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    Top 10 films directed by Clint Eastwood

    Type: Gallery | Date: Friday, Jun 20, 2014

    Year: 1973 Cast: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill Key a...
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    Clint Eastwood in talks to replace Steven Spielberg on 'American Sniper'

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013

    Bradley Cooper still attached to play Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle
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    Clint Eastwood defends RNC 'empty chair speech' to local paper

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Sep 7, 2012

    Actor says he came up with the concept in the convention green room
  • Clint Eastwood Star Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    Includes:A Fistful of Dollars (1964) For a Few Dollars More (1965) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) Hang 'Em High (1968) A Fistful of Dollars By the time Sergio Leone made this film, Italians had already produced about 20 films ironically labelled "spaghetti westerns." Leone approached the genre with great love and humor. Although the plot was admittedly borrowed from Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo (1961), Leone managed to create a work of his own that would serve as a model for many films to come. Clint Eastwood plays a cynical gunfighter who comes to a small border town and offers his services to two rivaling gangs. Neither gang is aware of his double play, and each thinks it is using him, but the stranger will outwit them both. The picture was the first installment in a cycle commonly known as the "Dollars" trilogy. Later, United Artists, who distributed it in the U.S., coined another term for it: the "Man With No Name" trilogy. While not as impressive as its follow-ups For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966), A Fistful of Dollars contains all of Leone's eventual trademarks: taciturn characters, precise framing, extreme close-ups, and the haunting music of Ennio Morricone. Not released in the U.S. until 1967 due to copyright problems, the film was decisive in both Clint Eastwood's career and the recognition of the Italian western. ~ Yuri German, All Movie Guide For a Few Dollars More This pulse-pounding follow-up to Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars brings back Clint Eastwood as the serape-clad, cigar-chewing "Man With No Name." Engaged in an ongoing battle with bounty hunter Col. Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), the Man joins forces with his enemy to capture homicidal bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè). Both the Eastwood and Van Cleef characters are given understandable motivations for their bloodletting tendencies, something that was lacking in A Fistful of Dollars. In both films, however, the violence is raw and uninhibited -- and in many ways, curiously poetic. Leone's tense, tight close-ups, pregnant pauses, and significant silences have since been absorbed into the standard spaghetti Western lexicon; likewise, Ennio Morricone's haunting musical score has been endlessly imitated and parodied. For a Few Dollars More was originally titled Per Qualche Dollaro in Più; it would be followed by the last and best of the Man with No Name trilogy, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide The Good, the Bad and the Ugly In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner. Here he searches for a cache of stolen gold against rivals the Bad (Lee Van Cleef), a ruthless bounty hunter, and the Ugly (Eli Wallach), a Mexican bandit. Though dubbed "the Good," Eastwood's character is not much better than his opponents -- he is just smarter and shoots faster. The film's title reveals its ironic attitude toward the canonized heroes of the classical western. "The real West was the world of violence, fear, and brutal instincts," claimed Leone. "In pursuit of profit there is no such thing as good and evil, generosity or deviousness; everything depends on chance, and not the best wins but the luckiest." Immensely entertaining and beautifully shot in Techniscope by Tonino Delli Colli, the movie is a virtually definitive "spaghetti western," rivaled only by Leone's own Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). The main musical theme by Ennio Morricone hit #1 on the British pop charts. Originally released in Italy at 177 minutes, the movie was later cut for its international release. ~ Yuri German, All Movie Guide Hang 'Em High Ex-lawman turned rancher Jed Cooper (Clint Eastwood) is moving a small herd of cattle when a group of nine men on horseback, led by Captain Wilson (Ed Begley Sr.), ride up and accuse him of having stolen the cattle and killed their owner.
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    Clint Eastwood on 'The Expendables 3': I 'probably' wouldn't do it

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012

    'Trouble with the Curve' star addresses threequel rumors
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    6 movie stars on the hot seat in June

    Type: Gallery | Date: Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014

    Movie: "The Rover" Release date: June 20 What's at stake: Pat...
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    Review: Clint Eastwood is still a cranky old man in 'Trouble with the Curve'

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Sep 20, 2012

    Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake co-star in sappy and predictable drama
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    Nicolas Cage joins 'Expendables 3,' Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford also being eyed

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Aug 13, 2012

    Franchise producers want Wesley Snipes for the threequel as well
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    15 actors who became surprisingly good directors

    Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Sep 17, 2012

    With the majority of his post-"Armaggedon" leading-man vehicles und...
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    Clint Eastwood and family to be the subject of new E! reality series

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011

    Show will explore what it's like to be 'Hollywood royalty' or something
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