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Clint Eastwood net worth:
$400 Million

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Clinton Eastwood Jr was born on 31 May 1930, in San Francisco, California USA, of British, Dutch and Irish descent, and is an actor, film director and producer, composer, and television producer, known widely for his acting and directing of many successful films during a career now spanning six decades, including three so-called ‘spaghetti westerns’, the ‘Dirty Harry” series, and award-winning films including ‘Unforgiven'(1992) and “Million Dollar Baby”(2003).

So just how rich is Clint Eastwood? According to sources, Clint Eastwood’s net worth is estimated to be almost $400 million as of early 2016, the vast majority gathered from his prominent career as an actor, director and producer in over 80 films and TV productions since 1955.

Clint Eastwood Net Worth $400 Million

Clint was educated at Piedmont Junior High and Oakland Technical High Schools. He had a variety of jobs before becoming an actor, working as a lifeguard, grocery clerk, golf caddy, paper carrier, forest firefighter, before being drafted by the United States Army in 1951 and appointed as a swimming instructor in Fort Ord in California. Clint survived when a military ‘plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, and he and other survivors swam three miles (five kms) to shore. His military pay was the basis of his net worth.

Eastwood’s first major television role was as Rowdy Yates in over 200 episodes of the Western TV series “Rawhide” from 1959 to 1965, starting on $750 per episode, but receiving a payout of $120,000 when the series ended. He appeared in several uncredited parts in a number of movies over the same period, until in 1963, Eastwood starred in the Italian-made ‘spaghetti western’ entitled “A Fistful of Dollars”, played an anti-hero, signing an eleven week contract worth $15,000. The film proved popular enough to spawn two more movies entitled “For A Few Dollars More”, and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, the  last taking $8 million at the box office, very significant then, including for his net worth, and with which Clint formed Malpaso Productions.

Clint’s first production was another western, “Hang ‘Em High’, a critical and commercial success, and then he starred in and wrote the score for a musical western – “Paint Your Wagon”(1969) with Lee Marvin and Jean Seberg. In the same year, he starred with Richard Burton in the war movie “Where Eagles Dare”, with a boost to his net worth of $750,000 – Clint Eastwood had certainly “arrived”.

Clint Eastwood has now been involved in a total of 80 films, as actor, director or producer – sometimes all three, the vast majority successful at the box office if not critically acclaimed. The “Dirty Harry” (Callaghan) series of five films was particularly popular in the 70s, and films such as “Play Misty For Me”(1971) to “American Sniper”(2014) and nominated for Best picture, have constantly kept him in the public eye. A few still manage to stand out – “Unforgiven”(1992) won him Oscars for Best Picture and Director, and for Gene Hackman Best Supporting Actor: Million Dollar Baby”(2003) also won him Oscars Best Picture and Best Director, and a nomination for Best Actor. He has also directed Tim Robbins and Sean Penn in “Mystic River”, and Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank in “Million Dollar Baby”, to Oscars. “The Bridges of Madison County”(1995) with Meryl Streep was also a hit, as was “Jersey Boys”(2014), based on the pop group The Four Seasons which he directed and co-produced, and Clint is now working on “Sully” to be released in 2016. In addition  Eastwood also directed “Mystic River” and “Letters from Iwo Jima”, both of which earned him Academy Awards nominations.

A lesser known fact is that Clint Eastwood is also a composer, and has written over 15 scores for his films, for such movies as “Million Dollar Baby” with Morgan Freeman, “Flags of Our Fathers” with Ryan Phillippe and Adam Beach, and “Grace is Gone” starring John Cusack. The latter earned Eastwood a nomination for the Best Original Score, while the song “Grace is Gone” was nominated for the Best Original Song and won the Satellite Award for Best Song.

Apart from those mentioned, Clint Eastwood has received numerous other awards and honours, including Golden Globe Awards and People’s Choice Awards. In 1996 he was awarded an American Film Industry(AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2009 an honorary degree from AFI. In 2006, he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame by then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and in 2007, Clint was awarded France’s highest civilian honour, Légion d’honneur,  In 2009, the Lumière Award honored his entire career. In February 2010, Eastwood was recognized by President Barack Obama with an arts and humanities award. He has also received a number of honorary degrees, including  in 2007  an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music.

Somehow, Clint Eastwood has also found time to become involved in politics, becoming mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in April 1986, serving a two-year term, supporting small business, environmental protection, and the extension of the library among other facilities. He was also an appointee to the California State Park and Recreation Commission in 2001, with particular reference to environmental protection. Surprisingly perhaps, Clint is also a long-time strong proponent of gun control

In his somewhat complicated personal life, Clint Eastwood was first married to Maggie Johnson (1953-84) – including a separation during which he had a son with Roxanne Tunis – with whom he has a son and a daughter. He was then partnered with actress Sondra Locke(1975-89), also starring with her in five films. During the late ’80s, he had a son and a daughter with Jacelyn Reeves. From 1990-05 he lived with actress Frances Fisher, and they have a daughter. In 1996 Clint married Dina Ruiz, and they also have a daughter; they divorced in 2014. He is now seen with Christina Sandera, who apparently would like to be Mrs Eastwood number three – officially, that is!

 


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trouble with the Curve 2012 Gus
Gran Torino 2008 Walt Kowalski
Million Dollar Baby 2004 Frankie Dunn
Blood Work 2002 Terry McCaleb
Space Cowboys 2000 Frank Corvin
True Crime 1999 Steve Everett
Absolute Power 1997 Luther Whitney
The Bridges of Madison County 1995 Robert Kincaid
Casper 1995 Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
A Perfect World 1993 Chief Red Garnett
In the Line of Fire 1993 Frank Horrigan
Unforgiven 1992 Bill Munny
The Rookie 1990 Nick Pulovski
White Hunter Black Heart 1990 John Wilson
Pink Cadillac 1989 Tommy Nowak
The Dead Pool 1988 Harry Callahan
Heartbreak Ridge 1986 Highway
Pale Rider 1985 Preacher
City Heat 1984 Lieutenant Speer
Tightrope 1984 Wes Block
Sudden Impact 1983 Harry Callahan
Honkytonk Man 1982 Red Stovall
Firefox 1982 Mitchell Gant
Any Which Way You Can 1980 Philo Beddoe
Bronco Billy 1980 Bronco Billy
Escape from Alcatraz 1979 Frank Morris
Every Which Way But Loose 1978 Philo Beddoe
The Gauntlet 1977 Ben Shockley
The Enforcer 1976 Harry Callahan
The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Josey Wales
The Eiger Sanction 1975 Jonathan Hemlock
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot 1974 Thunderbolt
Magnum Force 1973 Harry Callahan
Breezy 1973 Man at Marina (uncredited)
High Plains Drifter 1973 The Stranger
Joe Kidd 1972 Joe Kidd
Dirty Harry 1971 Harry
Play Misty for Me 1971 Dave
The Beguiled 1971 John McBurney
Kelly's Heroes 1970 Kelly
Two Mules for Sister Sara 1970 Hogan
Paint Your Wagon 1969 Pardner
Where Eagles Dare 1968 Schaffer
Coogan's Bluff 1968 Coogan
Hang 'Em High 1968 Marshal Jed Cooper
The Witches 1967 Carlo (Segment "Sera Come Le Altre, Una")
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Blondie
For a Few Dollars More 1965 Monco
Rawhide 1959-1965 TV Series Rowdy Yates
A Fistful of Dollars 1964 Joe
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1959 TV Series Newsman
Maverick 1959 TV Series Red Hardigan
Ambush at Cimarron Pass 1958 Keith Williams
Lafayette Escadrille 1958 George Moseley
Navy Log 1958 TV Series Burns
Escapade in Japan 1957 Dumbo Pilot (uncredited)
West Point 1957 TV Series Cadet Bob Salter
Death Valley Days 1956 TV Series John Lucas
Away All Boats 1956 Corpsman (uncredited)
The First Traveling Saleslady 1956 Lt. Jack Rice
Star in the Dust 1956 Tom - Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Highway Patrol 1956 TV Series Joe Keeley
Never Say Goodbye 1956 Will (uncredited)
Tarantula 1955 Jet Squadron Leader (uncredited)
Lady Godiva of Coventry 1955 First Saxon (uncredited)
Francis in the Navy 1955 Jonesey
Allen in Movieland 1955 TV Movie Orderly
Revenge of the Creature 1955 Jennings (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Star Is Born 2017 producer pre-production
Sully 2016 producer
American Sniper 2014 producer
Jersey Boys 2014 producer
Trouble with the Curve 2012 producer
J. Edgar 2011 producer
Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way 2010 TV Movie documentary executive producer / producer
Hereafter 2010 producer
Invictus 2009 producer
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 2009 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Gran Torino 2008 producer
Changeling 2008 producer
American Masters TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode, 2008 producer - 1 episode, 2007
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 producer
Flags of Our Fathers 2006 producer
Budd Boetticher: An American Original 2005 Video documentary executive producer
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That 2005 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Million Dollar Baby 2004 producer
Mystic River 2003 producer
Blood Work 2002 producer
Space Cowboys 2000 producer
True Crime 1999 producer
Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years 1998 Video documentary executive producer
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 producer
Absolute Power 1997 producer
The Stars Fell on Henrietta 1995 producer
The Bridges of Madison County 1995 producer
77 Sunset Strip 1995 TV Movie executive producer
A Perfect World 1993 producer
Unforgiven 1992 producer
White Hunter Black Heart 1990 producer
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1988 Documentary executive producer
Bird 1988 producer
Heartbreak Ridge 1986 producer
Pale Rider 1985 producer
Tightrope 1984 producer
Sudden Impact 1983 producer
Honkytonk Man 1982 producer
Firefox 1982 producer
Joe Kidd 1972 executive producer - uncredited
Dirty Harry 1971 executive producer - uncredited
The Beguiled 1971 executive producer - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sully 2016
American Sniper 2014
Jersey Boys 2014
J. Edgar 2011
Hereafter 2010
Invictus 2009
Gran Torino 2008
Changeling 2008
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006
Flags of Our Fathers 2006
Million Dollar Baby 2004
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Mystic River 2003
Blood Work 2002
Space Cowboys 2000
True Crime 1999
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997
Absolute Power 1997
The Bridges of Madison County 1995
A Perfect World 1993
Unforgiven 1992
The Rookie 1990
White Hunter Black Heart 1990
Bird 1988
Heartbreak Ridge 1986
Amazing Stories 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Pale Rider 1985
Sudden Impact 1983
Honkytonk Man 1982
Firefox 1982
Bronco Billy 1980
The Gauntlet 1977
The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976
The Eiger Sanction 1975
Breezy 1973
High Plains Drifter 1973
The Beguiled: The Storyteller 1971 Documentary short
Play Misty for Me 1971

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Perfect World 1993 writer: "Big Fran's Baby"
Unforgiven 1992 writer: "Claudia's Song"
Heartbreak Ridge 1986 writer: "How Much I Care"
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special writer: "How Much I Care"
City Heat 1984 "Montage Blues"
Honkytonk Man 1982 performer: "Honkytonk Man", "When I Sing About You", "No Sweeter Cheater Than You"
Any Which Way You Can 1980 performer: "Beers To You"
Bronco Billy 1980 performer: "Barroom Buddies"
The Beguiled 1971 performer: "Dove She is a Pretty Bird" - uncredited
Two Mules for Sister Sara 1970 performer: "Sam Hall" - uncredited
Paint Your Wagon 1969 performer: "I Still See Elisa", "I Talk To The Trees", "Best Things", "Gold Fever"
A Fistful of Dollars 1964 performer: "Sweet Betsy from Pike" - uncredited
Sully 2016 writer: "Flying Home Theme from 'Sully'"
American Sniper 2014 writer: "Taya's Theme"
Trouble with the Curve 2012 performer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited
Invictus 2009 music: "Invictus 9,000 Days" 2009
Away We Go 2009 performer: "H.A.P.P.Y."
Qwerty 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gran Torino 2008 performer: "Gran Torino" - uncredited / writer: "Gran Torino", "Gran Torino" uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grace Is Gone 2007 music: "Grace Is Gone"
Flags of Our Fathers 2006 writer: "Flags of Our Fathers"
The Wire 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Million Dollar Baby 2004 writer: "Blue Morgan"
The Blues TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Mystic River 2003 writer: "Mystic River"
Space Cowboys 2000 writer: "ESPACIO"
True Crime 1999 writer: "Why Should I Care"
Qui 1997 Short writer: "Claudia's Theme"
Absolute Power 1997 writer: "Power Waltz", "Kate's Theme"
The Bridges of Madison County 1995 writer: "Doe Eyes Love Theme from 'The Bridges Of Madison County'"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
J. Edgar 2011
Hereafter 2010
The Writers' Block 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Changeling 2008
Grace Is Gone 2007
Flags of Our Fathers 2006
Million Dollar Baby 2004
Mystic River 2003

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 2009 TV Movie documentary presenter
Dirty Harry 1971 fill-in director - uncredited
A Fistful of Dollars 1964 western advisor: Italian prints only
Man Without a Star 1955 voice dubbing - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sully 2016 composer: theme music
American Sniper 2014 composer: "Taya's theme"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eastwood on Eastwood 1997 TV Movie documentary still photographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary special thanks
No More Heroes 2013 Short dedicatee
J. Edgar: A Complicated Man 2012 Video documentary short special thanks
J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World 2012 Video documentary short special thanks
The Suppressor 2011 special thanks
The Deliverer 2011 Short special thanks
El defensor 2011 Short the director wishes to thank
Biography: Morgan Freeman 2010 TV Movie special thanks
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' 2009 Documentary special thanks
Gran Torino: Next Door 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
Gran Torino - The Eastwood Way 2009 Video short special thanks
Partners in Crime: Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
An Old Fashioned Love Story: Making 'The Bridges of Madison County' 2008 Video documentary special thanks
Six Reasons Why 2008 dedicatee
In the Valley of Elah 2007 special thanks
Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of 'Letters from Iwo Jima' 2007 Video documentary short special thanks
na [email protected] 2006 Short special thanks
La tigre e la neve 2005 thanks
Mystic River: Beneath the Surface 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Making 'Blood Work' 2002 Video documentary short special thanks
Iron and Beyond 2002 Video documentary short special thanks
Dirty Harry: The Original 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
In the Line of Fire: The Ultimate Sacrifice 2000 Video documentary short special thanks
Hell Hath No Fury 1999 Video documentary short special thanks
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Traveller 1997 special thanks
Back to the Future Part III 1990 thanks
Clint, 'The Rookie' & Me 1990 TV Movie thanks
Détective 1985 dedicatee
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 special thanks - 2003 extended English-language version

