Clint Eastwood Actor And Director
In his recent films — Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby — Clint Eastwood has revealed himself as a greater figure than moviegoers had imagined him to be. While he has been an exceptionally successful actor, creating iconic characters in two genres, Western and detective films, as a director, his recent films have reached a surprising power, depth, and maturity.
He became a movie star playing The Man With No Name, and today his name is known around the world. Measured by longevity, productivity, and profits, Clint Eastwood is the most successful actor-director-producer in American film history. This book examines the major elements of his career, focusing primarily on his work as a director but also exploring the evolution of his acting style, his long association with screen violence, his interest in jazz, and the political views – sometimes hotly controversial – reflected in his films and public statements.
Clint Eastwood―actor, director, composer, musician, and politician―is undeniably one of the most prolific and accomplished celebrities of the modern age. This book provides insights into Eastwood's life and entire career, from early television appearances to recent award-winning films.• Reviews Eastwood's accolades, honors, reviews, awards, and specific achievements throughout his lifetime• Provides detailed information regarding Eastwood's long television and film career• Documents why Eastwood is a cultural icon and considered by many to be the most respected filmmaker in the film industry today• Supplies information about lesser-known aspects of Eastwood's life, such as his accomplishments as a composer and musician as well as in politics