Clint Eastwood

Actor, director, film producer Clint Eastwood

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 1960s, and as San Francisco Police Department Inspector Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry films during the 1970s and 1980s.
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31 May 1930
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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Ends Sex Trilogy With Solid Ticket Sales
NYTimes - 10 days
The raunchy “Fifty Shades Freed” and cuddly “Peter Rabbit” were No. 1 and No. 2 at the weekend box office. Clint Eastwood’s latest film was a soft third.
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Clint Eastwood Celebrates Old-Fashioned Heroism In 'The 15:17 To Paris'
NPR - 12 days
In 2015, three Americans on a Paris-bound train stopped a terrorist attack in progress. Eastwood recreates the incident — and audaciously casts the real-life heroes as themselves — in his new film.
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Review: In ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ Real Heroes Portray Their Heroism
New York Times - 13 days
A foiled terrorist attack inspires an effective, stripped-down film from Clint Eastwood starring three men who helped save the day.
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Real-life heroes star in Eastwood's 'The 15:17 to Paris'
Fox News - 14 days
Clint Eastwood taps Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone to play themselves in new film that tells the true story of three young Americans who stopped a terror attack on board a train.
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Clint Eastwood premieres his latest film 'The 15:17 to Paris' in LA - 15 days
Hollywood Legend Eastwood attends 'The 15:17 to Paris' world premiere, featuring for the first time three non-actors as themselves in a thriller based on real-life events. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Clint Eastwood casts real American heroes in 'The 15:17 to Paris'
LATimes - 19 days
Grasping for a way to describe the indescribable, stunned survivors of terror attacks have often reached for the imagery of cinema: “It was like a movie.” But that phrase has never taken on quite the same meaning as it has for Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler. On Aug. 21, 2015,...
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Clint Eastwood recreates 2015 France train attack in new film - 6 months
The Oscar-winning director casts real-life heroes Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone to play themselves in "The 15:17 to Paris." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Egyptian director making anti-'American Sniper' film
Fox News - 6 months
An Egyptian director says he “hated” Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster “American Sniper” and its portrayal of the villain Mustafa so much, he is making his own movie to lobby against it.
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Film Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' - Variety
Google News - 7 months
Variety Film Review: Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' Variety Christopher Nolan recreates the World War II evacuation from land, sea and air, interweaving events in a bravura virtual-eyewitness account. Steven Spielberg laid claim to the Normandy beach landing, Clint Eastwood owns Iwo Jima, and now, Christopher ... How Christopher Nolan crafted his WWII masterpiece, 'Dunkirk': What the Critics Are SayingHollywood Reporter 'Dunkirk' Review: Christopher Nolan's WWII Epic May Be the Greatest War Film SFGate -Slate Magazine -Vanity Fair -ABC News all 331 news articles »
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Clint Eastwood casts Paris train heroes as themselves in new film
CNN - 7 months
Three of the men who helped thwart a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris will star in Clint Eastwood's upcoming film about the incident, "The 15:17 to Paris," Warner Bros. Pictures has announced.
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All About Stevie Ryan's Rise to YouTube Fame and Candid Battle with Depression -
Google News - 8 months All About Stevie Ryan's Rise to YouTube Fame and Candid Battle with Depression In the wake of actress Stevie Ryan's shocking death, her comedy chops and candidness about mental health are being recognized by fans. Ryan, 33, was found dead from a suspected suicide on Saturday, July 1, the Los Angeles Coroner's office confirmed. Clint Eastwood, Warner Bros. Face Copyright Lawsuit Over 'Jersey Boys' AdaptationHollywood Reporter YouTube star and actress Stevie Ryan dead at 33 in apparent suicideNew York Daily News Stevie Ryan's Fans Are Furious WithJenelle Evans After She Tweets AboutNemesis' DeathHollywood Life E! Online -USA TODAY -Us Weekly all 78 news articles »
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The Miss Sofia Coppola Seminary For Eternal Admirers
Huffington Post - 8 months
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE “I didn’t know what I wanted to do next, but I knew I wanted to do something that was really beautiful.”  Sofia Coppola’s movies reveal her contradictions. She is a director whose Hollywood inauguration was a birthright, thanks to an illustrious family tree and a luckless child-acting stint she never wanted. Fleeting youthfulness lies at the center of her stories: the troubled teens in “The Virgin Suicides” and “The Bling Ring,” the aging actors adrift in “Lost in Translation” and “Somewhere,” the callow duchess thrust into notoriety in “Marie Antoinette,” and now the repressed boarding-school denizens in “The Beguiled.” Her characters seek better horizons, but Coppola is nothing if not resolute, sophisticated, singular. In the words of “Bling Ring” star Israel Broussard, Coppola has a “motherly essence and gracefulness.” According to “Virgin Suicides” matriarch Kathleen Turner, who also co-starred with Coppola in the 1986 comedy “Peggy Sue Got Marrie...
