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Morelia, Michoacan. When talking about the film industry, the first thing that comes to mind is Hollywood, that place in Los Angeles that has been characterized by having the big production houses, filming endless stories and also by generating around it movie stars who have left a mark both in the seventh art and in the public, for his performance and personality.
Among these great actors we can recognize Clint Eastwood, who turned 92 on May 31, although according to his children’s statements, he does not like to celebrate birthdays, we present some details of his life and five movie options to celebrate your day.
And it is that the personal life of Clinton Eastwood has always been in the eye of gossip, this due to the eight children of six different women and the two marriages he has had. With more than 60 years in the world of entertainment, the actor was born in 1930 in the city of San Francisco, California. Before starting his film career, he worked at various trades such as a lumberjack, a gas station operator, a bricklayer, a firefighter, and a military swimming instructor.
After making some minor appearances as an actor, in 1959 Eastwood achieved popularity by starring in the television series “Rawhide”, where he played Rowdy Yates, a cowboy from the West. This character managed to attract the attention of Italian director Sergio Leone, with whom he starred in three titles of the western genre: “For a Fistful of Dollars” (1964), “Death Had a Price” (1965) and “The Good, the Ugly and the bad guy” (1966), this last tape was considered by Time magazine among the 100 best movies of all time.
In 1968 he founded his own production company called Malpaso Productions, since then through his company he has made all his films. In 1971, he collaborated with the American director Don Siegel on the film “Dirty Harry”, where he plays Harry Callahan, a detective who uses very violent methods to act, this was one of Eastwood’s most successful and recognized characters. This film is the first of a successful saga of five films starring this anti-hero police officer.
In addition to playing different characters on the big screen, from 1986 to 1988 Clint was mayor of the Californian town of Carmel by the Sea, he won the election with 72% of the vote. In 1992 he would film the western “Unforgiven”, it was nominated for nine Oscars, it won four, including Best Picture and Best Director.
For 1995, he starred with Meryl Streep in the melodrama “The Bridges of Madison”, where Eastwood left his role as a cold guy to show the story of a tender autumn love. The tape had a budget of 24 million dollars and collected 182 in the worldwide box office.
In the new century Eastwood continues to reap awards. In 2004 he made “Million Dollar Baby”, co-starring actors Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, the film was awarded at the Oscars with four statuettes for best film, direction, actress and supporting actor. For 2008 he filmed “Gran Torino”, which became Clint’s highest grossing film as a director, which was shot in just 33 days.
With a tough and lonely image, Eastwood has reached different positions within the film industry, which have awarded him various Oscars, Golden Globes and Baftas. Today it remains current with his most recent work “Cry Macho”, it premiered in September 2021, it is the story of a retired rodeo rider who accepts a job, bringing back a 13-year-old boy who is in Mexico . Discover a little more about the trajectory of this living legend of cinema with these recommendations that you can watch via streaming:
His 5 best movies and where to see them
Documentary to learn about the filmography of Eastwood, who throughout his life has reaped various triumphs, and directed more than 44 films, and has been the winner of five Academy Awards
Directors: Miguel Somoza
You can watch it on Canela.TV for free
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966)
Director: Sergio Leone
Reporting: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee VanCleef
Clint Eastwood is The Man With No Name, this time teaming up with two gunslingers (Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) determined to get some loot without even letting a Civil War get in their way.
You can watch it on Prime Video through rental.
“Dirty Harry” (1971)
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino
Harry Callahan, a tough detective from San Francisco, known as Dirty Harry for taking on the most unwanted jobs. A sniper has killed two people, Harry must stop him no matter what the cost.
It’s on Apple TV through rental.
“The Bridges of Madison” (1995)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep
The quiet and solitary life of Francesca Johnson, a housewife who lives on a farm with her family, is disrupted by the arrival of Robert Kincaid, a National Geographic photographer. Francesca will have to choose between her routine and her recent desire for Robert.
It’s on HBO Max.
Gran Torino (2008)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang
A Korean War veteran, recently widowed Walt Kowalski, confronts his racism and his past when the son of immigrant neighbors tries to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino car.
It’s on Netflix.
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