Clint Eastwood

Lowest Rated: 19% City Heat (1984)
Birthday: May 31, 1930
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
With his rugged good looks and icon status, Clint Eastwood was long one of the few actors whose name on a movie marquee could guarantee a hit. Less well-known for a long time (at least until he won the Academy Award as Best Director for Unforgiven), was the fact that Eastwood was also a producer/director, with an enviable record of successes. Born May 31, 1930, in San Francisco, Eastwood worked as a logger and gas-station attendant, among other things, before coming to Hollywood in the mid-'50s. After his arrival, he played small roles in several Universal features (he's the pilot of the plane that napalms the giant spider at the end of Tarantula [1955]) before achieving some limited star status on the television series Rawhide. Thanks to the success of three Italian-made Sergio Leone Westerns -- A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) -- Eastwood soon exchanged this limited status for bona fide international stardom.Upon his return to the U.S., Eastwood set up his own production company, Malpaso, which had a hit right out of the box with the revenge Western Hang 'Em High (1968). He expanded his relatively limited acting range in a succession of roles -- most notably with the hit Dirty Harry (1971) -- during the late '60s and early '70s, and directed several of his most popular movies, including 1971's Play Misty for Me (a forerunner to Fatal Attraction), High Plains Drifter (1973, which took as its inspiration the tragic NYC murder of Kitty Genovese), and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). Though Eastwood became known for his violent roles, the gentler side of his persona came through in pictures such as Bronco Billy (1980), a romantic comedy that he directed and starred in. As a filmmaker, Eastwood learned his lessons from the best of his previous directors, Don Siegel and Sergio Leone, who knew just when to add some stylistic or visual flourish to an otherwise straightforward scene, and also understood the effect of small nuances on the big screen. Their approaches perfectly suited Eastwood's restrained acting style, and he integrated them into his filmmaking technique with startling results, culminating in 1993 with his Best Director Oscar for Unforgiven (1992). Also in 1993, Eastwood had another hit on his hands with In the Line of Fire. In 1995, he scored yet again with his film adaptation of the best-selling novel The Bridges of Madison County, in which he starred opposite Meryl Streep; in addition to serving as one of the film's stars, he also acted as its director and producer.Aside from producing the critical and financial misstep The Stars Fell on Henrietta in 1995, Eastwood has proven to be largely successful in his subsequent efforts. In 1997, he produced and directed the film adaptation of John Berendt's tale of Southern murder and mayhem, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and he followed that as the director, producer, and star of the same year's Absolute Power, 1999's True Crime, and 2000's Space Cowboys. With Eastwood's next movie, Blood Work (2002), many fans pondered whether the longtime actor/director still had what it took to craft a compelling film. Though some saw the mystery thriller as a fair notch in Eastwood's belt, many complained that the film was simply too routine, and the elegiac movie quickly faded at the box office. If any had voiced doubt as to Eastwood's abilities as a filmmaker in the wake of Blood Work, they were in for quite a surprise when his adaptation of the popular novel Mystic River hit screens in late 2003. Featuring a stellar cast that included Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon, Mystic River was a film that many critics and audiences cited as one of the director's finest. A downbeat meditation on violence and the nature of revenge, the film benefited not only from Eastwood's assured eye as a director, but also from a screenplay (by Brian Helgeland) that remained fairly faithful to Dennis Lehane's novel and from

