Clint Eastwood

American actor and film director (born 1930)

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

Clint Eastwood
Eastwood at 2010 New York Film Festival
Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
In office
January 3, 1986 – January 3, 1988
Personal details
Clinton Eastwood Jr.

(1930-05-31) May 31, 1930 (age 93)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political party
Domestic partner
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Composer

Early life change

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

He has appeared in many movies since the 1950s. The most famous are the Dollars trilogy of Spaghetti Westerns (1964–1966), Dirty Harry movie series as Harry Callahan (1972–1988), 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). In recent years, Eastwood directed biopic movies such as American Sniper, Sully, and Richard Jewell.

He won election as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, in April 1986. He earned $200 per month in that position[6] which he donated to the Carmel Youth Center. While in office, he helped to make ice cream legal to eat on city streets,[7] added public restrooms to the public beach, and a city library annex building was built.[6] He served for two years and did not wish to run for a second term. In 2001, Governor Gray Davis appointed him to the California State Park and Recreation Commission.[8]

Personal life change

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

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

  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 17, 2011. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  3. Day, Elizabeth (November 2, 2008). "Gentle Man Clint". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on January 17, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  4. McGilligan, p. 22
  5. Smith, p. 116
  6. 6.0 6.1 "When Clint Eastwood Was Elected Mayor of Carmel, California". April 7, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  7. "Ice Cream Is In Again Under Eastwood Rule". Los Angeles Times. October 1, 1986. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  8. "Governor Schwarzenegger Appointments to the State Park and Recreation Commission" Archived January 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine – California State Park and Recreation Commission. Retrieved: May 28, 2008.

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