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Poll: Denzel Washington voted America's Favorite Movie Star

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "Flight" Oscar nominee Denzel Washington was voted America's Favorite Movie Star in a Harris poll, results indicated.
Tarantino: I love low-budget Italian 'macaroni westerns'

Tarantino: I love low-budget Italian 'macaroni westerns'

ROME, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says he is a fan of Italy's low-budget "macaroni westerns," as well as its classic spaghetti westerns.
Not grandfather's Lincoln

Not grandfather's Lincoln

Ford 's plans for its languishing Lincoln car brand are being met with hopeful bemusement.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The real loser last week on Election Day appears to be Karl Rove, who now has to explain to his shadowy billionaire donors how he spent hundreds of millions of dollars in "independent" expenditures on Mitt Romney's behalf and came up a cropper.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Eastwood daughter: Not voting for Romney

Eastwood daughter: Not voting for Romney

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood's daughter says she won't vote for Mitt Romney, despite her actor father's empty-chair speech backing the U.S. Republican presidential nominee.
Obama, Romney playfully roast each other [VIDEO]

Obama, Romney playfully roast each other [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney poked fun at themselves and each other at a white-tie charity fundraiser in New York's Waldorf Astoria.
Beyonce drops out of 'Star is Born'

Beyonce drops out of 'Star is Born'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Beyonce says her busy schedule forced her to drop out of filmmaker Clint Eastwood's planned remake of "A Star is Born."

'Watch,' 'House' lead U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, D.C., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- "End of Watch" and "House at the End of The Street" were atop the U.S. box office this weekend, both with $13 million in gross receipts.
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Eastwood OK with gay marriage

Eastwood OK with gay marriage

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood film icon Clint Eastwood says his attitude towards gay marriage falls into the "leave everybody alone" category.
People in the news

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Eastwood: 'If somebody's dumb enough'

Eastwood: 'If somebody's dumb enough'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, reacting to criticism of his speech at the Republican convention, suggested whoever invited him to speak may have been "dumb."

Eastwood: Audiences enjoy his crankiness

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Clint Eastwood, in an interview on his upcoming role in the baseball drama "Trouble With the Curve," said audiences "enjoy my unpleasantness."
Eastwood stands by RNC speech

Eastwood stands by RNC speech

CARMEL, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Clint Eastwood says he has no regrets about the headline-making speech he gave at the Republican National Convention last week.
GOP convention TV audience down sharply

GOP convention TV audience down sharply

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The television audience for the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., was down sharply from four years ago, a poll released Wednesday indicated.
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Actor Clint Eastwood attends the 24th Santa Barbara Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California on January 29, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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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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