As an actor, some of Clint Eastwood's most famous movies are "A Fistful of Dollars;" "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly;" and "Dirty Harry." As a director, his best-known films include "Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Bridges of Madison County."Continue Reading
Starting out as a B-movie actor in the 1950s, Clint Eastwood first rose to popularity when he starred in a series of spaghetti westerns in the 1960s — most notably, "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly." However, it was his role as Detective Harry Callahan in the gritty 1971 cop drama "Dirty Harry" that made him a superstar. After "Dirty Harry," Eastwood's popularity as an actor never waned, and for the next two decades, he went on to star in a number of hit movies, including "In the Line of Fire" and "Sudden Impact."
In addition to his long and distinguished acting career, Eastwood has also had success as a critically-acclaimed director, winning Oscars for Best Director for the 1993 film "Unforgiven" and the 2005 film "Million Dollar Baby."Learn more about Art & Literature