Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, musician, filmmaker, and political figure. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy of spaghetti Westerns. Eastwood has been in films such as ‘Dirty Harry’ (1971), ‘Million Dollar Baby’ (2004), and ‘Gran Torino’ (2008).
Clint Eastwood Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$375 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1930-05-31|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Politician, Composer, Pianist, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Businessperson, Investor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Clint Eastwood was born on May 31, 1930, in San Francisco. He was nicknamed Samson by the nurses when he was born because he weighed 11 pounds 6 ounces. During the 1930s, his family moved frequently for his dad’s jobs along the West Coast. The family settled in an affluent area of Piedmont, California in the 1940s. The Eastwoods had a swimming pool, belonged to a country club, and had more than one car. Clint was held back in middle school due to poor grades. He was expelled from Piedmont High School for writing an obscene note on the athletic school scoreboard as well as other disciplinary infractions. He then transferred to Oakland Technical High School. After high school, Eastwood worked as a lifeguard, paperboy, grocery clerk, golf caddy, and forest firefighter. He was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He spent his military service working as a lifeguard at Fort Ord in Northern California.
Eastwood married his first wife, Maggie Johnson, in 1953. During that marriage, he had an affair that resulted in a child who was given up for adoption. He had a number of affairs, including a 14-year-old long one with Roxanne Tunis that produced his daughter Kimber in 1964. Johnson reportedly tolerated the open marriage she had with Eastwood. She had two kids with Eastman. Kyle was born in 1968 and Alison in 1972. They divorced in 1984.
In 1975, Eastwood and actress Sondra Locke began living together. While Eastwood was in a relationship with Locke he had two kids, Scott (1986) and Kathryn (1988) with flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves. When Locke and Eastwood broke up in 1989, she filed a palimony lawsuit. The couple eventually settled, with Clint arranging for Sondra to have a development deal at Warner Bros. Sondra ultimately filed a lawsuit against Warner and Eastwood claiming the deal was a “sham”, after the studio rejected on all 30 projects she had proposed and never used her as a director. Eastwood had a daughter, Francesca (1993) with actress Frances Fisher. Eastwood got married for the second time in 1996 to news anchor Dina Ruiz. She gave birth to their daughter Morgan that same year. Eastwood and Ruiz divorced in 2013.
Here are some of the best highlights of Clint Eastwood’s career:
- Dirty Harry (Movie, 1971)
- Academy Awards (Best Director, 1989) – Won
- Golden Globe Awards (Best Director, 2004) – Won
- Gran Torino (Movie, 2008)
- The Mule (Movie, 2018)
Clint Eastwood appeared for a screen test at the Universal Studios and bagged his first role in the science fiction films, ‘Revenge of the Creature’ and ‘Tarantula’, released in 1955.He later starred in the CBS series, ‘Rawhide’. The series lasted for eight seasons. The movie, ‘Million Dollar Baby’ was released in 2004 and became one of his finest films of all time. The film earned him rave reviews and was a major box office success. It also won several awards, including the Academy Awards. In 2006, Eastwood began to work with Steven Spielberg. They later came up with two films depicting World War II, ‘Flags of the Fathers’ and its sequel ‘letters from Iwo Jima’. Both of the films were well received by the audience. Two years later, Eastwood starred in the film ‘Gran Torino’. The film was a big success at the box office, grossing over $268 million in theatres worldwide. In 2010, the film ‘Hereafter’ was released, and the following year, he released a biopic of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio.