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What are some films that Clint Eastwood directed?

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Films directed by Clint Eastwood include "Unforgiven," "Gran Torino" and "American Sniper." Eastwood's work as an actor and director have earned critical claim, and he has won multiple Academy Awards for best director.

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Eastwood served as an actor, producer and director of his 1992 film "Unforgiven." The film follows Eastwood as William Munny, a reformed gunfighter who is past his prime and works as a pig farmer. Eastwood won an Academy Award for best director, and the film won the Academy Award for best picture, becoming just the third Western to win that award.

"Gran Torino" stars Eastwood as Walt Kowalski, a Korean War veteran who takes his neighbor, a Hmong teenager, under his wing. Released in 2009, the film was nominated for 33 awards, winning 22. Eastwood also produced the film and contributed to its soundtrack.

"American Sniper" is a 2014 film based on Chris Kyle's autobiography, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." It follows Kyle's life, starting with his childhood in Texas and continuing through his career as a U.S. Navy Seal. The film stars Bradley Cooper as Kyle. It was successful critically and commercially, as it received a best picture Academy Award nomination and grossed over $500 million worldwide.

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