Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

He was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, in a working class family.

He graduated from a technical school in Oakland. After high school, Clint was going to arrive at music department at the university, but was drafted into the army. On his return, he entered the economics department of the University of Los Angeles. During training Eastwood is actively interested in acting profession, she is involved in the productions of amateur groups. Counting on the texture data starts to go on auditions hoping to sign a contract with the film company.

Fortune smiled the young actor, he signed a seven-year contract with Universal, to which must be removed in all of the proposed studio roles. He has worked on contract for the production company “Universal”in 1955. True to continue this cooperation during the year and a half, after which the film company left him. On his own initiative, he was engaged in what the all new actors: attended acting classes, went on trial in the gym. Once he got the role in the film”Night Patrol”and”Death Volley Boys”. And for outdoor shooting in the movie “West Poyntskoy stories”he flew to the East. The heart almost jumped out of his chest – he has good prospects for the future. In the film,”The First Traveling Saleslady”He played with Kirk Cheningtonom and hoped that in the next picture”Lafayette escadrille”he took the lead role. But the first film was a fiasco, and he had to agree to a less important role. When he finally got the lead role, it was some kind of Western-class”B”, which was so bad that Eastwood decided to drop the matter altogether. In short, it was a typical fight in the entertainment business, which typically ended. One day he came to his friend at CBS, and wandering around one of the many corridors, came across a man in a respectable suit, which is closely looking at a nice young man asked: “You’re an actor? & # 33;”. He was looking for someone for the role of the second plan in multiserial western “Rawhide”, which was produced by the television network. So there was Rowdy Yates. And so thanks to fortune Eastwood reached the first rays of glory, as well as confidence in permanent roles in television series for seven years. Rowdy was one of those roles that Eastwood played in those years: a nice young man, polite and principled. But it was not very interesting for him. In one of his interviews, Eastwood said that up to thirty years, he did not succeed, because at that time he still looked for eighteen years, and the meaning of life was still not defined. Alas, he is still playing Rowdy was young, when he reached the age of thirty. This fact it is very sad. Therefore, in 1964 he agreed to shoot the film in some unknown Italian director.

An unknown Italian director Sergio Leone is (at the time he managed to remove only one full-length movie) and offers Eastwood play a major role in the western “A Fistful of Dollars.”Leone (speaking under the pseudonym”Bob Robertson”) moves into the landscape of the Wild West story told before Akira Kurosawa in “The Bodyguard.”The protagonist – the”man with no name”- is in a small town torn by strife two clans. By agreeing to work with the ones that other cowboy pursues its own goals. In the first film with Eastwood Leone, his character has been described as a grizzled image of Christ (expression critic Richard Carmine), which experienced the crucifixion on Golgotha ​​and the Resurrection as a ransom for our sins in the infernal city of San Miguel on the border with Mexico. The film was a huge success not only in Europe but also in the United States. A few years later will be removed two sequels -“For a few extra dollars”and”The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”Hero Clint Eastwood’s character will be a milestone, and the trilogy ever take its place in the history of the genre”Western”. Will talk about the actor not only in Hollywood, but also in Europe. Promotional offers are not long in coming.

In 1968, Eastwood starred in the film of Don Siegel’s “Coogan’s Bluff.”Painting can not boast of high artistic value (in front of us a sample of primarily genre films), but that it marked the beginning of fruitful cooperation actor and director. This duo, we owe the appearance of a series of movies about police Harry Callahan, for cruelty and integrity nicknamed”Dirty Harry.” In 1971, appears on the screen the film of the same name.