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 45th Annual Directors Guild Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director & Nominee: Best Motion Picture Drama
Eastwood... A Star 1992 TV Short documentary Himself
Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven' 1992 TV Short documentary Himself
Stars 90 1992 TV Series Himself
Clint Eastwood on Westerns 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Harvey Shine Presents 1991 TV Series documentary Himself (1991-1993)
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host / Narrator
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Movie Awards 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration 1990 TV Special Himself
Clint, 'The Rookie' & Me 1990 TV Movie Himself
Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend 1989 Documentary Host
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director & Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Presidential Inaugural Gala 1989 TV Movie Himself
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
21st NAACP Image Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
James Stewart's Wonderful Life 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Talking Pictures 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
The Ultimate Stuntman: A Tribute to Dar Robinson 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins 1987 TV Special Himself
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson 1987 TV Movie Himself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
De película 1987 TV Series Himself
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood 1986 TV Special Himself
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Winner: Favourite Motion Picture Actor
The National Association of Theater Owners Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Winner
Bitte umblättern 1978-1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Drôle de festival 1985 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Aspel & Company 1985 TV Series Himself
Na sowas! 1985 TV Series Himself
CBS Early Morning News 1982 TV Series Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1980-1982 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series Himself - Guest
Clint Eastwood: Director 1982 TV Short documentary Himself
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Winner: Favourite Actor in Motion Picture
Clapper Board 1980-1981 TV Series Himself
Les nouveaux rendez-vous 1980 TV Series Himself
The American Movie Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Don Siegel: Last of the Independents 1980 TV Movie documentary Guest
Ciné regards 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
The Man with No Name 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Eastwood in Action 1976 Documentary short Himself
Harry Callahan/Clint Eastwood: Something Special in Films 1976 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Backstage in Hollywood 1975 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney 1974 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Merv Griffin Show 1967-1974 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford 1973 TV Special documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973 TV Special Himself - Substitute Co-Host and Presenter: Best Picture
The Hero Cop: Yesterday and Today 1973 Documentary short Himself
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1972 TV Special Himself
Dirty Harry's Way 1971 Short documentary Himself / Dirty Harry
The David Frost Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1971 TV Series Himself - Actor
Geraldine Page: Stages of a Dream Documentary post-production Himself (rumored)
Dinah's Place 1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2016 TV Series Himself
The Linkletter Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1990-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Film
Extra 2003-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - American Sniper
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Gold Fever 1969 Documentary short Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
On Location: Where Eagles Dare 1968 Documentary short Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
First Annual All-Star Celebrity Baseball Game 1967 TV Special Himself - Celebrity
Guys Choice Awards 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Danny Kaye Show 1965 TV Series Himself - Guest
One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper 2015 Short Himself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1965 TV Series Himself
The Making of American Sniper 2015 Video documentary short Himself
CBS: The Stars' Address 1963 TV Movie Himself
Tab Hunter Confidential 2015 Documentary Himself
Talent Scouts 1963 TV Series Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture
Stump the Stars 1962 TV Series
Hannity 2012-2015 TV Series Himself
Mister Ed 1962 TV Series Himself
Bringing the War Home: The Cost of Heroism 2015 Short Himself - Narrator
Here's Hollywood 1960-1962 TV Series Himself
Today 1985-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Disneyland '59 1959 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Musical & Best Direction of a Play
Éternelle Jean Seberg 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Million Dollar Baby: On the Ropes 2014 Video short Himself
Guys Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story 2013 Documentary Himself
Milius 2013 Documentary Himself
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot 2013 Documentary Himself
Vivir de cine 2012 TV Series Himself
Casting By 2012 Documentary Himself
The 40th Republican National Convention 2012 TV Movie Himself
Mrs. Eastwood & Company 2012 TV Series Himself
Behind the Seams: The 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Special 2012 TV Special Himself
Addicted to Fame 2012 Documentary Himself
J. Edgar: A Complicated Man 2012 Video documentary short Himself
J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World 2012 Video documentary short Himself
DGA Moments in Time 2011 Short Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2008-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Clint Eastwood's West 2011 Video documentary short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman 2011 TV Movie Himself
Kurosawa's Way 2011 Documentary Himself
Unite for Japan 2011 Short Himself
Making It in Hollywood 2011 Documentary Himself
Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ray Charles America 2010 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2010 TV Movie Himself
Go' aften Danmark 2010 TV Series Himself
The Eastwood Factor 2010 Video documentary Himself
Xposé 2010 TV Series Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1994-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of Anton AKA Trapped 2009 Video documentary Himself
Lopez Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Reel Injun 2009 Documentary Himself
Vittorio D. 2009 Documentary Himself
Spike's Guys Choice 2009 TV Movie Himself
Gran Torino: Next Door 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Making of... 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Gomorron 2009 TV Series Himself - Om Livet i Hollywood / Himself - Från Los Angeles
Changeling - Partners in Crime: Bringing Changeling to the Screen 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Changeling - The Common Thread: Angelina Becomes Christine 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Partners in Crime: Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Plymouth Rock Studios: The Series 2009 TV Series Himself
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 1992-2009 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score & Best Original Song
14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere 2009 TV Special Himself
An Old Fashioned Love Story: Making 'The Bridges of Madison County' 2008 Video documentary Himself - 'Robert Kincaid' / Director / Producer
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2008 TV Special Himself
Cartelera 2008 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 1992-2008 TV Series Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2008 TV Series Himself
Shootout 2004-2008 TV Series Himself
Wisdom 2008 Video documentary Himself
A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Business End: Violence in Cinema 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Evolution of Clint Eastwood 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry 2008 Video documentary short Himself
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres 2008 TV Movie Himself
Showbiz Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
The Craft of Dirty Harry 2008 Video documentary short Himself
American Masters 2000-2008 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Narrator
Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon 2008 Documentary Himself
Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin 2008 Documentary Himself
Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Bienvenue 2007 Documentary Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Himself / Private Kelly / 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
Gala Tribute AFI's 40th Anniversary 2007 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema 2007 Documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Few Weeks in Spain 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Clint Eastwood, le franc-tireur 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of 'Letters from Iwo Jima' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Fog City Mavericks 2007 Documentary Himself
2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2007 TV Movie Himself - Interviewee
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Honorary Oscar / Nominee: Best Director, Best Picture
Channel 4 News 2007 TV Series Himself - Director
BBC Four News 2007 TV Series Himself - Actor
ITV Evening News 2007 TV Series Himself - Actor
One O'Clock News 2007 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film & Nominee: Best Director
Corazón de... 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1996-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Live 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
2006 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen - Der Italowestern 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer 2006 Video documentary Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Director
B InTune TV 2006 TV Series Guest star
Budd Boetticher: An American Original 2005 Video documentary Himself
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That 2005 TV Movie documentary Interviewee
The Spaghetti West 2005 Video documentary Himself
Born to Fight 2005 Video documentary short Himself
James Lipton Takes on Three 2005 Video documentary short Himself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2005 Video Himself - Nominee 'Million Dollar Baby'
Back for More 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Winner: Best Director & Best Picture
The O'Reilly Factor 2005 TV Series Himself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Director, Million Dollar Baby (segment "Hilary Swank")
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Winner: Best Director / Nominee: Best Original Score
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep 2004 TV Special Himself
Mystic River: Beneath the Surface 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Mystic River: From Page to Screen 2004 TV Short documentary Himself - Director
Leone's West 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Leone Style 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2004 TV Series Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Accepting Best Actor Award for Sean Penn
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2002-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Parkinson 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Paula Zahn Now 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
A Decade Under the Influence 2003 Documentary Himself
Conversation with Clint Eastwood, Wanda De Jesus and Paul Rodriguez 2002 Video short Himself
Making 'Blood Work' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Iron and Beyond 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Actor & Director
All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Dirty Harry: The Original 2001 Video documentary short Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Play It Again: A Look Back at 'Play Misty for Me' 2001 Video documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
In the Line of Fire: How'd They Do That? 2001 Video short Himself
In the Line of Fire: The Ultimate Sacrifice 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Space Cowboys' 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2000 TV Special documentary Himself - Honoree
Great Performances 1987-2000 TV Series Himself
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Nulle part ailleurs: midi 2000 TV Series Himself
Bravo Profiles 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Forever Hollywood 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
True Crime: The Scene of the Crime 1999 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
Hell Hath No Fury 1999 Video documentary short Himself - Director / Actor
Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years 1998 Video documentary Himself
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: The Antiheroes 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Le cercle du cinéma 1998 TV Series Himself
La nuit des Césars 1998 TV Series documentary Himself - César d'honneur
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute 1998 TV Special Himself
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Eastwood on Eastwood 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Clint Eastwood 1996 TV Special documentary Honoree
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Drama
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick 1995 Documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 1995 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Thalberg Award Recipient
One Hundred and One Nights 1995 Himself - in Cannes
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
Don't Pave Main Street: Carmel's Heritage 1994 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
The 46th Annual Director's Guild Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter
In the Line of Fire: Behind the Scenes with the Secret Service 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shooting 'In the Line of Fire' 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 12th Annual Golden Boot Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Honoree
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director / Best Picture & Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fox and Friends 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Mes Chers Contemporain 2015 TV Series Himself
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
2nd Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 2014 2014 TV Movie Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008-2014 TV Series Himself Harry Callahan Insp. Harry Callahan
Giuliano Gemma: Un italiano nel mondo 2013 Documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2013 TV Series Blondie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Convention Speech
Sendung ohne Namen 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
I Am Bruce Lee 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Banda sonora 2012 TV Series Frankie Dunn
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories 2011 TV Series Himself - Award Winning Actor
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep 2008 TV Special Robert Kincaid
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Robert Kincaid (uncredited)
The Real 'Life on Mars'! 2008 TV Movie documentary Insp. Harry Callahan (uncredited)
Il falso bugiardo 2008 Himself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Frankie Dunn (uncredited)
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Canada A.M. 2007 TV Series Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Himself / William 'Bill' Munny (uncredited)
50 premios Sant Jordi de cinematografía 2006 TV Special Frankie Dunn
Sexes 2005 TV Series Robert Kincaid
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Gunnery Sgt. Tom 'Gunny' Highway
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2003-2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Director, Million Dollar Baby (segment "Hilary Swank") / Himself - Actor
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture, Best Director
Gomorron 2003 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2003 TV Movie
Modern Marvels 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
I sogni nel mirino 2002 Documentary Himself
Who Is Alan Smithee? 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Private Screenings 2001 TV Series Red Hardigan
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee 2001 Video documentary Himself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Movie Show 1995 TV Series Himself
Ennio Morricone 1995 TV Movie documentary
100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Red, White & Boots 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
Back to the Future Part II 1989 Joe (uncredited)
Give Me Your Answer True 1987 Documentary
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actor - 'Every Which Way But Loose' (uncredited)
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death 1980 Documentary Himself, at the Academy Awards (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series Himself
El magnifico extranjero 1967 Rowdy Yates

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Fandango Fan Choice
2015 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Film Director Jersey Boys (2014)
2015 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Film Jersey Boys (2014)
2015 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Film Jersey Boys (2014)
2015 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year American Sniper (2014) · Robert Lorenz
· Andrew Lazar
· Bradley Cooper
· Peter Morgan
2014 Truly Moving Picture Award Heartland Film American Sniper (2014)
2014 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director American Sniper (2014)
2014 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Creative
2012 Distinguished Collaborator Award Costume Designers Guild Awards
2012 Governors' Award Society of Camera Operators
2012 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year J. Edgar (2011) · Brian Grazer
· Ron Howard
· Robert Lorenz
2011 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Hereafter (2010)
2011 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo) Hereafter (2010)
2010 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - International Competition Changeling (2008)
2010 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Gran Torino (2008)
2010 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Gran Torino (2008)
2010 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Film Director Gran Torino (2008)
2010 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Film Gran Torino (2008)
2009 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Gran Torino (2008)
2009 Audience Award FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Gran Torino (2008)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Performer)
2009 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany International
2009 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo) Gran Torino (2008)
2009 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Invictus (2009)
2009 Career Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2009 Modern Master Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Changeling (2008)
2009 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Gran Torino (2008) · Bill Gerber
· Robert Lorenz
2009 Honorary Golden Palm Cannes Film Festival
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Other)
2008 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Director of the Year
2008 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Gran Torino (2008)
2008 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2008 Special Award Cannes Film Festival
2007 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo) Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2007 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2007 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Director Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2007 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2007 Spirit of Independence Award Los Angeles Film Festival
2007 Filmmaker's Award Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Grace Is Gone (2007) · Carole Bayer Sager
2007 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2007 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) · Robert Lorenz
· Steven Spielberg
2006 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Lifetime Achievement Award Directors Guild of America, USA
2006 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Founder's Award Golden Boot Awards
2006 Hochi Film Award Hochi Film Awards Best Foreign Language Film Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2006 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Foreign Language Film Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2006 Milestone Award PGA Awards
2006 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2006 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Excellence in Film
2006 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Langauge Film Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Tim Moore (unit production manager plaque)
· Robert Lorenz (first assistant director plaque)
· Donald Murphy (second assistant director plaque)
· Katie Carroll (second second assistant director plaque)
· Ryan Craig (additional second assistant director plaque)
2005 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Foreign Film - English Language Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Mystic River (2003)
2005 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Mystic River (2003)
2005 Mainichi Film Concours Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film Mystic River (2003)
2005 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Albert S. Ruddy
· Tom Rosenberg
2005 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Language Film Mystic River (2003)
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Mystic River (2003)
2004 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Mystic River (2003)
2004 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Mystic River (2003)
2004 Special Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Publicists Guild of America
2004 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Score Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Mystic River (2003)
2004 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 Opus Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2003 Life Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild Awards
2003 Golden Coach Cannes Film Festival Mystic River (2003)
2002 Career Achievement Award Chicago International Film Festival
2002 Future Film Festival Digital Award Venice Film Festival Blood Work (2002)
2001 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Space Cowboys (2000)
2001 Mainichi Film Concours Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film Space Cowboys (2000)
2001 Akira Kurosawa Award San Francisco International Film Festival
2001 Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award Art Directors Guild
2000 Career Golden Lion Venice Film Festival
1999 Career Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA
1998 Honorary César César Awards, France
1998 Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures PGA Awards
1996 Gala Tribute Film Society of Lincoln Center
1996 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
1996 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Director The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
1996 Readers' Choice Award Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
1996 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
1996 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
1996 Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Language Film The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
1995 Douglas Sirk Award Hamburg Film Festival
1995 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Academy Awards, USA
1994 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Unforgiven (1992)
1994 Mainichi Film Concours Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film Unforgiven (1992)
1993 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Unforgiven (1992) · David Valdes (unit production manager plaque)
· Bob Gray (unit production manager plaque)
· Scott Maitland (first assistant director plaque)
· Bill Bannerman (second assistant director plaque)
· Jeffrey Wetzel (second assistant director plaque)
1993 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Film Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1993 Hochi Film Award Hochi Film Awards Best Foreign Language Film Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor In the Line of Fire (1993)
1993 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Motion Picture
1993 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Unforgiven (1992)
1993 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Director of the Year
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture Unforgiven (1992) · David Valdes (executive producer)
· David Webb Peoples (writer)
· Gene Hackman (actor)
· Morgan Freeman (actor)
· Richard Harris (actor)
1993 BFI Fellowship British Film Institute Awards
1992 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Unforgiven (1992)
1992 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Unforgiven (1992)
1992 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Unforgiven (1992)
1991 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1990 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
1989 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Bird (1988)
1989 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Bird (1988)
1988 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Time Motion Picture Star
1988 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
1987 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1985 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year Together with Bill Cosby
1985 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1984 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor Tied with Burt Reynolds
1982 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of the Decade
1981 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1980 Special Marquee American Movie Awards

