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Clint Eastwood Trivia
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- 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)
- 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 .
- 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.'