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Clint Eastwood

FULL NAME Clinton Eastwood, Jr.
BORN 31 May 1930, San Francisco, California, USA
ASSOCIATION Actor/Director/Producer
NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 19 (actor)
15 (filmmaker)
MAX. RATING

½ (actor)
½ (filmmaker)

MIN. RATING

(actor)
½ (filmmaker)

AVERAGE RATING 3.66 (actor)
3.43 (filmmaker)

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY  (ONLY SEEN ENTRIES, REVIEWED ENTRIES ARE HYPERLINKED)

YEAR TITLE ROLE RATING
1964 Per un pugno di dollari Joe

½

1965 Per qualche dollaro in pił Monco

1966 Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo Blondie

½

1968 Where Eagles Dare Schaffer

1971 Dirty Harry Harry Callahan

1971 Play Misty for Me Dave Garver

1973 Magnum Force Harry Callahan

1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Thunderbolt

1976 The Enforcer Harry Callahan

1977 The Gauntlet Ben Shockley ½
1979 Escape From Alcatraz Frank Morris
1983 Sudden Impact Harry Callahan ½
1990 The Rookie Nick Pulovski
1992 Unforgiven William Munny

1993 In the Line of Fire Frank Horrigan

1993 A Perfect World Red Garnett

1995 The Bridges of Madison County Robert Kincaid

½

1997 Absolute Power Luther Whitney

2000 Space Cowboys Dr. Frank Corvin

½

2004 Million Dollar Baby Frankie Dunn

½

2008 Gran Torino Walt Kowalski

 

FILMMAKER FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

FILM RATING

1977 The Gauntlet Director

½

1983 Sudden Impact Director/Producer

½

1990 The Rookie Director
1992 Unforgiven Director

½

1993 A Perfect World Director

1993 The Bridges of Madison County Director/Producer

½

1997 Absolute Power Director/Producer

½

1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Director/Producer

2000 Space Cowboys Director/Producer

½

2003 Mystic River Director/Producer

2004 Million Dollar Baby Director/Producer

½

2006 Flags of Our Fathers Director/Producer

½

2006 Letters From Iwo Jima Director/Producer

2008 Gran Torino Director/Producer

2010 Hereafter Director/Producer

½

2014 American Sniper Director/Producer

2016 Sully Director/Producer

 

PORTRAIT

A living institution in American cinema, Clint Eastwood burst onto the scene thanks to his starring roles as The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone's brilliant Dollars trilogy in the mid 60s. Eastwood, who up until then had been struggling in run-of-the-mill TV-series, became a superstar overnight, and went on to star in big productions such as Paint Your Wagon, Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes.

In 1971, Eastwood again struck gold as the vigilante cop Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry. The film and its subsequent four sequels fortified Eastwood's position as the ultimate macho action hero of the 70s, and he continued starring in roles fitting that description for most of the rest of the two next decades - often alongside his then partner Sondra Locke.

During that period, Eastwood also sat down in the director's chair, with varying success. His most acclaimed film until 1992 was arguably his debut, Play Misty For Me, from 1971. However, with Unforgiven (1992), the 62 year old Eastwood gained a massive reneaissance. The film garnered Eastwood his first Academy Award nominations - both as an actor and as a filmmaker, and he won the Best Picture as well as the Best Director award in the process.

For the rest of the 90s and the early 2000s, Eastwood focused mainly on directing and producing his own films, although more often than not with himself in the lead. Through his often serious and honest filmatizatons, he has gained a reputation as one of the finest directors currently working, picking up 7 Academy Award nominations during four years in the mid 2000s.

 

TRIVIA

  • The first film I saw him in was The Gauntlet (1977) on a rented VHS with my mom and dad sometime in the early 80s.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1992

Nominated for Best Actor for Unforgiven

1992

Best Picture (producer) for Unforgiven

1992

Best Director for Unforgiven

1994

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

2003

Nominated for Best Picture (producer) for Mystic River

2003

Nominated for Best Director for Mystic River

2004

Nominated for Best Actor for Million Dollar Baby

2004

Best Picture (producer) for Million Dollar Baby

2004

Best Director for Million Dollar Baby

2006

Nominated for Best Picture (producer) for Letters From Iwo Jima

2006

Nominated for Best Director for Letters From Iwo Jima

2015

Nominated for Best Picture (producer) for American Sniper

 

CHARACTER QUOTES

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)

Tuco: [trying to read a note] "See you soon, id... id... ids..."
Blondie: [taking the note] "'Idiots.' It's for you."