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Do you know Clint Eastwood?

Updated on May 18, 2012

How well do you know Clint Eastwood?

He has that silent stare and that grizzled look; tough-as-nails and a man of few words. He takes the law into his own hands, even if that is what it takes to right a wrong.

This was the persona Clint Eastwood often portrayed in movies, whether as a gun-toting pastor, an ex-Marine, a Texas ranger, or a lawman. But aside from being a film actor, Clint is world renowned as a director, producer and composer. But he is really more than all these.

Clint did not get there without a struggle. From his humble beginnings to his rise into a legendary icon, there is really more to Clint Eastwood than meets the eye.

Who would ever think that Clint Eastwood, the cowboy and Dirty Harry had singing abilities. He demonstrated this talent in "Paint Your Wagon" and made a hit with "Burning Bridges," the soundtrack to Kelly's Heroes. He also sang duets with Merle Haggard in "Barroom Buddies" and "Beers to You" with Ray Charles in "Any Which Way You Can." This was before he developed a gravely voice in later years.

The piano is where Clint finds comfort and shows his passion for piano blues and jazz. His music always played a special part in his movies.

Clint the wrote theme songs for his own movies as in "Unforgiven", "A Perfect World", "The Bridges fo Madison County", and "Absolute Power."

Eastwood took to the stage in 1997 in Carnegie Hall with an all-star ensemble of jazz musicians. The performance was called Eastwood After Hours Live a Carnegie Hall.

"Sudden Impact" of Coffee - Watch Harry Callahan get a sugar high

"Sudden Impact" is a 1983 crime thriller and the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood (making it the only Dirty Harry movie to be directed by Eastwood himself). The movie is probably best remembered for Harry's catch phrase, "Go ahead, make my day." - wikipedia

Essential Eastwood:

Director's Collection

(Letters from Iwo Jima / Million Dollar Baby / Mystic River / Unforgiven)

[Blu-ray]

Clint Eastwood:

35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros.

Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition

(Dirty Harry / Magnum Force / The Enforcer / Sudden Impact / The Dead Pool)

Essential Eastwood:

Action Collection

(Firefox / Heartbreak Ridge / Kelly's Heroes / Where Eagles Dare)

Oscar for best director - "Unforgiven"

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Clint Eastwood, the politician

Eastwood's Day Made

When Clint Eastwood served as the mayor of Carmel, California for two years, his monthly salary was $200.

1986: Eastwood voted mayor by landslide.

This is great website dedicated to Clint Eastwood which also covers his stint as a the mayor of Carmel-by-the-sea.

Click on Carmel Mayor under CONTENTS..

A Look at Clint's Life in the Political Arena; 1986-88

Newspaper clipping of Eastwood elected Mayor of Carmel

Everyone knows what "Meet me at the ranch means."

The historic Mission Ranch and Restaurant in Carmel, CA.

Golf membership is by special invitation only.

Tehama Golf Club - exclusive golf community in Carmel, CA.

Clint Eastwood, the father and husband

Clint Eastwood has been married twice and has seven children by 5 different women. Clint is shown with first wife, Maggie and current wife, Dina.

"Clint has two children, Kyle (b. 1968) and Alison (b. 1972) by his first wife, Maggie. Kyle, a jazz bassist, has a ten-year old daughter, Graylen, so she is Clint's granddaughter. Alison is an actress and model. Both Kyle and Alison have appeared in several of their father's films.

He has a daughter, Kimber (Tunis) Eastwood (b. 1964) by Roxanne Tunis. Kimber has a son, Clinton (b. 1984), so he is Clint's grandson. Kimber had a small role in Absolute Power.

He has two children, Scott (b. 1986) and Kathryn Eastwood (b. 1988) by Jacelyn Reeves. Kathryn, now 16, was Miss Golden Globe when the awards show was televised in January.

He has a daughter, Francesca Ruth (Fisher) Eastwood, (b. 1993) by Frances Fisher, his co-star in Unforgiven who was his companion for several years. Franny was in True Crime, playing Clint's daughter.

He has a daughter, Morgan (b. 1996) by his second and present wife, Dina. Morgan was in one brief scene in Million Dollar Baby. She played the little girl with a dog who smiles at Maggie."

- from Eastwood's authorized biography, Clint Eastwood, by Richard Schickel (1996).

Authorized biography of Clint Eastwood

Collectible Clint Eastwood Posters from Amazon

Every Clint Eastwood diehard has one of these movie posters.

