Clint Eastwood Facts

Clint Eastwood Facts
Clint Eastwood is an American actor and filmmaker who became famous for his roles in western TV and film. He was born Clint Eastwood Jr., on May 31st, 1930 in San Francisco, California to Ruth and Clinton Eastwood Sr. He weighed 11lbs 6oz when he was born. He grew up in a working class environment and attended Oakland Technical High School. He worked a variety of jobs following high school and was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War but was not deployed overseas. His career in television and film began in the 1950s and in 1958 he was cast in the western TV series Rawhide as Rowdy Yates. He was then cast in the movie A Fistful of Dollars I late 1963 and his career took off.
Interesting Clint Eastwood Facts:
Clint Eastwood weighed so much when he was born that the nurses nicknamed him Samson.
After Clint's father died, his mother remarried lumber magnate John Wood.
Following high school Clint worked as a grocery clerk, golf caddy, lifeguard, and paper carrier.
Clint Eastwood enrolled in Seattle University in 1951 but was drafted to the army.
While in the army Clint was aboard a Douglas AD bomber that crashed into the ocean. He had to swim 3 miles to safety.
Following the success of the spaghetti western series that made him famous in the 1960s, Clint became even more well-known in the five Dirty Harry films playing the role of Harry Callahan.
Clint Eastwood began to direct and produce films and won Academy Awards for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby for Best Director and Best Producer.
The most commercially successful films Clint Eastwood starred in were Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can.
Clint Eastwood has had great success behind the scenes in films such as Mystic River, Letters from Iwo Jima, and American Sniper.
Clint Eastwood's own production company is called Malpaso. He has run this company since 1967.
Clint Eastwood served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea in California between 1986 and 1988.
Clint Eastwood prefers scenes to be shot on first take as opposed to rehearsing. He has often been able to be more efficient as a result and able to maintain budgets.
Clint Eastwood married Maggie Johnson in 1953 but separated after a decade. They reunited and had two children together. Their marriage ended officially in 1984.
Clint Eastwood had a daughter with a stuntwoman during his separation from his first wife and another daughter with an actress in 1990.
Clint married a TV news anchor named Dina Ruiz in 1996 and had a daughter together before divorcing in 2014.
Clint Eastwood often flies his helicopter to studios to avoid traffic.
Clint Eastwood is a composer and a pianist.
Although he smokes in many movies Clint Eastwood does not smoke in real life. He leads a healthy lifestyle and meditates daily.
Clint Eastwood has been involved in politics and donates his time to charitable events. He is an avid golfer as well and invested in Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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