Clinton Eastwood is a famous American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. He achieved the success in the Western TV series Rawhide. He then rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. Some of his movies are Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Every Which Way But Loose, Play Misty For Me, Firefox, Tightrope, Pale Rider, American Sniper and more. Overall, he is a very talented person.
Clint Eastwood only hurt himself with Richard Jewell’s worst cliche
The character assassination of the real-life Richard Jewell was achingly plain and unjust. According to the new movie Richard Jewell, from director Clint Eastwood, a sensational press and a sloppy FBI is to blame for the vilification of its title hero, who saved lives during a bombing incident during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The film is able-bodied, with an unlikely hero (by Eastwood Hero Series standards) at the front, played by an exceptional Paul Walter Hauser. And yet Eastwood undermines his chief argument with another unjust character assassination, on top of executing a cliché so direly flawed and oft-repeated that, no matter his intention of the device, has become a controversy that’s overshadowed the rest of the film. Richard Jewell opened this past weekend at a time and in yet another year when the free press in the U.S. is under fire, a fact not lost on the 89-year-old director (just as professional female journalists on film wouldn’t be lost on this author). It is precisely Eastwood’s intention to re-examining a media that’s failed to stick to the facts. Perhaps the box office and reviews are more reflective of Richard Jewell’s unconventional hero. Even without the numbers backing it, it’s a tale for our painfully short memories about perpetuating harmfully repeated accusations. It could have afforded the same lesson for its conventional villain.
What is the birthplace of Clint Eastwood?
Clinton Eastwood was born on 31st May 1930 to Clinton Eastwood, Sr. and Magaret Ruth, his parents in San Francisco, California, the USA. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is White. As of 2019, he celebrated his 89th birthday. While his father was a migrant worker, his mother was employed at a factory. He also has a younger sister Jeanne. He attained his preliminary education from Piedmont Junior High School after which he was enrolled at the Oakland Technical High School. He was called for military duty at the Army Special Services when his age was 20. He met Hollywood actors David Jansen and Martin Miller who encouraged him to relocate to Los Angeles after completing his military duty during his Army time. His religion is Christian.
How Clint Eastwood pursue his career?
- Clint Eastwood appeared for a screen test at Universal Studios and he made his first role in the science fiction films, ‘Revenge of the Creature’ and ‘Tarantula’, released in the year 1955.
- Whereas, he made his first real audition for Six Bridges to Cross in 1954.
- He also auditioned for the role of Rowdy Yates in the CBS series, ‘Rawhide’ and the series lasted for eight seasons.
- He made a guest appearance on ‘Maverick’ in the year 1959.
- In addition to this, he played minor roles in films such as ‘Lady Godiva of Coventry’, ‘Never Say Goodbye’, ‘Escapade in Japan’ and French film, ‘Lafayette Escadrille’.
- He played the role of a cowboy in the Italian-made western flick, ‘A Fistful of Dollars’.
- He then starred in the second of the trilogy of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’, titled, ‘For a Few Dollars More’ and the final part, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’.
- After that, he appeared in ‘Hang ‘Em Hang’, ‘Bluff’, ‘Where Eagles Dare’ and ‘Paint Your Wagon’.
- He also made his role in ‘Two Mules for Sister Sara’ and ‘Kelly’s Heroes’.
- ‘Play Misty for Me’ was his debut movie as a director under his own production house.
- In 1979, he appeared as a lead man for Don Seigel’s film, ‘Escape from Alcatraz’.
- He directed and self-starred in a number of movies including, ‘Bronco Billy’, ‘Honkytonk Man’, ‘Firefox’, ‘Tightrope’, and ‘City Heat’.
- He made the first and the only TV show the 1985 Amazing Stories episode ‘Vanessa in the Garden’ in the year 1985.
- He release of the biopic, ‘Bird’ in 1988.
- He directed and starred in several films including ‘Unforgiven’, ‘A Perfect World’, ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ and ‘Absolute Power’ in the 1990s.
- ‘Space Cowboys’, a self-starred and directed film was his first movie to release in the new millennium.
- His ‘Million Dollar Baby’ released in 2004 which earned him several awards, including the Academy Awards.
- He appeared in the film, ‘Gran Torino’ in 2008 and he released ‘Hereafter’ in 2010.
- He directed J. Edgar, a biopic of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role in 2011.
- He starred in the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve (2012).
- He directed American Sniper which was released on 25th December 2014.
- His next film, Sully released in the United States in September 2016.
- In 2018, he directed the biographical thriller The 15:17 to Paris.
- On May 24, 2019, it was announced that Eastwood’s next film would be titled The Ballad of Richard Jewell, a film based on the life of Richard Jewell, who was a suspect in the 1996 Olympic bombing.
- Eastwood then released the movie through Warner Bros., his tenth straight film with the company. Filming began on June 24, 2019. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio were originally set to star in the film.
- It is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019.
- He has served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the Sea, California.
- He also has four Academy Awards in his kitty for his films, ‘Unforgiven’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby’.
- He has been inducted in the California Hall of Fame.
- He received the Order of the Rising Sun, which was bestowed upon him by the Emperor Akihito of Japan.
- He has received awards including Academy Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and People’s Choice Awards, for his exemplary work.
Who is the Wife of Clint Eastwood?
Clint Eastwood is a married person and he was married twice in his lifetime. He first tied the knot with Maggie Johnson 19th in December 1953. The couple had two children, before breaking up in 1984. He then married Dina Ruiz on 31st March 1996. The couple has been blessed with a daughter, Morgan Eastwood. In August 2013, it was reported that the two are living separately.
He had numerous affairs with a number of women including, Sondra Locke, Catherine Deneuve, Jill Banner, Jamie Rose, Inger Stevens, Jo Ann Harris, Jean Seberg, Megan Rose, Jane, Bridget Byrne, and Anita Lhoest previously. He has fathered a number of children from his various relationships with women including Roxanne Tunis who bore him a daughter, Kimber Tunis, Jacelyn Reeves who bore him a son and daughter Scott and Kathryn and Frances Fisher of whom he has a daughter Francesca Fisher-Eastwood.
What is the Net Worth of Clint Eastwood?
The net worth of this famous filmmaker and actor is believed to have $375 Million as of 2019. But his exact salary is under review but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his work. As of today, he is satisfied with his earning and he is living a happy life without any disturbances. His major source of earning is from his film career. He is a very hardworking and dedicated person as well.
How tall is Clint Eastwood?
Being at the age of 89, Clint Eastwood still looks very handsome and young. He maintains his body a lot and he has got a healthy body. He has a tall height of six feet three inches with a balanced body weight of 216 pounds. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon once we get details about it. His smiling face and charming personality have helped him to gain the attention of all the viewers.