History Creator / ClintEastwood

20th Sep '17 7:55:06 PM BadSplice
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* SignatureStyle: Most of his films have a de-saturated color palate, emphasizing greys and pastels over bold colors (which, if they ever ''do'' appear, are dulled and darkened). Also, his films' scores as a rule are quite understated.

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* SignatureStyle: Most of his films focus on [[ShowDontTell visual storytelling]], and have a de-saturated color palate, emphasizing greys and pastels over bold colors (which, if they ever ''do'' appear, are dulled and darkened). Also, his films' scores as a rule are quite understated.
20th Sep '17 7:53:52 PM BadSplice
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* HiddenDepths: He absolutely loves music, is a gifted jazz pianist, and has penned songs for several films;
[[invoked]] A well-known conservative in Hollywood, Clint's views skew closer to a classical libertarian than most suspect. He is a supporter of Gay Marriage and gun control, and [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/clint-eastwood-i-was-going-754761 one of the few Republican voices who opposed the Iraq War]].

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* HiddenDepths: He absolutely loves music, is a gifted jazz pianist, and has penned songs for several films;
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A well-known conservative in Hollywood, Clint's views skew closer to a classical libertarian than most suspect. He is a supporter of Gay Marriage and gun control, and [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/clint-eastwood-i-was-going-754761 one of the few Republican voices who opposed the Iraq War]].
20th Sep '17 7:51:57 PM BadSplice
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* ''The 15:17 to Paris'' (2017)
13th Sep '17 2:44:18 PM JulianLapostat
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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor director, producer, singer, songwriter, former mayor of Carmel, CA and designer of his own line of golf-clothing. He's most famous for portraying tough-as-nails, somewhat reactionary gunslingers who speak very little, and make each word (and bullet) count. The two most famous roles of this kind are ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and the [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man With No Name]] in the Creator/SergioLeone movies. He is also widely cited as being the only western actor to win a quick-draw contest.

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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor director, producer, singer, songwriter, former mayor of Carmel, CA and designer of his own line of golf-clothing. He's most famous for portraying tough-as-nails, somewhat reactionary tough-as-nails gunslingers who speak very little, and make each word (and bullet) count. The two most famous roles of this kind are ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and the [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man With No Name]] in the Creator/SergioLeone movies. He is also widely cited as being the only western actor to win a quick-draw contest.



For some reason, he really likes to act in movies that [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct his own Image]]: ''{{Film/Unforgiven}}'' deconstructs his westerns in general and ''Film/TheOutlawJoseyWales'' in particular; ''Film/TheGauntlet'' deconstructs his ''Film/DirtyHarry'' persona as early as 1977; one of his most recent acting roles was ''Film/GranTorino'' (which he also directed and produced) can be seen as a comment on both his Man With No Name and Dirty Harry characters, exploring the demons of [[RetiredBadass the grizzled badass grown old.]]

He soon also got a reputation for being a great director, who always finishes his movies (of course) ahead of time and with still some budget left. For the past twenty or so years he has directed almost every movie he starred in and a bunch he didn't, winning several UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for them, including 2 best pictures (''{{Film/Unforgiven}}'', ''Film/MillionDollarBaby'') and 5 of the various acting awards. On his own acting front he changed his palette to include comedic roles (''Film/EveryWhichWayButLoose'', ''AnyWhichWayYouCan'', which believe it or not were the biggest hits of his career, along with ''Film/BroncoBilly'' where he had some SelfDeprecatingHumor) and also romantic roles (''Film/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'').

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For some reason, Recent audiences have caught on to something that critics and admirers long noticed about Eastwood, especially the films he directed. He really likes to act in act, and especially direct, movies that [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct his own Image]]: ''{{Film/Unforgiven}}'' deconstructs his westerns in general and ''Film/TheOutlawJoseyWales'' in particular; ''Film/TheGauntlet'' deconstructs his ''Film/DirtyHarry'' persona as early as 1977; one of his most recent acting roles was ''Film/GranTorino'' (which he also directed and produced) can be seen as a comment on both his Man With No Name and Dirty Harry characters, exploring the demons of [[RetiredBadass the grizzled badass grown old.]]

He soon also got first began directing in 1971, and indeed as per interviews claimed that he always wanted to direct, and that his success as a reputation for being movie star in Italian-made spaghetti westerns [[DidntSeeThatComing took him by surprise]]. Before making his star-making films, Eastwood worked as an actor in American television and low-budget television, and was fairly realistic that such roles didn't exactly portend a great career. As a director, he is considered a film-maker who always embodies the old-fashioned Hollywood ethos of Creator/JohnFord, Creator/AnthonyMann and Creator/HowardHawks. He prefers visual storytelling, directly expressing his ideas in simple terms, he also works fast and finishes his movies (of course) ahead quickly, known for being one of time and with still some the few to bring in his movies under budget left. For and under schedule (which even Creator/AlfredHitchcock cannot claim). Actors describe Eastwood as a real darling on the past twenty or so years he set, known for speaking softly rather than shouting, and generally organizing things that make even difficult parts easy to finish on time. Eastwood has directed almost every movie he starred in and a bunch he didn't, winning won several UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for them, including 2 best pictures (''{{Film/Unforgiven}}'', ''Film/MillionDollarBaby'') and 5 of the various acting awards. On his own acting front he changed his palette to include comedic roles (''Film/EveryWhichWayButLoose'', ''AnyWhichWayYouCan'', which believe it or not were the biggest hits of his career, along with ''Film/BroncoBilly'' where he had some SelfDeprecatingHumor) and also romantic roles (''Film/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty''). Critics especially adore his performance as a Creator/JohnHuston spoof (John Wilson) in ''White Hunter Black Heart'' where he plays the hollywood legend as a ByronicHero and TheDandy, really showing his great range.



