Clint Eastwood

Biography: Academy Award-winning producer/director. Oscar-nominated actor. Movie composer. Elected politician. Father of seven. After starting out as an uncredited bit player in '50s B-movies (Revenge of the Creature, Tarantula), the multitasking entertainment icon first came to fame in small-screen Westerns, notably Rawhide as the well-named trail boss Rowdy Yates. During his tenure on the series, he starred in A Fistful of Dollars, the first of a trilogy of '60s spaghetti Westerns directed by Italian auteur Sergio Leone. As the quiet but deadly Man with No Name in the aforementioned Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Eastwood found international fame. Clad in a black hat and ragged poncho, and locked in a frozen grimace, he was the ideal antihero for a tumultuous era. He continued to favor the genre stateside, appearing in a string of Westerns, including Coogan's Bluff, directed by frequent collaborator Don Siegel. 1971 was a career-changing year forAcademy Award-winning producer/director. Oscar-nominated actor. Movie composer. Elected politician. Father of seven. After starting out as an uncredited bit player in '50s B-movies (Revenge of the Creature, Tarantula), the multitasking entertainment icon first came to fame in small-screen Westerns, notably Rawhide as the well-named trail boss Rowdy Yates. During his tenure on the series, he starred in A Fistful of Dollars, the first of a trilogy of '60s spaghetti Westerns directed by Italian auteur Sergio Leone. As the quiet but deadly Man with No Name in the aforementioned Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Eastwood found international fame. Clad in a black hat and ragged poncho, and locked in a frozen grimace, he was the ideal antihero for a tumultuous era. He continued to favor the genre stateside, appearing in a string of Westerns, including Coogan's Bluff, directed by frequent collaborator Don Siegel. 1971 was a career-changing year for Eastwood. He made his feature-film directorial debut with Play Misty for Me, a taut thriller starring Eastwood as a deejay stalked by a fan. In addition, he created his second seminal role, the title character in Siegel's Dirty Harry, a renegade San Francisco cop out to stop a serial killer and any other criminals unlucky enough to cross his path. During the '70s and '80s, Eastwood played Dirty Harry three more times and continued to headline Westerns, many of which he directed (High Plains Drifter; The Outlaw Josey Wales, opposite longtime love Sondra Locke). He even added comedies to his résumé (Every Which Way But Loose, costarring Locke and an orangutan) proving that his popularity crossed all genres. In the '80s, Eastwood kept up his breakneck pace, adding politics to his list of accomplishments when he was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. In 1988, Eastwood bid adieu to Dirty Harry in the franchise's final installment The Dead Pool. That same year Eastwood was nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival for helming Bird, the harrowing biopic of jazz great/heroin addict Charlie Parker. Although Eastwood continued to star in a number of films, the actor became increasingly recognizable for his talents behind the camera. At age 62, he earned his first-ever Oscar nominations, as the producer, director and star of the bleak 1992 revisionist Western Unforgiven (opposite then-girlfriend Frances Fisher), and took home statuettes for best director and best film. Eleven years later, after a string of commercially successful movies, including the romance The Bridges of Madison County and the actioner In the Line of Fire, Eastwood garnered two more Academy Award nods as director and producer of the bloody 2003 morality tale Mystic River. The next year, at age 74, the septuagenarian became the oldest Best Director Oscar winner for Million Dollar Baby. Following his Oscar win, Eastwood directed and/or starred in a number of successful films, including Gran Torino (2008) and Invictus (2010). Expand

Clint Eastwood's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 65
Highest Metascore: 90 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Lowest Metascore: 41 Every Which Way But Loose
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
61 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Richard Jewell Dec 13, 2019 Director / Producer tbd
58 The Mule Dec 14, 2018 Director / Producer / Earl Stone 6.9
88 A Star Is Born Oct 5, 2018 Producer 8.4
45 The 15:17 to Paris Feb 9, 2018 Director / Producer 4.9
74 Sully Sep 9, 2016 Director / Producer 7.6
60 Tab Hunter Confidential Oct 16, 2015 Himself 8.5
72 American Sniper Dec 25, 2014 Director / Producer 6.6
54 Jersey Boys Jun 20, 2014 Director / Producer 6.7
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 8.6
58 Trouble with the Curve Sep 21, 2012 Producer / Cast / Principal Cast / Gus 6.6
59 J. Edgar Nov 9, 2011 Director / Director / Producer / Producer 5.9
56 Hereafter Oct 15, 2010 Director / Producer 6.1
63 Reel Injun Jun 11, 2010 Himself 7.6
74 Invictus Dec 11, 2009 Director / Director / Producer / Producer 6.5
72 Gran Torino Dec 12, 2008 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Walt Kowalski / Walt Kowalski 7.2
63 Changeling Oct 24, 2008 Director / Director / Producer / Producer 4.8
89 Letters from Iwo Jima Dec 20, 2006 Director / Director / Producer / Producer 6.0
79 Flags of Our Fathers Oct 20, 2006 Director / Producer 7.1
86 Million Dollar Baby Dec 15, 2004 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Frankie Dunn / Frankie Dunn 7.8
84 Mystic River Oct 8, 2003 Director / Producer 7.1
64 Blood Work Aug 9, 2002 Director / Producer / Terry McCaleb 8.1
73 Space Cowboys Aug 4, 2000 Director / Producer / Frank Corvin 6.2
65 True Crime Mar 19, 1999 Director / Producer / Steve Everett 7.1
57 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Nov 21, 1997 Director / Producer 6.5
52 Absolute Power Feb 14, 1997 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Luther Whitney / Luther Whitney 7.5
66 The Bridges of Madison County Jun 2, 1995 Director / Producer / Robert Kincaid 8.8
71 A Perfect World Nov 24, 1993 Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Red Garnett / Red Garnett 3.1
74 In the Line of Fire Jul 9, 1993 Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan 8.6
85 Unforgiven Aug 7, 1992 Director / Producer / William 'Bill' Munny 8.3
78 Bird Sep 30, 1988 Director / Producer 8.0

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