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CLINT EASTWOOD (Director / Producer) has been honored for
his work as a filmmaker
and actor. He most recently directed and produced "Sully," starring Tom Hanks.
Prior to that, he directed and produced the searing real-life drama,
starring Bradley Cooper. The highest-grossing film of 2014, "American Sniper"
was also one of
the most acclaimed, receiving six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The
brought Eastwood his fourth Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award nomination
and a National
Board of Review Award for Best Director.
A four-time Oscar winner, Eastwood won his first Oscars, for Best Director
Picture, for his 1992 Western "Unforgiven," which received a total of nine
one for Eastwood for Best Actor. Eastwood also won Golden Globe and DGA Awards
for the film,
which garnered Best Picture honors from several critics' groups.
In 2005, Eastwood won two more Oscars in the same categories for "Million
again earning a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the film. He also
won his second
DGA Award and another Best Director Golden Globe, as well as a Golden Globe
the film's score.
Eastwood has twice more earned dual Oscar nominations, in the categories of
Director and Best Picture, for the dramatic thriller "Mystic River," for which
he also garnered
Golden Globe and DGA Award nominations, and the World War II drama "Letters from
which won Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
Best Picture Awards from a number of film critics groups. "Letters from Iwo
Jima" was the
companion film to Eastwood's widely praised drama "Flags of Our Fathers."
In 2008, Eastwood's "Changeling" received three Oscar nominations and
received BAFTA Award and London Film Critics Award nominations for Best
Director, as well as a
Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. The film was also nominated for
a Palme d'Or
and won a Special Award when it premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He
three previous Palme d'Or nominations: for "White Hunter Black Heart," in 1990;
"Bird," at the
1988 festival; and "Pale Rider," in 1985. He also won his first Best Director
Golden Globe Award
In more recent years, Eastwood directed and produced the big-screen version
of the Tony
Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys," about the start of the 1960s rock group The
He also directed and produced the biographical drama "J. Edgar"; "Hereafter,"
Italy's David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Film; and the drama "Invictus,"
for which he
won a National Board of Review Award and earned Golden Globe and Critics' Choice
nominations for Best Director. In addition, he starred in, directed and produced
the hit "Gran
Torino," for which he won a Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review.
Eastwood also directed and starred in such memorable films as "Blood Work,"
Cowboys," "True Crime," "Absolute Power," "The Bridges of Madison County," "The
"Heartbreak Ridge," "Sudden Impact," "Honkytonk Man," "Firefox," "Bronco Billy,"
Josey Wales," "The Eiger Sanction," "High Plains Drifter," and "Play Misty for
Me," which marked
his directorial debut.
Eastwood first came to worldwide fame as an actor in such legendary Westerns
Fistful of Dollars," "For a Few Dollars More," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,"
"Hang 'Em High,"
and "Two Mules for Sister Sara." His film acting work also includes "Kelly's
Heroes," "Escape from
Alcatraz," the "Dirty Harry" actioners, "Every Which Way But Loose," "Any Which
Way You Can,"
"In the Line of Fire" and "Trouble with the Curve."
Over the course of his remarkable career, Eastwood has received a number of
and career achievement honors, including the Motion Picture Academy's Irving
Memorial Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille
Award. He has
also garnered tributes from the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild
of America, the
Screen Actors Guild, the American Film Institute, the Film Society of Lincoln
Center, the French
Film Society, the National Board of Review, and the Henry Mancini Institute. He
is also the
recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, the California Governor's Award for the
Arts, and France's
Commandeur de la Legion d'honneur.
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