Clint Eastwood

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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'.

Clint Eastwood: Net Worth

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

Clint Eastwood: 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.

Clint Eastwood: 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'.

Clint Eastwood: 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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3rd October 2014 -

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26th June 2014 -

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22nd June 2014 -

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Think Like A Man Too looks set to knock 22 Jump Street off the top of the US Weekend Box Office. The comedy, starring Kevin Hart, is estimated to overtake the Jonah Hill-Channing Tatum buddy...

'Jersey Boys' Continues Flow From Stage to Screen

20th June 2014 -

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Movie producers are again turning to Broadway for source material for blockbusters, thanks to the mega-success of film adaptations like Mamma Mia and Les Miserables. And now the Tony and Olivier-winning Jersey Boys has been...

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20th June 2014 -

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Clint Eastwood wasn’t perhaps the first name on everybodys' lips when the Jersey Boys movie adaptation was in its early stages, but the vetern actor-turned-director seems to have done a solid job in taking the...

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20th June 2014 -

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19th June 2014 -

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16th June 2014 -

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22 Jump Street and How To Train Your Dragon 2 have topped the US weekend box office. The two newcomers gained, respectively, first and second position knocking, The Fault In Our Stars off the top...

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16th June 2014 -

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15th June 2014 -

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Clint Eastwood is allegedly dating hotel employee Christina Sandera and things are looking pretty serious. The 84-year-old actor/director was spotted with his new lady love at a Whole Foods store in LA earlier in June,...

Clint Eastwood Living With Reported Girlfriend Christina Sandera?

15th June 2014 -

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Clint Eastwood has a new girlfriend! The 84-year-old continues to enjoy a prolific and highly successful directing career and has recently been spotted in the company of a younger woman.Clint Eastwood may be living with...

The Top 10 Movies Directed By Clint Eastwood

12th June 2014 -

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'Jersey Boys' Musical Given Hollywood Makeover By Clint Eastwood

11th June 2014 -

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Jersey Boys received its premiere screening in New York City on Monday where director Clint Eastwood and the musical adaptation's cast were present and correct in sharp suits. Based on the musical of the same...

Tony Awards 2014: So How Did Hugh Jackman Do?

9th June 2014 -

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Not only are the Tonys hilarious, entertaining… glittery, etc. – they’re also pretty democratic. In an over-the top show hosted by Hugh Jackman, top prizes went to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Beautiful:...

Third Time Lucky? Will Bradley Cooper Finally Land Elusive Best Actor Oscar For 'American Sniper'?

6th June 2014 -

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Pictures of Bradley Cooper on set on his new film American Sniper have been beginning to surface over the past few days (mainly pics of him and girlfriend Suki Waterhouse sharing a little PDA). American...

Bradley Cooper Has Shortest Shorts in Hollywood. For That, He Should Be Commended

6th June 2014 -

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Bradley Cooper has the tightest, shortest shorts around. That's a fact. The Hollywood star was snapped shooting Clint Eastwood's American Sniper on Wednesday (4th June) sporting an incredible pair of khakis to get into character...

A Week In Movies: Tribeca Brings Out Stars In New York, Jennifer Films In L.A., Kelsey Shoots In London, And New Trailers Promise Music, Thrills And More Music

28th April 2014 -

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The Tribeca Film Festival is underway in New York, and stars have been turning out to promote their new movies. Jon Favreau and Sofia Vergara hit the red carpet for their film Chef. Sofia Loren...

Jersey Boys

22nd April 2014 -

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The Four Seasons was one of the most adored rock bands of the sixties with its charismatic partnership of four singers led by the infamous Frankie Valli, whose powerful falsetto took the world by storm....

Everything You Need To Know About Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'

29th March 2014 -

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The life of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, a sniper with the highest recorded number of sniper kills for an American, is the subject of Clint Eastwood’s new film. American Sniper will be based on the...

Chris Evans And Other Actors Who Retired To Become Directors

27th March 2014 -

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Chris Evans has told Variety that when the time comes that he is no longer under Marvel contract he plans to turn his hand to directing. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor explained, “I’ve...

10 Actors Who Are Also Talented Musicians (Hint: Not Just Jared Leto!)

12th March 2014 -

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Those celebs are a talented bunch, sometimes even more than they let on! Lots of them are also skilled musicians on top their acting and directing day jobs. We bet you’ll never believe that some...

Michael Jordan Is A Dad Again! 5 Other Stars Who Kept On Having Kids Into Their 50's

1st December 2013 -

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Michael Jordan is looking forward to becoming a dad for what will be the fourth time, with his much-younger wife Yvette Prieto, it was reported earlier this week. First reported by www.terezowens.com, the pregnancy comes...

Clint Eastwood's Daughter Francesca Ties The Knot With Jonah Hill's Bro In The Presence Of Elvis

23rd November 2013 -

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Celebrity relatives getting hitched, what could be more exciting? This weekend it was Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca Eastwood and Jonah Hill’s bro Jordan Feldstein got a quickie Vegas marriage last weekend, according to TMZ. The...

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