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Books To Read Before The Summer Movie Comes Out
Huffington Post - 9 months
Tulip Fever By Deborah Moggach 288 pages; Dial Press Sex, art, flowers: It’s the 1630s in Amsterdam in Tulip Fever, and everybody is obsessed with at least one of the three. In the film version of Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel, opening August 25, the center of attention is Sophia (Alicia Vikander), who’s a devoted wife to her aged merchant husband—until the introduction of the brooding artist hired to paint their portrait. Moggach’s novel delivers plenty of hot-and-heavy lust and betrayal, but she’s also done her homework on a remarkable moment in Dutch history, masterfully weaving in observations about religion and economics, delivered in prose as elegant as a Vermeer: “She is color, waiting to be mixed; a painting, ready to be brushed into life. She is a moment, waiting to be fixed forever under a shiny varnish.” The Beguiled By Thomas Cullinan 384 pages; Penguin Books Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel about the Civil War first hit theaters in 1971, with Clint Eastwood star...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Clint Eastwood
  • 2016
    Age 85
    However, in a subsequent interview with the Los Angeles Times that appeared a month later, Eastwood suggested that he would not necessarily vote for Trump and instead appeared agnostic regarding the 2016 presidential election.
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    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.'
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  • 2015
    Age 84
    He and Sandera went public with their relationship at the 87th Academy Awards in February 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 83
    Furthermore, Eastwood's 2014 movie American Sniper was met with strong critical praise, especially from many Republicans who called it a pro-War on Terror, pro-Republican, and patriotic film; Eastwood responded by saying that such notions represented a "stupid analysis" and that the movie had nothing to do with political parties.
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  • 2013
    Age 82
    On October 23, 2013, Dina filed for divorce after she withdrew her request for legal separation, citing irreconcilable differences. She asked for full custody of their 16-year-old daughter, Morgan, as well as spousal support. The divorce was finalized in December 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 81
    Based on his appearance and comments at the 2012 Republican National Convention, some see him as a right-wing poster boy.
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    During a speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention, Eastwood talked to an empty chair as if President Barack Obama were sitting in it.
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    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."
  • 2011
    Age 80
    In January 2011, Eastwood told the UK's Daily Mail that "I loved the fact that Obama is multi-racial.
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  • 2010
    Age 79
    In August 2010, Eastwood wrote to the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to protest the decision to close the UK Film Council, warning the closure could result in fewer foreign production companies choosing to work in Great Britain.
    In February 2010, Eastwood was recognized by President Barack Obama with an arts and humanities award.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 77
    During the 2008 United States presidential election, Eastwood stated that he would be voting for John McCain, citing the fact that he had known McCain since he returned to the US in 1973 as a recently released POW.
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 76
    In early 2007, Eastwood was presented with the highest civilian distinction in France, Légion d'honneur, at a ceremony in Paris.
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  • 2006
    Age 75
    Eastwood and Shriver supported a 2006 lawsuit to block the toll road and urged the California Coastal Commission to reject the project, which it did in February 2008.
  • 2005
    Age 74
    As the vice chairman of the commission, in 2005 along with chairman Bobby Shriver, he led the movement opposed to a six-lane extension of California State Route 241, a toll road that would cut through San Onofre State Beach.
    He also received a nomination for Best Actor, as well as a Grammy nomination for his score, and won a Golden Globe for Best Director, which was presented to him by daughter Kathryn, who was Miss Golden Globe at the 2005 ceremony.
