Clint Eastwood
Matinee Classics - Clint Eastwood
Matinee Classics - Clint Eastwood
Matinee Classics - Clint Eastwood
Matinee Classics - A Perfect World starring Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther, Keith Szarabajka, Leo Burmester, Paul Hewitt, Bradley Whitford, Ray McKinnon, Jennifer Griffin, Leslie Flowers, Belinda Flowers, Darryl Cox, Jay Whiteaker and Taylor Suzanna McBride

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