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PERSONAL DATA OF CLINT EASTWOOD
Age: 90 years old
Born in: San Francisco, United States
Born on: 31/05/1930
CLINT EASTWOOD BIOGRAPHY
Born during the years of the Great Depression, in San Francisco on May 31, 1930 from a family descending from William Bradford, thirteen times governor of the Plymouth Colony in the first half of the 17th century, Clint Eastwood Jr. lived the first decade of his life moving from one side of the US west coast to the other. His father, in fact, was one of the workers who in the years of the economic crisis had to travel often in search of a job, even temporary, which led the young Clint to move from one school to another and to develop a very reserved and shy character. . The wanderings end when his father is employed in Oakland, where Eastwood begins attending high school, excelling in both school and sports. Parallel to his studies, he tries to help his family with some odd jobs, so that he can become independent just after graduation, when, remaining in California, he begins to study music. Although this has always remained one of his greatest artistic passions, unfortunately the then imminent Korean War did not allow the actor to graduate. It was during the war period that Clint Eastwood made the acquaintance of the actor David Janssen, who advised him to attempt a film career. At the end of the conflict, Eastwood shows up to audition for the Universal, who offers him a contract and in 1955 his first role in sci-fi Revenge of the Monster of Jack Arnold. The small parts and compare them in low-budget films and TV series of the 1950s, in particular The war cry of the Apaches (1958), earned him his first leading role in the western TV series The men of the prairie (1959); Eastwood is soon identified with his character, Rowdy Yates, becoming a familiar face to the American public. The series determines not only his success, but also the turning point of his career, he is noticed, in fact, by Sergio Leone who wants him as the protagonist, the tenebrous one Unnamed man, in Dollar trilogy, which includes three such strong items spaghetti western: For a bunch of dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The good, the bad and the ugly (1966). The fame and notoriety achieved in Europe soon landed also in the USA, where he was hired for Hang him higher (1968), consecrating the actor definitively as western icon. With a career well underway, Eastwood takes part in other great successes, such as Where eagles dare (1968). Having achieved a certain economic stability, the actor also attempts a career as a producer, starting a small company, which marks the beginning of his interest in film making in its entirety. Determined to specialize his acting and afraid of remaining too tied to the character of “handsome tough”, he begins to compete with different roles; already The vultures are hungry (1970) by Don Siegel try the way of a comedy dressed as a western. The acquaintance with Siegel allows the Californian actor in 1971 to make his directorial debut with the thriller Thrill in the night, of which he is also the main performer, as well as temporarily detaching himself from the western genre. Siegel will direct him in the same year also in Private Jonathan’s Good Night and in Inspector Callaghan: The Scorpio case is yours!, the latter role mirrors another of Eastwood’s career milestones and marks the beginning of an action genre centered around iron-fisted cops. The 70s continue between action films, and own directing (including the various sequels on Inspector Callaghan), some of which mark a return to the western, such as The stranger without a name (1973) and The ice-eyed Texan (1976). In 1979 he returned to be directed by Siegel in Escape from Alcatraz, a real success that no longer removes any doubt from the critics about his acting skills. The 1980s marked the beginning of another great marriage between the actor and the director Buddy Van Hornas well as commercial success with comedy Please … don’t save my life anymore (1984), written by Blake Edwards and directed by Richard Benjamin. During this decade the Eastwood director achieved good results, among which the biographical one certainly stands out Bird (1988), the first work in which he does not participate as an actor and with which he won the Golden Globe for Best Director. Although the western seems to be a genre that is now definitively decayed, Eastwood directed in 1992 The ruthless with a starred cast, which includes himself, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman is Richard Harris, reviving the genre with a latest masterpiece, which receives nine Oscar nominations, winning four, including Best Director and Best Picture. Having taken the western to its peak, he devoted himself exclusively to directing, orienting himself towards films in which he can concentrate on the introspection of the characters, of which The bridges of Madison County (1995), where he is the protagonist together with Maryl Streep, is not only an example, but also the first work in which he dedicates himself to the deepening of love as a theme. The new millennium opens with Space Cowboys (2000), presented out of competition at the Venice Film Festival, but since 2003 the turning point of this new century begins with the direction of Mystic River with Sean Penn is Kevin Bacon, then with the noble Million Dollar Baby (2004), with which Eastwood wins four Oscars, two of which go to performers Hilary Swank is Morgan Freeman. Towards the end of the decade he directed two historical films: the dramatic Changeling (2008) with Angelina Jolie is John Malkovich and the biographer Invictus – The invincible (2009). In the following years it continues to be based on real or biographical facts and this is how they are also born Jersey Boys (2014), which tells the story of The Four Seasons, American Sniper (2014), bio-pic about Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper), Sully (2016), which chronicles the ditching of US Airways flight 1549, and many others. Following this path in 2017 he brings to the big screen the story of the attack on the Thalys train of 21 August 2015 with 3.17 pm – Attack on the train, where the three military protagonists interpret themselves in the film. Registered as a Republican, Eastwood is also committed to the political front with support for various political candidates, including colleague Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump, and was himself an independent mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea in California, where the his home.
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CLINT EASTWOOD’S MOST RECENT MOVIES
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Il Corriere – The Mule (The Mule)
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