In 1974, Eastwood starred in directorial debut Michael Cimino “Thunder and skipjack.”Lightweight action comedy tells the story of another geocaching full of money. Four years later, Cimino remove the landmark”The Deer Hunter.”In the late seventies, the actor once again removed from Siegel. Many critics consider”Escape from Alcatraz”(1979) top of their creative union. Alcatraz Island has long been considered a prison from which escape is impossible. Escape succeeded only once – in 1962 it made a prisoner Frank Morris with his brothers Anglin. 17 years later, the filmmakers tried to make sense of such a risky venture. In the film, a little action scenes. Most of the screen time takes preparation for the flight. An interesting way of Morris produced Eastwood. Only because of his intelligence and desire to leave the island he manages to carry out their, it seemed at the beginning of a fantastic plan. Before us is a loner, as in”Dirty Harry.” Only when the police cleared the streets from criminals the benefit of society, the prisoner Morris works exclusively over.

Since the mid-eighties Eastwood increasingly drawn to directing. Directing for the majority of movie stars is common, rather than self-indulgence. For Clint Eastwood it was something that was destined to him from the beginning of his acting career. It was something in what he needed more than the actor’s craft. Apart from Woody Allen, no movie star has not removed more than twenty films as he had with great professionalism than he. Actors love to work with him, because, as an actor, he allows them to find their own. Mostly watching Clint learned to shoot. & Quot; That does not impress you, you immediately forget. & Quot; Clint supplemented his education with Sergio Leone, whose talent he admired, as well as Don Siegel, a veteran of the American film directing. With him he took five films. “Unforgiven”- The picture for which Eastwood got his directing”Academy Award”, respectively, was dedicated to Sergio and Don. Clint is very impatient person, but despite this, it is easy behaved on set. About Siegel Clint said that “He knew exactly what he wanted to do and did not do anything more. His influence on me was decisive in terms of what I want to do and what is the task of the film. He was terrific”. Don Siegel, like most American directors of the classical period he worked in various genres: westerns, crime stories, fiction. Clint started with small paintings, such as “Play Misty for Me”- Terrible stories about obsessive love. The next picture was”Breezy”. He took two more expensive film (“Yigh Hans Briifter”and”The Eigen Sanchion”) before taking up his first adventure “Josie Wallace – man outlawed”, which is no doubt secured him a recommendation as large director. During his tenure, Clint took movies of different genres – westerns, comedies, police dramas. Therefore, it can be described as multi-genre director. But neither the “on horseback pale”, or “Unforgiven”Westerns are not generally accepted.”Bronco Billy”Unlike modern comedies and in style and theme. Just picture and”The Gauntlet”besotted with his hero-loser different from most police pictures. Film”Bird”- A dark and sensual than most kinobiografii actors. Almost none of his films does not fall under clearly defined genre category.”Bird”and”Unforgiven”They are the most impressive and the most personal of all his films. In 1988, Eastwood pays tribute to the music, but rather jazz, in his next directorial work”Bird”, dedicated to the famous jazzman Charlie Parker. At Parker it was not long (35 years), but a very busy life. It seemed that it was all – success, concerts, women, arrests, death of a child, attempted suicide. But despite all the hardships, this outlet he found only in jazz. Taking up the saxophone, Parker was transferred to a different world, where there was no place for boredom and depression. For his portrayal of legendary musician, Forest Whitaker won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

1990 is marked with two directorial projects Eastwood – “Beginner”and”White Hunter, Black Heart.”But if in the first case, we have a simple action film, which tells the standard history of relations between hardened cop Nick pool floaters (Clint Eastwood) and the young novice from a wealthy family of David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen), the second film – a fine work, is a kind of paraphrase of the picture John Huston”The African Queen”. More precisely, Eastwood plays the circumstances in which Huston shot his film. “White Hunter” tells the story of the director John Wilson, agreed to shoot a melodrama in Africa. Arriving on the Continent, it covers an irresistible urge to hunt black elephant. Wilson extravagant desire causes confusion among the crew and significantly complicates the picture production.