A&E Award Winning Series - Biography - Documentary about the legendary Clint Eastwood

This is a superlative documentary about Clint Eastwood that is worth the while to watch. It is in 9 parts and can watched at your leisure. However, you may not be able to stop.

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      CSXMAN 4 years ago

      Awesome lens!!! Check mine out on MAGNUM FORCE!

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      Allendo 5 years ago

      One of my all time fav movie stars

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very well written and I did not know all this about Clint he is a great guy he really is.xxx

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Very informative! Odd how Clint Eastwood has always been one of my favorite actors, but I actually knew very little about him.

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      How can anybody not like Clint?... Great lens... :)

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Clint Eastwood is a classic!

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      samsipet 5 years ago

      Nice lens...one of my favorite actors.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Ouch - didn't do too well on the quiz, but I did enjoy my stay! Blessed by a SquidAngel - thanks for sharing!

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      MusicFan57 5 years ago

      Great lens on an awesome actor/director.

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      livinglargeandh 5 years ago

      Oh what a great review of Eastwood. I really like him as a director and know more than most but did miserably on your quizzes. I stand corrected and educated. :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens. Roger Ebert once wrote that if Clint Eastwood had never acted in a single film he would still be a Hollywood legend because of the films he directed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      For my money The Outlaw Josey Wales is the greatest Western of all time. Great lens.

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      EMangl 6 years ago

      1982 was "firefox" recorded in vienna, austria - the movie would not be the same without a handsome young man walking for 5 seconds next to mr. eastwood ;-)

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      AlleyCatLane 6 years ago

      Didn't know as much as I thought I did about him, but he is one of my favorite stars. Thorough, well structured lens.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      He is one of my favorite actors of all times. I wrote an article about him years ago but learnt some new stuff from your lens today. Thank you!

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      So many things I didn't know about Clint Eastwood

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      So many unknown facts about a great star! Thanks for sharing. It's your day! Good day. :)

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      Gale 6 years ago from Texas

      Nope, but my Dad does. He was a grip at Warner Bros. Studios for over 30 years. Both my mom and dad met him...my mom didn't like him much.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Do you know Clint Eastwood? No really. lol I like your lens. We use a lot of the same styling methods I'm noticing.

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      David Gardner 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Clint was one of the attack jet pilots in Tarantula -- (I'm a science fiction nut)... but I didn't realize it until many years later. My first experiences watching Clint Eastwood were his Rawhide appearances--but again, I was too young to recognize the individual actors. It was when the Spaghetti westerns came out that I was totally impressed and then really KNEW who Clint Eastwood was... my favorite westerns. And although I like ALL of Clint Eastwood's movies--such as Sudden Impact, Dirty Harry, and The Gauntlet, my FAVORITE is Firefox. To see him speaking Russian and flying a Soviet jet, that was the ultimate! (I'm a Russian language nut as well, and my daughter and son both work with aircraft--and I've done lenses on their interests.) Thanks for an informative lens! I've liked, favorited, thumbs-upped, and lensrolled your masterpiece!

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      TeacherSerenia 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens - Clint was always my favourite cowboy - probably because IMO he looks just like my dad. Tall, skinny and his hairline is exactly like my dads. When I tolf my dad this last week (my dad is reading a biography of Clint) he disagrees.

      Ironicaly I have never seen any episodes of Rawhide and the first movie I can ever remember seeing Clint in, was Play MIsty for Me.

      John Wayne never looked like my dad!!!

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      MrMackOnly LM 6 years ago

      Awesome tribute to my hero. I now see what I have to do to build a great tribute lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That was a lot of fun, learning more about a great actor. Nicely done.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      The quizzes were intentionally made to be difficult but fun. In the end we all learn something new about Clint. Who would ever suspect that he does not like horses?

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      Interesting lens but I did lousy in the quizzes. Guess I never did take much notice oabout any of the stars. Just enjoyed the movies.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice job, tough questions! Very cool indeed!

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      nickupton lm 6 years ago

      This is an excellent lens on Clint Eastwood.

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I saw Clint lip sync to a single when I was a teenager, but I was there to see Paul Peterson lip sync. I thought, oh, a blond guy. haha

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Love watching Clint Easteood films!

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      sandralynnsparks 6 years ago

      I'm looking forward to his next film, Hereafter

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      RedSportNiac 7 years ago

      He is a very talented actor for sure.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Luv him. He can do no wrong when it comes to film.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Clint Eastwood is one of my favorite actors and this is a very informative webpage.

      How about adding something from "Unforgiven"?

      That is the best western movie ever made...IMHO.

      thanks!