Movies from Clint Eastwood

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
What is your favorite movie? I was raised in what they call "The Golden Age" of movies, a lot of the early films John Ford's "How Green Was My Valley", "The Ox-Bow Incident", and John Houston's "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" all of those will fit in there.
Movies from Clint Eastwood

The Ox-Bow Incident

Gil Carter and Art Croft ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals, who also may be involved in a recent shooting. When the posse closes in on a group that could be the fugitives, they must decide on a course of action, with numerous lives hanging in the balance.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
What is your favorite movie ? I was raised in what they call "The Golden Age" of movies, a lot of the early films John Ford's "How Green Was My Valley", "The Ox-Bow Incident", and John Houston's "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" all of those will fit in there.
Movies from Clint Eastwood

Yojimbo

A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon and sake merchant Tokuemon to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Eastwood considers 1964's spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars the most important film of his career. "I figured if it flopped, no one was going to see it over here, and at least I'd get a paid trip to Italy and Spain. I remember seeing Kurosawa's Yojimbo, [which it was based on], and I thought, 'God, this thing would make a great Western if someone only had the nerve to do it.'"
Movies from Clint Eastwood

White Heat

A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and then leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. After the heist, events take a crazy turn.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Growing up in California, Eastwood's favorite actor was James Cagney. "When he comes out in White Heat eating a chicken leg and blasting a guy in the trunk of a car, you go, 'Yeah, that's offsetting, but in a nice way.'
Books from Clint Eastwood

Mystic River

The New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue-collar Boston neighbourhood.There are threads in our lives. You pull one, and everything else gets affected. When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up their street. One boy got in the car, two did not, and something terrible happened - something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean Devine is a homicide detective. Jimmy Marcus is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave Boyle is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay - demons that urge him to do horrific things. When Jimmy Marcus' daughter is found murdered, Sean Devine is assigned to the case. His personal life unravelling, he must go back into a world he thought he'd left behind. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy Marcus, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave Boyle, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood...
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
I liked the many-layered part. The story was a combination of an emotional tragedy with a parallel investigative piece. But the fact that they converge upon themselves is interesting. I just like to really lay it out... When I first read the synopsis for this: it's about the taking of a child's life, the stealing of someone's innocence, robbing them of their youth. I always thought what an interesting idea because almost everybody's fascinated by the perpetrator of a crime; very few people study what happens to people for the rest of their lives, and how it affects not only that particular character but other characters around him as well.
Books from Clint Eastwood

Physicians' Desk Reference

Considered as the authoritative standard reference on prescription drugs for more than 50 years, the PDR now features a new format that dramatically improves readability and easier access to information, as well as added information on new drugs available.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
When he's not reading scripts, Eastwood likes nothing more than kicking back with a juicy medical book. "I'm always at home looking up stuff in the Physicians' Desk Reference. I was reading about free radicals 35 years ago before it was fashionable. It was real radical s--- back then."
Music recommended by Clint Eastwood
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3 Jazz Musicians Eastwood Admires

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Music from Clint Eastwood

Kind Of Blue

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
"With John Coltrane and Miles, and Cannonball [Adderly] and Bill Evans, it's still one of the greatest jazz albums ever."
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Duke Ellington

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Some of the greatest artists of the 20th century: Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.
Music from Clint Eastwood

Louis Armstrong

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Some of the greatest artists of the 20th century: Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.
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3 songs

Favorite Female Vocalists

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
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Billy Eckstine

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
I was brought up during the ’40s and ’50s music-wise, when you had the great singers. The men were Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine and the women were Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Peggy Lee. You were just used to great singers.
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I See Your Face Before Me

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
When you were filming that romantic dance sequence with Meryl Streep in Bridges, did you use mood music on the set? When we were doing that scene, we actually played that version of “I See Your Face Before Me” by Johnny Hartman.
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Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
A number of your films were associated with country music Are you a big fan? I never was a mainstream-country-music listener growing up, but I did see Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and a few others. But I really like country music when it’s done well.
Music from Clint Eastwood

Nat King Cole

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
I love Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole as much as anyone — they were fabulous pop singers.
Music from Clint Eastwood

Frank Sinatra

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
I love Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole as much as anyone — they were fabulous pop singers.
People from Clint Eastwood

Raymond Floyd

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Who is your favorite professional golfer to play with? I have played with so many great guys, but I probably should say that Ray Floyd is my favorite, just because he put up with me for so many years as my partner in the pro-am. We had some great times together. We never won, but that’s golf.
People from Clint Eastwood

Paul Newman

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Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
While arguably his most famous character, Dirty Harry was actually another actor's sloppy seconds: Paul Newman passed on the script. "Of course my first question was, 'Why didn't he want to do it?' He thought the character was sort of a radical guy on the right, so politically he couldn't do it. I didn't see it that way... I'll miss him. He was just one of those guys you liked."
People from Clint Eastwood

Alfred Hitchcock

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Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Eastwood has met most of Hollywood's biggest legends. But a certain person stands out as the strangest. "Hitchcock wanted me to be in one of his films [which, it turned out, would never be made]. I wasn't nuts about the script. I had lunch with him in his office. When I walked in, he was sitting there very erect and he didn't even move. Only his eyes did. They followed you across the room. He had the same thing for lunch every day — a steak and some sliced tomatoes."
People from Clint Eastwood

James Cagney

Cagney’s first appearance on stage was as a stand in for his brother in a community theater production. Cagney had terrible stage fright and always had to keep a bucket with him.
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Growing up in California, Eastwood's favorite actor was James Cagney. "When he comes out in White Heat eating a chicken leg and blasting a guy in the trunk of a car, you go, 'Yeah, that's offsetting, but in a nice way.' The scene in Dirty Harry where I'm eating a hot dog in that shootout, that's a steal."