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Clint Eastwood was born May 31 in 1930 in San Francisco, USA. Since childhood, Eastwood wanted to become a professional musician and was even going to enter the music department of the Institute, but conscription pushed his plans.
On his return he entered the economics department of the University. There Eastwood actively manifests itself in amateur productions. Interest in the art of acting led him to various auditions, which resulted in a seven-year contract with Universal.
But it was necessary, and acting — and he to pay for acting classes, was forced to work as a laborer, while studying at the university and acting in movies in supporting roles.
Soon Clint breaks the contract with the studio, trying to find their own role. Again he carries, and he was invited to shoot a TV series «Rawhide», after which his popularity soars upward.
In 1964, Clint received a proposal from the then little-known film director Sergio Leone to play in the movie "A Fistful of Dollars", and the success of this film works was beyond doubt. The film was a huge success not only in Europe but in the United States. A few years later, will be lifted by two sequels — "For a few extra dollars" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Hero Clint Eastwood will be an important character, but trilogy ever take its place in the history of the genre "Western." The actor also began to receive great offers.
In the period from the 1960s to the 1980s, Clint Eastwood was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, creating an image of taciturn action hero and westerns. In all, he appeared in over 60 films, among which the most famous — "Coogan's Bluff" (1968), "Dirty Harry" (1971), "Thunder and Jumping" (1974), "Escape from Alcatraz" (1979), "The Man of a brothel "(1982)," Heartbreak Ridge "(1986) and others.
Since the mid-1980s Clint increasingly drawn to directing. His directorial debut was a success, too. He started with small paintings, before embarking on his first adventure film "Josie Wallace — a person outside the law", which no doubt has secured a recommendation to the big director. During his tenure, Clint made films of different genres — westerns, comedies, police dramas.
In 1992, Eastwood takes one of the best westerns of the decade — "Unforgiven," for which he received his first directorial 'Oscar' . In 2004, he received his second directorial "Oscar" for his film "Million Dollar Baby».
In recent years, he worked hard and cooperates with director Robert Lorenz, who has repeatedly produced the films Eastwood, as well as helping him as an assistant director.
Commander of the Legion of Honour and the Order of Arts and Letters, winner of four awards "Oscar" in the category "Best Director" and "Best Picture" and "Awards named Irving Thalberg "Producing for his contribution to cinema — Clint Eastwood is currently the authoritative director and removed (in 1993) only in the movies that he and directing. In some of his works, he performs as a producer.