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
70% The Mule Director Producer 2018
89% A Star Is Born Producer 2018
23% The 15:17 to Paris Director Producer $35.1M 2018
No Score Yet Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast Actor 2018
No Score Yet Sad Hill Unearthed (Desenterrando Sad Hill) Actor 2018
86% Sully Producer Director $125.1M 2016
85% Tab Hunter Confidential Actor 2015
72% American Sniper Director Producer $274.4M 2015
52% Jersey Boys Producer Director 2014
No Score Yet Piano Blues Director Actor 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
94% Milius Actor 2013
51% Trouble with the Curve Producer Gus $35.8M 2012
42% J. Edgar Director Producer $37.4M 2011
No Score Yet Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle Actor 2011
47% Hereafter Director Producer $32.8M 2010
88% Reel Injun Interviewee 2010
No Score Yet The Eastwood Factor Actor 2010
No Score Yet Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way Executive Producer 2010
76% Invictus Director Producer $37.5M 2009
80% Gran Torino Producer Director Walt Kowalski $148.1M 2009
No Score Yet Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me Actor 2009
61% Changeling Director Producer $35.8M 2008
No Score Yet Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient Actor 2008
No Score Yet You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story Narrator Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon Actor 2008
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Producer Executive Producer Actor 2007
No Score Yet A New Kind of Hero Actor 2007
60% Fog City Mavericks Actor 2007
91% Letters from Iwo Jima Producer Director $13.7M 2006
73% Flags of Our Fathers Director Producer $33.7M 2006
No Score Yet Cannes: All Access Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Spaghetti West Actor 2005
91% Million Dollar Baby Frankie Dunn Director Producer $100.5M 2004
No Score Yet The Leone Style Actor 2004
No Score Yet Leone's West Actor 2004
88% Mystic River Producer Director $88.9M 2003
53% Blood Work Terry McCaleb Producer Director $26.3M 2002
No Score Yet Eastwood After Hours Actor 2002
No Score Yet Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues: A Musical Journey Director 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes Actor 2001
78% Space Cowboys Producer Director Frank Corvin 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Actor 2000
54% True Crime Director Producer Steve Everett 1999
No Score Yet Kurosawa Actor 1999
No Score Yet Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years Executive Producer Actor 1998
49% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Producer Director 1997
47% Absolute Power Producer Luther Whitney Director 1997
No Score Yet Eastwood on Eastwood Actor 1997
90% The Bridges of Madison County Producer Robert Kincaid Director 1995
44% The Stars Fell on Henrietta Producer 1995
44% Casper Himself (uncredited) 1995
100% A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Actor 1995
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Actor 1995
79% A Perfect World Red Garnett Director 1993
96% In the Line of Fire Frank Herrigan 1993
96% Unforgiven Director Producer William Munny 1992
No Score Yet Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. Actor 1991
No Score Yet Hollywood Remembers: Gary Cooper - American Life, American Legend Host 1991
No Score Yet Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey Actor 1991
29% The Rookie Director Nick Pulovski 1990
88% White Hunter Black Heart John Wilson Producer Director 1990
21% Pink Cadillac Tommy Nowak 1989
83% Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Straight, No Chaser ) Producer Executive Producer 1988
80% Bird Director Producer 1988
57% The Dead Pool Harry Callahan 1988
No Score Yet Stars of the Century Actor 1988
No Score Yet Wild West Actor 1987
79% Heartbreak Ridge Sgt. Thomas Highway Producer Director 1986
92% Pale Rider Preacher Director Producer 1985
19% City Heat Lt. Speer 1984
83% Tightrope Producer Det. Wes Block 1984
57% Terror in the Aisles Actor 1984
57% Sudden Impact Harry Callahan Producer Director 1983
93% Honkytonk Man Director Producer Red Stovall 1982
42% Firefox Mitchell Gant Director Producer 1982
78% Bronco Billy Director Bronco Billy 1980
20% Any Which Way You Can Philo Beddoe 1980
95% Escape From Alcatraz Frank Morris 1979
33% Every Which Way But Loose Philo Beddoe 1978
82% The Gauntlet Ben Shockley Director 1977
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales Josey Wales Director 1976
79% The Enforcer Harry Callahan 1976
73% The Eiger Sanction Executive Producer Director Dr. Jonathan Hemlock 1975
87% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Thunderbolt 1974
No Score Yet Breezy Director 1973
96% High Plains Drifter Director The Stranger 1973
81% Magnum Force Harry Callahan 1973
86% Joe Kidd Joe Kidd 1972
93% Dirty Harry Harry Callahan 1971
83% Play Misty for Me Director Dave 1971
88% The Beguiled John McBurney 1971
No Score Yet Hollywood Collection Actor 1971
76% Kelly's Heroes Pvt. Kelly 1970
70% Two Mules for Sister Sara Hogan 1970
27% Paint Your Wagon Pardner 1969
90% Where Eagles Dare Lt. Morris Schaffer 1969
94% Coogan's Bluff Coogan 1968
92% Hang 'em High Marshal Jed Cooper 1968
No Score Yet Le Streghe (The Witches) Carlo (Segment "Sera Come Le Altre, Una") 1967
97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Man With No Name 1966
91% For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più) Monco 1965
98% A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari) Joe 1964
No Score Yet Lafayette Escadrille George Moseley 1958
No Score Yet Ambush at Cimarron Pass Keith Williams 1958
No Score Yet Escapade in Japan Dumbo 1957
No Score Yet Away All Boats Actor 1956
No Score Yet The First Traveling Saleslady Jack Rice 1956
No Score Yet Star in the Dust Tom - Ranch Hand (uncredited) 1956
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Will 1956
No Score Yet Lady Godiva 1st Saxon 1955
No Score Yet Francis in the Navy Jonesy 1955
22% Revenge of the Creature Lab Technician 1955
93% Tarantula 1st Pilot 1955

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2008
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator Producer Executive Producer
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Rowdy Yates
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Red Hardigan
  • 1959

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