Happy Birthday to Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood Cigar

Happy Birthday to Clint Eastwood!  The legendary actor/director/producer turns 83 years old today.

Clint Eastwood Aiming

Not only is Eastwood one of the greatest actors of all time, but he is also one of the best directors out there.  Not including television shows or documentaries, Clint has acted in 60 films, produced 30 films, and directed 32 films.  He has also been involved in composing music for 7 films.  Eastwood has shown us that he can pretty much do it all when it comes to moviemaking.

I have seen the majority of Eastwood’s films.  He has made so many great movies that my list of favorites goes on and on.

Mystic River Eastwood Directing

My favorite film that Clint Eastwood produced and directed but did not star in is Mystic River (2003).

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Eastwood

Besides “The Man with No Name” Trilogy (A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)), my favorite Eastwood western is High Plains Drifter (1973).

High Plains Drifter Hell

I’m not going to list them all, because as I said, the list goes on and on.  Some of my other favorite Eastwood movies are In the Line of Fire (1993), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Gran Torino (2008), and Blood Work (2002).

Million Dollar Trio

Just writing about these Clint Eastwood movies makes me want to have an Eastwood movie marathon.  I might just have to do that one of these days.  That would be a marathon of awesomeness.

In the Line of Fire Eastwood Roof Hanging

Thank you for a lifetime of phenomenal films Clint!

Dirty Harry Eastwood Gun

Go ahead, make my birthday!


About Brock Winspear

Structure Therapist and Film Critic

Posted on May 31, 2013, in Celebrity Birthdays and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Great post, Clint Eastwood is such a legend in my eyes.

  2. David M. Green

    IMHO Gran Torino is the best movie Clint Eastwood ever made and it was far more meaningful than John Wayne’s last movie.

    • Gran Torino is amazing. It was very meaningful, I do agree. But, it wasn’t Eastwood’s last movie. Trouble with the Curve (2012) was his last movie as of right now. I’m not sure if that’s what you meant, but I agree with your statement either way. When I saw Gran Torino for the first time it blew me away.

  3. David M. Green

    I know that Gran Torino wasn’t Clint Eastwood’s last movie I was comparing it to John Wayne’s last movie and Clint’s characters death was far more meaningful. It also came as a surprise since I was expecting a Dirty Harry moment which did happen just not in the way I expected. 🙂

  4. I also loved Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)m Unforgiven (1992) and Trouble with the Curve (2012).

    Gran Torino (2008) was one of his bests tho

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