In 1992, Clint Eastwood removes one of the best westerns decades – “Unforgiven.”The script by David Webb PEOPLE was written in the mid 70s, but to take up the staging director decided nearly twenty years later. The reason is not only the age of the protagonist Will Munny. Over the years, Eastwood gained experience, not so much professional as life. Without it (experience), to adequately show the changing nature of the former criminal, who decided not for money – for the sake of justice, to take revenge on the local villains for the offense caused to the woman, it is almost impossible. The image of Manny Eastwood actually combines the two main characters in his acting career – a man without a name, and Harry Callahan. Not by chance in the closing credits we see the dedication of Sergio Leone and Don Siegel.”Unforgiven”received”Oscar”in the category”Best Film of the Year,” and admits Eastwood Best Director.

Among the ensuing paintings can be identified “Bridges of Madison Circle” (1995). Melodramatic path is not peculiar to Eastwood the director, but in this film, he tried his hand in this genre. Meryl Streep plays a respectable wife and mother of two children, Francesca. Robert (Clint Eastwood) – photographer, long accustomed to the bachelor life. Their accidental meeting changes the usual course of daily life. Robert and Francesca fell in love, and nothing and nobody can prevent their feelings.

In 2000, the director removes the “Space Cowboys”- provocative film starring Donald Sutherland, Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, and of course, the most Eastwood. The film tells the story of a group of pilots the Air Force”Daedalus” – this is the quartet had to fly into space, but at the last moment, due to intrigues, launched into orbit monkey. Forty years later, the brave pensioners still offer to go into space in order to resolve the problem in one of the near-Earth satellites. Despite the abundance in their (primarily the director’s) filmography of paintings with a strong dramatic tone, Eastwood shows good skills in comedy, obviously frivolous stuff. The film became a box-office hits of 2000 (fees have exceeded one hundred millionth mark).

In 2004, Eastwood takes “Million Dollar Baby dollars.”By boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) becomes a young girl Maggie (Hilary Swank) who dreams of becoming a professional fighter. After some doubts (Dunn does not work with women), he accepts the offer. And when it seems that Maggie earns a million dollars by winning all the championships, there is a tragedy, which sets a fat point in the future plans of the girl. Sporty flows smoothly into the category of drama. At 74 years old Eastwood removes one of the best films of his career. Simple, no frills, tells the story takes the soul, forcing to think about things far removed from the world of sports. For this film Eastwood got his second directorial”Oscar».

His last, to date, the film Eastwood has shown that its too early to dismiss. Despite his age he is still “in the saddle”. Out of his next directorial work we all look forward to, and we hope that it will be another small gift to all fans of this great man. We will wait.

prizes and awards

Award “Academy Award”:

1992 – Best Director (“Unforgiven”)

1994 – Award Irving Tällberg

2004 – Best Director (“Million Dollar Baby”)

Nomination “Academy Award”:

1992 – Best Actor (“Unforgiven”)

2003 – Best Director (“Mystic River”)

2004 – Best Actor (“Million Dollar Baby”)

2006 – Best Director (“Letters from Iwo Jima”)

Award “Golden Globe”:

1988 – Best Director (“bird”)

1992 – Best Director (“Unforgiven”)

2004 – Best Director (“Million Dollar Baby”)

Nomination “Golden Globe”:

2003 – Best Director (“Mystic River”)

2004 – Best Soundtrack (& ​​quot; Million Dollar Baby “)

2006 – Best Director (“Letters from Iwo Jima”)

2006 – Best Director (“Flags of Our Fathers”)

2008 – Best Soundtrack (& ​​quot; substitution “)

2008 – Best Song (“Gran Torino”)

2009 – Best Director (“Unconquered”)

Screen Actors Guild Award:

2002 – For achievements in his career

Nomination Screen Actors Guild Award (2004):

The best cast (“Million Dollar Baby”)

Directors Guild of America Award:

1992 – Best Director (“Unforgiven”)

2004 – Best Director (“Million Dollar Baby”)

Nominated for Directors Guild of America (2003):

Best Director (“Mystic River”)

Nomination “BAFTA”:

1992 – Best Director (“Unforgiven”)

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