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  • 2003
    Age 72
    In 2003 Eastwood was named Best Director of the Year by the National Society of Film Critics.
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  • 2002
    Age 71
    In 2002, Eastwood played an ex-FBI agent chasing a sadistic killer (Jeff Daniels) in the thriller Blood Work, loosely based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Michael Connelly.
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  • 2000
    Age 69
    In 2000, Eastwood directed and starred in Space Cowboys alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner.
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  • 1997
    Age 66
    Later in 1997, Eastwood directed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, based on the novel by John Berendt and starring John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, and Jude Law.
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    In 1997, Eastwood directed and starred in the political thriller Absolute Power, alongside Gene Hackman (with whom he had appeared in Unforgiven).
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  • 1996
    Age 65
    They married on March 31, 1996, when Eastwood surprised her with a private ceremony at a home on the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.
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  • 1995
    Age 64
    Eastwood and Fisher ended their relationship in early 1995, after which Fisher said it took two years to complete what she called the grieving process for her shattered dreams.
    His next film appearance was in a cameo role as himself in the 1995 children's film Casper.
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    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.
  • 1993
    Age 62
    In 1993, he noted that he " was always a backer" of the Brady Bill, with its federally mandated waiting period.
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    Before she had moved out of Eastwood's home, he was said to already be dating Dina Ruiz, a television news anchor 35 years his junior whom he had first met when she interviewed him in 1993.
    Later in 1993, he directed and co-starred alongside Kevin Costner in A Perfect World.
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  • 1992
    Age 61
    In 1992, Eastwood revisited the western genre in his film Unforgiven, which he directed and in which he starred as an aging ex-gunfighter long past his prime.
  • 1991
    Age 60
    An ongoing lawsuit, in response to Eastwood allegedly ramming a woman's car, resulted in no Eastwood films being shown in cinemas in 1991.
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  • 1990
    Age 59
    The affair with Reeves was not reported anywhere until an exposé article was published in the Star tabloid in 1990, though the children still went unmentioned by mainstream news sources for more than a decade thereafter.
    Later in 1990, Eastwood directed and co-starred with Charlie Sheen in The Rookie, a buddy cop action film.
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  • 1989
    Age 58
    A decade later, an ongoing affair Eastwood was involved in (said to have lasted 14 years) with dancer and Rawhide stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis (who was also married yet separated) produced his earliest confirmed child, daughter Kimber Eastwood (born Kimber Tunis; June 17, 1964), whose existence was kept secret from the public until July 1989, when the National Enquirer revealed her identity.
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 57
    Eastwood began working on smaller, more personal projects and experienced a lull in his career between 1988 and 1992.
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  • 1986
    Age 55
    As a politician, Eastwood has made successful forays into both local and state government. In April 1986, he won election as mayor (a nonpartisan position) of his adopted hometown, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California – a small, wealthy village and artists' community on the Monterey Peninsula.
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    In 1986, Eastwood co-starred with Marsha Mason in the military drama Heartbreak Ridge, about the 1983 United States invasion of Grenada.
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    From 1986–88, Eastwood served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, a non-partisan office.
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  • 1985
    Age 54
    Eastwood made his only foray into TV direction with the 1985 Amazing Stories episode Vanessa in the Garden, which starred Harvey Keitel and Locke.
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  • 1984
    Age 53
    On August 22, 1984, Eastwood was honored at a ceremony at Grauman's Chinese theater to record his hand and footprints in cement.
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    It was quoted by President Ronald Reagan in a speech to Congress, and used during the 1984 presidential elections.
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  • 1983
    Age 52
    Eastwood directed and starred in the fourth Dirty Harry film, Sudden Impact, which was shot in the spring and summer of 1983 and is considered the darkest and most violent of the series.
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  • 1982
    Age 51
    A self-professed "liberal on civil rights," Eastwood has stated that he is pro-choice on abortion. He has endorsed same-sex marriage and contributed to groups supporting the Equal Rights Amendment for women, which failed to receive ratification in 1982.
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    In 1982, Eastwood directed and starred in Honkytonk Man, based on the eponymous Clancy Carlile's depression-era novel.
