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Clint Eastwood

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Born: May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, California, USA

Birth Name: Clinton Eastwood Jr.

Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Short Biography: Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a manufacturing executive for Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Ruth Wood, a housewife turned IBM operator. He had a comfortable, middle-class upbringing in nearby Piedmont. At school Clint took interest in music and mechanics, but was an otherwise bored student; this resulted in being held back a grade. Eastwood's parents relocated to Washington state in 1949, and Clint worked menial jobs in the Pacific Northwest until returning to California for a stint at Fort Ord Military Reservation. He enrolled at Los Angeles City College, but dropped out after two semesters to pursue acting. During the mid-'50s he found uncredited bit parts in such B-films as Revenge of the Creature (1955) and Tarantula (1955) while simultaneously digging swimming pools to supplement his income. In 1958, he landed his first consequential acting role in the long-running TV show Rawhide (1959) with Eric Fleming. Though only a secondary player for the first seven seasons, Clint was promoted to series star when Fleming departed in its final year, along the way becoming a recognizable face to television viewers around the country.

Eastwood's big-screen breakthrough came as The Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's trilogy of excellent spaghetti westerns: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). The movies were shown exclusively in Italy during their respective copyright years with Enrico Maria Salerno providing the voice for Clint's character, finally getting American distribution in 1967. As the last film racked up phenomenal grosses, Eastwood, 37, rose from undistinguished TV actor to sought-after box office attraction in just a matter of months. Yet again a success was the late-blooming star's first U.S.-made western, Hang 'Em High (1968). He followed that up with the lead role in Coogan's Bluff (1968) (the loose inspiration for the TV series McCloud (1970)), before playing second fiddle to Richard Burton in the World War II epic Where Eagles Dare (1968) and Lee Marvin in the bizarre musical Paint Your Wagon (1969). In Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) and Kelly's Heroes (1970), Eastwood leaned in an experimental direction by combining tough-guy action with offbeat humor.

1971 proved to be his busiest year in film. He starred as a predatory Union soldier in The Beguiled (1971) to critical acclaim, and made his directorial debut with the classic erotic thriller Play Misty for Me (1971). His role as the hard edge police inspector in Dirty Harry (1971), meanwhile, gave him cultural icon status and helped popularize the loose-cannon cop genre. Thereafter, Eastwood put out a steady stream of entertaining movies: the westerns Joe Kidd (1972), High Plains Drifter (1973) and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) (his first of six onscreen collaborations with then live-in love Sondra Locke), the Dirty Harry sequels Magnum Force (1973) and The Enforcer (1976), the road adventures Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) and The Gauntlet (1977), and the fact-based prison film Escape from Alcatraz (1979). He branched out into the comedy genre in 1978 with Every Which Way but Loose (1978), which became the biggest hit of his career up to that time. Taking inflation into account, it still is. In short, notwithstanding The Eiger Sanction (1975), the '70s were an uninterrupted success for Clint.

Eastwood kicked off the '80s with Any Which Way You Can (1980), the blockbuster sequel to Every Which Way But Loose. The fourth Dirty Harry film, Sudden Impact (1983), was the highest-grossing film of the franchise and spawned his trademark catchphrase, "Make my day." Clint also starred in Bronco Billy (1980), Firefox (1982), Tightrope (1984), City Heat (1984), Pale Rider (1985) and Heartbreak Ridge (1986), all of which were solid hits, with Honkytonk Man (1982) being his only commercial failure of the period. In 1988 he did his fifth and final Dirty Harry movie, The Dead Pool (1988). Although it was a success overall, it did not have the box office punch the previous films had. About this time, with outright bombs Pink Cadillac (1989) and The Rookie (1990), it seemed Eastwood's star was declining as it never had before. He started taking on low-key projects, directing Bird (1988), a biopic of Charlie Parker that earned him a Golden Globe, and starring in and directing White Hunter Black Heart (1990), an uneven, loose biopic of John Huston. (Both films had a limited release.)

Eastwood bounced back with his dark western Unforgiven (1992), which garnered the then 62-year-old his first ever Academy Award nomination (Best Actor), and an Oscar win for Best Director. Churning out a quick follow-up hit, he took on the secret service in In the Line of Fire (1993), then accepted second billing for the first time since 1970 in the interesting but poorly received A Perfect World (1993) with Kevin Costner. Next up was a love story, The Bridges of Madison County (1995), where Clint surprised audiences with a sensitive performance alongside none other than Meryl Streep. But it soon became apparent he was going backwards after his brief revival. Subsequent films were credible, but nothing really stuck out. Absolute Power (1997) and Space Cowboys (2000) did well enough, while True Crime (1999) and Blood Work (2002) were received badly, as was Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), which he directed but didn't appear in.

