Clint Eastwood requests denial of spousal support for Dina Eastwood

Clint Eastwood requests denial of spousal support for Dina Eastwood

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Months after Dina Eastwood filed divorce papers against Clint Eastwood, the "Gran Torino" star has filed a few documents of his own.
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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 says he can't seem to retire from acting

Eastwood says he can't seem to retire from acting

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood film star and director Clint Eastwood says he has been trying to retire from acting for years, but every once in a while a role comes along that's irresistible.
'Mall Cop' top DVD rental of 2009

'Mall Cop' top DVD rental of 2009

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Calif., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The big-screen comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" was the year's No. 1 DVD rental in the United States, the rental kiosk operator redbox announced Monday.
'Gran Torino' is a hit for Clint in U.K.

'Gran Torino' is a hit for Clint in U.K.

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- "Gran Torino" gave Clint Eastwood his biggest weekend box-office haul in the United Kingdom and Ireland last weekend, Warner Bros. said Monday.

'Taken' snatches top box office spot

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- "Taken" took the top box office spot during its first weekend of release, raking in $24.625 million in estimated gross U.S. receipts.
Poll: Fans surprised Oscar ignored Clint

Poll: Fans surprised Oscar ignored Clint

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Thirty-four percent of the participants in an online poll said Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood was the worst-snubbed when Oscar nominations were announced.

'Mall Cop' weighs in at No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood found his "Gran Torino" surrounded by the good, the bad and the ugly at U.S. movie theaters this weekend.

'Gran Torino' cruises to No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood drove his "Gran Torino" to the top of the U.S. theater chart this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
'Slumdog' wins top critics' group prize

'Slumdog' wins top critics' group prize

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Board of Review has announced Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" as its choice for best film of 2008.

Bond's Lotus Esprit voted top vehicle

LONDON, July 26 (UPI) -- James Bond's white Lotus Esprit that doubled as a submarine in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" has been voted Britain's favorite on-screen vehicle.
Gran Torino
Director and actor Clint Eastwood attends the world premiere of his new motion picture thriller "Gran Torino" at the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank, California on December 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

The Ford Torino is an intermediate car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. It was initially an upscale version of the intermediate sized Ford Fairlane, which Ford produced between 1962 and 1970. After 1968 the Fairlane name was retained for the base models with lower levels of trim from those models which wore the Torino name. During this time, the Torino was considered a subseries to the Fairlane. By 1970 the Torino name had become the primary name for Ford's intermediate, and the Fairlane was now a subseries of the Torino. In 1971 the Fairlane name was dropped altogether and all Ford intermediates were called Torinos. Torino is Italian for the city of Turin, which is considered the Detroit of Italy. This name was one of several originally proposed for the Mustang while in development. The Torino was essentially a twin to the Mercury Montego line.

Most Torinos were conventional cars, and generally the most popular models were the 4-door sedans and 4-door hardtops. However, Ford produced some high performance versions of the Torino by fitting them with large powerful engines, such as the 428 cu in (7 L) and 429 cu in (7 L) "Cobra-Jet" engines. These cars are classified as muscle cars. Ford also chose the Torino as the base for its NASCAR entrants, and it has a highly successful racing heritage.

In 1968 the Ford Motor Company introduced its intermediate line with a new body and new styling. Along with the new body and styling came the new upscale series Torino. The Fairlane name continued to be used for lower level models, and the Torino was considered a sub-series to the Fairlane during this time. The 1968 Fairlane and Torino used the same wheelbases as its 1967 predecessor--- 116 in (2,946 mm) on 2 and 4-door models, and 113 in (2,870 mm) for station wagon models.

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