Clint Eastwood

Biography: Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born in 1930 in San Francisco, the son of a steel worker, Clint was a college dropout from Los Angeles College, attempting a business related degree. He found work in such B-films as Tarantula (1955), and Francis in the Navy (1955) until he got his first breakthrough with the long-running TV series Rawhide (1959). As Rowdy Yates, he made the show his own and became a household name around the country.

Clint found even bigger and better things with Per un pugno di dollari (1964) (A Fistful of Dollars), and Per qualche dollaro in più (1965) (For A Few Dollars More ). But it was the third sequel to A Fistful of Dollars where he found one of his trademark roles: Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly). The movie was a big hit and he became an instant international star. Clint got some excellent roles thereafter: Where Eagles
Dare (1968), Coogan's Bluff (1968) and the unusual but successful Paint Your Wagon (1969).

1971 proved to be one of Clint's best. He starred in the thriller Play Misty for Me (1971) and The Beguiled (1971). But it was his role as the hard edge police inspector in Dirty Harry (1971) that gave Clint one of his signature roles and invented the loose-cannon cop genre that has been imitated even to this day.

As the late seventies approached, Clint found more solid work in comedies like Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and in thrillers like Escape from Alcatraz (1979), but he seemed to have lost his edge in making great films. In the early eighties Clint made credible movies with Honkytonk Man (1982) and Firefox (1982) , but it was the fourth sequel to Dirty Harry, Sudden Impact (1983), that made him a viable star for the eighties and onwards.

Clint has seven children, has been married twice, and had a long time relationship with frequent co-star Sondra Locke.
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Clint Eastwood's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 68
Highest Metascore: 90 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (re-release)
Lowest Metascore: 46 The Dead Pool
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
26 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 Milius TBA Himself tbd
62 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Director / Producer tbd
54 Jersey Boys Jun 20, 2014 Director / Producer 6.9
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 8.3
58 Trouble with the Curve Sep 21, 2012 Producer / Cast / Principal Cast / Gus 6.6
59 J. Edgar Nov 9, 2011 Director / Producer 6.5
56 Hereafter Oct 15, 2010 Director / Producer 6.1
63 Reel Injun Jun 11, 2010 Himself 8.0
74 Invictus Dec 11, 2009 Director / Producer 7.2
72 Gran Torino Dec 12, 2008 Director / Producer / Walt Kowalski 8.3
63 Changeling Oct 24, 2008 Director / Producer 7.8
89 Letters from Iwo Jima Dec 20, 2006 Director / Producer 8.2
79 Flags of Our Fathers Oct 20, 2006 Director / Producer 7.1
86 Million Dollar Baby Dec 15, 2004 Director / Producer / Frankie Dunn 7.9
84 Mystic River Oct 8, 2003 Director / Producer 6.6
90 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (re-release) May 30, 2003 Blondie 9.3
64 Blood Work Aug 9, 2002 Director / Producer / Terry McCaleb 6.0
73 Space Cowboys Aug 4, 2000 Director / Producer / Frank Corvin 6.2
65 True Crime Mar 19, 1999 Director / Producer / Steve Everett 6.9
57 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Nov 21, 1997 Director / Producer 6.1
52 Absolute Power Feb 14, 1997 Director / Producer / Luther Whitney 6.4
66 The Bridges of Madison County Jun 2, 1995 Director / Producer / Robert Kincaid 8.3
74 In the Line of Fire Jul 9, 1993 Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan 8.3
82 Unforgiven Aug 7, 1992 Director / Producer / William 'Bill' Munny 8.5
78 Bird Sep 30, 1988 Director / Producer 7.3
46 The Dead Pool Jul 13, 1988 Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan 7.9

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