Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Highest Rated: 100% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

Lowest Rated: 13% Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Birthday: May 31, 1930

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Clint Eastwood was an iconic American film actor, director and producer who over the course of his 60-plus year career in show business, built a legendary body of work nearly unmatched in American filmmaking. Born in San Francisco in 1930, Eastwood moved all across the West Coast with his family throughout the 1930s. His family eventually settled in Piedmont, California in 1940, and it's there the young Clint would remain throughout his teens. A rebellious youth, Eastwood got into a lot of trouble during high school, and it remains unknown whether or not he officially graduated. After high school Eastwood worked a series of odd jobs, including golf caddy and grocery store clerk, before being drafted into the United States Army. Despite being drafted during the Korean War, Eastwood never saw any action overseas, and worked as a lifeguard while stationed in Fort Ord in California. It was at Fort Ord that Eastwood met a director for Universal Pictures named Arthur Lubin. Lubin asked Eastwood to audition for him, and despite being unimpressed with his acting abilities, signed the aspiring young actor to a contract with the studio for $100 a week. From there Eastwood started auditioning for films and TV shows. He nabbed small parts in B monster movies like "Revenge of the Creature" (1955) and "Tarantula" (1955), as well as guest spots on shows like "West Point" (CBS/ABC, 1956-57) and "Maverick" (ABC, 1957-62). Eastwood's first big break came in 1958 when he was cast as the valiant cowboy Rowdy Yates on the western series "Rawhide" (CBS, 1959-65). Although Eastwood appeared in all 217 episodes of the series over eight seasons, over time he grew bored with the part and yearned to do something different. He would have that opportunity in 1964 when he starred in Italian director Sergio Leone's "A Fistful of Dollars." Eastwood played the lead character in the film, an anti-hero known as the "Man with No Name," and would go on to make two more films with Leone, "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966), thus forming the groundbreaking trilogy of "Spaghetti Westerns" known as the Dollars Trilogy. After "Rawhide" was cancelled in 1965, and having already starred in two of Leone's Westerns, Eastwood put TV aside to focus on films. By the 1970s he had become one of the biggest box office draws in Hollywood with his memorable performances in films like "Dirty Harry" (1971), "High Plains Drifter" (1973), "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976), and "Escape from Alcatraz" (1979). The 70s was also the decade Eastwood began his foray into film directing, making his debut with the dark thriller "Play Misty for Me" in 1971. He would eventually go on to direct a number of films in the 70s and 80s, including "The Gauntlet" (1977), "Sudden Impact" (1983), and "Bird" (1988). By the early 90s, Eastwood had already achieved American icon status. But as it turns out, his career was only getting started. In 1993 Eastwood won two Oscars, Best Picture and Best Director, for directing the western "Unforgiven" (1992). Eastwood also starred in the film and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Eastwood continued working steadily as an actor/director throughout the 90s and 2000s, most notably with the films "The Bridges of Madison County" (1995), "Space Cowboys" (2000), and "Blood Work" (2002). His acting output began to slow by the mid-2000s, while his work behind the camera only intensified. Beginning in 2003, Eastwood directed a number of highly successful films that were either nominated or won Academy Awards: "Mystic River" (2003), "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), "Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006), and "American Sniper" (2014). Eastwood won the Oscar for Best Picture for "Million Dollar Baby" - his second Best Picture winner. In 2018, at the age of 88, Eastwood returned to film acting with the crime thriller "The Mule," which he also directed. In May of 2019 it was announced that Eastwood would direct the historical film "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," which was based on a suspect in the 1996 Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta.

Highest rated movies

A Fistful of Dollars
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
In the Line of Fire
Unforgiven
Escape From Alcatraz
Coogan's Bluff
Tarantula
Pale Rider

