Clint Eastwood Trivia

  • Clint Eastwood
    • Famous as : Actor, director
    • Birth Name : Clinton Eastwood Jr.
    • Birth Date : May 31, 1930
    • Birth Place : San Fransisco, California, USA
    • Spouse : Maggie Johnson (13-Dec-53 - 1978), Dina Eastwood (31-Mar-96 - 22-Dec-14)
    • Claim to Fame : As Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan in movie "Dirty Harry" (1971)
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  • Honored with the University of Southern California's first Honorary Alumni Award in May 2007.
  • Was inducted as a knight in France's Legion of Honor on February 17, 2007.
  • Awarded with the Motion Picture Association of America's inaugural humanitarian award, the Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award, at a private dinner in Washington on Feb 6, 2007.
  • Has been chosen the 4th America's Favorite Movie Star in the nationwide Harris Poll in 2007.
  • Was presented the Founder's Award during the Motion Picture & Television Fund's 24th annual Golden Boot Awards held August 12th, 2006.
  • Has his look-alike puppet in the French show "Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988).
  • Claims "Play Misty for Me" (1971), "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976), "Bronco Billy" (1980), "Honkytonk Man" (1982), "Unforgiven" (1992) & "A Perfect World" (1993) as the favorite films he had done.
  • Was the Top Box-Office Star of 1972-1973 according to the Motion Picture Herald.
  • Has been the oldest person to receive an Oscar for the Best Director of "Million Dollar Baby" (2004). He was 74 years old at that time.
  • Weighed 11 lbs 6 oz at birth.
  • Had ever served in the United States Army.
  • Appeared in TG Sheppard's music video of "Make My Day."
  • Was voted mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California [1986].
  • Was the number two in Empire (UK) magazine's list of "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" in October 1997.
  • Was the 43rd Greatest Movie Star of All Time according to Premiere Magazine.
  • Was chosen as the 16th "Greatest Movie Star of All Time" by Entertainment Weekly.
  • Has been included in Quigley Publications' annual Top 10 Poll of Money-Making Stars for 21 times.
  • Was nominated for Best Achievement in Directing at the 2003 Academy Awards.
  • Was granted an honorary Doctorate by Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 2000.
  • Was honored the Career Golden Lion at the 2000 Venice Film Festival.
  • Received John F. Kennedy Center Honors in 2000.
  • Was bestowed an honorary Cesar Award in Paris, France, for his body of work in 1998.
  • Was the President of jury at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.
  • His name was used as the title of Gorillaz's hit song and video in 2001.
  • Plans to contribute his voice in a Dirty Harry video game.
  • Is against violence by carefully showing its horrific consequences in "Unforgiven" (1992), "A Perfect World" (1993), "Absolute Power" (1997), "Mystic River" (2003), and "Million Dollar Baby" (2004).
  • Simply says "okay" instead of "action" and "cut" while directing.
  • Is an organized director that he finished his movie "Absolute Power" (1997) days ahead of the schedule.
  • His first work as a director was a thriller movie entitled "Play Misty For Me" (1971).
  • Replaced director Don Siegel who was ill to shoot the attempted-suicide/jumper sequence in "Dirty Harry" (1971).
  • His favorite actors, including James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum and James Stewart.
  • Owns an exclusive golf club called "Tehama" in Carmel Valley, California.
  • Possesses a mixed blood of Dutch, Scottish, Irish and English.
  • Was mentioned in the theme song of the TV hit "The Fall Guy" (1981).
  • Received his most popular role, Dirty Harry, after both Frank Sinatra and John Wayne turned it down.
  • Was encouraged to try acting by his two Army friends, David Janssen and Martin Milner, who later were famous as television stars.
  • His favorite movies include "The 39 Steps" (1935), "Sergeant York" (1941), "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943) and "Chariots of Fire" (1981).
  • Is the owner of the inn Mission Ranch, Carmel, California, U.S.
  • Partly owns the Pebbles Beach Golf Country Club in Monterey Peninsula, California.
  • His name is an anagram for 'old west action.'