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Clint Eastwood

Lowest Rated:   20% Any Which Way You Can (1980)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet A Star Is Born
  • Producer
2018
No Score Yet The 15:17 to Paris
  • Director
2018
86% Sully
  • Producer
  • Director
$125.1M 2016
88% Tab Hunter Confidential
  • Actor
2015
72% American Sniper
  • Director
  • Producer
$274.4M 2015
52% Jersey Boys
  • Director
  • Producer
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
  • Gus
  • Producer
$35.8M 2012
43% J. Edgar
  • Director
  • Producer
$37.4M 2011
No Score Yet Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle
  • Actor
2011
46% 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
  • Producer
  • Director
$37.5M 2009
80% Gran Torino
  • Producer
  • Walt Kowalski
  • Director
$148.1M 2009
No Score Yet Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me
  • Actor
2009
62% 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
  • Executive Producer
  • Narrator
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
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
  • Producer
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
  • Producer
  • Director
$33.6M 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
87% Mystic River
  • Director
  • Producer
$88.8M 2003
53% Blood Work
  • Terry McCaleb
  • Director
  • Producer
$26.2M 2002
No Score Yet Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues: A Musical Journey
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Eastwood After Hours
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes
  • Actor
2001
78% Space Cowboys
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Frank Corvin
2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
  • Actor
2000
55% True Crime
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Steve Everett
1999
No Score Yet Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
1998
48% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Director
  • Producer
1997
45% Absolute Power
  • Producer
  • Luther Whitney
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Eastwood on Eastwood
  • Actor
1997
89% The Bridges of Madison County
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Robert Kincaid
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
81% A Perfect World
  • Red Garnett
  • Director
1993
95% In the Line of Fire
  • Frank Herrigan
1993
96% Unforgiven
  • Producer
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
29% The Rookie
  • Director
  • Nick Pulovski
1990
88% White Hunter Black Heart
  • Producer
  • Director
  • John Wilson
1990
21% Pink Cadillac
  • Tommy Nowak
1989
83% Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Straight, No Chaser )
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1988
78% Bird
  • Producer
  • Director
1988
55% The Dead Pool
  • Harry Callahan
1988
No Score Yet Stars of the Century
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Wild West
  • Actor
1987
83% Heartbreak Ridge
  • Producer
  • Sgt. Thomas Highway
  • Director
1986
92% Pale Rider
  • Preacher
  • Director
  • Producer
1985
21% City Heat
  • Lt. Speer
1984
83% Tightrope
  • Det. Wes Block
  • Producer
1984
57% Terror in the Aisles
  • Actor
1984
57% Sudden Impact
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Harry Callahan
1983
93% Honkytonk Man
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Red Stovall
1982
45% Firefox
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Mitchell Gant
1982
78% Bronco Billy
  • Director
  • Bronco Billy
1980
20% Any Which Way You Can
  • Philo Beddoe
1980
95% Escape From Alcatraz
  • Frank Morris
1979
31% Every Which Way But Loose
  • Philo Beddoe
1978
81% The Gauntlet
  • Ben Shockley
  • Director
1977
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Josey Wales
  • Director
1976
79% The Enforcer
  • Harry Callahan
1976
71% The Eiger Sanction
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Dr. Jonathan Hemlock
1975
87% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • Thunderbolt
1974
No Score Yet Breezy
  • Director
1973
96% High Plains Drifter
  • The Stranger
  • Director
1973
81% Magnum Force
  • Harry Callahan
1973
86% Joe Kidd
  • Joe Kidd
1972
95% Dirty Harry
  • Harry Callahan
1971
93% The Beguiled
  • John McBurney
1971
83% Play Misty for Me
  • Dave
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Hollywood Collection
  • Actor
1971
80% Kelly's Heroes
  • Pvt. Kelly
1970
78% 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
94% 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
92% Tarantula
  • 1st Pilot
1955
No Score Yet Kurosawa
  • Actor
1951

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2011
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
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2007
  • 2002
  • 2000

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