Clint Eastwood, born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, California, is an iconic figure in cinema. He began his acting career in the 1950s, appearing in television series such as Rawhide -where he was in more than 200 episodes- before making the leap to cinema. His rough demeanor and intense gaze made him a benchmark in genre cinema. His first weapons as an actor came from being an extra in horror films like The return of the monster (1955) o Tarantula (1955)
dirty Harry (1971) is one of the most emblematic films of Eastwoodwhere he played the inspector Harry Callahan. The film was a huge success and launched a franchise that included several sequels. The character of Callahan, which must find the serial killer nicknamed Scorpio in San Francisco, has become a pop culture icon. This film was co-directed between the actor and the director Don Siegelknown internationally for his film Living Dead (Invasion of the Body Snatchers1956).
the good, the bad and the ugly (the good, the bad and the ugly1966), directed by Sergio Leoneis another milestone in the career of Eastwood. In this epic spaghetti western, Eastwood he played the Man with No Name and established himself as an international star. The film is considered one of the best of the genre, a genre that used the bases of the western to turn it into something more popular and with a different sensibility. The music of Ennio Morricone It has already become a world heritage site. Two years before Clint He had participated in another film by this director that was also a success: For a bunch of dollars (For a bunch of dollars1964).
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The unforgivables (Unforgiven1992), directed and starring Eastwood, earned him the Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture. History is a gloomy western that challenges the conventions of the genre and offers a memorable interpretation of the Eastwood. They accompany him Gene Hackman (who also won the Oscar for his performance), Richard Harris (the Dumbledore of the first two movies Harry Potter) y Morgan Freeman.
In blows of destiny (Million Dollar Baby2004), Eastwood he played Frankie Dunn, a retired boxing trainer. The film earned him the Oscar for Best Actor and Best Director, making him the oldest director to win the award.
Clint Eastwood has demonstrated impressive versatility as an actor, being the romantic Robert Kincaid in The bridges of Madison (The Bridges of Madison County1995) or the tough guy of his latest productions such as Gran Torino (2008) y The mule (The Mule2018).
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