Birthday: 05/31/1930 Year
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA
Nationality: United States
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg
American actor and director Clint Eastwood is about to turn 84 years old, and he was still ‘in the saddle. ” However, lately he prefers a chair, and not simple, but the director. And I must admit, in his new role Eastwood has made no less successful than the cast. According to the American Academy, he had already twice became the best director that can not everyone masterovityh filmmakers.
Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco May 31, 1930, the son of an ordinary worker. In his veins Irish, Dutch, English and Scottish blood. After graduating from Oakland Technical High School Eastwood wanted to get a musical education, but his plan was foiled conscription. After returning from the army, he enrolled at Los Angeles University Faculty of Economics.
As a student, Clint became interested in acting. He has participated in productions of plays, wrote scripts, played on the stage. Hoping to act in any movie, Eastwood went to auditions and participated in various samples.
Finally, in 1955, he was lucky – he signed a contract with ‘Universal’ for seven years. Seemed to lack of money and are not afraid of poverty now, but suddenly broke up a year later with the young actor. Clint is nothing to do but continue to go to trial, to study acting and attend a gym.
Walking on film companies sometimes bring good luck Eastwood. He received a small role in the film ‘Tarantula’ (1955), ‘Star in the Dust “(1956),’ Lafayette Squadron ‘(1958). And one day, wandering through the corridors of the company ‘CBS’, Clint met respectable man in a suit, who invited him to audition for a new television series ‘rawhide’ (1959-1966). So he got the role, through which it could be noted many directors. Work on television liked Eastwood, but he has long wanted to star in a feature film. Therefore, in 1964, he easily agreed to take part in the painting of some Italian director. It proved to be not yet known master Sergio Leone westerns.
Collaboration with Sergio Leone Clint Eastwood has provided worldwide fame and success. In the first picture ‘A Fistful of Dollars “(1964), Eastwood played the’ man with no name ‘, who arrives in a small town torn by war between two clans. Cowboy pursues his goal, so is forced to work with those and others. One critic compared the hero Eastwood with the image of Christ, who atoned for his sins, forced to live in the hellish city on the border with Mexico.
A few years later Leone took two sequels paintings – ‘For a few extra dollars’ (1965) and’ The Good, the Bad and the Ugly “(1966). This trilogy has taken its rightful place in the history of western and Clint Eastwood turned into an idol of a generation.
For over twenty years he was among the biggest Hollywood stars, creating an image laconic hero westerns and militants.
Its success Clint Eastwood is obliged to another director. Collaboration with Don Siegel began in 1968 with the painting ‘Coogan’s Bluff’ and reached its peak in the work on the film ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ (1979). He talked about the true story of 1962, when inmate Frank Morris managed to escape from the prison on the island of Alcatraz, considered one of the most impregnable. Many critics agree that this is one of the best roles Eastwood and one of the best films of Siegel.
Another interesting image created by Clint Eastwood, is the image of a police officer Harry Callahan, for which integrity and cruelty nicknamed ‘Dirty Harry’. The film was an incredible success, so the creators decided to remove the continuation of the story. Altogether five pictures of the police, one of which took Eastwood himself.
According to Clint Eastwood, the greatest influence on him Sergio Leone and Don Siegel. They have the same actor and learned the subtleties of directing. In 1968, Clint founded the production company ‘Malpaso Company’, which is engaged in producing and creating films.
Eastwood’s film debut as a director was the thriller “Play Misty for Me ‘(1971), but he became famous thanks to his westerns. Among his early works is worth mentioning the painting ‘High Plains Drifter’ (1973), ‘Firefox’ (1982), ‘Pale Rider’ (1985).
In 1992 there was one of the best films of Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’, which he dedicated to his friend and teacher Sergio Leone. The film won four awards Oscar and was nominated in five categories. According to the American Film Institute, ‘Unforgiven’ took fourth place in the list of the best westerns ’10 ‘.
In 2003, Clint Eastwood put Detective ‘Mystic River’, awarded the highest praise, and a year later received a second Oscar for directing the film “Million Dollar Baby dollars’ (2004). Starred Hilary Swank was the best actress and Morgan Freeman was named best supporting actor. The story of the waitress who becomes a professional boxer, won all his sincerity and tragic. This is one of the most successful recent works by Clint Eastwood.
Currently, the latest film directed by a biographical drama “J.. Edgar ‘(2011), tells the story of J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI. Picture was criticized for dim lighting and bad makeup, but noted a good script and a high level of play actors. She did not have much success and nominated for ‘Oscar’.
In the autumn of 2013 it was reported that Clint Eastwood divorces his wife Dina, with whom he lived together for seventeen years. Cause of separation, according to Dina became ‘irreconcilable differences’. His first wife Maggie Johnson Eastwood divorced in 1984. She gave birth to two children, actor: his son Kyle and daughter Alison. Clint now meets 42-year-old Erica Fischer.
Clint Eastwood is a big fan of golf, and also owns hotels and restaurants. For 40 years he was engaged in transcendental meditation, which, according to the actor, brings him peace. Perhaps this is the secret of his vitality and inexhaustible optimism. In his ’83 Eastwood leads a helicopter and avoid traffic jams often gets them to the set.
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