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Clint Eastwood (Born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. 31.05.30)
Clint Eastwood is an American actor, director and producer, best known for his work in the 'Dollars' and 'Dirty Harry' series'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Clint Eastwood has a net worth of 375 million USD.

Childhood: Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco, California, to Margret Ruth and Clinton Eastwood, Sr. The family moved to Piedmont, California, and Eastwood attended Piedmont Junior High School. He intended to attend Piedmont High School, but he cycled across the school field and tore up some of the wet turf. He was subsequently asked not to enrol at the school. He attended Oakland Technical High School instead, where he was encouraged by the school's drama teachers to take part in the school plays, although he refused. Eastwood enrolled at Seattle University in 1951, but was unable to attend as he was drafted by the United States Army and sent to Fort Ord in California. He managed to keep out of the Korean War and spend his time working at the fort as a lifeguard. While returning home one weekend, the Douglas AD bomber he was traveling on ran out of fuel and crashed in the sea, causing him and the pilot to have to swim 3 miles to safety.

Career: While working at Ford Ord, Universal Studios used the location for filming. A member of the production team spotted Eastwood, and had him meet the series' director. He was soon hired by Universal and put on a weekly wage. He made his acting debut in 1955, by appearing in 'Revenge of the Creature'. In 1958, after appearing in several other films, Eastwood landed his break-out role in the CBS television series 'Rawhide'. The series first aired in January 1959, and went on for eight seasons. This was apparently the most gruelling part of Eastwood's career, as he had to work six days a week for twelve hours a day. 'Rawhide' lead actor, Eric Fleming turned down the role for an Italian-made Western movie named 'A Fistful of Dollars'. This proved as the greatest news for Eastwood, as he was offered the role instead. The movie was directed by Sergio Leone and filmed in a remote part of Spain. The film was a complete departure from the nobility of 'Rawhide', and ushered in the age of the 'Spaghetti Western'. 'A Fistful of Dollars' was released in 1964, and was followed up immediately by 'For a Few Dollars More' in 1965, and 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' in 1966. The trilogy was then released in the US over the course of 1967. While US critics panned the films, they cemented Eastwood's movie star status through their popularity. Eastwood went on to create his own production company, Malpaso Productions, using his profits from 'The Dollars Trilogy', to help fund his next movie, 'Hang 'Em High'. This film received high praise from critics and drew in a large amount of money for Eastwood, although his salary was doubled when he returned to Universal for 'Coogan's Buff'. In 1971, Eastwood made his directorial debut with 'Play Misty for Me', which gained critical praise. In the same year, he appeared in 'Dirty Harry', the first in what would by a five-film-series. The character of Dirty Harry has been cited as possibly Eastwood's most recognisable character. It also, like the 'Dollars' trilogy, gave rise to the new, reimagined anti-hero police genre. Following this appearance, Eastwood was offered the role of James Bond after Sean Connery left the franchise, however he turned down the role, stating that it should go to a British actor instead. 1973 saw the first western film to be directed by Eastwood. 'High Plains Drifter' received moderate reviews, and Eastwood went on to appear in ''Breezy' in the same year, as well as a sequel to 'Dirty Harry', in the form of 'Magnum Force'. Throughout the 1980s, Eastwood starred in a number of movies including various 'Dirty Harry' sequels, concluding with 1988's 'The Dead Pool' which served as the final film in the series. No Eastwood films were shown in 1991 due to an ongoing legal dispute suggesting the star intentionally crashed into a woman's car. In 1992, Eastwood directed and starred in his final Western movie, 'Unforgiven'. The film was nominated for nine academy awards, winning four; one of them being Best Director for Eastwood. This served as the first time Eastwood had been nominated for an Academy Award. After a self-imposed four year acting hiatus, Eastwood returned to the screen to appear in 'Gran Tornino' in 2008, which would itself be followed by a further four years without acting. 2011 saw the release of Eastwood's biopic about FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, entitled 'J. Edgar'. In 2014, Eastwood directed both 'Jersey Boys' and 'American Sniper'.

Personal Life: Eastwood has been married twice, first to Maggie Johnson between 1953 and 1984, and then to Dina Eastwood in 1996. He also has seven children born between 1964 and 1996.



