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Also Known As: Clinton Eastwood Jr. Died:
Born: May 31, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: director, actor, producer, composer, piano player, steel-furnace stoker, gas pumper, steel worker, pool digger, forest firefighter, garbage man, delivery man, lumberjack, lifeguard, politician

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In a career that spanned over half a century, actor-director Clint Eastwood managed to become both a top box office draw and an Oscar-winning director, while managing to shrug off the trappings of Hollywood. Never one to worry about critical or audience reception, Eastwood amassed a staggeringly impressive body of work both in front of and behind the camera, while at the same time starring in two film series that were both legendary and notorious. After breaking through on television on "Rawhide" (CBS, 1959-1966), he personified the laconic Man With No Name in a trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns made by Italian director, Sergio Leone: "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964), "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966). While continuing to churn out revisionist Westerns throughout the 1970s, Eastwood essayed another taciturn loner bucking the system in "Dirty Harry" (1971). Spawning four sequels throughout the years, Eastwood's loose cannon police detective became both scourge and hero to audiences. Though he made his directing debut with "Play Misty for Me" (1971), Eastwood reached full fruition as a filmmaker with his Oscar-winning Western, "Unforgiven" (1992). As unpredictable as...

In a career that spanned over half a century, actor-director Clint Eastwood managed to become both a top box office draw and an Oscar-winning director, while managing to shrug off the trappings of Hollywood. Never one to worry about critical or audience reception, Eastwood amassed a staggeringly impressive body of work both in front of and behind the camera, while at the same time starring in two film series that were both legendary and notorious. After breaking through on television on "Rawhide" (CBS, 1959-1966), he personified the laconic Man With No Name in a trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns made by Italian director, Sergio Leone: "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964), "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966). While continuing to churn out revisionist Westerns throughout the 1970s, Eastwood essayed another taciturn loner bucking the system in "Dirty Harry" (1971). Spawning four sequels throughout the years, Eastwood's loose cannon police detective became both scourge and hero to audiences. Though he made his directing debut with "Play Misty for Me" (1971), Eastwood reached full fruition as a filmmaker with his Oscar-winning Western, "Unforgiven" (1992). As unpredictable as he was indefinable, Eastwood branched out into unchartered territory in the new millennium, helming such moving and deeply rich films as "Mystic River" (2003), "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) and "Letters From Iwo Jima" (2006), all of which earned considerable acclaim, while cementing Eastwood as one of the truly great creative talents in cinematic history.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Jersey Boys (2014)
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  Hereafter (2010)
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  Invictus (2009)
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  Changeling (2008)
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  Gran Torino (2008)
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  Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) Director
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  Million Dollar Baby (2005) Director
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  Mystic River (2003) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Casting By (2013)
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 Kurosawa's Way (2011)
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 Gran Torino (2008)
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 Million Dollar Baby (2005) Frankie Dunn
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 Words In Progress (2004) Himself
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Milestones close milestones

1955:
Film acting debut, "Revenge of the Creature"
1957:
Appeared on the anthology series "The West Point Story" (CBS 1956-1957; ABC 1957-1958)
1959:
Starred as Rowdy Yates on popular TV Western "Rawhide" (CBS)
1964:
Delivered breakthrough screen role as the man with no name in the Sergio Leone directed "A Fistful of Dollars"
1966:
Re-teamed with Leone for the sequel "For a Few Dollars More"
1968:
First film with director Don Siegel, "Coogan's Bluff"
1969:
Made singing debut in the film musical "Paint Your Wagon"
1970:
Starred opposite Shirley MacLaine in "Two Mules for Sister Sara," directed by Siegel
1970:
Directed first film, a documentary short about the filming of "The Beguiled" (1971)
1971:
Made feature directorial debut with "Play Misty For Me"; also starred
1971:
First played the role of detective Harry Callahan in "Dirty Harry" after Frank Sinatra turned down the part
1972:
Starred in title role of "Joe Kidd"
1973:
Directed William Holden and Kay Lenz in "Breezy"; first directing assignment in which he did not also act
1973:
Reprised Harry Callahan in "Magnum Force"
1975:
Moved production company, Malapaso Co. to Warner Bros. on a "handshake deal"
1975:
First of six films with off-screen companion Sondra Locke, "The Outlaw Josey Wales"
1976:
Third outing as Callahan in "The Enforcer"
1978:
Teamed with an orangutan in the comedy "Every Which Way But Loose"
1980:
Sang on the soundtrack to "Bronco Billy"; also starred in and directed
1982:
Producing debut, "Firefox"; also starred in and directed
1983:
Last feature with Sondra Locke, "Sudden Impact"
1984:
Earned critical praise for playing a troubled police detective in "Tightrope"; also produced
1985:
Made TV directorial debut with an episode of NBC's "Amazing Stories" entitled "Vanessa in the Garden"; story by Steven Spielberg
1986:
Won a landslide victory as mayor of Carmel, CA; served for two years
1988:
First credit as an executive producer, "Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser"
1988:
Helmed "Bird," the biopic of jazz legend Charlie Parker
1990:
Portrayed a John Huston-like film director in "White Hunter, Black Heart"; also produced and directed
1992:
Re-established his superstar status and won widespread acclaim with "Unforgiven"; film won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar
1993:
Had the Clint Eastwood Scholarship Award named after him by Warner Bros.
1993:
Documentary "Clint Eastwood ¿ The Man From Malpaso" aired on Cinemax
1993:
Played an aging Secret Service agent in "In the Line of Fire"
1993:
Teamed with Kevin Costner in the taut "A Perfect World"; also directed and composed a song for the soundtrack
1995:
Launched the record label, Malpaso Records; first project was the soundtrack for "The Bridges of Madison County"; also directed and co-starred with Meryl Streep
1995:
Produced "The Stars Fell on Henrietta" featuring Frances Fisher and Robert Duvall
1997:
Portrayed a thief who becomes embroiled in a murder with political overtones in "Absolute Power"
1997:
Directed (also produced) the film adaptation of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"; co-starred his daughter Alison Eastwood
1999:
Directed and starred in "True Crime" about a journalist who becomes convinced a man on Death Row is innocent; also produced
2000:
Teamed with James Garner, Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland for the sci-fi adventure "Space Cowboys"; also produced and directed
2000:
Was subject of documentary "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows," directed by David Ricker; screened at Venice Film Festival
2002:
Starred in and directed "Blood Work"
2003:
Directed Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon in the film adaption of "Mystic River"; received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Director; was nominated by the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement
2004:
Produced, directed, starred in and composed the music for "Million Dollar Baby" starring Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman; nominated for Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Original Score; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor
2006:
Helmed the WWII drama "Flags of Our Fathers," which centered around the six men that raised the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima; received one of two Golden Globe nominations for Best Director
2006:
Directed "Letters from Iwo Jima," the companion piece to the Iwo Jima drama "Flags of Our Fathers," told from the Japanese viewpoint; received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Director and an Oscar nomination for Best Picture
2007:
Composed the score for "Grace is Gone" starring John Cusack; earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for a Motion Picture
2008:
Directed the period thriller "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie; also scored the music; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score
2008:
Helmed and starred in drama "Gran Torino"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for performing the title song
2009:
Directed Morgan Freeman as former South African President Mandela in "Invictus," about the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director
2009:
Executive-produced "Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me" for TCM, which earned an Emmy nomination in 2010 for Outstanding Nonfiction Special
2010:
Directed the film "Hereafter," which told three parallel stories about three people affected by death in different ways
2011:
Directed and produced biographical drama "J. Edgar," starring Leonard DiCaprio
2012:
Starred as a retiring baseball scout in drama "Trouble with the Curve"; first acting role in a film he did not direct since 1993's "In the Line of Fire"
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Education

