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  • Clint Eastwood is a legendary TV and film actor who pushed his career further into the stratosphere later in life by getting behind the camera to direct. Known for starring in films including “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” and “Dirty Harry,” his rugged looks and "macho persona," Eastwood has solidified his place in Hollywood. </br></br>Actor/director Clint Eastwood attends the "Tribeca Talks - Directors Series: Clint Eastwood" during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, April 27, 2013, in New York City.
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  • Clint Eastwood poses for his senior yearbook photo at Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, Calif., circa 1949.
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  • After graduating high school and working menial jobs, Eastwood was drafted into the Army to help the fight in the Korean War. </br></br>American actor Clint Eastwood, circa 1955.
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  • Actor Clint Eastwood talks on a pay phone outside his home, June 1, 1956, in Los Angeles. </br></br>Eastwood worked uncredited in B-movies and digging swimming pools while trying to break into Hollywood as a leading man.
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  • Clint Eastwood checks his gun at home June 1, 1956, in Los Angeles.
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  • Clint Eastwood and his first wife, Maggie Eastwood visit Las Vegas, Nov. 15, 1959. </br></br>Eastwood and Maggie were married until 1984 and had two children, during which time Eastwood had an affair with stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis. He and Tunis have a daughter, Kimber.
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  • Eastwood's first big break came in the long running TV series, "Rawhide" playing Rowdy Yates for all eight seasons.</br></br>Clint Eastwood, left, and Eric Fleming sit astride their horses in a scene from the television series "Rawhide," 1959.
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  • Clint Eastwood, as Joe, smokes a cigar in a publicity portrait issued for the film, "A Fistful of Dollars," 1964. </br></br>Eastwood also made a name for himself overseas, starring in several spaghetti westerns in Italy.
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  • Clint Eastwood, as Deputy Sheriff Walt Coogan, kisses Tisha Sterling, as Linny Raven, in "Coogan's Bluff," directed by Don Siegel, 1968.
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  • Actor Clint Eastwood looks into the camera on the set of "The Beguiled," directed by Don Siegel, circa 1971. </br></br>In the film, Eastwood plays a Civil War soldier on the brink of death who is rescued and taken in by a southern all-girls boarding school. As the film progresses, he later charms each woman at the school.
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  • Clint Eastwood, as Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan, points a gun in a scene from the film "Dirty Harry," 1971. </br></br>"Dirty Harry" is the first of five films featuring Eastwood's character and was also selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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  • Clint Eastwood, as bank robber Thunderbolt, in front of a classroom blackboard in "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," directed by Michael Cimino, 1974.
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  • Clint Eastwood with his orangutan co-star on the set of the movie "Every Which Way But Loose," Dec. 1978. </br></br>Eastwood took his aim at comedy with the role, and in the late 70's, and found a success, making it his second highest grossing film up to that time.
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  • Clint Eastwood, as the title character Bronco Billy, holds on as his horse bucks in a scene from the film "Bronco Billy," 1980. </br></br>Eastwood not only starred as the lead character but also directed film.
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  • Clint Eastwood signs his name in the cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theater during a ceremony marking the honor, circa 1984, in Hollywood, California.
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  • Clint Eastwood, as Highway, with his troops in a scene from the film "Heartbreak Ridge," 1986. </br></br>Continuing to direct and star in his pictures, Eastwood took on the subject of the Korean War for "Heartbreak Ridge," which was met with contempt by the US Department of Defense.
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  • Bernadette Peters, Lou Ann McGuinn, and Clint Eastwood, as Tommy Nowak, on the set of "Pink Cadillac," 1989.
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  • Clint Eastwood celebrates his double Oscar win in Los Angeles, 1993. </br></br>Eastwood won for best director and lead actor for his work on "Unforgiven." The film also took home best picture that same year.
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  • Actor/director Clint Eastwood tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the 1995 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Monterey, Calif., Feb. 2, 1995. </br></br>Eastwood is an avid golfer and investor at Pebble Beach Golf Links, donating time and money to charitable tournaments held at the course.
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  • Clint Eastwood directs a scene for the film "The Bridges of Madison County," 1995. </br></br>Based of the Robert James Waller novel of the same name, Eastwood starred as Robert Kincaid, a photographer who has a brief affair with a lonely housewife played by Meryl Streep.
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  • Kennedy Center Honorees, actress Angela Lansbury, actor-director Clint Eastwood, rock-and-roll pioneer Chuck Berry, dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and tenor Placido Domingo during the Kennedy Center Honors Gala hosted by the former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the State Department in Washington, Dec. 2, 2000.
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  • Director Clint Eastwood poses with his Oscar awards for Best Director in "Million Dollar Baby" backstage during the 77th Annual Academy Awards, Feb. 27, 2005, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif. </br></br>The film also went on to win best picture that year and marked the second time Eastwood took home a best directing and lead actor Oscars for the same film.
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  • James Garner, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and Clint Eastwood pose for a publicity shot for the film, "Space Cowboys," in July 2000.
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  • Clint Eastwood address a chair that he pretends has President Obama in it during his speech on the final day of the 2012 Republican National Convention, Aug. 30, 2012, in Tampa, Florida. </br></br>Eastwood, who has predominantly voted Republican in the past, would become the subject of viral online memes dedicated to poking fun at his speech to an empty chair.
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  • Actor Tom Hanks, left, is directed by Clint Eastwood on the set of "Sully," Oct. 7, 2015, in New York City.
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  • Clint Eastwood appears with his family at the 3rd Annual Art For Animals Fundraiser at the De Re Gallery, May 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. </br></br>From left, daughters Francesca Eastwood, Morgan Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Graylen Eastwood and son-in-law Stacy Poitras.
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