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1971 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Male
1964 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama Rawhide (1959) · Vincent M. Fennelly (producer)
· Christian Nyby (director)
· Carey Wilber (writer)
· Paul Brinegar (actor)
· Eric Fleming (actor)
· Michael Ansara (actor)
· James Whitmore (actor)
1962 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama Rawhide (1959) · Endre Bohem (producer)
· George Templeton (director)
· John Dunkel (writer)
· Sheb Wooley (actor)
· Paul Brinegar (actor)
· Eric Fleming (actor)
· Darren McGavin (actor)
1961 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Fictional Television Drama Rawhide (1959) · Ted Post (director)
· Charles Marquis Warren (producer)
· John Dunkel (writer)
· Dan O'Herlihy (actor)
· Sheb Wooley (actor)
· Paul Brinegar (actor)
· Eric Fleming (actor)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) American Sniper (2014)
2015 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film American Sniper (2014)
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures American Sniper (2014) · Bradley Cooper
· Andrew Lazar
· Robert Lorenz
· Peter Morgan
2015 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year American Sniper (2014) · Robert Lorenz
· Andrew Lazar
· Bradley Cooper
· Peter Morgan
2014 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Director American Sniper (2014)
2011 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Invictus (2009)
2011 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Invictus (2009)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Hereafter (2010)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Hereafter (2010)
2010 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Gran Torino (2008)
2010 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Invictus (2009)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director of the Decade Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2010 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Gran Torino (2008)
2010 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) Gran Torino (2008)
2010 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Invictus (2009) · Robert Lorenz
· Lori McCreary
· Mace Neufeld
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Invictus (2009)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Nonfiction Special Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (2009) · Bruce Ricker (produced by)
2010 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Invictus (2009)
2010 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Film Invictus (2009) · Robert Lorenz
· Lori McCreary
· Mace Neufeld
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Invictus (2009)
2009 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Invictus (2009)
2009 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Changeling (2008)
2009 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Changeling (2008)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Gran Torino (2008) · Jamie Cullum (music)
· Kyle Eastwood (music/lyrics)
· Michael Stevens (music/lyrics)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Changeling (2008)
2009 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Best Director Changeling (2008)
2009 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Gran Torino (2008)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Invictus (2009)
2009 Award of the Argentinean Academy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina Best Foreign Film Gran Torino (2008)
2009 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for a Film Gran Torino (2008) · Jamie Cullum (music by/lyrics by/performer)
· Kyle Eastwood (music by/lyrics by)
· Michael Stevens (music by/lyrics by)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Changeling (2008)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Changeling (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Gran Torino (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Composer Changeling (2008)
2008 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Gran Torino (2008)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Grace Is Gone (2007) · Carole Bayer Sager (lyrics)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Grace Is Gone (2007)
2008 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera) Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Composer Grace Is Gone (2007)
2008 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Changeling (2008)
2007 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2007 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) · Steven Spielberg
· Robert Lorenz
2007 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2007 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2006 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2006 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2006 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
2005 DGGB Award Directors Guild of Great Britain Outstanding Directorial Achievement in International Film Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Paul Haggis
· Tom Rosenberg
· Albert S. Ruddy
2005 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Morgan Freeman
· Hilary Swank
2005 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Picture (Miglior film) Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Paul Haggis (producer)
· Tom Rosenberg (producer)
· Albert S. Ruddy (producer)
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Paul Haggis
· Tom Rosenberg
· Albert S. Ruddy
2005 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Albert S. Ruddy
· Tom Rosenberg
2005 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Morgan Freeman
· Hilary Swank
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm) Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Mystic River (2003)
2004 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Mystic River (2003)
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture Mystic River (2003) · Robert Lorenz
· Judie Hoyt
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Mystic River (2003)
2004 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Mystic River (2003) · Judie Hoyt
· Robert Lorenz
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Mystic River (2003) · Robert Lorenz
· Judie Hoyt
2004 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) Mystic River (2003)
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Mystic River (2003) · Robert Lorenz
· Judie Hoyt
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Mystic River (2003)
2004 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Mystic River (2003)
2004 AFI Award Australian Film Institute Best Foreign Film Mystic River (2003) · Robert Lorenz
· Judie Hoyt
2004 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Paul Haggis
· Tom Rosenberg
· Albert S. Ruddy
2004 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Million Dollar Baby (2004) · Hilary Swank
· Morgan Freeman
· Jay Baruchel
· Anthony Mackie
· Michael Coulter
· Brían F. O'Byrne
· Margo Martindale
· Lucia Rijker
2004 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Mystic River (2003)
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Composer Mystic River (2003)
2003 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Mystic River (2003)
2003 Screen International Award European Film Awards Mystic River (2003)
2003 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Mystic River (2003)
2003 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2003 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture Mystic River (2003) · Robert Lorenz
· Judie Hoyt
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Space Cowboys (2000)
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Space Cowboys (2000)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Action Team (Internet Only) Space Cowboys (2000) · James Garner
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Donald Sutherland
1999 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Time Movie Star
1996 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
1996 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
1994 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Unforgiven (1992)
1993 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Unforgiven (1992)
1993 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Picture Unforgiven (1992)
1993 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Unforgiven (1992)
1993 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Unforgiven (1992)
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Unforgiven (1992)
1993 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Unforgiven (1992)
1993 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Unforgiven (1992)
1991 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
1990 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
1989 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Bird (1988)
1988 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Bird (1988)
1987 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer
1985 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Pale Rider (1985)
1978 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Every Which Way But Loose (1978) · Manis the Orangutan (as Clye the Orangutan)
1971 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Star, Male 10th place.
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Action Performance Where Eagles Dare (1968)
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 9th place.
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 8th place.

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Creative Person of the Decade
2006 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2005 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Score Mystic River (2003)
2004 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Mystic River (2003)
2004 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Music Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2004 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
1993 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Unforgiven (1992)
1992 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Unforgiven (1992)
1988 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Bird (1988)
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Action Performance Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male New Face

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Gran Torino (2008)
2008 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Gran Torino (2008)
2006 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
2005 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Million Dollar Baby (2004)
2005 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Million Dollar Baby (2004)
1971 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Best Action Performance Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

TitleSalary
Hereafter (2010) $6,000,000
Invictus (2009) $6,000,000
In the Line of Fire (1993) $7,000,000
Heartbreak Ridge (1986) $10,000,000
Pale Rider (1985) $6,000,000
City Heat (1984) $5,000,000
Tightrope (1984) $5,000,000
Sudden Impact (1983) $30,000,000 (includes salary and 60% of all profits)
Every Which Way But Loose (1978) $16,000,000 (after 15% take from the gross)
Kelly's Heroes (1970) $1,000,000
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) $750,000
Paint Your Wagon (1969) $600,000
Where Eagles Dare (1968) $850,000
Coogan's Bluff (1968) $1,000,000
Hang 'Em High (1968) $400,000 + 25% of gross
Le streghe (1967) $20,000
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966) $250,000 + 10% of Western Hemisphere profits
Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) $50,000
Per un pugno di dollari (1964) $15,000
Rawhide (1959) $700 per episode (season 1)
Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) $750
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) $750
Star in the Dust (1956) $75
Francis in the Navy (1955) $300

