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.
Eastwood's latest biopic is taking an interesting turn
Clint Eastwood's latest project will see three of the men who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train meant for Paris cast as themselves according to Warner Bros. Pictures. The film, titled 'The 15:17 To Paris' will feature Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos (Oregon National Guardsman) and Spencer Stone (U.S. Air Force Airman First Class), with Jenna Fisher (The Office) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Jurassic World) also set to star in the film.
The 15:17 To Paris will follow the lives of the three men in the build-up to August 2015 when the trio stopped an alleged ISIS terrorist attack from a gunman on the high-speed Amsterdam to Paris train. The trio, who had been friends since childhood in California, were lauded as saviours with the help of the passengers aboard the train.
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood Casts Real-Life Heroes In Latest Biopic
Clint Eastwood will direct true story thriller about 2015 Paris train attack.
Clint Eastwood is set to direct a forthcoming terrorist drama based on the Thalys train attack of 2015. Entitled 'The 15:17 to Paris', it will follow how three American men helped take down a suspected Islamic extremist in a terrifying gun assault on passengers.
Clint Eastwood at 'Sully' screening
'The 15:17 to Paris' is currently in pre-production with Dorothy Blyskal writing the screenplay in her writing debut. It has been adapted from the 2016 book 'The 15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes' by Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, Jeffrey E. Stern and Anthony Sadler - three of which were actually involved in subduing the attacker.
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The movie is set to hit theaters this weekend.
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 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
Chesley Sullenberger has been a pilot all of his adult life. Having had an interest in planes from a young age, Sully decided to join the United States Air Force Academy where he became a 'top flyer' in his class. From his initial position as a cadet, he worked his way up the ranks be become a captain. His astute knowledge of planes was one of the reasons why he was also part of an accident investigation board.
After leaving the air force, he began work at American Airways, whilst also keeping up his interest in aircraft safety. On January 15, 2009 sully began work as usual, travelling to LaGuardia Airport for a flight to Charlotte. The bags were loaded, the passengers seated and the checks completed as it was time for take-off.
As Sully and his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, initiate the take-off procedure, there was nothing to make either think that this wouldn't be a straightforward shuttle flight. As the wheels took off and the plane lifted from the ground, the plane is suddenly thrown into chaos as a flock of geese fly into the plane and cause serious malfunctions in both engines.
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The legendary actress has not appeared on the big screen since 1968.
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 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 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 shared a preview of her ‘Wildest Dreams’ video on social media on Sunday (24th August).
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 Swift at the 2015 Brit Awards in London in February 2015.
Deadline and others report that Hanks is in talks with Clint Eastwood to play the lead role in the forthcoming biopic.
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 Hanks could play "Sully" Sullenberger in new biopic
Did Clint Eastwood go too far?
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 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."
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood's Caitlyn Jenner Diss To Be Cut From Guy's Choice Awards
Eastwood made the crack at the pre-recording of the 2015 Spike TV's Guys' Choice Awards on Saturday, but it will be edited out for broadcast.
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, 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
Date of birth
31st May, 1930
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