Eastwood wins directing Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood won the Oscar for Directing at the 77th Academy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, for "Million Dollar Baby."

Poll: Oscar to 'Ray' or 'The Aviator'

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- If left to U.S. adults instead of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscar for best picture would go to "Ray" or "The Aviator."

Americans pick 'Ray,' 'Aviator' for Oscar

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "Ray" edges out "The Aviator" as the public's choice for the best picture Oscar, while Jamie Foxx leads for best actor, a Harris Poll indicated Wednesday.

Analysis: Experts predict Oscar for 'Baby'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- As the final polls close for voting on this year's Academy Awards, a panel of leading entertainment reporters and movie critics has pronounced "Million Dollar Baby" the favorite to win for Best Picture and Clint Eastwood the likely winner over Martin Scor
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Animal House' dean Wormer dies at 72

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Film and television actor John Vernon, who played the sinister Dean Wormer in the 1978 classic "Animal House," has died in California. He was 72.

Analysis: Another round for 'Raging Bull'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The 25th anniversary DVD release of Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull" is helping to reinforce two rather widely held notions in Hollywood: that Scorsese is not li
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Eastwood wins Directors Guild of America award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood was named best director by the Directors Guild of America for the U.S. film "Million Dollar Baby."

Gibson, Andrews to present SAG honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson and Julie Andrews will present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to James Garner at this year's ceremony, producers said Friday.

Online poll: Giamatti should be nominee

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- An online poll by Fandango.com suggests Paul Giamatti should have been one of this year's nominees for the Best Actor Oscar.

Nominees for 77th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 77th Academy Awards, which were announced Tuesday:

'Aviator' leads field with 11 Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "The Aviator" led the field with 11 Oscar nominations when nominees were announced Tuesday for the 77th Academy Awards.

Analysis: Johnny Carson, impact player

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- It has often been observed that one of Johnny's Carson's great gifts was the ability to listen, to be a receptive audience for his guests. His humor could occasionally be risqué, and may have bordered on the coarse at times -- but along with the belly lau
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Eastwood ripped over film's plot twist

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood is taking a few jabs for his latest award-winning film, "Million Dollar Baby," which was released in the United States this month.

Winners at the 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe awards, which were presented Sunday in Beverly Hills:

Analysis: On to the Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "The Aviator," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Sideways" seem to be at the head of this year's class of Oscar contenders, following big wins for all three at the Gol
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Clint Eastwood
Actor Clint Eastwood attends the 24th Santa Barbara Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California on January 29, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American film actor, director, producer, composer and politician. Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member the TV series Rawhide (1959–1965). He rose to fame for playing the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) during the 1960s, and as San Francisco Police Department Inspector Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry films (Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool) during the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, along with several others in which he plays tough-talking no-nonsense police officers, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.

Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor, for his work in the films Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). These films in particular, as well as others including Play Misty for Me (1971), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Pale Rider (1985), In the Line of Fire (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), and Gran Torino (2008), have all received commercial success and critical acclaim. Eastwood's only comedies have been Every Which Way but Loose (1978), its sequel Any Which Way You Can (1980), and Bronco Billy (1980); despite being widely panned by critics, the "Any Which Way" films are the two highest-grossing films of his career after adjusting for inflation.

Eastwood has directed most of his own star vehicles, but he has also directed films in which he did not appear such as Mystic River (2003) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), for which he received Academy Award nominations and Changeling (2008), which received Golden Globe Award nominations. He has received considerable critical praise in France in particular, including for several of his films which were panned in the United States, and was awarded two of France's highest honors: in 1994 he received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal and in 2007 was awarded the Légion d'honneur medal. In 2000 he was awarded the Italian Venice Film Festival Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.

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