Feature: AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star Hollywood lineup turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep, but a series of testimonials from the likes of Robert De Niro,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star line-up turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

Ray Charles dies at 73

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Ray Charles, a 12-time Grammy-winning singer-pianist who pioneered the blending of country and R&B, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 73.

Ray Charles dies at 73

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 10 (UPI) -- Ray Charles, a 12-time Grammy-winning singer-pianist who pioneered the blending of country and R&B, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 73.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2004 with 214 to follow.
By United Press International

Nichols will do the honors for Streep

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute announced Tuesday Mike Nichols will present Meryl Streep with the AFI's 32nd Life Achievement Award in Hollywood.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Four men in the Buffalo, N.Y., area turned a hayfield into a golf course using a broken down bulldozer and often digging rocks out of the soil by hand.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Arnie wants to bring film back to Calif.

SACRAMENTO, April 16 (UPI) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has pledged to bring the film business back to California.

Carrie Snodgress dies at age 57

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actress Carrie Snodgress has died of a heart attack at age 57 while awaiting a liver transplant in Los Angele.

Clint Eastwood stars in, directs 'Baby'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood will star in, produce and direct "Million Dollar Baby," the Hollywood veteran's next project after his award-winning "Mystic River."

Actor Clint Eastwood named to Calif. board

SACRAMENTO, March 4 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has reappointed actor-director Clint Eastwood to the board overseeing the state's parks.

Tim Robbins wins supporting actor Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Tim Robbins won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Mystic River" at the 76th Academy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

Peter Jackson takes DGA honor for 'King'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Peter Jackson took top honors for his directorial achievement at the Directors Guild of America Awards for "Return of the King."

Robbins, Zellweger take supporting roles

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Tim Robbins and Renee Zellweger took Golden Globe awards for supporting roles in a motion picture as the award show in Hollywood got underway Sunday.

Lehane wowed by 'Mystic River' accents

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "Mystic River" author Dennis Lehane said in New York he was thrilled with the Boston accents the cast in the film version of his book assumed.
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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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