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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco, California on May 31. 1930. His parents were Clinton Eastwood Sr. (1906–1970), a steelworker and migrant worker, and his wife, Margaret Ruth (née Runner) Eastwood (1909–2006), an IBM factory worker.

He was nicknamed "Samson" by the hospital nurses at birth as he weighed 11 pounds 6 ounces (5.2 kg)

After Eastwood enrolled at Oakland Technical HS in California, he was held back a year due to poor academic scores and graduated in 1949.

Eastwood was a logger, steel furnace stoker and gas station attendant before becoming an actor.

His first starring role was Rowdy Yates in the US TV Western series Rawhide.

Publicity photo for Rawhide, 1961

He wore the same poncho, without ever having washed it, in all three of his "Man with No Name" Westerns.

The boots that he wore in Unforgiven (1992) are the same ones he wore in the TV series Rawhide (1959).

When Eastwood was in Rawhide in the early sixties, he recorded a series of pop singles to capitalize on his heart-throb status. None charted.

Clint Eastwood was offered the role of James Bond but turned it down because he believed the character should be played by an English actor.

He was the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California for two years. Eastwood was elected on April 8, 1986, with twice the voter turn out showing up, Clint got a whopping 72.5 % of the vote.

As mayor Eastwood adopted a pro-business and tourism stance. He overturned, for instance, a local law banning the sale and consumption of ice cream on Carmel's streets.

For many years Eastwood was the owner of the nation's largest known hardwood tree, a bluegum eucalyptus, until a larger version of the tree was discovered in 2002.

Clint Eastwood became the oldest person to win the Best Director Academy Award when on February 27, 2005, at age of 74, he won the Oscar for Million Dollar Baby.

Clint Eastwood composed the scores to a number of his films, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2006 for Best Score Soundtrack Album for Million Dollar Baby.

Brad Paisley's 2011 instrumental “Eastwood” features some whistling by the movie legend.

He was the guest speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Clint Eastwood is also a hotelier, owning a 31-room resort in Carmel.

Clint Eastwood keeps a wide variety of pets, including rabbits, tortoises and chickens. He also has a 'rat room.'

Though he spent half his career in the saddle, Clint Eastwood is allergic to horses.

Despite how many of Clint Eastwood's characters smoke, the actor has never personally picked up the habit.

Though he has always been an agnostic,  Eastwood has been practicing meditation for over 40 years.

Married twice, Eastwood has seven children by five women.

"Clint Eastwood" is an anagram of "Old West Action."

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