Los Angeles City College: Los Angeles , California -
Oakland Technical High School: Oakland , California - 1948

Notes

Eastwood has a number of business interests including the Hog's Breath Inn in Carmel, California, a line of sportswear Tehama Clint and an alcoholic beverage, Pale Rider Ale.

"Maybe being an introvert gives me, by sheer accident, a certin screen presence, a mystique."---Eastwood on his screen persona quoted in The New York Times, November 21, 1993.

He was named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year in 1991.

Eastwood was sued by former lover Sondra Locke in 1994 for fraud and contractual interference stemming from what she claimed was a bogus production deal made with Warner Bros in return for her declining to pursue a palimony case against Eastwood. In 1996, the matter went to trial, but Eastwood settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money.

While speaking at the 92nd Street Y in NYC, Eastwood was reported to have said: "When I was doing 'The Bridges of Madison County', I said to myself 'This romantic stuff is really tough. I can't wait to get back to shooting and killing.'"---From Daily News, November 15, 1996.

"What? My modern, dysfunctional family? [Laughs.] Life is no great plan. Mine is career-driven and fate-driven. I was in a job that took me around the world. I wasn't always the good guy I could have been. But I haven't run away from members of my family, either. I'm a very integral part of their lives. Dina is wonderful with my ex-wife and the others from my past relationships. She's brought them all together. My ex-wife and I are still business investors, and when she needs something, Dina and I are the first ones there. So I'm blessed."---Clint Eastwood on how some might not approve of his personal life to USA Weekend, January 25, 2004.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Maggie Eastwood. Married in December 1953; separated in 1979; divorced in 1982; reportedly given $25 million by Eastwood as divorce settlement.
companion:
Roxanne Tunis. Actor. Had relationship when both appeared on "Rawhide" in the early 1960s; mother of Eastwood's daughter Kimber.
companion:
Sondra Locke. Actor, director. Born in 1947; together from 1977-89; after breakup she sued him in 1990, claiming that he made her have two abortions and undergo sterilization, charges Eastwood denies.
companion:
Jacelyn Reeves. Former flight attendant. Mother of Scott and Kathryn.
companion:
Frances Fisher. Actor. Appeared in Eastwood's film "Unforgiven" (1992); mother of Francesca Ruth Fisher Eastwood; no longer together.
wife:
Dina Ruiz. TV news anchor. Born c. 1965; married on March 31, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada; mother of Morgan Eastwood.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Clinton Eastwood Sr. Steelworker, migratory worker. Born on June 11, 1906; died in 1990.
mother:
Ruth Eastwood. Born c. 1909.
sister:
Jean Eastwood. Older.
daughter:
Kimber L Eastwood. Actor. Born on June 17, 1964; mother, Roxanne Tunis, an actress who appeared in "Rawhide" with Eastwood.
son:
Kyle C Eastwood. Musician. Born on May 19, 1968; mother, Maggie Eastwood; co-starred in "Honkytonk Man" (1982); married to Laura Gomez.
daughter:
Alison Eastwood. Actor, model. Born on May 22, 1972; mother, Maggie Eastwood.
son:
Scott C Reeves. Born on March 21, 1986; mother, Jacelyn Reeves.
daughter:
Kathryn Ann Reeves. Born on February 2, 1988; mother, Jacelyn Reeves.
daughter:
Francesca Ruth Fisher Eastwood. Born on August 7, 1993; mother Frances Fisher.
daughter:
Morgan Eastwood. Born on December 12, 1996; mother, Dina Ruiz.
grandson:
Clinton Eastwood. Born c. 1984; mother, Kimber Eastwood.
granddaughter:
Graylen Spencer Eastwood. Born on March 28, 1994; father, Kyle Eastwood.
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"Clint Eastwood" Alfred A. Knopf

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