#Fact
1 An impersonation Twitter account was suspended. [November 2016]
2 Of his 8 or more children, the only one who ever lived with him is daughter Morgan Eastwood, born when Clint was 66.
3 According to the unpublished manuscript "Take Ten" by Ria Brown, Anita Lhoest at one point became pregnant with Clint's child, but went ahead and had an abortion.
4 To date, 24 of the 46 films Eastwood has starred in depict violence against women. He's made 16 films in which a female character is killed, 12 films depicting rape or attempted rape, and 11 films showing a female character battered.
5 Left-handed.
6 Biographer Patrick McGilligan recounted that "the people who know Clint best suspect there are other families in his closet" in addition to his verified children, editorializing "If Kimber Tunis was kept secret for twenty-five years, and the Washington woman for forty, might there not be others?".
7 With the exception his cameo as Silvana Mangano's husband in the obscure Italian film The Witches (1967), Space Cowboys (2000) is the only time Eastwood has played a formally married man. His characters are usually single and meet their potential love interest during the course of the movie. Other times he's played divorcées (Tightrope (1984), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), The Rookie (1990)), widowers (Dirty Harry (1971), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Gran Torino (2008), Trouble with the Curve (2012)) or men who are separated from their wives (True Crime (1999)) but never actually married.
8 His mother Ruth Wood often brought her own bedsheets when she stayed overnight at Clint's. Sondra Locke said she never observed the two of them really "talking." Most odd was the day she and Clint arrived at Rising River Ranch and on the kitchen counter lay a few dollars and change with a note from Ruth: "We made a long-distance phone call. Have fun. Mom." Clint stuffed the money in his pocket and looked impressed that she'd paid.
9 Although Clint implies that he grew up poor by frequently dropping references to the Great Depression, actually his family lived in a very wealthy part of town, had a swimming pool, belonged to the country club, and each parent drove their own car.
10 After meeting Sondra Locke at a luncheon in 1994, feminist activist Gloria Steinem said she would orchestrate a nationwide campaign to ban Clint Eastwood films.
11 Went to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2013 and 2015.
12 Known to be passive-aggressive in private life, communicating only by gesture, inference, and what isn't said or done.
13 While promoting the reality series Mrs. Eastwood & Company (2012) on E!, Clint's then-wife Dina Eastwood told Chelsea Handler: "I hope we're still married when this is over!". Two weeks after the show premiered, Clint and Dina separated.
14 De-facto producer of Ratboy (1986) even though his name is nowhere to be found in the credits.
15 Was asked for permission about his name being used for Marty (Michael J. Fox) in Back to the Future Part III (1990). He consented and was said to be tickled by the homage.
16 Had hair transplants in the mid-1980s. After the surgery when his head was wrapped in white bandages, he said he'd been in a bicycle accident.
17 A bachelor again at age 84, he's been seen in the company of photographer Erica Tomlinson-Fisher and restaurant hostess Christina Sandera in recent times, and has reportedly bought homes for both women.
18 His net worth was estimated at $375 million prior to his 2014 divorce from Dina Eastwood. No terms of financial settlement were revealed in the divorce decree, so it's unclear where his personal fortune currently stands.
19 There are enormous discrepancies in the press as to how many children Clint Eastwood is the father of. A May 8, 1989 Los Angeles Times article states that he has only two children by one woman. An article in the March 8, 1999 issue of People magazine says he has five children, but does not specify how many different mothers his children are from. Esquire's October 2012 issue says seven children by five women. The highest count, in a CNN story published on October 25, 2013, succinctly states: "He's had eight children total by six women." The count went back down to seven children in an April 20, 2015 People magazine article. Then back up to eight in the L.A. Times on June 16, 2016.
20 Eastwood's image was untouched by personal scandal of any sort until late April 1989, when his girlfriend of 14 years, Sondra Locke, made it known to the world that she had undergone two abortions and a tubal ligation "at his specific request," she claimed. ("I had done the unthinkable. I had publicly exposed him," she commented in retrospect.) The breakup with Locke opened the floodgates to investigative journalism about Eastwood. In July 1989, the National Enquirer reported the existence of a love child he fathered in 1964, and in February 1990, the Star tabloid became the first publication to link Eastwood's name with Jacelyn Reeves--who, it turns out, was the mother of two of his unmentionable offspring. Reputable news outlets wouldn't touch this information for years after. When Locke's memoirs were published in 1997, she was shut out of most venues to promote the book. "Sadly, it was well suppressed by Clint and WB. [...] I was sad that it did not get the attention I feel it deserved," she said in 2013. "Clint: The Life and Legend," a deeply unflattering biography by film historian Patrick McGilligan, was published in Great Britain in 1999, but did not make its way to the United States until 2002, having bounced around publishers for three years amid rumored threats from Eastwood's attorneys. Los Angeles Times critic Allen Barra called it "perhaps the most thoroughly demythologizing book yet written on modern Hollywood." On Christmas Eve 2002, Eastwood's lawyer Marshall Grossman filed a $10 million libel suit against McGilligan and St. Martin's Press in San Jose, California. Strangely enough, out of all the sordid stories in the book, the libel claim only covered three points, according to news reports: (1) That Eastwood once punched his first wife Maggie Johnson in the face; (2) That Eastwood is an atheist; (3) That Eastwood used a romantic relationship with an officer's daughter in order to avoid being sent overseas during the Korean War. The suit was settled in 2004 without any public disclosure; McGilligan and the publisher admitted no wrongdoing and there was no penalty. A revised and updated version of "Clint" was published in 2015, with most of the original content intact. The three cited passages had been excised, and a few other modifications amounting to less than two pages were made. McGilligan says many of things he reported in the first edition are now taken for granted, and one of the reasons Eastwood sued him was an obvious attempt to find out his sources.
21 He started lifting weights at 19, when weight training and bodybuilding were relegated to back-alley sweatshops with black-iron plates.
22 Personal physician Dr. Harry Demopoulos told Muscle & Fitness magazine in 1991 that Clint never eats fat, takes his antioxidants faithfully, works out like a demon and gets plenty of sleep, which is an area that is often neglected in a fitness program.
23 Practices healthy eating, completely avoids soda and rarely drinks alcohol.
24 Without taking any acting jobs, he earned $17 million for the period of a year ending in 2010: $6 million apiece for directing Invictus (2009) and Hereafter (2010), $4 million in DVD royalties for Gran Torino (2008), plus $1 million in royalties from earlier projects.
25 Has no middle name.
26 Clint's first wife Maggie encouraged him to marry Frances Fisher, with whom she and her kids got along great. Fisher was aware of Roxanne and Kimber Tunis, but it was only after giving birth to Eastwood's child that she discovered - not through him - that he had yet another brood with Jacelyn Reeves. Hence it did not come as a surprise to anyone in the know when they didn't get married and split up rather abruptly. Frances later had a face-to-face encounter with Reeves at the funeral of one of Clint's golf buddies.
27 The only biographical book he's ever authorized is "Clint Eastwood: A Biography" (1996) by Richard Schickel, which contains extensive plot summary for each of Eastwood's movies but leaves his private life little documented by comparison.
28 Ferris Webster was Eastwood's film editor for many years, working for him exclusively, but the two had a falling out during postproduction on Firefox (1982).
29 Has always been allergic to horses, which is why, in his westerns, he is rarely seen in close-up on horseback.
30 A July 1968 item by Dorothy Manners gives insight to Eastwood's rapid rise to stardom: "Clint Eastwood is on his way to earning $750,000 per picture while the proverbial man in the street is still asking, 'Who's Clint Eastwood?'. He's the hottest property sight unseen (almost) in Hollywood today.".
31 Cited under the pseudonym Mr. Smith in "Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach" by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw.
32 Turned down the role of Archie Gates in Three Kings (1999) which went to 31-years-younger George Clooney.
33 In addition to his multiple houses, he has a well-appointed apartment behind his studio office in Burbank. In Carmel, he used to keep an apartment on the third floor of a building two doors down from the Hog's Breath Inn.
34 His first onscreen kiss was with Carol Channing in The First Traveling Saleslady (1956).
35 Doesn't use text messaging and prefers landline when he talks on the phone.
36 Turned down The Bucket List (2007).
37 Avid tennis player in the past.
38 According to author Patrick McGilligan, in mid-1993 Eastwood was confronted with the claims of a woman in her late thirties, originally from Washington State, who had researched her adoption and ascertained that he was her biological father. After having his lawyers and business managers check her out, the story goes, Eastwood agreed to have dinner with the woman, who was married to a rich man and was happy to guard her anonymity - she just wanted to meet him - and promised to stay in touch. (It is worth noting that although McGilligan's book is touted as being meticulously researched, it does contain easily provable errors concerning important people in Eastwood's life, e.g. ex-partner Sondra Locke's year of birth, son Kyle Eastwood's marital status at a given time and the gender of Clint's only grandchild of record, Graylen Eastwood.) In a 2012 documentary that aired on French television, McGilligan stated on camera: "We don't know how many children Clint has had with how many women." A now-defunct website launched in 2006 by a man claiming to be Eastwood's cousin said he also has a son named Lesly, born 13 February 1959 to Rosina Mary Glen. Publicly, Eastwood has not addressed any of these claims or been asked to comment on them by the media.
39 Past cars have included Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and GMC Yukon XL. As of 2016 he is still driving at 86 years old and his vehicle of choice is an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.
40 Used to be buddies with Robert Donner, George Fargo and Chill Wills.
41 Parodied by Bill Hader on Saturday Night Live (1975).
42 One of his properties, the Rising River Ranch (located in Burney, CA) was formerly owned by the late Bing Crosby.
43 Developed his movie voice by listening to audio recordings of Marilyn Monroe. He said he'd noticed Monroe's breathy whisper and he thought it was very sexy and since it had worked so well for her, he decided he'd "do" a male version of it himself.
44 Accounts from inside the courtroom in the fraud case brought against him by Sondra Locke noted that Eastwood spoke in a barely audible tone on the witness stand and was unable to cross-reference. In one deposition he used the phrase "I have no records on that" 79 times.
45 A slow bloomer in almost every regard, Eastwood didn't leave high school until he was 19 (in an era where most students graduated at 16 or 17), got his first important film role at age 34, waited until he turned 38 to start a family, made his directorial debut at 41, and received his first Oscar nomination when he was nearly 63.
46 Was interested in the prospect of playing Hank Rearden in a cinematic adaptation of "Atlas Shrugged" that was in development by Albert S. Ruddy in the early '70s.
47 Had a long-held obsession with New York Times film critic Pauline Kael because she never liked his work. After her review of The Enforcer (1976), Clint asked a psychiatrist to do an analysis of Kael from her reviews of his past work, which he had memorized verbatim. It concluded that Kael was actually physically attracted to Clint and because she couldn't have him she hated him. Therefore, it was some sort of vengeance, according to Clint.
48 Admitted to voting for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956, Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984, Ross Perot in 1992, and John McCain in 2008.
49 Former father-in-law of Kirk Fox and Jordan Feldstein.
50 On a return air trip from a prearranged tryst in Seattle in September 1951, a two-seated plane on which he was aboard ran out of fuel and crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Point Reyes. Eastwood and the pilot swam to shore - a distance some estimated at three miles, but Eastwood has said that he is not sure it was actually that long.
51 One of several celebrity endorsers of David Lynch's Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.
52 On Christmas morning 2001, his daughter Francesca Eastwood and her mother Frances Fisher narrowly escaped a fire that engulfed their rented house in North Vancouver, Canada. Francesca leaped 15 feet from a second-story window into the arms of her mother and a neighbor, and was treated at a hospital for smoke inhalation. Frances was also treated for burns on her hands. Clint flew up to visit them in the hospital and personally thanked his daughter's rescuers.
53 Former agent is Leonard Hirshan.
54 Wanted to play Charles A. Lindbergh in The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) and penned a letter to director Billy Wilder in October 1954 requesting to meet in person to discuss his potential eligibility for the role. At the time, Eastwood had just done his first screen test for Universal Pictures but had yet to make his acting debut. The role ultimately went to an established star, James Stewart.
55 In an interview with the London Times, Eastwood confessed that he had gained unwanted attention from a 23-year-old schoolteacher when he was 19 and that she stalked him and threatened to kill herself after a one-night stand.
56 Hired a private detective in the early 1980s when his company, Malpaso Productions, began to receive a series of strange, threatening letters addressed to him mailed from various California locations by someone who seemed to have inside knowledge of his life. The trouble was, the detective had an extremely long list of possible Clint enemies and ex-girlfriends but no real clues as to who might be the culprit. After a while suspicion focused on Jane Brolin, an off-and-on paramour of Eastwood's then married to actor James Brolin. Eastwood scoffed at the idea it was her and thought it might be an actress friend of ex-mistress Roxanne Tunis, seeking some kind of revenge on him. One night he drove around the Hollywood Hills with Fritz Manes, trying to find the assumed woman's address. He tried to convince Manes that they should burgle her place, and see if the lady's typewriter matched up with the letters. Manes said no, and the vile letters eventually waxed and waned.
57 Once said that his wide hips were his only physical flaw, except for the chipped tooth he eventually had fixed.
58 Wanted to direct Angels & Demons (2009), but didn't get the chance because Ron Howard was contractually obligated to direct it because of his contract from The Da Vinci Code (2006).
59 Landed his breakthrough role in A Fistful of Dollars (1964) after Charles Bronson, Rory Calhoun, James Coburn, Henry Fonda, Ty Hardin, Steve Reeves, Tony Russel and Henry Silva all turned it down.
60 At one time, was dating Barbra Streisand.
61 Had a falling out with longtime associate Fritz Manes during the filming of Heartbreak Ridge (1986).
62 Couples in his social circle used to include Merv Griffin & Eva Gabor, Bud Yorkin & Cynthia Sikes, Richard D. Zanuck & Lili Fini Zanuck, Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver.
63 Clint and former spouse Maggie Johnson were estranged for nine years and legally separated for six before she filed for divorce in May 1984 (it was finalized that November). She had finally decided to make the split official so she could marry Henry Wynberg, a used car salesman who had once squired Elizabeth Taylor. The Johnson-Wynberg marriage ended in 1989 after four years, and in 1992 Wynberg married a 19-year-old Costa Rican woman.
64 Has a grandson born in February 1984 named Clinton Eastwood Gaddie through his illegitimate daughter Kimber Tunis (Kimber Eastwood). Clint and Roxanne Tunis are great-grandparents via Kimber's son.
65 Discovered by director Arthur Lubin during filming of Francis Joins the WACS (1954) on location in Marina, Ca.
66 Early in his career he appeared in a "B" western, Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958), in which he was billed third and leading lady Margia Dean was billed second. Years later, after Eastwood had become a superstar actor and director, Dean ran into him at a social function and teased him, "Just remember, I got top billing over you".
67 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985". Pages 294-302. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
68 Ex-significant other Sondra Locke was legally married to gay sculptor Gordon Anderson the entire time she and Eastwood were living together, and to this day they are still married in name. While house hunting with Locke in the late '70s, Eastwood introduced himself as "Mr. Anderson," even when he happened to be wearing a Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) T-shirt. Locke recalled that the sales agents could barely keep a straight face and always looked at their feet when addressing him as such.
69 Along with Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier, Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, Kenneth Branagh and Roberto Benigni, he is one of only seven men to receive Academy Award nominations for both Best Actor and Best Director for the same film: Welles for Citizen Kane (1941), Olivier for Hamlet (1948), Allen for Annie Hall (1977), Beatty for both Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Reds (1981), Branagh for Henry V (1989), Eastwood for Unforgiven (1992) and Benigni for Life Is Beautiful (1997).
70 Ranked #19 in Forbes magazine's list of the world's 40 best-paid entertainers, with estimated earnings of $44 million in 1995 and 1996. [September 1996]
71 Had planned to star in Die Hard (1988) and originally owned the rights to the novel "Nothing Lasts Forever" on which the film is based, but opted to make The Dead Pool (1988) instead.
72 He appeared in and directed two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). Morgan Freeman also appeared in both films.
73 Has played the same character in more than one film three times: The Man with No Name in the Leone trilogy, Philo Beddoe in the Any Which Way movies and Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry franchise.
74 A guest speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention, Eastwood spent much of his speech time on a largely improvised routine addressing an empty chair representing President Barack Obama. It generated many responses and a lot of discussion. Ex-girlfriend Frances Fisher wrote a condemning post on Facebook and suggested Eastwood's appearance was a publicity stunt to get more tickets sold for his new movie Trouble with the Curve (2012), adding "I've seen this act before. And I didn't buy it. Crazy like a fox. I saw the same act sitting with therapists, mediators and lawyers. [...] Even though I am certainly not a Republican, I felt bad for the people who thought this was a good idea". Several commentators including Bill Maher sidetracked to point out the hypocrisy of Eastwood's mere presence at the gathering, since the star's turbulent personal history was the antithesis of the "family values" advocated by Presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the same stage that evening.
75 The character Shane Gooseman ("Goose" for short) from the animated space opera The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers (1986) was based on him and his screen persona.
76 Attending Cannes premiere of latest film Changeling (2008), a period thriller set in the 1920s. [May 2008]
77 In Cape Town, South Africa, filming Invictus (2009). [March 2009]
78 Father-in-law of Stacy Poitras and Shawn Midkiff.
79 Cinematographer Bruce Surtees and actor Geoffrey Lewis are regulars in Eastwood films (he's directed).
80 Directed two films concurrently in 1973; High Plains Drifter (1973) and Breezy (1973).
81 A former logger, steel furnace stoker and gas station attendant before becoming an actor.
82 His signature character, "The Man With No Name", is portrayed by Timothy Olyphant as "The Spirit of the West" in Rango (2011).
83 He and Warren Beatty are the only actor-directors to earn Best Actor and Best Director Oscar nominations for the same film two times.
84 According to Robert Daley, the head of Warner Bros. when Eastwood made 15 pictures there, none of those films ever included preview screenings because Clint "doesn't believe in the preview process".
85 Although he has been associated with violence throughout his career, he personally detests it and has carefully shown the horrific consequences of violence in films such as Unforgiven (1992), A Perfect World (1993), Absolute Power (1997), Mystic River (2003), Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Gran Torino (2008).
86 He was going to play the villain Two-Face on the Batman (1966) TV series, but the show was canceled before the episode began shooting. He later expressed interest for the same role in Batman Forever (1995).
87 Paul Haggis, who wrote the screenplay for Million Dollar Baby (2004), offered Eastwood the role of Hank Deerfiled in In the Valley of Elah (2007). Eastwood turned it down and recommended Tommy Lee Jones, who went on to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance.
88 Turned down the role of K in Men in Black (1997).
89 Five of his movies were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies: Dirty Harry (1971), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Unforgiven (1992), Mystic River (2003) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). "Unforgiven" made the list at #68, 30 places up from its original rank at #98.
90 Served as President of the Cannes Jury when Pulp Fiction (1994) won but the film was not his personal choice: "On the jury here when 'Pulp Fiction' won, somebody said, 'Oh, Clint Eastwood was on the jury, so he voted for the American film.' But my sensibilities are European, here is where my success started. Actually, 'Zhang Yimou''s To Live (1994) was my favorite piece, but most of the European jurors seemed to like 'Pulp Fiction'.".
91 Eastwood's parents settled in Piedmont, California, where he attended Piedmont Jr. High School, then Piedmont High School from January 1945 to January 1946. Later, Eastwood enrolled at Oakland Technical High School; he was held back due to poor academic scores and was scheduled to graduate in January 1949 as a midyear graduate, although it is not clear if he ever did.
92 Sergio Leone asked him and his The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) co-stars Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef to appear in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). The idea was reportedly scrapped due to scheduling conflicts with other films, although some rumors state they declined when they heard that their characters were going to be killed off by Charles Bronson's character in the first five minutes. Leone filmed the scene instead with character actors Woody Strode, Jack Elam and Al Mulock.
93 Turned down the role of Harmonica in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), which went to Charles Bronson.
94 The genesis of his production company, Malpaso Productions, had a curious origin. When Italian director Sergio Leone approached Eastwood about appearing in what would become the "Spaghetti Western" trilogy--A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)--Eastwood was eager to take it but was advised against it by his agent, suggesting it would be a "bad move" (mal paso). Against all advice, the actor went ahead and accepted the "man with no name" role and his decision turned out to be a "good move". Eastwood never forgot the irony of the situation and adopted "Malpaso" as his production company name.
