CLINT EASTWOOD brings his talents to an entirely new character in "True Crime," his 41st starring role
brings his talents to an entirely new character in "True
Crime," his 41st starring role. Here, he takes on the personality
of an investigative reporter whose life is defined by his ability
to do his job. There are questions concerning Everett's character,
his attitude and his behavior, but his nose for a story has always
been unrivaled. He is a perceptive, quick-thinking, doggedly determined
As an actor, Clint Eastwood has given Hollywood some of its most
memorable characters. His most recent parts have included the
cat burglar Luther Whitney from the 1996 hit "Absolute Power,"
the National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid from
the 1995 blockbuster, "The Bridges of Madison County,"
and the Texas Ranger Red Garnett from the critically praised "A
Perfect World" in 1994.
In 1993 Eastwood starred as Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan,
a man who had to come to terms with his own fallibility, in the
$100 million hit "In The Line of Fire." It was "Unforgiven,"
however, in 1992, that marked a crucial point in Eastwood's career.
The film was his 36th starring feature and his 10th Western. Presenting
a tortured, alcoholic gunman named William Munny, Eastwood gave
moviegoers the antithesis of the traditional Western hero. "Unforgiven"
generated $100 million in box-office and nine Academy Award nominations
(Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor,
Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Set Design, Best Sound
and Best Editing). It received four Oscars: Best Picture, Best
Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Sound. It also marked
the first time in his career that Eastwood received an Oscar nomination
for Best Actor.
Eastwood's first break from his days as a contract player came
in the well-documented move to the "Rawhide" television
series, where he played cowboy Rowdy Yates. This led to the starring
role in Italian director Sergio Leone's "Man With No Name"
trilogy, including "A Fistful of Dollars," "For
a Few Dollars More," and "The Good, The Bad, and The
The enormous popularity of these films not only helped coin the
expression "Spaghetti Western," but moved Eastwood into
subsequent starring roles in a long string of hits such as "Hang
'Em High," "Coogan's Bluff," "Where Eagles
Dare," "Paint Your Wagon," "Two Mules For
Sister Sarah," "Kelly's Heroes" and "The Beguiled."
Eastwood made his debut as a director with "Play Misty For
Me," in which he also starred, followed by the legendary
"Dirty Harry" in 1970. Directed by Don Siegel, the film
created another worldwide Eastwood persona, and was followed by
films such as "Joe Kidd," "High Plains Drifter,"
"Magnum Force," "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,"
"The Eiger Sanction," "The Outlaw Josey Wales,"
"The Enforcer" and "The Gauntlet."
"Every Which Way But Loose," a comic-action film in
which Eastwood starred opposite an orangutan named Clyde, became
his biggest box-office grosser. It was followed by "Escape
From Alcatraz," directed by Don Siegel, the whimsical "Bronco
Billy," the sequel to "Every Which Way But Loose"
in the form of "Any Which Way You Can," "Firefox,"
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