Clint Eastwood: Clint Eastwood is an iconic American actor, film producer, composer, and Academy Award-winning film director. Eastwood is famous for his tough anti-hero roles including the Inspector Dirty Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry series and the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns.
Clint Eastwood: A Life in Movies
Clint Eastwood Biography
He was born on May 31, in 1930 in San Francisco. The son of a steelworker, Eastwood was a college dropout from Los Angeles College, attempting a business related degree.
He looked for some kind of employment in such B-films as Tarantula (1955), and Francis in the Navy (1955) until he got his first leap forward with the long-running TV arrangement Rawhide (1959).As Rowdy Yates, he made his own show and became a household name around the country.
But Eastwood found even bigger and better things with Per un Pugno di dollari (1964) (“A Fistful of Dollars”), and Per qualche dollars in piu (1965) For a Few Dollars More.
But it was the third sequel to A Fistful of Dollars where he found one of his trademark roles: Buono, Il Buono, il cattivo, II (1966) The Good, The Terrible and The Ugly.The motion picture was a major hit and he turned into a moment worldwide star.
Eastwood got some excellent roles thereafter, such as, Where Eagles Dare (1968) found him second fiddle to Richard Burton but to the tune of $ 800,000 in this classic World War II movie.
The year 1971 proved to be his best year in films or at least one of his best. It was his job as the hard edge police overseer in Dirty Harry (1971) that gave Eastwood one of his mark jobs and created the unstable presence cop type that has been imitated even to this day.
Eastwood had steady quality movies with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) and Magnum Force (1973), a continuation of Dirty Harry (1971). Yet, 1976 discovered Eastwood with considerably progressively unbelievable movies.
As the late seventies drew closer, Eastwood discovered increasingly strong work in comedies like Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and in spine chillers like ‘Departure from Alcatraz’ (1979), yet he appeared to have lost his edge in making extraordinary movies.
In any case, it was the fourth spin-off of Dirty Harry, Sudden Impact (1983), that made him a practical star for the eighties. In 1988, he did his fifth and up to this point final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988).
About this time, with outright bombs like The Rookie (1990) and Pink Cadillac (1989), it was fairly obvious that Eastwood’s star was declining as it never had before.
But Eastwood surprised yet again. First with his western, Unforgiven (1992), which garnered him an Oscar for the director, and a nomination for best actor.
Then he took on the secret service in In the Line of Fire (1993), which was a big hit, followed by the interesting but poorly received drama, A Perfect World (1993).
Since The Bridges of Madison County (1995), his films had been good but not always successful at the box office. Among them were the gravely gotten True Crime (1999) and Blood Work (2002), and the generally welcomed Space Cowboys (2000). But he did have a big success directing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997).
About Life Story Clint Eastwood
In 2005, Eastwood discovered basic and business achievement when he coordinated, delivered, scored, and featured in the boxing dramatization Million Dollar Baby.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, as wells earning Eastwood a Best Actor nomination and a win for Best Director. Eastwood also received a Grammy nomination for the score To composed for the film which grossed more than $216 million at the box office and was his highest-grossing film at the time.
In 2006, Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima were highly praised by critics and garnered several Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture for Letters from Iwo Jima.
In 2008, Eastwood coordinated the Oscar-named dramatization Changeling, which featured Angelina Jolie. Later that year, he ended his “self-imposed acting hiatus” with Gran Torino.
It grossed close to $30 million during its wide-release opening weekend in January 2009, making Eastwood, at age 78, the oldest leading man to reach # 1 at the box office. In 2009, Eastwood directed the movie Invictus.
Clint Eastwood got the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1996 and got a privileged degree from AFI in 2009. Eastwood has received numerous other awards and honors.
In February 2010, Eastwood was perceived by President Barack Obama with an expressions and humanities grant. Obama described Eastwood’s films as “essays in individuality, hard truths and the absence of what it means to be American.” Eastwood starred in the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve (2012), as a veteran baseball scout. In August 2013, the Eastwoods separated after 17 years of marriage.