95 Declined to have a party for his 80th birthday, explaining that at his age he doesn't like birthday parties for himself. He said his only plans to celebrate the occasion would be to go out for a drink with his wife.
96 Profiled in "Directors Close Up" by Jeremy Kagan (2005).
97 Contrary to rumors, he is not a vegetarian. However, he does keep to a strict lowfat diet.
98 He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts on February 25, 2010 for his services and contributions to the arts.
99 Considered for the role of Rambo in First Blood (1982) long before Sylvester Stallone was hired.
100 Father was Clinton Eastwood Sr. (1906-1970), an executive at Georgia Pacific LLC, a pulp and paper manufacturing company. Stepfather, after his widowed mother remarried in 1972, was John Belden Wood (1913-2004), a lumber executive.
101 Dislikes hunting, saying that he doesn't enjoy killing an animal for no reason.
102 Practices transcendental meditation twice a day, and said in 2013 that he has been meditating for the past 40 years.
103 Notable women Eastwood has reportedly been romantically linked with include actresses Inger Stevens, Jean Seberg, Jo Ann Harris, Jamie Rose, Rebecca Perle, Catherine Deneuve, Susan Saint James and Jill Banner, singer Keely Smith, competitive swimmer Anita Lhoest, restaurant critic Gael Greene, wildlife activist Jane Brolin, columnist Bridget Byrne, story analyst Megan Rose, French model Cathy Reghin and former Carmel mayor Jean Grace.
104 Owns a hillside mansion in Sun Valley, Idaho and a beachfront estate in Maui.
105 Has a younger sister named Jeanne Bernhardt (b. 1934) and two nieces, Anna (b. 1958) and Celia (b. 1961).
106 Was offered the chance to play James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973), but turned it down because he felt the character should be played by an English actor. Roger Moore was then cast and went on to play Bond six more times.
107 Turned down the role of Captain Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979) because he found the story "too dark." The role went to Martin Sheen, whose son Charlie went on to co-star with Clint in The Rookie (1990).
108 Served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, for one term for the nominal salary of $300.
109 He and Burt Reynolds had major influences on each other's careers. It was he who sent a copy of "Sharky's Machine" to Reynolds, which gave Reynolds the idea to turn the novel into a movie, Sharky's Machine (1981), which went on to garner excellent reviews. On the other hand, it was Reynolds who sent Clint a copy of "The Outlaw Josey Wales", later made into a film by Eastwood (The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)). Years later, Reynolds told him about "this great novel" called "The Bridges of Madison County", and some time later it was shot by Eastwood (The Bridges of Madison County (1995)).
110 Although he can handle pistols with either hand equally well, he is left-eye dominant, evident when he shoots a rifle as in Joe Kidd (1972) or Unforgiven (1992), but is right handed, as seen when he wears or handles one pistol.
111 Though he often smokes in his movies, he is a lifelong non-smoker offscreen.
112 Sondra Locke filed a palimony lawsuit against Eastwood in April 1989, after he changed the locks on their Bel-Air home and moved her possessions into storage while she was at work directing Impulse (1990). Diagnosed with breast cancer in the midst of the hearings, Locke met privately with him and dropped the suit in November 1990 in exchange for a settlement that included financial payments, title to a house in West Hollywood that he had been leasing to her estranged husband Gordon Anderson, and a multi-year contract with Warner Bros. to direct films. In June 1995 she sued Eastwood again, for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty once she became convinced - after having more than 30 separate projects rejected by the studio - that the deal was a sham and that she was employed only on paper. Having unearthed a bookkeeping printout to corroborate this assertion, Locke alleged the checks she received from Warner actually came from money Eastwood had laundered out of the budget for Unforgiven (1992) and written off as production costs. The case went to trial in September 1996, with ten of the 12 jurors believed to be solidly in Locke's corner, with the only real issue being how much money ultimately would be awarded. Eastwood's lawyers suggested a settlement, and on the morning in which jurors were set to begin a second day of deliberation, Locke announced her decision to drop her suit against him in return for an unspecified monetary reward. A separate lawsuit against Warner Brothers was settled out of court in May 1999, ending the decade-long legal saga.
113 Former longtime companion Sondra Locke blasted Eastwood in her autobiography "The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly: A Hollywood Journey" (1997), describing him as "a monster who thought nothing of destroying anything inconvenient to him" and even likening Clint to O.J. Simpson. Locke reiterated earlier publicized claims that Eastwood had manipulated her into having two abortions and a tubal ligation in the 1970s and sabotaged her directorial career after the couple's 1989 split, but also made new allegations that he sired two children by another woman in the last three years of their relationship (which mainstream media refused to report, despite the fact that the kids' names and exact birthdates were revealed in the book). Sondra wrote that she learned of this "double life" from an investigative journalist who phoned her during depositions in the palimony case with the shocking revelation that Clint had a secret family in Carmel living in a house under his business manager's name--a fact confirmed when she filed a motion to discover and Eastwood's will was called in for evidence, with the document showing one Jacelyn Reeves, her legally fatherless son and daughter listed as beneficiaries.
114 William Goldman said of Eastwood that he was the only person to be a star in the '70s, '80s and '90s. By "star" Goldman means Variety's list of top ten actors of the decade.
115 He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.
116 In the late 1980s he discussed remaking the classic Sam Peckinpah western Ride the High Country (1962) with Charlton Heston.
117 Along with John Travolta and Tom Selleck, he attended the formal state dinner at the White House held by President Ronald Reagan to welcome Prince Charles and Princess Diana to the United States in 1985.
118 California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Eastwood into the California Hall of Fame located at The California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts. [December 2006]
119 An accomplished jazz pianist, he performs much of the music for his movies, including the scene in the bar in In the Line of Fire (1993).
120 Learned mountain climbing for The Eiger Sanction (1975) because he felt the scenes were too dangerous for him to pay a stuntman to do for him. He was the last climber up The Totem Pole in Monument Valley, and as part of the contract, the movie crew removed the pitons left by decades of other climbers. The scene where he was hanging off the mountain by a single rope was actually Eastwood, and not a stuntman.
121 Received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Southern California. [May 2007]
122 Mentioned in theme song in The Adventures of George the Projectionist (2006).
123 Used to shop at Market Basket a lot when it was still open.
124 William Friedkin offered him the lead in Sorcerer (1977), but Eastwood didn't want to travel anywhere at that time. Jack Nicholson turned the film down for the same reason.
125 The producers of Dirty Harry (1971) originally didn't want Eastwood, since they felt he was too young at 41. After older stars like John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and Robert Mitchum turned the film down, Eastwood was cast. He last played Harry Callahan aged 58 in The Dead Pool (1988), which was only a year older than the character was supposed to be in the first film according to the original screenplay.
126 Was offered Gregory Peck's role in Mackenna's Gold (1969), but turned it down to make Hang 'Em High (1968) instead.
127 Had to fill in for Charlton Heston at The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972) until Heston arrived.
128 Semi-fluent in Italian.
129 In 1969 he attended a celebration of John Wayne's 40-year career at Paramount Pictures, along with Lee Marvin, Rock Hudson, Fred MacMurray, James Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Caine and Laurence Harvey.
130 Son of Ruth Wood.
131 Voted for Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California in 2003 and 2006.
132 He is "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur", a high French distinction that has been conferred on him by President Jacques Chirac on February 17, 2007, as a tribute to his career as an actor and a filmmaker.
133 Cited as America's Favorite Movie Star by the Harris Polls conducted in 1993, 1994 and 1997. Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford are the only other actors to be cited as the #1 Movie Star as many times.
134 Whenever asked if he would do a Dirty Harry 6, he often joked that he can imagine Dirty Harry now long retired, and fly-fishing with his .44 magnum.
135 Claims to have been an early choice for the title role in Superman (1978). "I was like, 'Superman? Nah, nah, that's not for me.' Not that there's anything wrong with it. It's for somebody, but not me," he said.
136 His "Fistful" mannerisms was imitated in Canada, by the Tim Horton's restaurant chain, to promote the 2005 Southwest chicken sub.
137 Presented the Golden Globe Award for Best Director to Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005).
138 Is a patron of the arts, notably as an avid collector of western art.
139 Was offered Al Pacino's role in Any Given Sunday (1999), but turned it down because Warner Bros. wouldn't let him direct it also.
140 He claims that he wound up getting the role in Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (1964) because James Coburn, to whom the role was originally offered, wanted $25,000. Eastwood accepted the role for $15,000.
141 Ended his longstanding friendship with onetime neighbor William R. Thompkins in 1964.
142 His performance as "Dirty" Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry (1971) is ranked #42 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
143 His performance as Blondie in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) is ranked #50 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
144 Eastwood declined an offer from President George Bush to campaign for him in the 1992 Presidential election. He told an interviewer the next year, "I think what the ultra-right wing conservatives did to the Republicans is really self-destructive, absolutely stupid".
145 At a press conference for his movie Mystic River (2003), Eastwood condemned the Iraq war as a "big mistake" and defended Sean Penn's visit to Baghdad, saying he might have done the same thing but for his age.
146 His performance as "Dirty" Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry (1971) is ranked #92 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
147 Has ruled out the possibility of playing Dirty Harry again, saying he has "outgrown him age-wise."
148 Was appointed to serve on the National Council of the Arts by President Nixon in 1972.
149 In 1972 Eastwood attended President Richard Nixon's landslide victory celebration in Los Angeles, along with John Wayne, Charlton Heston and Glenn Ford.
150 Took acting class from Michael Chekhov in Hollywood.
151 At the 2005 National Board of Review awards dinner in New York City, Eastwood joked that he would kill filmmaker Michael Moore if Moore ever showed up at his home with a camera (an evident reference to Moore's controversial interview Charlton Heston, for Bowling for Columbine (2002)). After the crowd laughed, Eastwood said, "I mean it." Moore's spokesman said, "Michael laughed along with everyone else, and took Mr. Eastwood's comments in the lighthearted spirit in which they were given." Publicly, Eastwood has not commented further.
152 He was a contract player at Universal International in the mid-1950s. He and a younger actor named Burt Reynolds were released from their contracts and left the studio on the same day. They were both fired by the same director. Eastwood was fired when the director didn't want to use him in a movie because "his Adam's Apple was too big." Reynolds, who was serving as a stunt man, was fired after he shoved the director into a water tank during an argument over how to do a stunt fall.
153 He objected to the end of Dirty Harry (1971) when Harry throws his badge away after killing the Scorpio Killer, arguing with director Don Siegel that Harry knew that being a policeman was the only work for which he was suited. Siegel eventually convinced Eastwood that Harry threw his badge away as a symbol that he had lost faith in the justice system.
154 As a director, he has always refused to test screen his films before their release.
155 Made six movies with former partner Sondra Locke: The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Gauntlet (1977), Every Which Way But Loose (1978), Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980) and Sudden Impact (1983).
156 The boots that he wore in Unforgiven (1992) are the same ones he wore in the TV series Rawhide (1959). They are now a part of his private collection and were on loan to the 2005 Sergio Leone exhibit at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California. In essence these boots have book-ended his career in the Western genre.
157 Claimed that the trait he most despised in others was racism.
158 President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival. [1994]
159 He, Warren Beatty, Robert Redford, Mel Gibson, Richard Attenborough and Kevin Costner are the only directors best known as actors who have won an Academy Award as Best Director.
160 He stood at 6'4" at his peak, but due to recent back problems, he can only stretch up to 6'2".
161 Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
162 Opened the Hog's Breath Inn with co-founders Paul E. Lippman and Walter Becker in 1972. According to Lippman, "I had to terminate three pretty good waitresses in the first few months of operation; not because they went to bed with Clint Eastwood, but because they either talked about it all over the premises, or came in the next day acting like they owned the place." The restaurant closed in 1999 and then re-opened under new management.
163 Some of his favorite actors are Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum and James Stewart.
164 Some of his favorite movies are The 39 Steps (1935), How Green Was My Valley (1941), Sergeant York (1941), The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and Chariots of Fire (1981).
165 Favorite actor is James Cagney.
166 Premiere Magazine ranked him as #43 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
167 In early 2005 he announced that he would supply the voice for a "Dirty Harry" video game.
168 Every year the PGA tour comes to Pebble Beach, California, to host a celebrity golf tournament where celebrities team up with the professionals. Clint participated in this every year from 1962-2002 and is the longest running participant. He now serves as Host.
169 Received an honorary Doctorate from Wesleyan University in Connecticut (2000). Wesleyan is also home to his personal archives.
170 For two consecutive years he directed two out of the four actors who won Oscars for their performances: Sean Penn (Best Actor) and Tim Robbins (Best Supporting Actor) in Mystic River (2003)) in 2004, and Hilary Swank (Best Actress) and Morgan Freeman (Best Supporting Actor) for Million Dollar Baby (2004)) in 2005.
171 He directed 11 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Gene Hackman, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, and himself (in Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004)). Hackman, Penn, Robbins, Freeman and Swank won Oscars for their performances in one of Eastwood's movies.
172 At age 74, he became the oldest person to win the Best Director Oscar for Million Dollar Baby (2004).
173 Stacy McLaughlin filed a $100,000 lawsuit against Eastwood in May 1989 for "knowingly, intentionally and deliberately" ramming her Nissan Maxima with his quarter-ton pickup at the Burbank Studios on Dec. 16, 1988, when she mistakenly parked in his parking space while dropping off a tape at his Malpaso Productions office. Eastwood, who contended he was only trying to park his vehicle in its rightful space, paid $960 to repair the headlights and bumper of McLaughlin's car. She sought the additional money as punitive damages, claiming malice on Eastwood's part. The case went to court in July 1991, but a judge refused to grant the damages.
174 Was named the #1 top money-making star at the box office in Quigley Publications' annual poll of movie exhibitors five times between 1972 and 1993. Bing Crosby, Burt Reynolds and Tom Hanks also have been named #1 five times, while Tom Cruise holds the record for being named #1 six times.
175 At The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) he presented the Best Picture statuette to American Beauty (1999).
176 At The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973), he presented the 1972 Best Picture Oscar to Albert S. Ruddy, the producer of The Godfather (1972). Thirty-two years later they would jointly accept the 2004 Best Picture Oscar at the The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005), along with fellow Million Dollar Baby (2004) co-producer Tom Rosenberg.
177 A sample of his whistling can be heard on the track "Big Noise" from his son Kyle Eastwood's jazz CD "Paris Blue" (2004).
178 He was the only nominee for the Best Actor Oscar in 2004 (for Million Dollar Baby (2004)) to play a fictitious character. All four other nominees portrayed real people in their respective films.
179 Was named the top box-office star of 1972 and again in 1973 by the Motion Picture Herald, based on an annual poll of exhibitors as to the drawing power of movie stars at the box-office, conducted by Quigley Publications.
180 Has been named to Quigley Publications' annual Top 10 Poll of Money-Making Stars 21 times, making him #2 all-time for appearances in the top 10 list. Only John Wayne, with 25 appearances in the Top 10, has more. Eastwood, who first appeared in the Top Ten at #5 in 1968, finished #2 to Wayne at the box office in 1971 after finishing #2 to Paul Newman in 1970. After his first two consecutive #1 appearances in 1972 and 1973, he dropped back to #2 in 1974, trailing Robert Redford at the box office. Clint was again #2 in 1979, 1981 and 1982 (topped by Burt Reynolds all three years), before leading the charts in 1983 and '84. He last topped the poll in 1993.
181 He has always disliked the reading of political and social agendas in his films, which has occurred from Dirty Harry (1971) to Million Dollar Baby (2004). He has always maintained that all of his films are apolitical and what he has in mind when making a film is whether it's going to be entertaining and compelling.
182 Eastwood's children from liaisons with Jacelyn Reeves, now known as Scott Eastwood and Kathryn Eastwood, were born with their mother's last name and have been left out of nearly all publications and documentaries about Eastwood until recently. No father is listed on either of their birth certificates.
183 Came close to divorcing first wife Maggie Johnson in the mid-1960s due to having fathered a child (though not necessarily his first) in an affair with Roxanne Tunis. They separated, but within a matter of weeks, Johnson became very ill with hepatitis. After she recovered, Eastwood agreed to a reconciliation, and almost 15 years after they married, their first child together was born.
184 Brother-in-law of Dominic V. Ruiz and Jade Marx-Berti.
185 35 years older than wife Dina Eastwood. Dina's parents were 19 and 21 when she was born. This makes Clint 16 years older than his mother-in-law, and 14 years older than his father-in-law.
186 Current wife Dina Ruiz (Dina Eastwood) is a former local television news anchor/reporter from Salinas, Ca. They met when she was assigned to interview him for KSBW-TV in spring 1993. She admitted that she had seen zero of his movies.
187 When Don Siegel fell ill during production of Dirty Harry (1971), Eastwood stepped in as director during the attempted-suicide/jumper sequence.
188 Mentioned on T.G. Sheppard's hit single "Make My Day," which in the first half of 1984 reached #12 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart and also reached #62 on that magazine's Hot 100 singles survey.
189 His production company is Malpaso Productions, which he formed in 1968. The company's first feature release was Hang 'Em High (1968).
190 Weighed 11 lbs 6 oz at birth.
191 When directing, he simply says "okay" instead of "action" and "cut." (source: "Sunday Morning Shootout").
192 When he directs, he insists that his actors wear as little makeup as possible and he likes to print first takes. As a result, his films consistently finish on schedule and on budget.
193 His character's voice was provided by Enrico Maria Salerno in A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). In 1967, Eastwood dubbed his dialogue in English for the trilogy's American release.
194 Of English, Scottish, Irish, and smaller amounts of German, Dutch, and Welsh, ancestry.
195 Received the Career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. [August 2000]
196 2000 recipient of John F. Kennedy Center Honors.
197 Sworn in as parks commissioner for state of California at Big Basin Redwood Park, Santa Cruz, Ca., 8 June 2002. Holding up his new commissioner's badge, he told the crowd, "You're all under arrest".
198 Until his pride was displaced by discovery of a larger version of same tree in 2002, Eastwood used to be proud owner of tree believed to be the nation's largest known hardwood - a bluegum eucalyptus.
199 Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s TV hit The Fall Guy (1981).
200 His name is used as the title of the hit Gorillaz song and video "Clint Eastwood" (2001).
201 It's interesting, given his penchant towards violence, that his name, Clint Eastwood, is an anagram for 'old west action'.
202 Has eight children by six different women: Kimber Eastwood (b. June 17, 1964) with Roxanne Tunis; Kyle Eastwood (b. May 19, 1968) and Alison Eastwood (b. May 22, 1972) with Maggie Johnson; Scott Eastwood (b. March 21, 1986) and Kathryn Eastwood (b. February 2, 1988) with Jacelyn Reeves; Francesca Eastwood (b. August 7, 1993) with Frances Fisher; Morgan Eastwood (b. December 12, 1996) with Dina Eastwood; and another child with another woman whose identities are not confirmed. Only Kyle, Alison, Francesca and Morgan are mentioned in Clint's October 2003 episode of Biography (1987).
203 Lifeguard and projectionist of training films for the U.S. Army from 1951-1952, stationed at Fort Ord in California. According to high school friend Don Loomis (in "Clint: The Life and Legend" by Patrick McGilligan, page 49), Eastwood avoided being sent to combat in Korea by romancing one of the daughters of a Fort Ord officer, who might have been entreated to watch out for him when names came up for postings.
204 Got his role in Rawhide (1959) while visiting a friend at the CBS lot when a studio exec spotted him because he "looked like a cowboy."
205 Was apparently such an organized director that he finished Absolute Power (1997) days ahead of schedule.
206 Elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. It has often been claimed that Eastwood ran for office as a Republican. In fact, although he was registered as a Republican in California, the position of mayor is non-partisan. [April 1986]
207 He wore the same poncho, without ever having washed it, in all three of his "Man with No Name" Westerns.
208 Gained popularity with his first three major films, A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) (which weren't released in America until 1967/68). Soon afterwards Jolly Films (which produced A Fistful of Dollars (1964)) came out with a film called "The Magnificent Stranger", which was actually two episodes of Rawhide (1959) edited together. Eastwood sued and the film was withdrawn.
209 Ranked #2 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
210 Received an honorary Cesar award in Paris, France for his body of work. [February 1998]
211 Owns the Mission Ranch hotel & restaurant in Carmel, Calif., the exclusive Tehama golf club in Carmel Valley, and is partial owner of the Pebble Beach Golf Country Club in nearby Monterey Peninsula.
212 Lived with Sondra Locke from 1975 to 1989.

