Clinton Eastwood Jr., popularly known as Clint Eastwood, is the brightest star in the dazzling world of Hollywood. He is a successful actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure. He showcases many challenging characters with his flawless skill. His collection is rich with number of honorable awards like Oscars. But when his name is pronounced; a daredevil cowboy of Wild West appears first in the imagination of his fans around the world. The actor, who has made a permanent place in the minds of millions of viewers with the power of personality and the ability to act, has his 88th birth anniversary today. On this day of 1930 Eastwood was born in San Francisco, California, US to Clinton Eastwood Sr. and Ruth Wood.
While Eastwood was a high school student, his drama class teachers realized his acting talent. But he was more focused on jazz music than acting that time. Who knew then this apathetic teenager will stir the world with his performance one day?
In his early life, Eastwood had to work on a variety of jobs. He has worked as store`s clerk, paper carrier, lifeguard, firefighters. Eastwood joined the United States Army during the Korean War. His acting career started portraying small characters in films such as Revenge of the Creature, Never Say Goodbye and Godiva of Coventry. Eastwood came in light through the TV series "Rawhide".
Eastwood won the first breakthrough in his career in director Sergio Leone`s film `A Fistful of Dollars`. After the success of `A Fistful of Dollars`, Eastwood and Sergio Leone put together again. Together they created `For a Few Dollars More` and `The Good, the Bad and the Ugly`. These movies became super hit in Europe. Dollars trilogy of three films was released in the United States in 1967. Eastwood starring `The Good, The Bad and The Ugly` is said to be one of the best movies in Hollywood movie history.
Whether in the front or the back of the silver screen, Eastwood roamed proudly in both ways. He won `Director`s Guild of America Award, Golden Globe Award and People`s Choice Award` more than once. Clint Eastwood-directed `Unforgiven` and `Million Dollar Baby` won Oscars in the category of Best Director and Best Picture.
Clint Eastwood`s majestic journey has been going on for more than 5 decades. On his birth anniversary we wish him long life and good health.