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Clint Eastwood Biography

Birth Name:
Clinton Eastwood Jr.
Birth Place:
San Francisco, California, United States
Profession
Actor, director, producer, composer

Fast Facts

  • Got breakthrough role as Rowdy Yates on Rawhide while visiting a friend on the CBS studio lot
  • An executive spotted him, thought he looked like a cowboy and asked him to audition
  • In 1963, recorded an album called Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites
  • Wore the same poncho—and never washed it—-through the filming of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the three "Man With No Name" spaghetti westerns
  • Was set to play the villain Two-Face in the 1960s Batman series, but the show was canceled before filming began
  • Took title role of Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry (1971) after Frank Sinatra dropped out
  • At age 74, was the oldest person ever to be honored with a Best Director Oscar for Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Daughter Francesca was named Miss Golden Globe 2013
  • At age 84, became the oldest nominee for a Best Director Oscar for American Sniper (2014)

Awards

  • 2017David di Donatello Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2015David di Donatello Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2014Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2014Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2014National Board of Review-Best Director: winner
  • 2011César Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2011David di Donatello Awards-Best Foreign Film: winner
  • 2010Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Nonfiction Special: nominated
  • 2010César Awards-Best Foreign Film: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Original Score - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2009National Board of Review-Best Director: winner
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Composer: nominated
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2009BAFTA Film Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2008National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best Director: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Original Score - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Composer: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2006San Diego Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 2006New York Film Critics Society-Best Director (Runner-up): winner
  • 2006Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Director (Runner-up): winner
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Director: winner
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Original Score: nominated
  • 2006Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Director: nominated
  • 2006César Awards-Best Foreign Film: winner
  • 2006Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2006Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Original Score - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: winner
  • 2004Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: winner
  • 2004César Awards-Best Foreign Film: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2004Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 2004Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2004Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2004New York Film Critics Circle-Best Director: winner
  • 2004National Society of Film Critics-Best Director (Runner-up): winner
  • 2004Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: winner
  • 2004National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 2004Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2004National Board of Review-Special Filmmaking Achievement: nominated
  • 2004Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: winner
  • 2004Critics' Choice Awards-Best Composer: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2003Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 2003Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Director: nominated
  • 2003National Society of Film Critics-Best Director: winner
  • 2003Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2003Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 1996César Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 1993BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: nominated
  • 1993BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: winner
  • 1992Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: winner
  • 1992Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: winner
  • 1992Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: winner
  • 1992Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1992National Society of Film Critics-Best Director: winner
  • 1992National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 1991National Society of Film Critics-Best Director: winner
  • 1991Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 1991Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 1989César Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: winner
  • 1984People's Choice Awards-Favorite Motion Picture Actor: winner

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