Clint Eastwood, ‘the great chronicler of America’, nonagenarian

The great Clinton -Clint- Eastwood turns 90 today. movie animalsit can be said who has achieved everything in the seventh art. Born in San FranciscoBorn in a working-class family, his father an IBM worker, young Clinton graduated from Oakland Technical High School. His teachers, glimpsing his talent for acting, encouraged him to direct his career path towards that field, but the restless teenager had other plans. Taking advantage of the fact that music was another of his artistic talents, he chose to play the clarinet in nightclubs, faking his age in exchange for sandwiches and beer. Between acting and acting, the budding interpreter carried out a multitude of trades. He was a lifeguard, a forest firefighter and a golf caddy, tasks that were adjusting his future cinematographic profile.

Clint Eastwood in ‘A Fistful of Dollars’, ‘Mule’ and ‘Dirty Harry’


In 1951, Clint decided to settle down and enrolled at Seattle University, but after being drafted into the United States Army, he was forced to drop out. Stationed at Fort Ord in Monterey, California, he is discovered by Universal. The production company was shooting a movie at the fort and decides to sign the athletic recruit. Clint begins by making fleeting appearances in the movies. But soon, fearing that he would become a dozen, he decided to switch to the small screen, a discredited medium at the time, a refuge for old glories and beginners who, like him, were unable to take off. Clint becomes the second star of the soap opera Whip. Television allowed him to survive until the cinema knocked on his door again in the person of Sergio Leone. Eastwood, ignoring the stereotypes, agrees to shoot ‘a Western’ in Europe, specifically in Spain. That paper supposes the takeoff of him like star of the ‘spaghetti western’. The actor shoots the Italian-German-Spanish co-production in Almería For a bunch of dollarscommercial success that would be followed The dead had a price Y The Good, the Bad and the Ugly .

Confident of himself, Clint returns to Hollywood and soon receives good acting offers. His sense of smell leads him to accept a role rejected by Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra, the character of Harry Callahan, a fearsome and unorthodox ‘cop’, who takes him to first place in the ‘box office’. Clint was Dirty Harry a character who in 1972 would unseat the John Wayne himself as the highest-grossing actor in American cinema.

A versatile filmmaker, he later succeeded in directing as well, controlling his films to the point of producing them with his own company, Malpaso Productions. In total he has directed 38 feature films. titles like without forgiveness, Million Dollar Baby (both winners of four Oscars, including best film and best director), Mystic River, Gran Torino or his latest film, also an Oscar winner, The Sniper, they have elevated him as a great classic of modern Hollywood.


‘Deuda de Sangre’ (‘Blood Work’) was released in Spain in October 2002.


Clint Eastwood at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, in its 2013 edition. EFE/EPA/PETER FOLEY

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Clint Eastwood, ‘the great chronicler of America’, nonagenarian

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