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Tom Hanks' 'Sully' Impresses Critics, But Not NTSB Investigators


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Tom Hanks stars in the intense biographical drama 'Sully'; a re-telling of the famous Miracle on the Hudson, whereby an experienced pilot was forced to land his plane in the river when both engines failed minutes after take-off. Directed by Clint Eastwood, this a story the world needs to hear.

Tom Hanks and Aaron EckhartTom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart star in 'Sully'

Hanks has become something of an expert in dramatic biopics over the last few years, starring as American lawyer James B. Donovan in 'Bridge Of Spies', Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks' and Captain Phillips in the film of the same name. Now he takes on the role of another captain, former airline pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, who was responsible for saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew members on the US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15th 2009. 

Continue reading: Tom Hanks' 'Sully' Impresses Critics, But Not NTSB Investigators

Justin Bieber 'In Talks' To Star In Football Movie Alongside Cristiano Ronaldo


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Justin Bieber is said to be in talks to star alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in a reboot of the Goal! film franchise. It would be the ‘Sorry’ singer’s first Hollywood acting role, after previously making a cameo as himself in Zoolander 2.

Justin BieberJustin Bieber is in talks to play a talented young footballer

According to The Mirror, Justin in in the final stages of talks to appear in the film alongside Ronaldo and a host of the world’s top footballers. Justin would play a young footballer from Los Angeles, who is plucked from obscurity and becomes an overnight sensation with the world’s most famous club.

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Clint Eastwood Tells Those Offended By Donald Trump To "Get Over It"


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Hollywood legend and high-profile Republican Party supporter Clint Eastwood has offered his two cents’ worth on the upcoming presidential campaign – telling people who have been offended by Donald Trump to “get over it”.

In a new interview with Esquire magazine alongside his son, Scott Eastwood, the 86 year old actor and director didn’t hold back as he castigated a “pussy generation” of Americans obsessed and petrified by political correctness when asked what he thought of Trump’s campaign.

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood believes Donald Trump represents a refreshing change from the "political correctness" of mainstream politics

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Doris Day Denies She's Returning To Acting In New Clint Eastwood Movie


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Doris Day had denied reports that she is set to come out of retirement and make a return to the big screen in Clint Eastwood’s new movie. The 91 year old Hollywood legend has not appeared in a film since 1968 and now devotes her time to charity, the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

Doris DayDoris Day and Rod Taylor in The Birds (1963).

The rumours of Day’s return to the screen started when German tabloid, Blid reported that the former actress had been approached by Eastwood for a role in his new film. Eastwood was said to have given Day a script, as the pair are neighbours in Carmel Valley, California.

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Tab Hunter: Confidential Trailer


Tab Hunter was America's Boy Next Door in the 1950s, attracting a large female following who were captivated by his good looks and charm. As his career went from strength to strength it seemed nothing could stop him, unless of course the secret about his sexuality got out. In Tab Hunter Confidential we will meet, for the first time the real Tab Hunter as he shares his true story about being a gay actor in Hollywood back when it would have ended your career and maybe even landed you in jail. From starring in films opposite Natalie Wood in the 1950s to kissing Divine in John Water's Polyester in the 1980s, Tab Hunter has had a rollercoaster ride like no other in Hollywood and now he's happy, healthy and ready to tell his tale of success and survival.

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Taylor Swift Previews ‘Wildest Dreams’ Music Video, Starring Scott Eastwood & A Lot Of Zebras


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Taylor Swift has given her doting fans a sneak peek of her upcoming music video for ‘Wildest Dreams’. Swift shared a short video, which appeared to be a montage of shots from the upcoming music video, on social media on Sunday (24th August).

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift at the 2015 Brit Awards in London in February 2015.

Read More: Kobe Bryant Helps Taylor Swift Celebrate Record-Breaking Gigs.

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Tom Hanks Close To Sealing Role As "Sully" Sullenberger In Clint Eastwood's New Movie


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Tom Hanks is in negotiations with Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. to play the role of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in the studio’s forthcoming biopic movie about the life of the heroic pilot, it has been widely reported.

According to Deadline and multiple other sources, 58 year old Hanks is set to be the first person cast in the movie. Sullenberger became an instant national hero in January 2009 when he safely performed an emergency landing of a US Airways passenger jet on the Hudson River after a flock of geese had hit the plane moments after take-off from New York’s La Guardia airport, with all 155 passengers and crew surviving.