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1 I'm number one at the box office, but Hollywood considers me a bore.
2 For years I bummed around trying to get an acting job. They told me my voice was too soft, my teeth needed capping, I squinted -- all that tearing down of my ego. If I walked into a casting office now, a stranger, I'd get the same old crap. But now I'm Clint Eastwood.
3 [asked for the secret to a lasting marriage, 1971] We don't believe in togetherness. We've stayed together by staying apart.
4 I'm not a person who pre-plans life.
5 My dad was always talking about retiring and sitting next to a stream with a couple of beers in his hand. Sounds like a commercial - but it's not for me!
6 I'm in the entertainment business, NOT in the business of trying to shape social opinions.
7 Sometimes I think I disappoint people by not being more like the characters I play in the movies. But who wants to be those guys? The best kind of fan is the one who tells you he loved your film and then, boom, is off.
8 I guess I'm just a bum and a drifter by nature. I don't think of myself as a "star." I don't have any image of myself.
9 In some ways I know I didn't live up to my parents' hopes. It was a long time before I wanted to go to college--but in some ways I surpassed my parents' hopes.
10 The main thing is not how long you're on the planet, but the quality you have while you're here.
11 Marriage is not just about 'love.' It's about 'like' as well.
12 I am very well mannered, and that, believe it or not, stands me in very good stead.
13 I can get into the nostalgia thing sometimes, but to me the good old days are right now.
14 [in GQ magazine, October 2011] I don't give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of ... Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want
15 I think I'm reasonably intelligent.
16 I'm just doing a job, I'm just in the entertainment business doing the kinds of films that appeal to me. You've got to keep that in perspective. Fame is fleeting.
17 My appeal is in the characters I play. A superhuman type character who has all the answers, is double cool, exists on his own without society or the help of society's police forces. A guy sits in the audience. He's twenty-five years old and he's scared stiff about what he's going to do with his life. He wants to have that self-sufficient thing he sees up on the screen.
18 [asked on the red carpet at The Bridges of Madison County (1995) premiere if he thinks men become sexier with age] That's in the eyes of the beholder. I know nothing about how men become sexy because men aren't sexy to me, so I really don't know.
19 The important thing to remember about women is that they're a lot smarter than men and they don't play fair.
20 I think women like to see other women put down when they're out of line. They have a dream of the guy who won't let them get away with anything. And the man in the audience is thinking, 'That's how I'd like to handle it--cool and assured, knowing all the answers.' He wants to be a superhero.
21 I was a bit of a screw-up, a loner.
22 Follow what you think. You want to do something? Just do it the best you can. Not everyone makes something phenomenal, but at least you can fail on your own terms.
23 [on the contemporary superhero craze in Hollywood] Thank God that I didn't have to do that. [...] I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality. Maybe they do super things or more-than-human things - like Dirty Harry, he has a knack for doing crazy things, or the western guys - but, still, they're not caped crusaders.
24 [on taking nootropics] You can actually feel a difference and see a difference in yourself. I'm not necessarily interested in extending life. To me, what seems most intriguing is just keeping the quality of your life up as long as fate decrees that you'll be here on the planet.
25 When I was growing up in the '30s and '40s, kids were a lot more active than they are today. We didn't have television, we certainly didn't have computers, so you came home from school and then went out to play with the other kids in your neighborhood. You didn't have to be a varsity athlete to get into a game of pickup basketball or football or to take a bat, ball and glove out to an empty lot for a game of flies-and-grounders.
26 I am a junior, and all my younger life I was called Sonny or Junior, and I think a kid deserves his own name.
27 One of the most important things in life is feeling good about yourself. And when you're in decent shape, when you like the way your body looks and feels and your energy levels are at their highest, it's a lot easier to feel good about yourself.
28 What's one great thing about a theater is it's got an exit.
29 100 years from now and more, people will look back on this generation of films, and the guy who will standout more than anyone else will be Tom Cruise.
30 I don't have any great pickup lines. I was never an extrovert, so I always had to have someone meet me halfway. If she was interested, we'd come together, and if not ... When I became a movie actor and became well-known, it took care of itself. Maybe that's why I became an actor.
31 You're as young as you feel. As young as you want to be. There's an old saying I heard from a friend of mine. People ask him, "Why do you look so good at your age?" He'll say, "Because I never let the old man in." And there's truth to that. It's in your mind, how far you let him come in.
32 [on Barack Obama] He doesn't go to work. He doesn't go down to Congress and make a deal. What the hell's he doing sitting in the White House? If I were in that job, I'd get down there and make a deal. Sure, Congress are lazy bastards, but so what? You're the top guy. You're the president of the company. It's your responsibility to make sure everybody does well. It's the same with every company in this country, whether it's a two-man company or a two-hundred-man company...
33 I don't know what I am. I'm a little of everything.
34 Secretly everybody's getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That's the kiss-ass generation we're in right now. We're really in a pussy generation. Everybody's walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren't called racist. And then when I did Gran Torino (2008), even my associate said, "This is a really good script, but it's politically incorrect." And I said, "Good. Let me read it tonight." The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, "We're starting this immediately."
35 When I used to be a contract player in 1954 at Universal, I wasn't getting good roles. I was getting one-liners, and then I'd be gone. But I'd hang around; I'd watch guys. And when I had days off, which was most days, I'd go down and watch other sets while they were shooting. Watch Joan Crawford or whomever. Just watch how they worked and how the director handled them. I didn't know anything about making movies, and there's a lot to learn.
36 [asked by British interviewer Ginny Dougary why so many women had his babies] Well, sometimes -- ughh . . . arghh . . . I . . . I don't . . . ahh . . . know why it is that I'm any more of a sire than anyone else. Um . . . er . . . something to do with the genes, I guess.
37 Who's Barbara Walters?
38 [on Roxanne Tunis and Kimber Eastwood, as quoted in "The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly"] I give them a few thousand here and there, but I always give it in cash so they can't prove anything. Besides, Kimber is listed as a dependent on her stepfather's tax returns; she's not a dependent of mine. Legally, I'm not responsible.
39 There's a bar I used to go to on Sunset Boulevard that was a straight bar that's now a gay bar. I think I went into it once some years later, and I looked around and said, 'Oh, yeah, it's a gay bar.' I still finished my beer.
40 [on his dissatisfaction with his diminishing role in the "Dollars" trilogy] In the first, I was just about alone. Then there were two of us. And now are three of us. If it goes on like this I'm going to end up in a detachment of cavalry.
41 Too many directors don't know what the hell they're doing. They'll do multiple takes on scenes and try out different angles and lighting. I don't like that. If you can't see it yourself straight away, you shouldn't be a director.
42 [on John Ford] I remember seeing Stagecoach (1939) as a kid when it first came out. Ford had an influence on me subconsciously, and I watched it in a dark theatre with my knees up. Sometimes twice in a row. There's something about the way he approached the subject that broke down clichés of the era. I think he was always trying to make social statements in his movies, and with Stagecoach he used the western to do it efficiently.
43 As soon as I read that line in the script, "Go ahead make my day", I knew audiences would love it.
44 Films can go overboard on violence but the Dirty Harry films don't. We don't use slow motion violence for instance, or lingering blood squirts. Also, Harry Callahan is an honorable man and a hero to middle America. I'd question films like Taxi Driver (1976) where the hero is mentally ill.
45 I am concerned about violence in films. In 1992, when I did Unforgiven (1992), which is a film that is very anti-violence and very anti-gun, I remember that Gene Hackman was concerned about it too. And we both discussed how much violence in films has escalated since Dirty Harry (1971) and other movies I made.
46 Sergio Leone loved long stories and long pictures. To me, I don't mind a long picture if you've got a lot of story. But if you're just making a long movie to just show off more production value, I think you can edit some of that stuff down. That's where he and I would differ.
47 [on marriage] I haven't exactly been successful at it, but I made a couple of attempts. I've had moments of success interrupted by moments of satyr. Shelley Berman used to say that. I admire people who can accomplish and do it, but it's very difficult in today's society, because there are so many things pulling at people. People gain different interests as time goes by, so they decide that they want to try something else. You have to keep trying! You don't want to give up and be so cynical that, you say, 'Never!' But, maybe, at my stage in life, there's a silver act. Never say never.
48 [December 2014] I just went through a period where my DNA was in demand for a while. I think that's all ended-but, you never know!
49 [if he could give advice to his younger self] He was never a smart kid. I was a slow learner, so I'd say speed up the process a bit-and maybe practice a little more!
50 I've waited all my life for a woman like Dina. She is bright, funny, independent. It's fate that I met her when I was in my sixties. I'd love to have been with her 20, 30 years ago and I would have settled down much sooner. I spent my twenties and thirties being angry, then my forties and fifties being disappointed. It's only in the last part of my life that I've learned to be happy.
51 I'm not good in big crowds. I prefer smaller, one-to-one nights out, which is why I've never been single. I like the company of women, but I do go for longer-term relationships than flings. The best things to come of all those relationships are my children.
52 In the past I have been with women who wanted more from me than I was ever willing to give. I was probably not as attentive as I could have been. I can be selfish and some of the women didn't have a good idea of their self. They wanted me to mould them and I just can't do that.
53 [April 2010] I planned on not working at this time in my life, but I am enjoying working more now than I ever have. I have been lucky enough to work in a profession I really like and I figure I will continue until somebody hits me over the head.
54 [January 1962] There has to be something for me beyond western roles, which rarely give you a full feeling of acting accomplishment. Have you ever heard of a western star being called an actor's actor? I'll bet not!
55 I like Italian movies. I was frequently there in the '60s, in Rome and the vicinity. It was a great period in life. I was very influenced by their stuff.
56 Everybody has certain things they wish they hadn't done in life. They wish they hadn't kicked their dog when they were ten or something.
57 I've been through my womanizer part of my life. There was a point when it was an illness, just compulsive, but that's behind me now. I've never considered myself addicted to anything, but if I was, that was it.
58 [speaking in 2007 about troubled actress June Fairchild] My heart sank when I heard of what had become of June. There are organizations that can help her but I'm sure she could also use a friendly face right now. I'd really like to meet her.
59 I kind of make a film for myself to sort of express myself.
60 Why am I a star? It can't be because of looks.
61 When I was a kid, I thought movies just came from air. I thought they just appeared.
62 I love stories about women.
63 I always thought of myself as a character actor. I never thought of myself as a leading man.
64 Plagiarism is always the biggest thing in Hollywood.
65 [characterizing his relationship with Roxanne Tunis] It didn't mean anything; it was just an affair. I was young and . . . anyway she was a stand-in and extra on the show, and she was really crazy about me, and always hanging out in my dressing room.
66 It's much more fun to play something you're nothing like than what you are... It's much easier to hide yourself in a character.
67 I grew up with J. Edgar Hoover. He was the G-man, a hero to everybody, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the big, feared organization. He was ahead of his time as far as building up forensic evidence and fingerprinting. But he took down a lot of innocent people, too.
68 My grandfather lived to be late 90s on one side and on the other side, 70s or something. And my father died young, at 63. But he didn't take very good care of himself.
69 [on home pornography] The ultimate turn-on.
70 I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that's OK, too. It's whatever suits you.
71 [answering David Letterman's declarative question, "You have seven children?"] Uh, at least.
72 Crimes against children are the most heinous crime. That, for me, would be a reason for capital punishment because children are innocent and need the guidance of an adult society.
73 Alfred Hitchcock once told me, when I was analyzing a lot of things about his pictures, 'Clint, you must remember, it's only a movie.'
74 [in 1975 on Sondra Locke] I never knew I could love somebody so much, and feel so peaceful about it at the same time.
75 I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.
76 Every movie I make teaches me something. That's why I keep making them.
77 [on director Arthur Lubin] We spent a lot of time together, traveled together. He liked me a lot; got me into the talent program at Universal, gave me a lot of breaks. Bought me some nice clothes, too. That's when people started wondering about us!
78 [on misrepresentation of his early work] My parts ranged from one-liners to four-liners, but to look at some of the billings in TV Guide these days, you'd think I co-starred in those films.
79 [about Patrick McGilligan's unauthorized biography of him, 2002] I don't know if this is the same book that came out in England, but if it is, it's just very factually inaccurate. He has me involved with women I've never met and attending schools I've never gone to - and there was a photograph supposedly of me that wasn't me. The stories about my father weren't true. There were incidents described that never took place; I've never broken a window with a ball peen hammer in my life. If you can't even get the little stuff right, then how are you going to get the big stuff right? But I don't want to talk about it too much, because I hate even giving it credence. It's a very mean-spirited book. I don't care if you write something bad about me, as long as it's true. I'm not Mr. Evangelical Pure-as-the-snow. I just want the true (stories) out. They're fair game. But when they're made up, they're not fair game.
80 [press statement in response to claims made by ex-significant other Sondra Locke, 4/27/89] I adamantly deny and deeply resent the accusation that either one of those abortions or the tubal ligation were done at my demand, request or even suggestion. As to the abortions, I told Locke that whether to have children or terminate her pregnancies was a decision entirely hers. Particularly with regard to the tubal ligation, I encouraged Locke to make her own decision after she had consulted with a physician about the appropriateness of and the necessity for that surgical procedure.
81 [to Steve Kroft, why he refuses to say how many children he has] Well, 'cause I - you - they're - there are other people that are involved there and they're vulnerable people. I can protect myself, but they can't.
82 My father used to say to me, 'Show 'em what you can do, and don't worry about what you're gonna get. Say you'll work for free and make yourself invaluable'.
83 [after the Carmel city council refused his architectural plans for a downtown construction] They don't know who they're fuckin' with. I'll build that damn building the way I want it if I have to run the fucking city council to do it.
84 I like the image of the piano player: the piano player sits down, plays, tells his story, and then gets up and leaves - letting the music speak for itself.
85 There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction.
86 The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.
87 Extremism is so easy. You've got your position and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right,you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.
