We’d be hard-pressed to name something that Clint Eastwood hasn’t done over the course of his incredible life - the man is an actor, director, producer, composer, pianist, businessman, and politician, and he is widely regarded as an icon of masculinity. His film career took off in the 1960s when he rocked a poncho as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s ‘Dollars’ trilogy of spaghetti westerns. He has played cowboys in so many westerns that it’s probably easier to name all the westerns he HASN’T starred in. He also portrayed the legendary Harry Callahan in all of the ‘Dirty Harry’ films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Eastwood tried his hand at directing in the 1990s, proving himself at least as proficient at the art as he is at acting. He directed and starred in 1992’s ‘Unforgiven,’ 2004’s ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ and 2008’s ‘Gran Torino,’ among others. Eastwood is a 5-time Oscar Winner, accomplished musician, and notoriously skilled at terrifying people with his crabby old man scowl.
Clinton 'Clint' Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American film actor, director, producer, composer, and politician. Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member in the TV series Rawhide (1959-1965). He rose to fame for playing the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) during the late 1960s, and as Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry films (Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool) throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. For his work in the films Unforgiven (1992) and 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.
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