Clint Eastwood

Actor + Director + Film Producer
Born May 31, 1930

Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. 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 during the late 1960s, and as Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s.… Read More

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1930 Birth Born on May 31, 1930.


1951 - 1953 3 More Events
Lubin suggested that he attend drama classes and arranged for Eastwood's initial contract in April 1954, at $100 per week. … Read More
In May 1955, Eastwood put four hours' work into the film Never Say Goodbye and had a minor uncredited role as a ranch hand (his first western film) in August 1955 with Law Man, also known as Star in the Dust.
1956 - 1957 3 More Events
1958 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1958, he played a Navy lieutenant in a segment of Navy Log and in early 1959 made a notable guest appearance on Maverick opposite James Garner as a cowardly villain intent on marrying a rich girl for money. … Read More


1963 33 Years Old In late 1963, Eastwood's co-star on Rawhide, Eric Fleming, rejected an offer to star in an Italian-made western called A Fistful of Dollars, to be directed in a remote region of Spain by the then relatively unknown Sergio Leone. … Read More
1966 36 Years Old In January 1966, Eastwood met producer Dino De Laurentiis in New York City and agreed to star in a non-Western five-part anthology production named Le Streghe ("The Witches") opposite De Laurentiis' wife, actress Silvana Mangano. … Read More
1968 38 Years Old Eastwood was paid $750,000 in 1968 for the war epic Where Eagles Dare, about a World War II squad parachuting into a Gestapo stronghold in the alpine mountains. … Read More
1969 39 Years Old …  In the winter of 1969–70, Eastwood and Siegel began planning his next film, The Beguiled, a tale of a wounded Union soldier, held captive by the sexually repressed matron (played by Geraldine Page) of a Southern girls' school. … Read More


1971 - 1973 4 More Events
1974 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1974, Eastwood teamed up with Jeff Bridges and George Kennedy in the buddy action caper Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, a road movie about a veteran bank robber Thunderbolt (Eastwood) and a young con man drifter, Lightfoot (Bridges). On its release, in spring 1974, the film was praised for its offbeat comedy mixed with high suspense and tragedy but was only a modest success at the box office, earning $32.4 million. … Read More
1976 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Upon release in the summer of 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales was widely acclaimed, with many critics and viewers seeing Eastwood's role as an iconic one that related to America's ancestral past and the destiny of the nation after the American Civil War. … Read More
1977 47 Years Old In 1977, he directed and starred in The Gauntlet opposite Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, and Mara Corday. … Read More
1978 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Panned by critics, it ranked high among the box office successes of his career and was the second-highest-grossing film of 1978.


1980 - 1983 5 More Events
1984 54 Years Old 1 More Event
It was quoted by President Ronald Reagan in a speech to Congress, and used during the 1984 presidential elections. … Read More
1985 55 Years Old Eastwood made his only foray into TV direction with the 1985 Amazing Stories episode Vanessa in the Garden, which starred Harvey Keitel and Locke. … Read More
…  From 1986–88, Eastwood served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, a non-partisan office. … Read More
1988 58 Years Old Eastwood began working on smaller, more personal projects and experienced a lull in his career between 1988 and 1992. … Read More
1989 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Eastwood's relationship with Locke (at the time unaware of his infidelities) ended acrimoniously in April 1989, and the post-breakup litigation dragged on for years. … Read More


1990 - 1992 4 More Events
Later in 1993, he directed and co-starred alongside Kevin Costner in A Perfect World. … Read More
At the May1994 Cannes Film Festival Eastwood received France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal, and on March 27, 1995, he was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the 67th Academy Awards.
1996 - 2007 10 More Events
2008 78 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2008 Eastwood and Shriver's non-reappointment to the commission on the expiry of their terms prompted the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to request a legislative investigation into the decision. … Read More
Eastwood stated in 2010 of President Obama: "I think he's a nice fella and I enjoyed watching him come along and I enjoyed watching him campaign and win the job. … Read More
2011 81 Years Old In January 2011, Eastwood told the UK's Daily Mail that "I loved the fact that Obama is multi-racial. … Read More
On August 3, 2012, he attended a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, suggesting that Romney would boost the country and "restore a decent tax system... so that there's a fairness and people are not pitted against one another as to who's paying taxes and who isn't."
2013 - 2015 3 More Events
2016 86 Years Old 1 More Event
In a controversial interview with Esquire that appeared in early August 2016, Eastwood discussed Donald Trump and how this generation, as he put it, is a "pussy generation." "All these people that say, 'Oh, you can't do that, and you can't do this, and you can't say that.' … Read More
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