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Top 10 Facts - Clint Eastwood
10.26.2015
Fact #1

Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31,1930) is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. Clinton East-wood, Jr. was born in San Francisco, the son of Clinton Eastwood Sr., a steelworker and migrant worker, and his wife Margaret Ruth (Runner) Eastwood, an IBM factory worker.

Fact #2

He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 19605, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the ?ve Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Fact #3

For his work in the Western film Unforgiven (1992) and the sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004), Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor.

Fact #4

In addition to directing many of his own star vehicles, Eastwood has also directed films in which he did not appear, such as the mystery drama Mystic River (2003) and the war ?lm Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), for which he received Academy Award nominations, and the drama Changeling (2008).

Fact #5

The war drama biopic American Sniper (2014) set box of?ce records for the biggest January release ever and was also the biggest opening ever for an Eastwood film. He received considerable critical praise in France for several ?lms, including some which were not well received in the United States.

Fact #6

Since 1967, Eastwood has run his own production company, Malpaso, which has produced all except four of his American films. From 1986 to 1988, he served as the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Fact #7

Eastwood engaged in with dancer and stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis (who was also married yet separated) produced his first child, Kimber Eastwood (born Kimber Tunis; June 17, 1964), whose existence was kept secret from the public untilJuly1989, when the National Enquirer revealed her identity.

Fact #8

Eastwood has his own Warner Bros. Records-distributed imprint Malpaso Records, as part of his deal with Warner Brothers, which has released all of the scores of Eastwood's ?lms from The Bridges of Madison County onward. Eastwood co-wrote "Why Should I Care" with Linda Thompson and Carole Bayer Sager, which was recorded by Diana Krall.

Fact #9

Eastwood has been recognized with multiple awards and nominations for his work in ?lm,television, and music. His widest reception has been in film work, for which he has received Academy Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and People's Choice Awards, among others.

Fact #10

Eastwood is one of only two people to have been twice nominated for Best Actor and Best Director for the same film (Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby) the other being Warren Beatty (Heaven Can Wait and Reds).

Fact #11
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