Eastwood surprised yet again in 2005, when he returned to the top of the A-list with Million Dollar Baby (2004). Also starring Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman, the hugely successful drama won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Clint. He scored his second Best Actor nomination, too. Eastwood's next starring vehicle, Gran Torino (2008), earned almost $30 million in its opening weekend and was his highest grosser unadjusted for inflation. 2012 saw him in a rare lighthearted movie, Trouble with the Curve (2012), as well as a reality show, Mrs. Eastwood & Company (2012). Between screen appearances, Clint chalked up an impressive list of additional credits behind the camera. He directed Mystic River (2003) (in which Sean Penn and Tim Robbins gave Oscar-winning performances), Flags of our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) (nominated for the Best Picture Oscar), Changeling (2008) (a vehicle for screen megastar Angelina Jolie), Invictus (2009) (again with Freeman), Hereafter (2010), J. Edgar (2011), Jersey Boys (2014), American Sniper (2014) (2014's top box office champ), Sully (2016) (starring Tom Hanks as hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger) and The 15:17 to Paris (2018) (based on the thwarted Thalys train attack of 2015). His latest project, in which he stars as an unlikely drug courier, is The Mule (2018).

Eastwood's individuality outside of work has been extremely convoluted, to put it mildly. He managed to keep his personal life top secret for the first three decades of his celebrity. (To this day the Hollywood kingpin refuses to disclose exactly how many families he's started.) He had a long time relationship with frequent '70s/'80s co-star Locke, who published a scathing memoir in 1997, and has fathered at least eight children by at least six different women. He has only been married twice, however -- with a mere three of his progeny coming from those unions. Clint Eastwood lives in L.A. and owns property in Monterey, northern California, Idaho's Sun Valley and Maui, Hawaii.

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The Mule (2018)

# 15599 IMDb R 

The Mule (2018)

TaglineNobody Runs Forever

Director: Clint Eastwood

Crime, Drama, Thriller (1h 56min)

USA USA

Rated 7.1 after 25,333 votes, 58% postive reviews on 21-Mar-19.

A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

Sully (2016)

# 13180 IMDb

Sully (2016)

TaglineThe untold story behind the miracle on the Hudson

Director: Clint Eastwood

Biography, Drama (1h 36min)

USA USA

Rated 7.5 after 198,366 votes, 74% postive reviews on 23-Mar-19.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 14 wins & 34 nominations

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully" & is portrayed by Tom Hanks glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an (...)

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

# 15558 IMDb Not Rated 

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

TaglineHollywood's All American Boy Had A Secret

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Documentary, Biography (1h 30min)

USA USA

Rated 7.7 after 2,718 votes, 60% postive reviews on 06-Jun-19.

8 wins & 3 nominations

The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

# 16611 IMDb

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Documentary, History (1h 27min)

USA USA

Rated 7.2 after 1,323 votes on 29-Oct-19.

The history of the Academy Awards.

American Sniper (2014)

# 11858 IMDb

American Sniper (2014)

TaglineOne Bullet can tell the story

Director: Clint Eastwood

Action, Biography, Drama, War (2h 12min)

USA USA

Rated 7.3 after 393,538 votes, 72% postive reviews on 02-Feb-19.

Won Oscar. Another 18 wins & 38 nominations

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who wanted to become a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for (...)

Jersey Boys (2014)

# 11706 IMDb

Jersey Boys (2014)

TaglineEverybody remembers it how they need to.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Biography, Drama, Music (2h 14min)

USA USA

Rated 6.8 after 29,039 votes, 54% postive reviews on 23-Aug-18.

4 wins & 2 nominations

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group-with a special focus (...)

Milius (2013)

# 14161 IMDb PG 

Milius (2013)

TaglineThe true story of the greatest filmmaker you never knew

Director: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson

Documentary, Biography, Drama (1h 43min)

USA USA

Rated 7.5 after 1,636 votes, 59% postive reviews on 30-Oct-18.

1 win & 1 nomination

A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.

Casting By (2012)

# 16095 IMDb TV-14 

Casting By (2012)

Director: Tom Donahue

Documentary (1h 29min)

USA USA

Rated 7.6 after 1,361 votes, 70% postive reviews on 10-Aug-19.

3 wins & 1 nomination

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

# 10528 IMDb

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

TaglineWhatever Life Throws at You

Director: Robert Lorenz

Drama (1h 51min)

USA USA

Rated 6.8 after 54,229 votes, 58% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

2 wins & 1 nomination

Gus is a baseball scout. Now the team whom he works for, thinks he should retire. He asks to let him do one more scouting job to prove him self. Pete, his friend, asks his estranged daughter, Mickey, if she could go with him to make sure he's OK. It seems his eyes are failing and the doctor tells him, he should get treated but insists on doing his scouting assignment, which takes him to North (...)

