Clinton “Clint” Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure. After earning success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. For his work, Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor.
Respect Your Efforts, Respect Yourself. Self-respect Leads To Self-discipline. When You Have Both Firmly Under Your Belt, That's Real Power.
Every Movie I Make Teaches Me Something. That's Why I Keep Making Them.
They Say Marriages Are Made In Heaven. But So Is Thunder And Lightning.
It Would Be Great To Be 105 And Still Making Films.
Nobody Looks Like They Did When They Were 20, So Why Not Take Advantage Of The Fact That You're Changing, Emotionally As Well As Physically?
I Want The Troops From Great Britain And The U.s. To Be Successful, But By The Same Token, Afghanistan Has Always Been A Screw-up.
On 'Mystic River,' I Had To Cut My Salary And Everyone Else's To Get It Made.
You Hear About Actors Being Late And All That Sort Of Stuff, But You Never Find That With An Actor Who's Directed, Because An Actor Who's Directed Understands All The Problems Your Production Is Going Through.
I Guess Maybe When You Get Past 70, Other People Start Asking You How You Feel.
Liberals Are Not Always So Liberal With People Who Disapprove - Disapprove Of Their Point Of View.
My Uncle Played Rugby, And My Dad Played Football, And They Used To Argue Which Game Was The Roughest - And Everybody Agreed Rugby Was. It's A Great Team Sport, And To Be Successful, Every Person Has To Play In The Same Level.
I Had Three Points I Wanted To Make: That Not Everybody In Hollywood Is On The Left, That Obama Has Broken A Lot Of The Promises He Made When He Took Office, And That The People Should Feel Free To Get Rid Of Any Politician Who's Not Doing A Good Job. But I Didn't Make Up My Mind Exactly What I Was Going To Say Until I Said It.
I Have A Very Strict Gun Control Policy: If There's A Gun Around, I Want To Be In Control Of It.
I'm Interested In The Fact That The Less Secure A Man Is, The More Likely He Is To Have Extreme Prejudice.
My Old Drama Coach Used To Say, 'Don't Just Do Something, Stand There.' Gary Cooper Wasn't Afraid To Do Nothing.
I Don't Mind Telling A Dark Side.
I'm Just A Kid - I've Got A Lot Of Stuff To Do Yet.
I Always Liked Characters That Were More Grounded In Reality.
I Do Believe In Self-help.
A Lot Of People Are Bored Of All The Political Correctness.
I Keep Working Because I Learn Something New All The Time.
Society Is At Odds With Itself.
I Guess Any Movie Actor Can Become A Role Model For Audiences Out There Who Enjoy Him.
It Takes Tremendous Discipline To Control The Influence, The Power You Have Over Other People's Lives.
As You Get Older, You're Not Afraid Of Doubt. Doubt Isn't Running The Show. You Take Out All The Self-agonizing.
Actors Know What Actors Are Insecure About - And They're All Insecure.
The Craving For Information Is So Huge Now, And It Can Be Marketed At Such A Rapid Rate.
Every Story Has Its Demands.
Even People On The Liberal Side Are Starting To Worry About Going Off A Fiscal Cliff.
There Are A Lot Of Conservative People, A Lot Of Moderate People, Republicans, Democrats, In Hollywood. It Is Just That The Conservative People By The Nature Of The Word Itself Play Closer To The Vest. They Do Not Go Around Hot Dogging It.
There Was A Stool There, And Some Fella Kept Asking Me If I Wanted To Sit Down. When I Saw The Stool Sitting There, It Gave Me The Idea. I'll Just Put The Stool Out There And I'll Talk To Mr. Obama And Ask Him Why He Didn't Keep All Of The Promises He Made To Everybody.
A Lot Of People Are Realizing They Had The Wool Pulled Over Their Eyes By Obama.
They've Got This Crazy Actor Who's 82 Years Old Up There In A Suit. I Was A Mayor, And They're Probably Thinking I Know How To Give A Speech, But Even When I Was Mayor I Never Gave Speeches. I Gave Talks.
I Love Stories About Women.
When I Was Growing Up, I Wasn't An Extrovert. If Anything, I Was An Introverted Kid And A Very Average Pupil At School. I Was Very Quiet.
Whether You Like It Or Not, You're Forced To Come To The Realisation That Death Is Out There. But I Don't Fear Death, I'm A Fatalist. I Believe When It's Your Time, That's It. It's The Hand You're Dealt.
It Must Be The Brit In Me, Because I Like Animals.
I Like Working. That's When I'm Feeling My Best. And The People Around Me Know That. My Wife Knows That.
If Somebody's Dumb Enough To Ask Me To Go To A Political Convention And Say Something, They're Going To Have To Take What They Get.
You Have To Steal A Lot. You Have To Have A Criminal Mentality To Be A Film Director.
'Mystic River' Just Smelled Interesting To Me. So I Read It And Liked It Right Away. Even The Dialogue In It Was Great.
The Fact Is, Violence Is Not Only Not A Beautiful Thing, But It's Also Very Painful And Not Without Consequences For The Perpetrator As Well As The Victim.
There Are Two Kinds Of People In This World. 'I' People And 'We' People. I've Always Tried To Be A 'We' Person.
My Dad Was Fiscally Conservative, And I Was Influenced By That. He Didn't Believe In Spending More Than You Had Because It Gets You Into Trouble.
I'm Not A Reality-tv Kind Of Guy. But It's Almost Like We're Living In A Reality Show. Every Day In This Country, Everybody Keeps Worrying About The Deterioration Of America, And It's Like A Big Reality Show.
Hoover Was A Patriot In His Heart, But He Definitely Exceeded His Power.
The Country Has Come A Long Way In Race Relations, But The Pendulum Swings So Far Back. Everyone Wants To Be So Sensitive.
I'm A Day-to-day-type Person.
I'm Not A Regrets-type Person.
It's Always Fun To Talk About Jazz.