88 I've done war movies because they're always loaded with drama and conflict. But as far as actual participation ... it's one of those things that should be done with a lot of thought, if it needs to be done. Self-protection is a very important thing for nations, but I just don't like to see it.
89 [on his planned remake of A Star Is Born (1937)] I talked about that for a while with Warner Brothers' people and we're still playing with that idea. But the problem at the beginning was they were more infatuated with just the idea of the casting. They were talking about having Beyoncé Knowles in it, and she was very popular, but she also is very active and it's hard to get a time scheduled, so we never could get that worked out. But I'm still playing with the idea.
90 [on surviving a plane crash in the early 1950s] They had one plane, a Douglas AD, sort of a torpedo bomber of the World War II vintage, and I thought I'd hitch on that. Everything went wrong. Radios went out. Oxygen ran out. And finally we ran out of fuel up around Point Reyes, California, and went in the ocean. So we went swimming. It was late October, November. Very cold water. I found out many years later that it was a white shark breeding ground, but I'm glad I didn't know that at the time or I'd have just died.
91 I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come out the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.
92 [on Bruce Surtees] He was fearless. He wasn't afraid to give you sketchy lighting if you asked for it. He didn't believe in flat light or just bright, 'Rexall drugstore' lighting, which a lot of times you can get if you get somebody that isn't very imaginative. He was perfect for me, because we didn't have very big budgets in those days. He'd made dollies by towing a blanket across the floor with the cameraman sitting on it.
93 [on directing Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover] He could make a lot of money making mechanical genre pictures but he wants to be challenged. And it's much more of a challenge to play someone who doesn't have the slightest thing in common with you.
94 I would never have been able to pass the Bill Clinton-Gary Hart test. No one short of Mother Teresa could pass.
95 [on the Rocky (1976) movies] I loved the first one. I always admired Sylvester Stallone's tenacity to go ahead and get that made.
96 If you believe in reincarnation you're putting too much on the other side. I believe you have just one shot at life, and you should do the best you can with that shot. And I suppose you should be thankful that you've been given the ability to do certain things in life, and not be greedy enough to want to stay around forever.
97 [on death] I don't think older people think about it that much, my mother was 97. She passed away a few years back. The only thing she ever said to me, toward the last, she said, 'I want out of here, I am tired.' And I said 'No, no, three more years. We get the century mark.' I figured I could coax her into more after that, but when she finally did pass away, she couldn't talk because she had had a stroke. They said do you want to be resuscitated for while, and she said 'no.' So, I had to grant her that wish. She had no fear and I think as you get older -- you probably have more fear as a younger person than you do as an older person. Because as an older person you have stacked up a lot of background and time-in-grade, so to speak, so you are probably thinking what the hell 'I have had a good time.
98 [in 2002, on Michael Cimino] George Lucas made Howard the Duck (1986), and the guy who made Waterworld (1995) - those films didn't destroy them. Critics were set up to hate Heaven's Gate (1980) . . . the picture didn't work with the public. If it had, it would have been the same as Titanic (1997). "Titanic" worked, so all is forgiven. Certain things may have been his fault. The accolades for The Deer Hunter (1978) probably made him think, "I am a genius, king of the world". But if you say you're king of the world then people will root for you to fall . . . I've always said that if you're prepared to accept reviews saying you're brilliant, you better be prepared to accept reviews saying you're a burn. The guy calling you a bum may be wrong, but the guy calling you brilliant may be wrong, too. Michael needs to make an intimate, smaller picture, do a film for five or six weeks, with no special effects, flying by the seats of his pants, to not be afraid and pull the trigger.
99 I don't quite understand this obsession about doing remakes and making television series into feature films. I would rather see them encourage writers with new ideas in all different genres like they used to in the heyday of movies.
100 [on Million Dollar Baby (2004)] It's a tragedy that could have been written by the Greeks or Shakespeare.
101 [on Angelina Jolie] She's wonderful. To me, she's like a throwback to the women in film of the Forties. Not to say women today aren't great, but back then there was more individuality. They didn't have the same Botox look. Angelina has that great individuality, her own look and her own style. I think she would have been just as big a name in that era, the same as Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Ingrid Bergman.
102 [on a possible return to acting after saying he was giving it up with Gran Torino (2008)] I'm like Jaws 2 (1978): "Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water..."
103 I keep finding interesting stories, or they come to me, so I'll keep making movies.
104 [on the possibility of a Dirty Harry (1971) sequel] I'm 78 years old, and you're pretty well drummed out of the police force by that age. There could be a scenario. I suppose if some mythical writer came out of nowhere and it was the greatest thing on the planet, I'd certainly have to think about it. But it's not like I've ever courted it. I feel like that was an era of my life, and I've gone on to other things. I'm not sure about being Dirty Harry again--but who knows?
105 People have lost their sense of humor. In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth or you will be insulted as a racist. I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a 'Sam the Jew' or 'Jose the Mexican' - but we didn't think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was just normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem. I don't want to be politically correct. We're all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything.
106 At this particular time in my life, I'm not doing anything as a moneymaker. It's like I'm pushing the envelope the other way to see how far we can go to be noncommercial. But I'm definitely not going for the demographics of 13- to 15-year-olds. I didn't know if Mystic River (2003) would go over at all. I had a hard time getting it financed, to tell you the truth. But I just told Warners the same thing I did with Million Dollar Baby (2004): "I don't know if this is going to make any money. But, I think I can make a picture that you'd be proud to have in your library.
107 Gene Hackman was interesting because I gave the Unforgiven (1992) script to his agent and he said no, he didn't want to do anything violent. But I went back to him and said, "I know where you're coming from. You get to a certain age and I'm there too, where you don't want to tell a lot of violent stories, but this is a chance to make a great statement".
108 With Every Which Way But Loose (1978), they gave me the script and I thought, "This is something. This is kinda crazy. But there's something kind of hip about it. This guy's out drifting along and his best friend is an orangutan". I mean, the scenes of talking to an orangutan about your troubles, I'd never seen anything quite like it. He has a romance that falls through, he doesn't get the girl, and then he goes off with the orangutan. I thought, What could be better? I wouldn't put it in the time capsule of films you did that you thought were great, but everything's a challenge.
109 [on Paint Your Wagon (1969)] It wasn't like Singin' in the Rain (1952), where it had a cohesive plot line. They started out with a real dramatic story and then made it fluffy. When they changed it around, I tried to bail out. It wasn't my favorite. I wasn't particularly nervous about singing on film. My dad was a singer and we'd have sing-arounds. But certainly [Frank Sinatra] wasn't worried.
110 Having a good person as a foil certainly helps, because acting is an ensemble art form. Clark Gable is only as good as Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934).
111 There are certain things you have to be realistic about. Dirty Harry would not be on a police department at my age so we'll move on from that.
112 [on Gran Torino (2008)] That will probably do it for me as far as acting is concerned. You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best.
113 [on the retirement of friend and fellow actor Gene Hackman]: It is a sad thing. I know his agent and I saw him recently, and he said, 'Can't you talk Gene into coming back?' I said, 'I'd love to see him come back, but I think it's not very nice to ride him.' He's too good an actor not to be performing but, by the same token, he probably thinks that's enough.
114 [on Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)] Probably the lousiest western ever made.
115 I like working with actors who don't have anything to prove.
116 In those days, they'd make interview tests, not acting tests. They'd sit you in front of the camera and talk--just as we're talking now. I thought I was an absolute clod. It looked pretty good; it was photographed well, but I thought, "If that's acting, I'm in trouble". But they signed me up as a contract player--which was a little lower than working in the mailroom.
117 I was tired of playing the nice, clean-cut cowboy in Rawhide (1959), I wanted something earthier. Something different from the old-fashioned Western. You know: Hero rides in, very stalwart, with white hat, man's beating a horse, hero jumps off, punches man, schoolmarm walks down the street, sees this situation going on, slight conflict with schoolmarm, but not too much. You know schoolmarm and hero will be together in exactly 10 more reels, if you care to sit around and wait, and you know the man beast horse with eventually get comeuppance from hero this guy bushwhacks him in reel nine. But [A Fistful of Dollars (1964)] was different; it definitely had satiric overtones. The hero was an enigmatic figure, and that worked within the context of this picture. In some films, he would be ludicrous. You can't have a cartoon in the middle of a Renoir.
118 "Macho" was a fashionable word in the 1980s. Everybody was kind of into it, what's macho and what isn't macho. I really don't know what macho is. I never have understood. Does it mean somebody who swaggers around exuding testosterone? And kicks the gate open and runs sprints up and down the street? Or does handsprings or whatever? Or is macho a quiet thing based on your security. I remember shaking hands with Rocky Marciano. He was gentle, he didn't squeeze your hand. And he had a high voice. But he could knock people around, it was a given. That's macho. Muhammad Ali is the same. If you talked with him in his younger years, he spoke gently. He wasn't kicking over chairs. I think some of the most macho people are the gentlest.
119 [on Sergio Leone] I spun off Sergio and he spun off me. I think we worked well together. I like his compositions. He has a very good eye. I liked him, I liked his sense of humor, but I feel it was mutual. He liked dealing with the kind of character I was putting together.
120 [on John Wayne] I gave him a piece of material that I thought had potential for us to do as a younger guy and an older guy. He wrote me back critical of it. He had seen High Plains Drifter (1973), and he didn't think that represented Americana like She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and other John Ford westerns. I never answered him.
121 [on the Iraq war] I wasn't for going in there. Only because democracy isn't something that you get overnight. I don't think America got democracy overnight. It's something we had to fight for and believe in.
122 [on President George W. Bush] You've got to admire somebody who stands up for what they believe regardless of how the polls go. A lot of presidents do everything by the polls. They do a focus group then all of a sudden they say, "OK, that's what I'm going to be for because that's where focus group is leading me.
123 [on the Iraq war] My druthers would have been, "Get a more benevolent dictator and stick him in. You know, try somebody a little less mean." You don't go in there and fire the army. The army's got to do something. When you fire 'em, you leave them all unemployed. Worst thing in the world. Just get somebody else who they respect and bring him on your side. That's one way of doing it.
124 Life is a constant class, and once you think you know it all, you're due to decay. You're due to slide. I have to keep challenging myself and try something I haven't done before. The studios aren't always happy with that. When I wanted to make Mystic River (2003), the studio said, "Uh-oh, it's so dark." And I said, "Well, it's important. And it's a nice story." Then the next movie, Million Dollar Baby (2004), they said, "Who wants to see a picture about a girl boxing?" And I said, "It's really a father-daughter love story. Boxing just happens to be what's going on." They didn't have much faith. So there are always obstacles and people afraid to take risks. That's why you end up with remakes of old TV shows as movies. But playing it safe is what's risky, because nothing new comes out of it.
125 As for me, I like being behind the camera instead of in front of it. I can wear what I want. Will I act again? I never say never. I like doing things where I can stretch and go in different directions. I'm not looking to take it easy. Like the Marines on Iwo Jima, I understand that if you really want something, you have to be ready to fight.
126 I guess if you see both of the movies [Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)] together, they sum up as an antiwar film. Whether it's about territory or religion, war is horrifyingly and depressingly archaic. But I didn't set out to make a war movie. I cared about those three fellows - Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon [John H. Bradley, Ira H. Hayes, 'René A. Gagnon'] - the headliners on that war-bond circus. The young men were taken off the front lines, wined and dined, introduced to movie stars. But it felt wrong to them.
127 The Americans who went to Iwo Jima knew it would be a tough fight, but they always believed they'd win. The Japanese were told they wouldn't come home - they were being sent to die for the Emperor. People have made a lot out of that very different cultural approach. But as I got into the storytelling for the two movies [Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)], I realised that the 19-year-olds from both sides had the same fears. They all wrote poignant letters home saying: "I don't want to die." They were all going through the same thing, despite the cultural differences.
128 I was a teenager when the battle of Iwo Jima took place. I remember hearing about the bond drive and the need to maintain the war effort. Back then, people had just come through 10 years of a Depression, and they were used to working for everything. I still have an image of someone coming to our house when I was about six years old, offering to cut and stack the wood in our back yard if my mother would make him a sandwich.
129 Every movie I make teaches me something, and that's why I keep making them. I'm at that stage of life when I could probably stop and just hit golf balls. But in filming these two movies about Iwo Jima, I learnt about war and about character. I also learnt a lot about myself.
130 I also wonder how I got this far in life. Growing up, I never knew what I wanted to do. I was not a terribly good student or a very vivacious, outgoing person. I was just kind of a backward kid. I grew up in various little towns and ended up in Oakland, California, going to a trade school. I didn't want to be an actor, because I thought an actor had to be an extrovert - somebody who loved to tell jokes and talk and be a raconteur. And I was something of an introvert. My mother used to say: "You have a little angel on your shoulder." I guess she was surprised I grew up at all, never mind that I got to where I am. The best I can do is quote a line from Unforgiven (1992): "Deserve's got nothing to do with it."
131 Guys I thought of as heroes were like Joe Louis and, maybe during the war, there was General [George S. Patton], of course, and maybe [Dwight D. Eisenhower], who was the head of the Allied forces. And Gary Cooper. There were just a handful of men and a handful of women. Now, people become stars who are just heiresses or something.
132 I always cry when I watch myself on screen.
133 If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
134 I never considered myself a cowboy, because I wasn't. But I guess when I got into cowboy gear I looked enough like one to convince people that I was.
