He is an American actor, director and producer who worked on more than 70 films.

“It’s amazing to see how stupid humanity can be”

Clint Eastwood Biography

Son of Clinton Eastwood, a steelworker, and his wife Margaret Ruth Runner, an IBM factory worker. 

He had a younger sister, Jeanne, born in 1934. Descendant of Presbyterian farmers settled in America before the Revolutionary War. His family often moved up and down the West Coast. 

His stepfather was John Belden Wood.They eventually settled in Piedmont, California, where he attended Piedmont Junior High School, and later Oakland Technical High School.He worked as a carpenter, forest firefighter, lifeguard, lumberjack, and golf caddy.

He enrolled at Seattle University, but was drafted into the Army and assigned to Fort Ord in California. There, thanks to his fabulous physical conditions, they offered him to follow the course of military instructor, which he rejected.

Shortly thereafter, about to embark for the Far East, he was assigned as a military swimming instructor in the barracks pool and as a bouncer in the non-commissioned officers’ club, which was frequented by members of the Special Services Unit, such as the Hollywood actors enlisted by advertising motives in the army.

Already graduated, he listened to his actor friends and tried his luck in the cinema. He appeared as an extra in numerous B movies.

In 1954, he was attending the acting school at Universal Studios, when he welcomed the famous actor Marlon Brando into the classroom , who explained to the students present that the trick was “not acting” but “being”. 

He sought to apply the advice throughout his career. Meanwhile, to supplement his income, he worked at the Signal Oil gas station on Oakhurst Drive, miles south of Beverly Hills.

Clint Eastwood Career

Popular after appearing as a protagonist in the television series Rawhide ( The Mail from Hell ) between 1959 and 1966, although international fame came to him with Sergio Leone ‘s spaghetti-westerns shot in Europe: For a Fistful of Dollars (1964), The death had a price (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). 

Actor Richard Harrison turned down the role of A Fistful of Dollars, proposing that Eastwood be given it instead.

Clint Eastwood Films

He then was appearring in the musical The Legend of the Nameless City (1969, Joshua Logan ), and in Chills of the Night (1971), the latter directed by himself.

International success came again with his appearance in the series of films in which he was playing policeman Harry Callahan , in Dirty Harry (1971, Don Siegel ), Strong Harry (1973, Ted Post ), Executioner Harry (1976 , James Fargo ), The Midnight Adventurer (1982, Clint Eastwood), The Blacklist (1988, Buddy Van Horn ), and Sudden impact (1983), directed by him.

Other notable films of his are The Pink Cadillac (1989) by Buddy Van Horn, Escape from Alcatraz (1979); and those also directed by him: Bronco Billy (1980), The Pale Rider (1985), The Iron Sergeant (1986), Bird (1988), White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), and The Beginner (1990).

Clint Eastwood As A Producer

He also stands out for having produced several of his films, including the magnificent Unforgiven (1992), a critically acclaimed western in which he was starring as a retired gunslinger who returns to do his latest job and which won two Oscars for best film already the best address. 

A year later Eastwood was appearing with great success in Wolfgang Petersen ‘s In the Line of Fire ; and he was directing A Perfect World , where he was working alongside Kevin Costner .

Clint Eastwood As A Director

Later he was directing and acted in another film that was praised by international critics, The Bridges of Madison County (1995), together with Meryl Streep . 

Then, Million Dollar Baby was the winner at the Oscars on February 27, 2005. It won four Oscars: Best Picture, Director (Clint Eastwood), Actress ( Hilary Swank ) and Supporting Actor ( Morgan Freeman ).

In 2006, he was directing two World War II films: Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers . Both movies had rave reviews and Oscar nominations. Later he shot as director Changeling(2008), based on a true story, and played by Angelina Jolie . 

In the same year he produces, directs and performs Gran Torino , which grossed almost $30 million during its release and more than $268 million in theaters around the world, becoming his highest-grossing film.

He went on to manage with Invictus , based on the story of a South African team at the 1995 Rugby World Cup, with Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon playing team captain Francois Pienaar.

In 2011, he was directing J. Edgar , a biopic of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover , who was played by Leonardo DiCaprio . He then directed American Sniper , based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History (2012) by Chris Kyle, which chronicles the life of the author, who became the deadliest shooter in military history. of the United States with 255 deaths at its expense.

In 2018 he was returning with 15.17 Train to Paris , a film based on the true events that turned three young Americans into heroes during a high-speed train trip on the afternoon of August 21, 2015 when they foiled a jihadist terrorist attack on the Thalys 9364 train bound for Paris. 

