ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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

Notable Facts

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.


  • 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/

Tribute Video for Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood in the motion picture GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY must have been

See results

"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


© 2014 SAQIB


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)