Despite his macho image, he is very much OneOfUs, as emphasized by the times he was interviewed during the production of another of his films, Film/SpaceCowboys. He openly and willingly admitted to being very much a science nerd, and enjoying sci-fi and being a major jazz fan, and even capable of composing his own music scores.

In his younger days, he was very much TheCasanova, so much so that he not only had mistresses but reportedly cheated on his mistresses with other mistresses. According to one of his friends and biographers, Eastwood "seemed to get a bang out of this kinkier side to himself and rarely concealed it, often gloated about it." One person who wasn't laughing was actress Sondra Locke (she played a few of his on-screen love interests) with whom he carried on an extramarital affair in mid-70s. Locke accused Eastwood of using his star status to bury her career after their breakup. Eastwood and Warner Brothers both eventually settled out of court. Suffice to say, if Clint offers you a part in one of his movies, accept. If he offers you dinner, maybe think it over.

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Despite his macho image, he is very much OneOfUs, as emphasized by the times he was interviewed during the production of another of his films, Film/SpaceCowboys. He openly and willingly admitted to being very much a science nerd, and enjoying sci-fi and being a major jazz fan, and even capable of composing his own music scores. \n\n In his younger days, he was very much TheCasanova, so much so that he not only had mistresses but reportedly cheated on his mistresses with other mistresses. According to one of his friends and biographers, Eastwood "seemed to get a bang out of this kinkier side to himself and rarely concealed it, often gloated about it." One person who wasn't laughing was actress Sondra Locke (she played a few of his on-screen love interests) with whom he carried on an extramarital affair in mid-70s. Locke accused Eastwood of using his star status to bury her career after their breakup. Eastwood and Warner Brothers both eventually settled out of court. Suffice to say, if Clint offers you a part in one of his movies, accept. If he offers you dinner, maybe think it over.



* HiddenDepths: He absolutely loves music, is a gifted jazz pianist, and has penned songs for several films.
** [[invoked]] A well-known conservative in Hollywood, Clint's views skew closer to a classical libertarian than most suspect. He is a supporter of Gay Marriage and gun control, and [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/clint-eastwood-i-was-going-754761 one of the few Republican voices who opposed the Iraq War]].

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* HiddenDepths: He absolutely loves music, is a gifted jazz pianist, and has penned songs for several films.
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[[invoked]] A well-known conservative in Hollywood, Clint's views skew closer to a classical libertarian than most suspect. He is a supporter of Gay Marriage and gun control, and [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/clint-eastwood-i-was-going-754761 one of the few Republican voices who opposed the Iraq War]].
4th Aug '17 11:42:31 AM JulianLapostat
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Despite his macho image, he is very much OneOfUs, as emphasized by the times he was interviewed during the production of another of his films, Film/SpaceCowboys. He openly and willingly admitted to being very much a science nerd, and enjoying sci-fi.

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Despite his macho image, he is very much OneOfUs, as emphasized by the times he was interviewed during the production of another of his films, Film/SpaceCowboys. He openly and willingly admitted to being very much a science nerd, and enjoying sci-fi.sci-fi and being a major jazz fan, and even capable of composing his own music scores.



** [[invoked]] A well-known conservative in Hollywood, Clint's views skew closer to a classical libertarian than most suspect. He is a supporter of Gay Marriage and gun control.

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** [[invoked]] A well-known conservative in Hollywood, Clint's views skew closer to a classical libertarian than most suspect. He is a supporter of Gay Marriage and gun control.control, and [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/clint-eastwood-i-was-going-754761 one of the few Republican voices who opposed the Iraq War]].
13th Jun '17 9:02:52 AM Mdumas43073
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11th Jun '17 6:08:56 AM Termin8r
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* DeathGlare: You can count the number of movies on '''one hand''' that doesn't feature him playing a character associated with that trope.



* PerpetualFrowner: You could probably count the number of films where he ISN'T frowning on one hand.
10th Jun '17 7:50:21 PM Termin8r
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* PerpetualFrowner: You could probably count the number of films where he ISN'T frowning on one hand.
2nd Jun '17 9:35:00 AM Morgenthaler
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He has also directed ''Film/{{Invictus}}'', a film about the end of UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica and ''Film/{{Hereafter}}'', an ensemble drama about people who have been touched by death. His latest film was 2012's ''Film/TroubleWithTheCurve'', where he plays an aging baseball scout who goes on one last recruiting trip with his daughter (AmyAdams), despite the fact that he is going blind. The film was the directoral debut of Eastwood's long-time producer Robert Lorenz.

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He has also directed ''Film/{{Invictus}}'', a film about the end of UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica and ''Film/{{Hereafter}}'', an ensemble drama about people who have been touched by death. His latest film was 2012's ''Film/TroubleWithTheCurve'', where he plays an aging baseball scout who goes on one last recruiting trip with his daughter (AmyAdams), (Creator/AmyAdams), despite the fact that he is going blind. The film was the directoral debut of Eastwood's long-time producer Robert Lorenz.
19th May '17 10:01:07 PM nombretomado
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* {{Twitter}}: His "conversation" with an empty chair representing UsefulNotes/BarackObama at the 2012 Republican convention achieved [[MemeticMutation internet-meme]] status immediately with the creation of [[http://twitter.com/InvisibleObama Invisible Obama]] and the President himself tweeting [[http://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/241392153148915712 "This seat's taken"]].
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