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Clint Eastwood

Actor, Director Date of birth 31st May 1930
Place of birth San Francisco, California, USA
Year of debut 1971
First feature film Play Misty For Me

Awards

  • Academy Awards won4
  • Academy Awards nominated10
  • BAFTA Awards nominated3
  • Golden Globe Awards won3
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated15
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Biography

Clint Eastwood worked many odd jobs after school. In 1950, he was drafted for military service. In the army, he befriended two actors who persuaded him to try acting. In 1954, he moved to LA. He became a household name starring in TV series Rawhide. In the sixties, he built up a reputation in Western movies. In the seventies, he played his signature role, Dirty Harry. He has become a respected actor and director of movies including Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino.

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Clint Eastwood's films

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Packshot for the film Jersey Boys
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
129 Mins
Released
2014

Directed by Clint Eastwood. The story of iconic 1960s pop group The Four Seasons. With Christopher Walken. Strong language.

Rent for £3.99
Packshot for the film Invictus
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
130 Mins
Released
2009

Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) unites a divided nation with rugby. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Co starring Matt Damon. Infrequent strong language.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film J. Edgar
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
140 Mins
Released
2011

Directed by Clint Eastwood. Based on true events. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Infrequent strong language.

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Did you know?

  • Clint Eastwood is passionate about music. He wrote the theme tunes for movies including Unforgiven and Gran Torino.
  • In 1994, he won the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Oscars. The award is presented to "creative producers whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production".
  • In 1986, he was the mayor of the small Californian town Carmel-by-the-Sea.
  • In 1953, he married Maggie Johnson, six months after their first blind date. They had two children. In 1978, they divorced. He met anchorwoman Dina Ruiz when she interviewed him. They married in 1996 and have one daughter.
  • He supposedly purchased the script for Unforgiven in 1979. He waited until 1992 to make it because he believed he needed to be more mature for the movie.

Awards

  • 4 Academy Awards won

    • 2004 Best Picture - Million Dollar Baby
    • 2004 Directing - Million Dollar Baby
    • 1992 Best Picture - Unforgiven
    • 1992 Directing - Unforgiven
  • 10 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2006 Best Picture - Letters from Iwo Jima
    • 2006 Directing - Letters from Iwo Jima
    • 2004 Actor in a Leading Role - Million Dollar Baby
    • 2004 Best Picture - Million Dollar Baby
    • 2004 Directing - Million Dollar Baby
    • 2003 Best Picture - Mystic River
    • 2003 Directing - Mystic River
    • 1992 Actor in a Leading Role - Unforgiven
    • 1992 Best Picture - Unforgiven
    • 1992 Directing - Unforgiven
  • 3 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2008 Director - Changeling
    • 1992 Film - Unforgiven
    • 1992 The David Lean Award for achievement in Direction - Unforgiven
  • 3 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2005 Best Director - Motion Picture - Million Dollar Baby
    • 1993 Best Director - Motion Picture - Unforgiven
    • 1989 Best Director - Motion Picture - Bird
  • 15 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2010 Best Director - Motion Picture - Invictus
    • 2009 Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Changeling
    • 2009 Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Gran Torino
    • 2008 Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Grace Is Gone
    • 2008 Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Grace is Gone
    • 2007 Best Director - Motion Picture - Letters From Iwo Jima
    • 2007 Best Director - Motion Picture - Flags Of Our Fathers
    • 2005 Best Director - Motion Picture - Million Dollar Baby
    • 2005 Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Million Dollar Baby
    • 2004 Best Director - Motion Picture - Mystic River
    • 2004 Best Motion Picture - Drama - Mystic River
    • 1996 Best Motion Picture - Drama - The Bridges Of Madison County
    • 1993 Best Director - Motion Picture - Unforgiven
    • 1993 Best Motion Picture - Drama - Unforgiven
    • 1989 Best Director - Motion Picture - Bird