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Clint Eastwood : Remarkable Actor, Director and Human Being

Updated on November 6, 2016
The King of Western and Cowboy Motion Pictures
The King of Western and Cowboy Motion Pictures | Source

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Clint Eastwood ! I have always loved his speghetti westerns. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly will always be my favourite. Its music, horse ridind styles, cigars, shooting, civil war episodes and acting are fantastic to watch and listen to.

Clint plays it cool and serene when it comes to cowboys. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly movie was great and so was the starting music which has become eternal.

Fist Full of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, Hang ‘em High. I’ve probably seen them all. Now for his other movies. Bridges of Madison County, I enjoyed but that is also due to Meryl Streep. I also enjoyed Dirty Harry. And i will admit i even enjoyed him in Paint Your Wagon.

Clint singing! Million Dollar Baby. so good that i have nothing else to say about it. Loss of words. I have seen Unforgiven and Gran Torino, The latest to the old bunch. They just pull me in as those old westerns and music by Ennio Morricine. Still nothing better than Lee Van Cleef as Angel Eyes, Eli Wallach as Tuco and Clint as Blondie in his firsts The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Clint Eastwood started off as a popular television and film actor, and progressed on to become an acclaimed film maker, being director of several Academy Award-winning films. I have been his all time fan for quite a long time, therefore thought to dedicate a hub to this legendary actor.

Words for his acting credentials may not suffice, still this piece of literature may speak of this great man.

Lifeline

  • Clint Eastwood was born Clinton Eastwood Jr. on May 31, 1930, to Clinton Sr. and Ruth Eastwood, California.


  • Eastwood graduated from Oakland Technical High School in 1948.


  • Eastwood worked odd jobs around this time, including as a hay bailer, logger, truck driver and steel-furnace stoker. In 1950, he was called to military duty with the Army Special Services.


  • Eastwood met actors David Janssen and Martin Milner, who convinced him to move to Los Angeles in 1954 after he finished his military duty.


  • Eastwood took a screen test and signed a contract with Universal for seventy-five dollars a week. His first roles were in the science fiction films Revenge of the Creature and Tarantula, both released in 1955. Eastwood's rugged looks landed him the role of Rowdy Yates on the CBS TV series Rawhide (1959), which ran for eight seasons.


  • In 1964, Eastwood went to Italy to star in a trio of westerns directed by Sergio Leone. The role Eastwood took—the cool, laconic "Man with No Name"—had been turned down by James Coburn and Charles Bronson. The films included 1964's A Fistful Of Dollars (a remake of the classic Yojimbo), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Nicknamed "spaghetti westerns" due to their Italian production, these films gained worldwide popularity, and Eastwood became internationally known.
  • Morgan Freeman is a very fast friend of Clint. The two stars have worked togather in Un fogiven and Million Dollars Baby. They make excellent on screen Chemistry.


In the 90's

In the 1990s Clint Eastwood succeeded to even greater heights when his film "Unforgiven," won Best Picture and Best Director at the 1992
In the 1990s Clint Eastwood succeeded to even greater heights when his film "Unforgiven," won Best Picture and Best Director at the 1992

"The roles that Eastwood has played, and the films that he has directed, cannot be disentangled from the nature of the American culture of the last quarter century, its fantasies and its realities."

—Author Edward Gallafent, commenting on Eastwood's impact on film from the years 1970s to 1990s. These 20 years had been very rewarding for Clint in many aspects. He went from being star to legend. He was part of western, romantic, musical, drama, political and directing assignments. Most of the genre of modern day cinema he had covered within these 2 decaded in particular. The interesting aspect is that he did not made himself look tired or so. His morale is up to the sky even now. Leave aside acting, direction has earned him more respect/


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"There are some people in this business that are icons, and we often wonder if, when we meet them, they'll live up to what we imagine them to be," Angelina Jolie added. "And Clint Eastwood in person is even better."

"Clint is what every great director should be," she continued. "He is a great leader. And I certainly would follow him anywhere."


Honours and Awards by Clint Eastwood

Eastwood has been awarded with multiple awards and nominations for his very long and tiring work in film, television, and music.

His widest recognition has been in the field of film work, for which he has received Academy Awards,Directors Guild of America Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and People's Choice Awards.

Eastwood is one of only two people to have been twice nominated for Best Actor and Best Director for the same film (Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby) the other being Warren Beatty (Heaven Can Wait and Reds). Along with Beatty, Robert Redford, Richard Attenborough, Kevin Costner, and Mel Gibson, he is one of the few directors recognised as an actor to win an Academy Award for directing.

On February 27, 2005, he became one of only three living directors (along with Miloš Formanand Francis Ford Coppola) to have directed two Best Picture winners.

The New York Times explains it all about his versatile acting in Cow Boyish Unforgiven

"... if possible, he looks even taller, leaner and more mysteriously possessed than he did in Sergio Leone's seminal Fistful of Dollars a quarter of a century ago. The years haven't softened him. They have given him the presence of some fierce force of nature, which may be why the landscapes of the mythic, late 19th-century West become him, never more so than in his new Un forgiven. ... This is his richest, most satisfying performance since the underrated, politically lunatic Heartbreak Ridge. There's no one like him."

Vincent Canby of The New York Times, on Eastwood's performance in Unforgiven


REFERENCES

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clint_Eastwood

http://www.clinteastwood.net/

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