October 16, 2012

Clint Eastwood - A True "Renaissance Man" - Updated


                                    Clint in "Rawhide" as "Rowdy Yates" - and singing.

                                      The now legendary scene from "Dirty Harry".

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary :
The definition of RENAISSANCE MAN is a person who has wide interests and is expert in  several areas

(I am not referring to the historical Renaissance period I wrote about here.)
Pretty good summary of Clint Eastwood!

He is one of my favourite actors, if not the favourite, and a great director. 

He is also a very accomplished musician and he sings too! 

He has won innumerable awards for his work - not surprising at all.

(Not the best quality clip from "Paint Your Wagon", but you get the picture. I have lost track of how many times I have watched this!)

I have been a Clint Eastwood fan since my high school days when watching "Rawhide" was something one looked forward to every week - almost religiously - especially in my home. 

After all these years, too many to count, he is still making superb movies. 

Many of his movies  have "made my day"!

“Trouble With The Curve” is his latest movie and will be released here this year – 2012.

I couldn't even say which of his movies is my very favourite one.  

Clint’s body of work is listed here.
And here.
I have watched many of them, and many more than once or twice!

Some of the musical pieces Clint has written or sung in his movies are listed here. And here.

Clint considers himself a Libertarian, along with another favourite of mine, Dwight Yoakam.

Clint is on Twitter and has his own website.

Ok,,here it is – the legendary line from “Sudden Impact”!
Resistance on my part is futile!

Clint Eastwood is a legend! 

Love this song,,and the movie - "Honky Tonk Man".



Here’s an interesting take on “Dirty Harry”, recently posted.

The odd conglomeration of names involved in the inception of what became Clint Eastwood's signature movie include John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Irvin Kershner, Terence Malick and John Milius. The first two, along with Robert Mitchum and Steve McQueen and Paul Newman, turned down the role while the others were among the writers of numerous drafts, many set in New York rather than San Francisco. Bouncing from studio to studio, it almost ended up a tv movie for ABC!

When Eastwood was approached he insisted on returning to the first draft and hiring Don Siegel to direct, as they had enjoyed working together on the offbeat flop The Beguiled.

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Amazing resemblance between father and son! 
Clint and Scott Eastwood

See also:  

100 Greatest Movie Characters 

The African Queen Sails Again

Above: 170 Great Clint Eastwood Quotes

Below: 'Dirty Harry' and 'Josey Wales' - now iconic movie characters.



Clint Eastwood’s singing career.
Another example.

As if all that wasn't enough Clint Eastwood makes a movie of "The Jersey Boys" Musical.

In 2015 "American Sniper" will be released.

From director Clint Eastwood comes AMERICAN SNIPER, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
The training a US SEAL undertakes is quite incredible! Check it out here.

Thanks to You Tube.

Weekend Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Set To Be Clint Eastwood’s Record Opening.

Chris Kyle's Achievements.

And it is now also a major Oscar contender with 6 nominations.





May 31st 2016 - Clint's Birthday.




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