Clint Eastwood, neither ugly nor bad. The good one celebrates his 92nd birthday

By Constance Mazzotti Y Pamela Cruz. Peninsula 360 Press [P360P]

Considered one of the great filmmakers, Clint Eastwood He has acted in 72 films, directed 45 and produced 53. The actor, producer, composer and director originally from San Francisco, is neither ugly nor bad, the good one celebrated this May 31st 92 years of life.

Among his most legendary films are those within the “spaghetti western” genre, “For a Fistful of Dollars” ‒1964‒, “Death Had a Price” ‒1965‒ and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” ‒1966 ‒, with which he was placed as one of the favorites in the cinema worldwide.

The actor, whose full name is Clinton Eastwood Jr., was born in 1930 and began to consolidate his career with his first characters as Harry Callahan in the successful “Dirty Harry” ‒1971‒ and “Strong Harry” ‒1973‒.

The nonagenarian has a very impressive career, in which he can boast of carrying out a large part of his work hand in hand with two greats of Italian film production, such as Ennio Morricone ‒1928-2020‒ composer and conductor, creator of soundtracks of more than five hundred films and television series, as well as Sergio Leone ‒1929-1989‒ who was one of the most famous spaghetti western film directors who directed Clint Eastwood.

During the 1950s, after participating in secondary roles, he had his big break with a role in the television series Raw Leather (1959) alongside Eric Flemimg who was the protagonist, months later, when the star of the series retired. , Clint Eastwood would rise as a leading actor.

The list of films in which he has participated is very long, but the public missed seeing him in one of the great thrillers of all time, “James Bond”, a character created by the novelist Ian Lancaster Fleming, and whom Eastwood rejected interpret for considering that only an English actor should represent one of the best-known secret agents in literature and cinema.

In the 1970s, with El seductor ‒1971‒ he achieved great critical success and also made his directorial debut with the erotic thriller Escalofrío en la noche ‒1971‒, in the same year he played the role of a policeman in «Dirty Harry », a role that highlighted him as a cultural icon popularizing the police genre.

That same decade meant for Eastwood an incessant production of films consecrating him as an actor and director.

With such a prolific career, it is not uncommon for Eastwood to have his own production house, which he founded in 1967 under the name “The Malpaso Company”, now known as Malpaso Productions, where around 40 films have been produced, in addition to having co-productions and documentaries.

Eastwood has no limits and proof of this is his foray into music, an art of which he is passionate, which is why he has composed most of the soundtracks for his films and although music was not his main career in 2007 Eastwood received an honorary doctorate in music from the Berklee College of Music during the Monterey Jazz Festival.

The multi-talented Clint Eastwood has not only faced dangerous situations in movies, because in 1951, while serving in the army at the age of 21, he survived a plane crash in shark-infested waters, after the military plane where he he was going as a passenger to crash into the ocean near California.

Perhaps that is one of the reasons the actor is a strong believer in finding inner peace through transcendental meditation, which he has practiced for almost 50 years.

As if that were not enough, Clint Eastwood has given himself space in his busy schedule to serve his community, as he was mayor of the city of Carmel by the Sea, a picturesque town in Monterey County, in the Bay Area in California. , from 1986 to 1988. He won with 72 percent of the votes in his favor and it is where he currently lives, he even owns a Pub.

Republican, but with a progressive air, Clint Eastwood has declared that he is in favor of same-sex marriage and euthanasia.

The handsome actor’s life has had it all, during his youth, he was a lifeguard, newspaper delivery boy, forest firefighter and even a golf caddy, and during the Korean War he dedicated himself to being a swimming instructor and lifeguard.

Clint has 176 nominations for different awards and categories to his credit, winning 154, four of them Oscars, however, none of them as an actor.

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