'Aviator' wins three Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "The Aviator" won three Golden Globes Sunday, including the top prize for best motion picture drama and a best dramatic actor award for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Clint Eastwood dares Moore to make his day

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood tough guy Clint Eastwood publicly threatened to kill Michael Moore if he ever pointed a camera in his direction.

Tsunami telethon expanded to two hours

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Elton John has joined the lineup for what has now been expanded into a two-hour telecast to raise funds for victims of the South Asian tsunami.

Broadcast critics name 'Sideways' best

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association in Los Angeles named "Sideways" the best picture of 2004.

Clint Eastwood among DGA nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Director Guild of America named Clint Eastwood and Marc Forster among nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for 2004.

Hanks tops favorite movie star poll

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks recaptured the top spot in the Harris Poll's annual survey of America's favorite movie stars. Hanks jumped up from his No. 4 finish last year after being the No. 1 choice of respondents two years ago.

Clint's next flick about Iwo Jima

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- With his new film, "Million Dollar Baby," doing well in U.S. theaters it's puzzling why Clint Eastwood had so much trouble getting funding.

25 films added to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Library of Congress Wednesday announced 25 films -- including movies featuring Popeye, Bruce Lee and Elvis -- were added to the National Film Registry.

Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Analysis: Blogging the Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- In much the same way as the 2004 presidential campaign gave political bloggers an opportunity to gain influence in the national political debate, the upcoming Hollywood awards season is also giving the blogosphere an opening to throw its weight around in
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Neverland' tops Board of Review film list

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named "Finding Neverland" the best film of 2004 Wednesday.

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Robert De Niro named best living actor

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- About 10,000 readers of Britain's Empire magazine have voted Hollywood's Robert De Niro as the world's greatest living actor. The 61-year-old "Godfather II" star headed a list of actors with Al Pacino placing second and Jack Nicholson ranking third in the

Feature: AFI calls Lucas a pioneer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- When the American Film Institute presents George Lucas with its AFI Life Achievement Award next June, it will be the first time in the award's 33-year history t
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Analysis: Influential Kennedy honorees

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Kennedy Center honorees are always, by definition, leading artists in their field, but this year's class may be a more influential group than most.
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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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