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  • 1980
    Age 49
    Released over the Christmas season of 1980, Any Which Way You Can was a major box office success and ranked among the top five highest-grossing films of the year.
    In 1980, Eastwood directed and played the title role in Bronco Billy alongside Locke, Scatman Crothers, and Sam Bottoms.
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  • 1979
    Age 48
    Eastwood starred in Escape from Alcatraz in 1979, the last of his films directed by Siegel.
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  • 1978
    Age 47
    In 1978 Johnson filed for legal separation from Eastwood, but did not officially divorce him until May 1984, receiving a reported cash settlement of $25 million.
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    Panned by critics, it ranked high among the box office successes of his career and was the second-highest-grossing film of 1978.
  • 1977
    Age 46
    In 1977, he directed and starred in The Gauntlet opposite Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, and Mara Corday.
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  • 1976
    Age 45
    Scripts existed for the film as early as 1976 under titles such as The Cut-Whore Killings and The William Munny Killings but Eastwood delayed the project because he wanted to wait until he was old enough to play his character and to savor it as the last of his western films.
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    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.
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  • 1974
    Age 43
    Mike Hoover taught Eastwood how to climb during several weeks of preparation at Yosemite in the summer of 1974 before filming commenced in Grindelwald, Switzerland on August 12, 1974. Despite prior warnings about the perils of the Eiger the film crew suffered a number of accidents, including one fatality. Despite the danger, Eastwood insisted on doing all his own climbing and stunts. Upon release in May 1975 The Eiger Sanction was a commercial failure, receiving only $23.8 million at the box office, and was poorly received by most critics.
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    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.
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  • 1973
    Age 42
    In 1973, Eastwood directed his first western, High Plains Drifter, in which he also starred.
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  • 1972
    Age 41
    At some point in 1972, Eastwood met married actress (later director) Sondra Locke.
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  • 1971
    Age 40
    He started directing in 1971, and made his debut as a producer in 1982, with Firefox, though he had been functioning as uncredited producer on all of his Malpaso Company films since Hang 'Em High in 1968.
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    Eastwood's career reached a turning point in 1971.
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  • 1969
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1968
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1966
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1963
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 1958
    Age 27
    In 1958, Eastwood was cast as Rowdy Yates for the CBS hour-long western series Rawhide, the breakthrough in his career he had long been searching for.
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    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.
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  • 1957
    Age 26
    In 1957, Eastwood played a cadet in West Point series, played a suicidal gold prospector in Death Valley Days.
  • 1956
    Age 25
    He landed several small roles in 1956 as a temperamental army officer for a segment of ABC's Reader's Digest series, and as a motorcycle gang member on a Highway Patrol episode.
    Upon the advice of Irving Leonard, his financial advisor, he changed talent agencies to the Kumin-Olenick Agency in 1956 and Mitchell Gertz in 1957.
  • 1955
    Age 24
    Although he continued to develop as an actor, Universal terminated his contract on October 23, 1955.
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    Universal presented him with his first television role on July 2, 1955, on NBC's Allen in Movieland, which starred Tony Curtis and Benny Goodman.
    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.
  • 1954
    Age 23
    In September 1954, Eastwood worked for three weeks on Arthur Lubin's Lady Godiva of Coventry, won a role in February 1955, playing "Jonesy", a sailor in Francis in the Navy and appeared uncredited in another Jack Arnold film, Tarantula, where he played a squadron pilot.
    In May 1954, Eastwood made his first real audition for Six Bridges to Cross but was rejected by Joseph Pevney.
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    Lubin suggested that he attend drama classes and arranged for Eastwood's initial contract in April 1954, at $100 per week.
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  • 1953
    Age 22
    Eastwood married Margaret Neville "Maggie" Johnson (then working for an auto parts suppliers company) on December 19, 1953 in Pasadena.
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  • 1952
    Age 21
    Eastwood registered as a Republican to vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and endorsed Richard Nixon's 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns.
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  • 1951
    Age 20
    In 1951, Eastwood enrolled at Seattle University but was then drafted into the United States Army and assigned to Fort Ord in California, where he was appointed as a lifeguard and swimming instructor.
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  • 1930
    Born on May 31, 1930.
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