In that year he also presented The Mule .

In 2019, Richard Jewell premieres, which he directed and produced for Warner Bros., his tenth consecutive film with the company.

In October 2020, it was announced that Eastwood would direct, produce, and star in Cry Macho, an adaptation of the 1975 novel of the same name. 

Filming took place in New Mexico between November and December 2020, being released on September 17, 2021 and which was a commercial failure.

Clint Eastwood Awards
Oscar Awards
2015 Best Picture – American Sniper – Nominated
2007 Best Picture – Letters From Iwo Jima – Nominated
2007 Best Director – Letters From Iwo Jima – Nominated
2004 Best Picture – Million Dollar Baby – Winner
2004 Best Director – Million Dollar Baby – Winner
2004 Best actor – Million Dollar Baby – Nominated
2003 Best Picture – Mystic River – Nominated
2003 Best Director – Mystic River – Nominated
1994 Irving Thalberg Memorial Award – Winner
1992 Best Picture – Unforgiven – Winner
1992 Best Director – Unforgiven – Winner
1992 Best Actor – Unforgiven – Nominated
BAFTA Awards
2009 Best Director – Changeling – Nominated
1992 Best Film – No Forgiveness – Nominated
1992 Best Director – No Forgiveness – Nominated
2010 Golden Globe AwardsBest 90’s Actor Award – Nominated
2010 Best Director – Invictus – Nominated
2009 Best Original Song – Gran Torino – Nominated
2009 Best Soundtrack – Changeling – Nominated
2008 Best Original Song – Grace Is Gone – Nominated
2008 Best Soundtrack – Grace Is Gone – Nominated
2007 Best Director – Flags of Our Fathers – Nominated
2007 Best Director – Letters from Iwo Jima – Nominated
2007 Best Foreign Language Film English – Letters from Iwo Jima – Winner
2005 Best Director – Million Dollar Baby – Winner
2005 Best Soundtrack – Million Dollar Baby – Nominated
2004 Best Picture – Drama Mystic River Nominated
2004 Best Director – Mystic River – Nominated
1996 Best Picture – The Bridges of Madison – Winner
1996 Best Director – The Bridges of Madison – Nominated
1993 Best Picture – Drama Unforgiven – Nominated
1993 Best Director – Unforgiven – Winner
1989 Best Director – Bird – Winner
1988 Cecil B. DeMille Award – Winner

Clint Eastwood Net Worth

His long career in Hollywood and the many hats he wears add to Clint Eastwood’s net worth. His fortune is worth an estimated $375 million in 2018, according to Celebrity Net Worth .

Clint Eastwood Private Life

When he was 23 years old, on December 19, 1953, he married Maggie Johnson , six months after they met on a blind date. 

A decade later, during a trial breakup with Maggie, he hooked up with dancer Roxanne Tunis with whom he had his first child, Kimber Eastwood (born June 17, 1964), whose existence he kept secret from the public until July 1989, when the National Enquirer revealed his identity. 

After reconciling with Maggie they had two children: Kyle Eastwood (May 19, 1968) and Alison Eastwood (May 22, 1972).

She was legally separated in 1978, after another long period of estrangement, but her divorce did not come until May 1984, after receiving 25 million dollars. 

He was in a relationship with actress Sondra Locke since the filming of The Outlaw Josey Wales in the fall of 1975.

They was living together for nearly 14 years, although Locke was remaining legally married to her openly gay husband, Gordon Anderson with Sondra. He shot five movies: The Gauntlet , Every Which Way But Loose , Bronco Billy , Any Which Way You Can , and Sudden Impact . 

During the last three years of living together with Locke, Eastwood secretly fathered two children with stewardess Jacelyn Reeves : Scott Eastwood (March 21, 1986) and Kathryn Eastwood (February 2, 1988).

In 1990, he was living with actress Frances Fisher , whom he met on the set of Pink Cadillac in late 1988. They co-starred in Unforgiven , and had a daughter, Francesca Eastwood (August 7, 1993). 

They ended their relationship in early 1995, although they remained friends and worked together True Crime .

He then began dating Dina Ruiz , a television news anchor 35 years his junior, whom she met when she interviewed him in 1993. They were married on March 31, 1996, in Las Vegas. 

The couple had a daughter, Morgan Eastwood (December 12, 1996). In August 2013, Dina announced that they were separated. 

On October 23, 2013, Dina filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. At the time, Eastwood, 83, was in a relationship with Erica Tomlinson-Fisher .

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