Tom HanksTom Hanks could play "Sully" Sullenberger in new biopic

Continue reading: Tom Hanks Close To Sealing Role As "Sully" Sullenberger In Clint Eastwood's New Movie

Clint Eastwood's Caitlyn Jenner Diss To Be Cut From Guy's Choice Awards


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Clint Eastwood's joke about Caitlyn Jenner at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards is to be cut from the June 18 broadcast. During filming of the show, the American Sniper director delivered a gag at the expense of Jenner while introducing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood made a joke at the expense of Caitlyn Jenner

Eastwood compared The Rock to other athletes-turned-actors, like "Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody."

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Clint Eastwood's Joke About Caitlyn Jenner To Be Cut From Guys' Choice Awards


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A joke about Caitlyn Jenner made by Clint Eastwood at the recording of the Guys’ Choice 2015 Awards on Saturday night will be edited out before it airs later this month, it has been revealed.

According to USA Today, the 85 year old director and actor was introducing Dwayne Johnson to the stage when he made a remark about The Rock’s famous career switch from wrestler to actor. The joke reportedly compared his career leap to those of “Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody”.

Clint Eastwood To Direct 'Miracle On The Hudson' Movie


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Following the monumental success of American Sniper, Clint Eastwood has signalled his intention to tackle another real-life hero story in the form of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Eastwood, now 85, will make the movie for Warner Bros and is set to start shooting in the fall.

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Sullenberg, a veteran pilot, executed an emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009 after the aircraft was disabled by striking a flock of geese during its initial climb out of LaGuardia Airport. Sullenberg saved everyone on-board and became an international speaker on airline safety.

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Clint Eastwood and Christina Sandera - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Clint Eastwood - 2013 Tribeca Film Festival 'The Untold Story' world premiere - Arrivals - New York, United States - Saturday 27th April 2013

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Clint Eastwood Saturday 5th November 2011 LACMA's Art And Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood And John Baldessari at LACMA Los Angeles, California

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Clint Eastwood, Dina Eastwood and Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Clint Eastwood, Dina Eastwood Hollywood, California - AFI Fest 2011 Opening Night Gala World Premiere Of J. Edgar Thursday 3rd November 2011

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Clint Eastwood, Dina Eastwood and Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Clint Eastwood Friday 11th February 2011 on the set of his new film 'J. Edgar' Los Angeles, California

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Clint Eastwood

Date of birth

31st May, 1930

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.93


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Clint Eastwood Movies

Sully Trailer

Sully Trailer

Chesley Sullenberger has been a pilot all of his adult life. Having had an interest...

Tab Hunter: Confidential Trailer

Tab Hunter: Confidential Trailer

Tab Hunter was America's Boy Next Door in the 1950s, attracting a large female following...

American Sniper Movie Review

American Sniper Movie Review

Once again, director Clint Eastwood lurks in the background, springing a stunningly atmospheric thriller on...

American Sniper Trailer

American Sniper Trailer

What would you do when your own morals come into direct confrontation with your duty...

Jersey Boys Movie Review

Jersey Boys Movie Review

Music-lover Clint Eastwood adapts the long-running stage musical for the big screen with mixed results:...

Jersey Boys Trailer

Jersey Boys Trailer

The Four Seasons was one of the most adored rock bands of the sixties with...

Milius Movie Review

Milius Movie Review

A biography of iconic filmmaker John Milius, this engaging documentary features some of the biggest...

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Trouble With the Curve Movie Review

Trouble With the Curve Movie Review

With beautiful but bland direction and a script that can't help but overstate everything, this...

Trouble With The Curve - Trailer Trailer

Trouble With The Curve - Trailer Trailer

Gus Lobel is one of the most formidable baseball talent scouts around, however his age...

J. Edgar Movie Review

J. Edgar Movie Review

Exquisitely designed and directed, with finely tuned performances that shine even through some heavy make-up,...

J. Edgar Trailer

J. Edgar Trailer

Anna Marie Hoover, like any mother, knew that her young son, John Edgar, would grow...

Hereafter Movie Review

Hereafter Movie Review

Eastwood's skilfully unrushed direction merges with Morgan's astute, thoughtful screenplay to create a thoroughly unusual...

Hereafter Trailer

Hereafter Trailer

What becomes of the human soul after our time in this life had ended? A...

Invictus Movie Review

Invictus Movie Review

Based on John Carlin's book Playing the Enemy, this is an almost too-inspirational story of...

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