J. Edgar (2011)

# 09328 IMDb

J. Edgar (2011)

TaglineThe Most Powerful Man in the World

Director: Clint Eastwood

Biography, Crime, Drama, History (2h 17min)

USA USA

Rated 6.6 after 114,904 votes, 59% postive reviews on 01-Mar-19.

4 wins & 12 nominations

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Hereafter (2010)

# 08191 IMDb

Hereafter (2010)

Director: Clint Eastwood

Drama, Fantasy (2h 09min)

USA USA

Rated 6.5 after 85,937 votes, 56% postive reviews on 21-Oct-18.

Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations

A drama centered on three people who are haunted by mortality in different ways. George (Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (de France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus (Frankie/George McLaren), a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he (...)

Invictus (2009)

# 06570 IMDb

Invictus (2009)

TaglineHis people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Biography, Drama, History (2h 14min)

USA USA

Rated 7.3 after 139,878 votes, 74% postive reviews on 23-Mar-19.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 21 nominations

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as (...)

Changeling (2008)

# 05385 IMDb

Changeling (2008)

TaglineTo find her son, she did what no one else dared.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Crime, Drama, Mystery (2h 21min)

USA USA

Rated 7.8 after 217,924 votes, 63% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 32 nominations

A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.

Gran Torino (2008)

# 05341 IMDb TOP250 #174

Gran Torino (2008)

Director: Clint Eastwood

Action, Drama, Thriller (1h 56min)

USA USA

Rated 8.1 after 649,850 votes, 72% postive reviews on 27-Oct-18.

13 wins & 8 nominations

Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.

Grace Is Gone (2007)

# 05068 IMDb

Grace Is Gone (2007)

Director: Jim Strouse

Drama (1h 25min)

USA USA

Rated 6.8 after 8,740 votes, 65% postive reviews on 31-Dec-18.

4 wins & 6 nominations

Stan Philipps's wife Grace is a sergeant with the U.S. Army. While she's posted to Iraq, the earnest Stan is home in Minnesota with their daughters, Heidi, 12, and Dawn, 8. He manages a home supply store. After morning visitors bring Stan news, he takes the girls for a car ride that turns into a spontaneous trip to Dawn's favorite place, a Florida amusement park. On the way, they stop at Stan's (...)

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

# 02543 IMDb

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Director: Clint Eastwood

Drama, History, War (2h 20min)

USA USA

Rated 7.9 after 146,728 votes, 89% postive reviews on 11-Jul-19.

Won Oscar. Another 16 wins & 15 nominations

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, (...)

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

# 02202 IMDb

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

TaglineA Single Shot Can End The War

Director: Clint Eastwood

Action, Drama, History, War (2h 12min)

USA USA

Rated 7.1 after 109,491 votes, 79% postive reviews on 05-Oct-18.

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations

In February, 1945, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific theater of World War II occurs on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attack the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the high point, Mount Suribachi, and a photograph of the raising becomes an American cause (...)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

# 00030 IMDb TOP250 #209

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

TaglineBeyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope, there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there is a love.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Drama, Sport (2h 12min)

USA USA

Rated 8.1 after 567,997 votes, 86% postive reviews on 30-Oct-18.

Won 4 Oscars. Another 44 wins & 30 nominations

Frankie Dunn has trained and managed some incredible fighters during a lifetime spent in the ring. The most important lesson he teaches his boxers is the one that rules life: above all, always protect yourself. In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, Frankie has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time. His only friend, Scrap, an ex-boxer who looks (...)

Mystic River (2003)

# 00081 IMDb

Mystic River (2003)

TaglineWe bury our sins, we wash them clean.

Director: Clint Eastwood

Crime, Drama, Thriller (2h 17min)

USA USA

Rated 7.9 after 391,343 votes, 84% postive reviews on 16-Aug-19.

Won 2 Oscars. Another 41 wins & 64 nominations

Summer, 1975: in a tight blue-collar Boston neighborhood, three kids are playing when one is abducted and sexually abused for several days. Jump ahead: the victim, Dave, is haunted by memories and protective of his own son. Jimmy's an ex-con, father of three. Sean is a homicide detective, estranged from his pregnant wife. When Jimmy's teen daughter dies, Sean investigates, Dave's a suspect, and (...)

Blood Work (2002)

# 01044 IMDb

Blood Work (2002)

TaglineHe's a heartbeat away from catching the killer

Director: Clint Eastwood

Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller (1h 50min)

USA USA

Rated 6.4 after 37,817 votes, 64% postive reviews on 05-Jul-18.

1 win

Retired FBI profiler Terry McCaleb (Eastwood), who has recently had a heart transplant, is hired by Graciela Rivers (De Jesus), to investigate the death of her sister, Gloria, who happens to have given McCaleb his heart. On the case, he soon deducts that the killer, who staged the murder to look like a random robbery, may actually be a serial killer Terry was trailing for years in the FBI. Can (...)

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