Clint Eastwood is an American actor and filmmaker who became famous for his western television and film roles. Clint Eastwood Jr. was born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, California, to Ruth and Clinton Eastwood Sr. He grew up in a working class and attended Oakland Technical High School. After high school, he worked in various jobs and was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War, but not deployed abroad.
Clint Eastwood is now 90 years old.
Clint Eastwood weighed so much when he was born that the nurses nicknamed him Samson.
Eastwood took jobs baling hay and working for California’s forestry service clearing brush and putting out fires.
After Clint’s father died, his mother remarried lumber magnate John Wood.
Clint Eastwood was once a lumberjack.
Following high school Clint worked as a grocery clerk, golf caddy, lifeguard, and paper carrier.
Clint Eastwood’s height is 6’4″.
Clint Eastwood enrolled in Seattle University in 1951 but was drafted to the army.
Clint Eastwood’s first working contract only paid him $100.
While in the army Clint was aboard a Douglas AD bomber that crashed into the ocean. He had to swim 3 miles to safety.
Universal fired Clint because of his protruding Adam’s apple.
Following the success of the spaghetti western series that made him famous in the 1960s, Clint became even more well-known in the five Dirty Harry films playing the role of Harry Callahan.
Clint Eastwood began to direct and produce films and won Academy Awards for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby for Best Director and Best Producer.
The most commercially successful films Clint Eastwood starred in were Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can.
Clint Eastwood has had great success behind the scenes in films such as Mystic River, Letters from Iwo Jima, and American Sniper.
Clint Eastwood’s own production company is called Malpaso. He has run this company since 1967.
Clint Eastwood served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea in California between 1986 and 1988.
Clint Eastwood prefers scenes to be shot on first take as opposed to rehearsing. He has often been able to be more efficient as a result and able to maintain budgets.
Clint Eastwood married Maggie Johnson in 1953 but separated after a decade. They reunited and had two children together. Their marriage ended officially in 1984.
Clint Eastwood had a daughter with a stuntwoman during his separation from his first wife and another daughter with an actress in 1990.
Clint married a TV news anchor named Dina Ruiz in 1996 and had a daughter together before divorcing in 2014.
Clint Eastwood often flies his helicopter to studios to avoid traffic.
Clint Eastwood is a composer and a pianist.
Although he smokes in many movies Clint Eastwood does not smoke in real life. He leads a healthy lifestyle and meditates daily.
Clint Eastwood has been involved in politics and donates his time to charitable events. He is an avid golfer as well and invested in Pebble Beach Golf Links.