Clinton (Clint) Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, producer, and film director. He first rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns in the 60s. Then he starred as a cop in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 70s to 1980. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon for the male persona until even today. Clint Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor.
Eastwood was raised in a Protestant family, however gave up on that early on and has showed more interest in Buddhism and philosophies that have less emphasis on organized religion. He tends to portray organized religion in a negative light in his films.
He told USA Weekend magazine in 2004, “I guess I was a social liberal and a fiscal conservative before it became fashionable.” He also stated he did not consider himself a conservative or liberal, rather a libertarian. In 2009, he confirmed he was a registered libertarian. “… I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live.” This is all before the 2012 Republican National Convention where Clint endorsed Mitt Romney and gave an eccentric speech to an empty chair in the audience which Eastwood pretended was Barack Obama.
Born May 31st, 1930 Eastwood is a Leo.
Clint is an avid reader and loves to play golf. He is a big traveler and usually tries to spend time meditating or relaxing when he can. Now that he’s not acting as much he’s able to enjoy these hobbies more.
He told GQ magazine in 2011, “These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage. I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this bullshit about ‘sanctity’ — don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want”.
“I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.”
Clint Eastwood is the 13th richest actor in the world with a net worth of $375 million.
After a divorce in 2014 from his wife of 18 years, Dina Eastwood, Clint has now been seen with 51 year-old Christina Sandera. She has apparently moved into the house that Clint shared with his ex-wife.