On 31st May Clint Eastwood is 90 years old. Happy Birthday Clint!
An accomplished actor and director, he’s never been one to shy away from the controversial. He’s also played a few more unexpected roles.
To celebrate this landmark birthday, we wanted to share our favourite Clint Eastwood movies and moments.
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Suspenseful, beautiful to look at, and with a soundtrack you could spot at 30 paces, this Sergio Leone spaghetti western is considered a classic, and rightly so. Clint is Blondie (The Good) tracking down a stash of gold.
As ‘Dirty’ Harry Callaghan, Clint chalked up 5 films in the series. A man with a mission to clean up San Francisco, and a surgically removed sense of humour. Get on his bad side and you’ll know about it. Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?
The Outlaw Josie Wales
“Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?”. Clint has never been cast as a man with patience, and this might be his best ever line, in a western or otherwise.
Every Which Way But Loose
Not just anyone could out-act an orangutan, but Clint is not just any man. Funny and memorable, this film never gets old.
Paint Your Wagon
Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood in a musical?! Strange but true, and damn good with it. An Oscar nominated film and soundtrack, this is always worth re-watching.
Where Eagles Dare
An all-action WW2 movie starring Clint alongside Richard Burton. When a crack squad is put together to rescue a captured officer, things are not as they seem. You’ll never look at cable cars in the same way again.
Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Donald Sutherland and Tommy Lee Jones sent into space in a bid to avoid a disaster? Count us in! And as the film shows, you should never let age stop you being a hero.
In this film Clint plays Walt Kowalski, a Korean War veteran with plenty of prejudices to his name. When his pristine 1972 Gran Torino is stolen by his young neighbour Thao, Walt sets out to reform him. We’re not sure anyone other than Clint Eastwood could have pulled this off so beautifully.
Million Dollar Baby
An Oscar winning movie with Clint as a no-nonsense boxing trainer who reluctantly takes on Hilary Swank as his next project. He was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for the role.
The Bridges of Madison County
Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood and a short-lived love affair in the 1960s. Sounds perfect? It really is.