"Dirty Harry," "Play Misty for Me," "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," "Unforgiven" and "Gran Torino" are some movies that star Clint Eastwood. Others include "Pale Rider" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."Continue Reading
Clint Eastwood is an American movie star known for his iconic tough-guy roles in western and crime films. He began acting in B-movies in the 1950s with an uncredited role in the 1955 film "Revenge of the Creature." In 1959, he got his breakthrough on the western TV show "Rawhide" and took on his first signature movie role in "A Fistful of Dollars" in 1964. The film was the first of three in Sergio Leone's spaghetti western Dollars Trilogy, which also included "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Eastwood continued his run in westerns with films such as "Hang 'Em High," "High Plains Drifter" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales."
In addition to starring in films, Clint Eastwood began directing them in 1971 with "Play Misty for Me." He acted in many of the films he directed, including "The Gauntlet," "Firefox" and the "Dirty Harry" sequel "Sudden Impact." Eastwood won Oscars for producing and directing his final western, "Unforgiven," in 1992 and won the same two Oscars again for "Million Dollar Baby" in 2004.Learn more about Art & Literature