Clint Eastwood rose to fame in the 1960’s as the embodiment of the all-American Macho in cult classics including the TV series Rawhide and Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western Dollars trilogy. He later became known as Harry Callahan in the famous Dirty Harry series, while appearing in many different genres. Upon switching to being behind the camera, Eastwood became an award-winning director while remaining active in politics and other issues. Here are some juicy stories behind his career, marriages, ugly divorces, rumors and children.
After serving in the United States army during the Korean war, Eastwood decided to move to Hollywood at a friend’s advice to pursue a career in acting. That passion will become a signature mark for Eastwood as it will motivate him in everything he touches.
After a brief period of small roles in the movie industry, Eastwood rose to fame in the 1960’s as the embodiment of the all-American Macho in cult classics such as the TV series Rawhide and The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti western Dollars trilogy. He later became known as the anti-bureaucratic Harry Callahan in the famous Dirty Harry series, while also appearing in many different genres. Over time, the actor would follow his dream to switch places and to work behind the camera.
The talented Eastwood became an award-winning director while exploring different themes and genres in films such as Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. Eastwood was also always involved with music, as he played and sang occasionally and was known as a devoted fan of Jazz and Blues. His love life was always making news, as this symbol of masculinity was known for his numerous relationships with women through the years.
Many of his children chose to follow his footsteps and to pursue similar interests such as acting, filmmaking, and music. His passion was also for politics and the actor and director had a brief stint as Mayor of his city of Carmel-By-The-Sea, California during the 1980’s. Even today, Eastwood is still a full-fledged movie maker while still remaining active in politics and other issues. Here are some stories behind the good and the bad Clint Eastwood. Go ahead, make our day.
[post_page_title]Before the scandals: a heavy baby[/post_page_title]
Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born in in 1930 in San Francisco, California to a working-class family who originally descended from the legendary Mayflower. Shortly after he was born, the hospital nurses gave him a unique nickname. They nicknamed him “Samson” and the reason for that was his unusual weight. Eastwood weighed almost 12 pounds when he was born, almost double than an average baby.