Clint Eastwood is an American actor who’s iconic for being one of the most prominent actors in Western-themed films. He’s been acting for over more than 50 years and has also transitioned to becoming a director for his own films.
This man has starred as some of the most iconic characters in the film industry which solidified his name as one of the greatest actors of all time.
If you want to know more about him then keep reading as we’ll talk about his personal life, career, and net worth.
Celebrity Name: Clint Eastwood
Full Name: Clinton Eastwood Jr.
Birthday: May 31, 1930
Place of Origin: San Francisco, California
Height: 6’4” ft
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Maggie Johnson (div. 1984), Dina Ruiz (div. 2014)
Profession: Actor, Film Producer, Director, Score Composer, Politician
Total Net Worth: $375 million
Early Life and Childhood
Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born on the 31st of May 1930 in San Francisco California. His parents are Clinton Eastwood Sr. and Margaret Ruth.
During his childhood, he used to attend in “Piedmont Middle School” and moved to “Piedmont High School” until he was kicked out due to disciplinary grounds. He then proceeded to “Oakland Technical High School” although it’s still not clear if he actually graduated.
During this time, he worked in several odd jobs to support himself and even tried to enroll at “Seattle University”. He wasn’t able to continue on his academics as he got drafted into the army during the Korean War. After finishing his military duty, he proceeded to relocate to Los Angeles to find a career for himself.
Personal Life and Family
Eastwood was first married to Maggie Johnson back in 1953. They had two kids together but they eventually split up during 1984. Eastwood was known to have several affairs in their relationship and even had children with some of them.
In 1975, he also had a relationship with Sandra Locke where they had two kids together. Though they weren’t able to get married as the separated more than a decade later and Sandra even filed a Palimony Lawsuit against him.
The actor then got married again in 1996 to Dina Ruiz and had a daughter together. They soon filed for divorce back in 2013.
Becoming an Actor
Eastwood started his career in acting by appearing in a screen test for “Universal Studios” which managed to get him a 40-week contract. This managed to help him appear in “Revenge of the Creature”(1955) and “Tarantula”(1955).
Afterward, he was able to appear in several TV shows until he managed to get a career breakthrough in the TV series “Rawhide” where he appeared as “Rowdy Yates”. The series managed to become a huge success and lasted for over 6 years.
He then proceeded to appear in several movies by playing in minor roles like “Lady Godiva of Coventry”(1955), “Escapade in Japan”(1957), and “Ambush in Cimarron Pass”(1958).
Rising to Stardom and Becoming a Cultural Icon
By the ‘60s, Eastwood starred in the Dollar Trilogy where he managed to become one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood. The three films: “A Fistful of Dollars”, “A Few Dollars More”, and “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” became box-office hits and solidified the actor as an icon for Western movies.
During the ‘70s, he was able to work with several films like “Two Mules for Sister Sara”, “Escape from Alcatraz”, and the action-thriller “Dirty Harry”. His portrayal as “Harry Callahan” became so iconic due to all the memorable one-liners that he kept on creating.
With the success and fame that Eastwood was able to create, he also directed and starred in more box office hits like “Callahan in Magnum Force”, “Pale Rider”, “Bird”, and “Unforgiven”.
Later Years of His Career
Even at an old age, the actor still kept continuing to release more hit films such as “Mystic River” and “Million Dollar Baby”. Each of the film were able to win multiple awards. In 2006, he also collaborated with Steven Speilberg to create “Flags of Our Fathers” and its sequel “Letters from Iwo Jima”.
He then took a break on acting until 2008, where he created “Grand Torino” which became the highest-grossing film of his career. This was then followed up with more box-office hit films like “Invictus”, “J.Edgar”, and “Jersey Boys”.
His next hit film “American Sniper” was also able to gross half a billion worldwide and was continued with his 2016 film “Sully” which earned $238 million in global sales.
Eastwood has shown that his political views have been changing over the years. He even stated in The Wall Street Journal that he’s always in a state of evolution and has already claimed that he’s a Libertarian.
He even had his own political run where he served as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California back in 1986. During the 2012 presidential elections, he also publicly showed that he was a strong supporter of the presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Currently, in 2020, he has announced that he is going to support the Democrat Mike Bloomberg who’s going to run in the next presidential elections.
Clint Eastwood Awards and Achievements
With more than 50 years of being an actor in Hollywood, Clint Eastwood was able to receive multiple major awards and achievements. His films and TV shows that he directed and starred in was able to receive awards from the Academy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Directors Guild of America Awards.
He was also bestowed the “Legion d’honneur” in France and also the “Order of the Rising Sun” from Emperor Akihito of Japan.
He’s also been indicted for the “California Hall of Fame” and even received a star in the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” Several honorary degrees have also been given by him with the vast amount of contributions he’s made for the film industry.
Clint Eastwood Total Net Worth
The success that Eastwood has managed to attain throughout his life has managed to accumulate him a vast amount of wealth. He currently has a total net worth of over $375 million.