|NET WORTH:||$375 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor, Composer, Film Director, Producer|
|Born:||May 31, 1930|
|Birth Name:||Clinton Eastwood Jr.|
|Height:||6ft. 4in. (1.93m)|
Clint Eastwood: The American Hero
The glitz and glam of the entertainment industry have always been something people have been attracted to, more than anything that the industry has to offer. The recognition that renowned workers of the industry like famous actors and singers get have driven its popularity amongst the masses. Everybody dreams of a life like a movie star, thinking it’s nothing but glamorous and luxurious, but the reality is far from it. The American entertainment and media industry’s market size is said to be worth $720billion, making it one of the most valuable industries.
Films take up the biggest chunk of the entertainment industry. The art of making films is heavily influenced by traditions like storytelling, theatre, visual arts and literature. The first-ever public screening of a movie was done in 1895, made by Woodville Latham. Making and showing motion pictures became profitable as soon as they hit the market. Soon after it’s pioneers, the Lumiere brothers, showed around their productions to the royals and screened them for the masses. Since then, there has been no looking back. Now films have become an important form of media and apart of people’s lives.
Clint Eastwood is undoubtedly one of the most renowned actors Hollywood has seen. He has won many Academy Awards in his vast career and it wouldn’t be all wrong to call him the king of western films. Throughout the years, the famous actor and director has built an illustrious career and is one of Hollywood’s richest talents. He has directed more than 30 movies and has contributed as an actor, producer, composer in over 50 films. Clint Eastwood’s acting and directing ventures have earned him a net worth of a whopping $375 million.
The actor, director, composer and producer got a taste of success with the Western TV series ‘Rawhide’. After that, he became famous internationally with his role as the ‘man with no name’ in Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy in the mid-60s and as Harry Callahan, the antihero cop, in all of the five ‘Dirty Harry’ movies, from in 1970 to 1980. The several roles he played earned him the reputation of being the cultural icon of masculinity. His most successful ventures were the adventure comedy ‘Every Which Way but Loose’ (1978) and its sequel ‘Any Which Way You Can’ (1980). His other popular works were in movies like Hang ‘em High, Pale Rider, Escape from Alcatraz, Heartbreak Ridge, In the Line of Fire, and The Bridges of Madison County. He was nominated for the Academy Awards for the Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture, of which he won Best Director and Best Picture for his western movie ‘Unforgiven’ and his sports drama ‘Million Dollar Baby’. He also owns a production company named Malpaso Productions which has produced all his movies since 1967, except just 4 of Eastwood’s movies.
● Full name: Clinton Eastwood Jr.
● Known as: Clint Eastwood
● Date of birth: 31st May 1930
● Age: 90 years old
● Place of birth: San Francisco, California, USA
● Active since: 1954
● Height: 1.93m (6’4”)
● Spouse(s): Maggie Johnson (1953 - 1984), Dina Ruiz (1996 - 2014)
● Partners: Sondra Locke (1975 - 1989), Frances Fisher (1990 - 1995)
● Children: Kyle Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Scott Eastwood, Francesca Clintwood (4 of the alleged 8 kids)
● Clint Eastwood Net Worth: $375 million
Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco, California on 31st May 1930; to Clinton Eastwood Sr. and Margaret Ruth. He is the older of the two children Clinton Sr and Ruth had. He has a younger sister Jeanne Bernhardt. According to his interviews, he has suggested that he came from a humble background with references of the Great Depression, but according to his ex-partner Sondra Locke, he was never poor, in fact, his family lived in the wealthy part of the town. Eastwood’s father was a manufacturing executive, while his mother had a clerical job at IBM.
Eastwood studied at Piedmont Middle School and Oakland Technical High School. Eastwood worked quite a few jobs, including lifeguard, paper carrier, grocery clerk, forest firefighter, and golf caddy. Eastwood said that he tried to enroll at Seattle University in 1951but instead was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He was called for military duty at the Army Special Services. He'd been a lifeguard at Fort Ord in northern California for his entire stint in the military, said Eastwood's former longtime companion Sondra Locke.
His career began when an assistant in a film company spotted him in Fort Ord. In 1954, Eastwood made his first actual audition for Six Bridges to Cross but was rejected. After many failed attempts, he finally landed a small role in Revenge of the Creature in 1955. He was cast in the western series Rawhide as Rowdy Yates, which was a breakthrough in his career. The shooting for the TV series began in 1958 and the show ran on till 1965.After that, his career took off as an actor. His directorial stint started with ‘Play Misty for Me’ and he has directed more than 30 films since then.
Apart from being a very successful artist, he was also elected Mayor of Carmel by the Sea and was in office for two years, from 1986 to 1988.Eastwood has always shown interest in California politics and is currently registered as a Libertarian. He was a Republican from 1954 to 1974 and occasionally supported the Democrats.
His time on Rawhide paid him $700 per episode and his first movie role made him $15,000. His directorial debut made him $10.6 million. Many of his movies made anywhere from $40 million to over $100 million. He had a few setbacks with his divorces but made the money back shortly after. He has earned as much as $12 million for a role in ‘Any Which Way but Loose’. He owns many fancy cars, including a Gran Tarino, Cadillac, Jaguar and a Ferrari. He also owns a house in California worth $30 million. His expansive and diverse career along with his numerous assets has resulted in net worth as high as $375 million.
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