135 [on John Huston] It's another aspect of the character that pleased me: he was interested in other things besides his art. He liked women, gambling, living the high life. He could have a life parallel to his work. I could identify with this type of behavior. But, because of this very fact, he became attracted more and more by other things, so that what interested him in life moved him away from his art to the point that he nearly lived a tragedy. And the tragedy brings him back to reality. If you study Huston's life, you realize that at the age of nineteen he thought he didn't have long to live because of a heart defect a doctor has notified him of as a result of a misdiagnosis. It drove him to elaborate a personal philosophy according to which he would profit from life to the maximum. He didn't take care of himself - he was a confirmed smoker, a heavy drinker - and yet he lived to be more than eighty. Paul Newman spoke to me about him when we were acting at the same time, each in a different movie, in Tucson, Arizona. He was starring in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) and I was doing Joe Kidd (1972) with John Sturges. Huston drank martinis and smoked cigars all night long, slept from one o'clock to four o'clock in the morning because he was an insomniac, did everything he shouldn't do to live to be old, and yet he died at a very great age! It was the same thing with John Wayne, who was first of all the opposite of a health fanatic.
136 [when asked if he has disappointed his conservative fans by directing Million Dollar Baby (2004)] Well, I got a big laugh out of that. These people are always bitching about "Hollyweird", and then they start bitching about this film. Are they all so mad because The Passion of the Christ (2004) is only up for the makeup award and a couple of other minor things? Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.
137 When I was doing The Bridges of Madison County (1995), I said to myself, "This romantic stuff is really tough. I can't wait to get back to shooting and killing."
138 [when asked if he is still registered as a Republican] Yes, I am. I started - I enrolled as a Republican in 1951 when Dwight D. Eisenhower was running. And I was in the military. I was a fan of his. And that's how I got started off. I was never - my parents were mixed, I think one Republican, one Democrat, so I didn't have any grand-pappies to influence me.
139 [on former President Ronald Reagan] Yes, I liked him very much. When he was a former president of the Screen Actors Guild, I don't think he had the vast support that a lot of other presidents have had. So I don't know why that is, it's just the nature of things.
140 I've actually had people come up to me and ask me to autograph their guns.
141 I've always had the ability to say to the audience, watch this if you like, and if you don't, take a hike.
142 Whatever success I've had is due to a lot of instinct and a little luck.
143 My involvement goes deeper than acting or directing. I love every aspect of the creation of motion pictures and I guess I'm committed to it for life.
144 I like to play the line and not wander too far to either side. If a guy has just had a bad day in the mines and wants to see a good shoot 'em up, that's great.
145 Maybe I'm getting to the age when I'm starting to be senile or nostalgic or both, but people are so angry now. You used to be able to disagree with people and still be friends. Now you hear these talk shows, and everyone who believes differently from you is a moron and an idiot - both on the Right and the Left.
146 I've done a lot of violent movies, especially in the early days. My recent efforts, like The Bridges of Madison County (1995), weren't too violent. In recent years I've done less, and, yes, I am concerned about violence in film. In '92, when I did Unforgiven (1992), which is a film that had a very anti- violence and anti-gun play - anti-romanticizing of gun play theme, I remember that Gene Hackman was concerned about it, and we both discussed the issue of too much violence in films. It's escalated ninety times since Dirty Harry (1971) and those films were made.
147 [on World War II] I feel terrible for both sides in that war and in all wars. A lot of innocent people get sacrificed. It's not about winning or losing, but mostly about the interrupted lives of young people.
148 I've thought about retiring for years now. When I did Play Misty for Me (1971) in 1970, I thought that if I could pull this off maybe I could step behind the camera, and it would be time to see the end of me. Every year I have threatened to do that - and here I am. So it may come sooner than you think.
149 I've always supported a certain amount of gun control. I think California has always had a mandatory waiting period, so we were never concerned about it like the rest of the country. Some states didn't have any at all. So I've always supported that. I think it's very important that guns don't get in the wrong hands, and, yes, I would support most of that. I don't know too much about trigger locks. I've never really discussed that with anyone. But I do feel that guns - it's very important to keep them out of the hands of felons or anyone who might be crazy with it.
150 They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
151 This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
152 The reason I became a Republican is because [Dwight D. Eisenhower] was running. A hero from World War II, a charismatic individual, a military man, a non-attorney - even then I liked that! I was a very young person voting for the first time. A lot of people joke that a conservative is a liberal who's made his first $100,000 and then decides,"Wait a second, I want to save this, why are they taxing it away?". Today the country's in kind of a turmoil over taxing. Being raised in the thirties, watching my parents work hard to make ends meet, with jobs scarce, and then the war years - it tends to make a person a little more fiscally conscious than if you've been born into a wealthier family. You know, if you go to most people who are self-made and ask them what their political philosophy is, usually they're a little more conservative than people who had a better start.
153 I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead.
154 I don't like the wimp syndrome. No matter how ardent a feminist may be, if she is a heterosexual female, she wants the strength of a male companion as well as the sensitivity. The most gentle people in the world are macho males, people who are confident in their masculinity and have a feeling of well-being in themselves. They don't have to kick in doors, mistreat women, or make fun of gays.
155 There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality. I got where I am by coming off the wall. I've always considered myself too individualistic to be either right-wing or left-wing.
156 [on how he decided to do A Fistful of Dollars (1964)] I'd done Rawhide (1959) for about five years. The agency called and asked if I was interested in doing a western in Italy and Spain. I said, "Not particularly." They said, "Why don't you give the script a quick look?" Well, I was kind of curious, so I read it, and I recognized it right away as Yojimbo (1961), a Kurosawa [Akira Kurosawa] film I had liked a lot. Over I went, taking the poncho with me - yeah the cape was my idea.
157 None of the pictures I take a risk in cost a lot, so it doesn't take much for them to turn a profit. We don't deal in big budgets. We know what we want and we shoot it and we don't waste anything. I never understand these films that cost twenty, thirty million dollars when they could be made for half that. Maybe it's because no one cares. We care.
158 You have to trust your instincts. There's a moment when an actor has it, and he knows it. Behind the camera you can feel the moment even more clearly. And once you've got it, once you feel it, you can't second-guess yourself. You can find a million reasons why something didn't work. But if it feels right, and it looks right, it works. Without sounding like a pseudointellectual dipshit, it's my responsibility to be true to myself. If it works for me, it's right.
159 I think people jumped to conclusions about Dirty Harry (1971) without giving the character much thought, trying to attach right-wing connotations to the film that were never really intended. Both the director [Don Siegel] and I thought it was a basic kind of drama - what do you do when you believe so much in law and order and coming to the rescue of people and you just have five hours to solve a case? That kind of impossible effort was fun to portray, but I think it was interpreted as a pro-police point of view, as a kind of rightist heroism, at a time in American history when police officers were looked down on as "pigs", as very oppressive people - I'm sure there are some who are, and a lot who aren't. I've met both kinds.
160 In The Bridges of Madison County (1995) Kincaid's a peculiar guy. Really, he's kind of a lonely individual. He's sort of a lost soul in mid-America. I've been that guy.
161 I feel very close to the western. There are not too many American art forms that are original. Most are derived from European art forms. Other than the western and jazz or blues, that's all that's really original.
162 The plan was, when I first started directing in the 1970s, to get more involved in production and directing so at some point in my life, when I decided I didn't want to act anymore, I didn't have to suit up.
163 Most people who'll remember me, if at all, will remember me as an action guy, which is OK. There's nothing wrong with that. But there will be a certain group which will remember me for the other films, the ones where I took a few chances. At least, I like to think so.
164 One of the first films I went to - I went with my dad because my mother didn't want to go see a war movie - was Sergeant York (1941). My dad was a big admirer of Sergeant York stories from [World War I]. It was directed by Howard Hawks. That was when I first became aware of movies, who made them, who was involved.
165 [1985] My old drama coach used to say, "Don't just do something, stand there." Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.
166 [2005 Academy Awards acceptance speech for Best Director for Million Dollar Baby (2004)] Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. I'd like to thank my wife, who is my best pal down here. And my mother, who was here with me in 1993. She was only 84 then. But she's here with me again tonight. And she just -- so, at 96, I'm thanking her for her genes. It was a wonderful adventure. It takes a -- to make a picture in 37 days, it takes a well-oiled machine. And that well-oiled machine is the crew -- the cast, of course, you've met a lot of them. But there's still Margo and Anthony and Michael and Mike and Jay and everybody else who was so fabulous in this cast. And the crew, Campanelli. Billy Coe and, of course, Tom Stern, who is fantastic. And Henry Bumstead, the great Henry Bumstead who is the head of our crack geriatrics team. And Henry and Jack Taylor, and Dick Goddard [Richard C. Goddard], all those guys. Walt and everybody. I can't think of everybody right now. I'm drawing a blank right now. But, Warren, you were right. And thank you, for your confidence earlier in the evening. I'm just lucky to be here. Lucky to be still working. And I watched Sidney Lumet, who is 80, and I figure, "I'm just a kid. I'll just -- I've got a lot of stuff to do yet." So thank you all very much. Appreciate it.
167 [on trying to get Million Dollar Baby (2004) made at Warner Bros.] They might have been a little more interested if I said I wanted to do "Dirty Harry 9" or something.
168 Plastic surgery used to be a thing where older people would try to go into this dream world of being 28 years old again. But now, in Hollywood, even people at 28 are having work done. Society has made us believe you should look like an 18-year-old model all your life. But I figure I might as well just be what I am.
169 I liked the Million Dollar Baby (2004)' script a lot. Warner Bros. said the project had been submitted to them and they'd passed on it. I said, "But I like it." They said, "Well, it's a boxing movie." And I said, "It's not a boxing movie in my opinion. It's a father-daughter love story, and it's a lot of other things besides a boxing movie." They hemmed and hawed and finally said that if I wanted to take it, maybe they'd pay for the domestic rights only. After that, I'd be on my own. We took it to a couple of other studios, and they turned it down, much like Mystic River (2003) was turned down, the exact same pattern. People who kept calling and saying, "Come on, work with us on stuff." I'd give it to them, and they'd go, "Uh, we were thinking more in terms of Dirty Harry coming out of retirement." And who knows? Maybe when it comes out they'll be proven right.
170 I think I'm on a track of doing pictures nobody wants to do, that they're all afraid of. I guess it's the era we live in, where they're doing remakes of The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) and other old television shows. I must say, I'm not a negative person, but sometimes I wonder what kind of movies people are going to be making 10 years from now if they follow this trajectory. When I grew up there was such a variety of movies being made. You could go see Sergeant York (1941) or Sitting Pretty (1948) or Sullivan's Travels (1941), dozens of pictures, not to mention all the great B movies. Now, they're looking for whatever the last hit was. If it's The Incredibles (2004), they want 'The Double Incredibles.' My theory is they ought to corral writers into writers' buildings like they used to and start out with fresh material.
171 At the studios, everybody's into sequels or remakes or adaptations of old TV shows. I don't know if it's because of the corporate environment or they're just out of ideas. Pretty soon, they're going to be wanting to do one of Rawhide (1959).
172 You know when you think of a particular director, you think you would have liked to be with them on one particular film and not necessarily on some other one.
173 ...in America, instead of making the audience come to the film, the idea seems to be for you to go to the audience. They come up with the demographics for the film and then the film is made and sold strictly to that audience. Not to say that it's all bad, but it leaves a lot of the rest of us out of it. To me cinema can be a much more friendly world if there's a lot of things to choose from.
174 Again, after you've gone through all the various processes and the film comes out and is very successful, you're almost afraid to revisit it. You want to save it for a rainy day.
175 There's really no way to teach you how to act, but there is a way to teach you how to teach yourself to act. That's kind of what it is; once you learn the little tricks that work for you, pretty soon you find yourself doing that.
176 I think kids are natural actors. You watch most kids; if they don't have a toy they'll pick up a stick and make a toy out of it. Kids will daydream all the time.
177 [on directing] Most people like the magic of having it take a long time and be difficult . . . but I like to move along, I like to keep the actors feeling like they're going somewhere, I like the feeling of coming home after every day and feeling like you've done something and you've progressed somewhere. And to go in and do one shot after lunch and another one maybe at six o'clock and then go home is not my idea of something to do.
178 And I like to direct the same way that I like to be directed.
179 Nowadays you'd have many battles before you blow it up, but eventually you'd take it down. And that's okay, I don't heavily quarrel with that, but for me personally, having made films for years and directed for 33 years, it just seems to me that I long for people who want to see a story and see character development. Maybe we've dug it out and there's not really an audience for that, but that's not for me to really worry about.
180 Right now, the state of the movies in America, there's an awful lot of people hanging on wires and floating across things and comic book characters and what have you. There seems to be a lot of big business in that, a nice return on some of those.
181 I love every aspect of the creation of motion pictures and I guess I am committed to it for life.
182 I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live.
183 [what he says after a take, instead of "Cut!"] That's enough of that shit.
184 [to Eli Wallach prior to starting work on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)] Never trust anyone on an Italian movie. I know about these things. Stay away from special effects and explosives.
185 [on Sondra Locke] She plays the victim very well. Unfortunately she had cancer and so she plays that card.

#Trademark
1 His films often feature misguided but well meaning younger characters who are mentored by older characters
2 Recurring pattern of his characters is having an unloaded gun or one that misfires.
3 Often plays characters who are consumed by regrets over past mistakes and are given one chance to redeem themselves
4 His scowl
5 His films are often period pieces with a strong attention to detail
6 Many of his films show at least one variation of sexual assault
7 Deadpan delivery of one-liners
8 Often breaks unexpectedly into a warm smile
9 Unmistakable authoratative rasping (sometimes hissing) voice
10 Narrow eyes and towering height
11 The lead characters in his movie are often outsiders with a dark past they prefer not to remember
12 Known on-set as a director for filming very few takes and having an easy shooting schedule. Tim Robbins once said that when working on Mystic River, Eastwood would usually ask for only one take, or two "if you were lucky", and that a day of filming would consist of starting "no earlier than 9 a.m. and you leave, usually, after lunch."
13 Frequently uses shadow lightning in his films
14 During the credits at the end of his movies, the camera will move around the location it was filmed in, after which there will be freezeframe for the rest of the credits.

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