Clint Eastwood

Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director and producer. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the "Man with No Name" in Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy" of Spaghetti Westerns during the mid-1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.[20][21] Elected in 1986, Eastwood served for two years as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Clint Eastwood
Eastwood at the 2010 New York Film Festival
30th Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea
In office
April 8, 1986  April 12, 1988
Preceded byCharlotte Townsend[1]
Succeeded byJean Grace[2]
Personal details
Clinton Eastwood Jr.

(1930-05-31) May 31, 1930 (age 92)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyLibertarian (2008–present)[3]
Other political
  • Maggie Johnson
    (m. 1953; div. 1984)
  • (m. 1996; div. 2014)
Domestic partner
ChildrenAt least 8,[lower-alpha 1][lower-alpha 2][lower-alpha 3] including Kyle, Alison, Scott and Francesca
  • Actor
  • film director
  • producer
  • composer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Musical career
GenresWestern, country, pop, jazz, western swing, film score
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1963–present
LabelsWarner Bros.

An Academy Award nominee for Best Actor, Eastwood won Best Director and Best Picture for his Western film Unforgiven (1992) and his sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004). His greatest commercial successes are the adventure comedy Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and its action comedy sequel Any Which Way You Can (1980).[22] Other popular Eastwood films include the Westerns Hang 'Em High (1968) and Pale Rider (1985), the action-war film Where Eagles Dare (1968), the prison film Escape from Alcatraz (1979), the war film Heartbreak Ridge (1986), the action film In the Line of Fire (1993), and the romantic drama The Bridges of Madison County (1995). More recent works are Gran Torino (2008), The Mule (2018), and Cry Macho (2021). Since 1967, Eastwood's company Malpaso Productions has produced all but four of his American films.

In addition to directing many of his own star vehicles, Eastwood has also directed films in which he did not appear, such as the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the war film Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), for which he received Academy Award nominations, the drama Changeling (2008), and the biographical sports drama Invictus (2009). The war drama biopic American Sniper (2014) set box-office records for the largest January release ever and was also the largest opening ever for an Eastwood film.

Eastwood's accolades include four Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, three César Awards, and an AFI Life Achievement Award. In 2000, he received the Italian Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion award, honoring his lifetime achievements. Bestowed two of France's highest civilian honors, he received the Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1994, and the Legion of Honour medal in 2007.

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