Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood
A headshot of Eastwood at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
Mayor of Carmel, California
In office
January 3, 1986 – January 3, 1988
Personal details
Born Clinton Eastwood, Jr.
May 31, 1930 (1930-05-31) (age 83)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Spouse(s) Maggie Johnson (1953–84; two children)
Dina Ruiz (1996–present; one child)
Children Kimber Tunis, Kyle Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Scott Reeves, Kathryn Reeves, Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, Morgan Eastwood

Clint Eastwood (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, movie director, producer and composer.

Early life[change | edit source]

Eastwood was born in San Francisco, California on May 31, 1930.[1] He was nicknamed "Samson" by the hospital nurses as he weighed 11 pounds 6 ounces (5.2 kg) at birth.[2][3][4] Eastwood is of English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry.[1][5] He was raised in Piedmont, California. He studied at Piedmont Junior High School and at Oakland Technical High School.

Career[change | edit source]

He has appeared in many movies since the 1950s. The most famous are the Dollars trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns (1964–1966), Dirty Harry (1972), Any Which Way You Can (1979) and similar movies. Eastwood also won critical acclaim as a director with the movies Unforgiven (1992), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1996), Space Cowboys (2000), Mystic River (2003), and Million Dollar Baby (2005).

Personal life[change | edit source]

Eastwood was married to Maggie Johnson from 1953 until they divorced in 1984. They had two children. Then he was married to Dina Ruiz since 1996. They have one child. He now lives with his family in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. He was the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea for two years, starting in 1986.

Awards[change | edit source]

Academy Awards
Year Award Film Result
1992 Best Director Unforgiven Won
Best Picture Unforgiven Won
Best Actor Unforgiven Nominated
1994 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Won
2003 Best Director Mystic River Nominated
Best Picture Mystic River Nominated
2004 Best Director Million Dollar Baby Won
Best Picture Million Dollar Baby Won
Best Actor Million Dollar Baby Nominated
2006 Best Director Letters from Iwo Jima Nominated
Best Picture Letters from Iwo Jima Nominated

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eliot, p. 13
  2. Amara, Pavan; Sundberg, Charlotte (May 30, 2010). "Eastwood at 80". The Independent (London). Archived from the original on January 16, 2011. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/eastwood-at-80-1986872.html.
  3. Day, Elizabeth (November 2, 2008). "Gentle Man Clint". The Guardian (London). Archived from the original on January 16, 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/nov/02/clint-eastwood-drama.
  4. McGilligan, p. 22
  5. Smith, p. 116

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