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ennio Self - 2021
54% 64% Cry Macho Mike Milo (Character),
Director,
Producer
$4.4M 2021
77% 96% Richard Jewell Director,
Producer
$22.3M 2019
71% 66% The Mule Earl Stone (Character),
Director,
Producer
$103.8M 2018
23% 37% The 15:17 to Paris Director,
Producer
$36.2M 2018
No Score Yet 82% Sad Hill Unearthed Unknown (Character) - 2017
85% 84% Sully Director,
Producer
$125.0M 2016
51% 62% Jersey Boys Director,
Producer
$47.0M 2014
72% 84% American Sniper Director,
Producer,
Original Music
$350.1M 2014
No Score Yet 72% Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story Unknown (Character) - 2013
94% 87% Milius Self - 2013
51% 66% Trouble With the Curve Gus Lobel (Character),
Producer
$35.8M 2012
43% 44% J. Edgar Director,
Producer,
Original Music
$37.3M 2011
47% 38% Hereafter Director,
Producer,
Original Music
$32.7M 2010
No Score Yet 86% Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me Unknown (Character) - 2009
76% 75% Invictus Director,
Producer
$37.5M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wisdom Self - 2008
No Score Yet 65% You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Narrator - 2008
81% 90% Gran Torino Walt Kowalski (Character),
Director,
Producer
$148.1M 2008
62% 82% Changeling Director,
Producer,
Original Music
$35.7M 2008
60% 55% Fog City Mavericks Unknown (Character) - 2007
80% 79% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Unknown (Character) - 2007
73% 69% Flags of Our Fathers Director,
Producer,
Original Music
$33.6M 2006
91% 86% Letters From Iwo Jima Director,
Producer
$13.8M 2006
No Score Yet 74% The Spaghetti West Unknown (Character) - 2005
90% 90% Million Dollar Baby Frankie Dunn (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Original Music
$100.4M 2004
88% 89% Mystic River Director,
Producer,
Music
$90.1M 2003
No Score Yet 62% Eastwood After Hours Unknown (Character) - 2002
52% 40% Blood Work Terry McCaleb (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2002
78% 53% Space Cowboys Frank Corvin (Character),
Director,
Producer
$90.4M 2000
No Score Yet 79% Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Unknown (Character) - 2000
54% 49% True Crime Steve Everett (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Original Music
$16.6M 1999
No Score Yet 50% Forever Hollywood Self - 1999
57% 52% Absolute Power Luther Whitney (Character),
Director,
Producer
$50.0M 1997
50% 65% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Producer,
Director
$25.1M 1997
50% 40% The Stars Fell on Henrietta Producer $71.7K 1995
100% 95% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Self - 1995
90% 87% The Bridges of Madison County Robert Kincaid (Character),
Director,
Producer
$70.5M 1995
No Score Yet 61% A Hundred and One Nights Self - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Pave Main Street: Carmel's Heritage Narrator - 1994
79% 84% A Perfect World Chief Red Garnett (Character),
Director,
Producer
$29.7M 1993
96% 79% In the Line of Fire Frank Horrigan (Character) $102.2M 1993
96% 93% Unforgiven William 'Bill' Munny (Character),
Director,
Producer
$100.0M 1992
No Score Yet 80% Hollywood Remembers: Gary Cooper - American Life, American Legend Unknown (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie IV Director - 1991
86% 62% White Hunter, Black Heart John Wilson (Character),
Director,
Producer
$1.7M 1990
29% 36% The Rookie Nick Pulovski (Character),
Director
$20.3M 1990
20% 25% Pink Cadillac Tommy Nowak (Character) $11.8M 1989
83% 79% Bird Director,
Producer
$1.5M 1988
55% 44% The Dead Pool Insp. "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Character) $37.8M 1988
83% 85% Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser Executive Producer $46.8K 1988
68% 74% Heartbreak Ridge Sergeant Thomas Highway (Character),
Director,
Producer
$41.0M 1986
93% 83% Pale Rider Preacher (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1985
85% 50% Tightrope Wes Block (Character),
Producer
- 1984
22% 24% City Heat Lieutenant Speer (Character) - 1984
56% 54% Sudden Impact Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1983
38% 42% Firefox Mitchell Gant (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1982
93% 64% Honkytonk Man Red Stovall (Character),
Director
- 1982
20% 45% Any Which Way You Can Philo Beddoe (Character) - 1980
75% 47% Bronco Billy Bronco Billy (Character),
Director
- 1980
96% 85% Escape From Alcatraz Frank Morris (Character) - 1979
37% 55% Every Which Way But Loose Philo Beddoe (Character) - 1978
75% 54% The Gauntlet Ben Shockley (Character),
Director
- 1977
68% 59% The Enforcer Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan (Character) - 1976
90% 91% The Outlaw Josey Wales Josey Wales (Character),
Director
- 1976
68% 54% The Eiger Sanction Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (Character),
Director
- 1975
90% 74% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Thunderbolt (Character) - 1974
93% 86% High Plains Drifter The Stranger (Character),
Director
- 1973
72% 77% Magnum Force Insp. "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Character) - 1973
57% 66% Breezy Director - 1973
80% 54% Joe Kidd Joe Kidd (Character) - 1972
89% 71% The Beguiled John McBurney (Character) - 1971
84% 72% Play Misty for Me Dave (Character),
Director
- 1971
87% 90% Dirty Harry Harry Callahan (Character) - 1971
78% 88% Kelly's Heroes Pvt. Kelly (Character) - 1970
69% 73% Two Mules for Sister Sara Hogan (Character) - 1970
87% 89% Where Eagles Dare Lt. Morris Schaffer (Character) - 1969
27% 68% Paint Your Wagon Sylvester Newel (Character) - 1969
95% 50% Coogan's Bluff Coogan (Character) - 1968
92% 73% Hang 'Em High Marshal Jed Cooper (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 47% Le Streghe (The Witches) Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 18% The Witches Carlo (Character) - 1967
97% 97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Joe (Character) - 1967
92% 94% For a Few Dollars More Monco (Character) - 1965
98% 91% A Fistful of Dollars Joe (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 29% Ambush at Cimarron Pass Keith Williams (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 25% Lafayette Escadrille George Moseley (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 25% Escapade in Japan Dumbo Pilot (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 29% Never Say Goodbye Will (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 25% The First Traveling Saleslady Lt. Jack Rice (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Lady Godiva First Saxon (Character) - 1955
94% 51% Tarantula Jet Squadron Leader (Character) - 1955
13% 33% Revenge of the Creature Jennings (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 57% Francis in the Navy Jonesey (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2009 2014 2018
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hollywood Masters Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Generation Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Squawk Box Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008 2010 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2008 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood & Dine Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starz Inside Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
87% 100% Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1973 1992
No Score Yet 100% Amazing Stories Director 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Rowdy Yates (Character) 1959-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days John Lucas (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Unknown (Guest Star) 1956