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CLINT EASTWOOD (Director/Producer/Composer) has been honored for his work as a director, producer and actor, including two Oscars® in the category of Best Director, for "Million Dollar Baby” and "Unforgiven.”

Eastwood most recently directed 2010's "Hereafter,” which was nominated for an Oscar® for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and received Italy's David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Film. The year before, Eastwood directed and produced the historical drama "Invictus,” starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, who both received Oscar® nominations for their performances. Eastwood also won a National Board of Review Award and earned Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nominations for Best Director.

In 2009, Eastwood produced and starred in the widely acclaimed drama "Gran Torino.” Eastwood won a Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review for his performance as Walt Kowalski, marking his first film role since "Million Dollar Baby.” He also directed and produced "Changeling,” starring Angelina Jolie in the true-life drama about an infamous 1928 kidnapping case. The film was nominated for a Palme d'Or and won a Special Award when it premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. It also received three Oscar® nominations, including Best Actress for Jolie, and Eastwood garnered BAFTA Award and London Film Critics Award nominations for Best Director, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for the Best Original Score.

Eastwood earned dual Academy Award® nominations, in the categories of Best Director and Best Picture, for his acclaimed 2006 World War II drama "Letters from Iwo Jima.” In addition, the film won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, and also received Best Picture awards from a number of film critics groups, including the Los Angeles Film Critics and the National Board of Review. "Letters from Iwo Jima” was the companion film to Eastwood's widely praised drama "Flags of Our Fathers,” about the American men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima in the famed photograph.

In 2005, Eastwood won Academy Awards® for Best Picture and Best Director for "Million Dollar Baby,” also earning a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the film. In addition, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman won Oscars®, for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, and the film was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. Eastwood also won his third Best Director Golden Globe, as well as a nomination for the film's score.

Eastwood's critically acclaimed drama "Mystic River” debuted at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, earning him a Palme d'Or nomination and the Golden Coach Award. "Mystic River” went on to earn six Academy Award® nominations, including two for Eastwood for Best Picture and Best Director. Sean Penn and Tim Robbins won Oscars® in the categories of Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, while the film was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay. Eastwood also gained another Golden Globe nomination.

In 1993, Eastwood's foreboding, revisionist Western "Unforgiven” received nine Academy Award® nominations, including three for Eastwood, who won for Best Picture and Best Director and was nominated for Best Actor. The film also won Oscars® in the categories of Best Supporting Actor (Gene Hackman) and Best Editor, and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing and Best Sound. Additionally, Eastwood won a Golden Globe for Best Director and the film won Best Picture honors from several critics groups.

Eastwood's films have also been honored internationally by critics and at film festivals, including Cannes, where he served as the president of the jury in 1994. He has garnered Palme d'Or nominations for "White Hunter Black Heart” in 1990; "Bird,” which also won the award for Best Actor and an award for its soundtrack at the 1988 festival; and "Pale Rider” in 1985. He also won his first Best Director Golden Globe Award for "Bird.”

In addition, Eastwood has directed and starred in such films as "Blood Work,” "Space Cowboys,” "True Crime,” "Absolute Power,” "The Bridges of Madison County,” "The Rookie,” "Heartbreak Ridge,” "Sudden Impact,” "Honkytonk Man,” "Firefox,” "Bronco Billy,” "The Outlaw Josey Wales,” "The Eiger Sanction,” "High Plains Drifter,” and "Play Misty for Me,” which marked his directorial debut.

Eastwood first came to fame as an actor, first on television and then in such legendary movie Westerns as "A Fistful of Dollars,” "For a Few Dollars More,” "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” "Hang ‘Em High,” and "Two Mules for Sister Sara.” His film acting work also includes "Kelly's Heroes”; "Escape from Alcatraz”; the successful "Dirty Harry” actioners; the comedies "Every Which Way But Loose” and "Any Which Way You Can”; and the thriller "In the Line of Fire.”

Over the course of his career, Eastwood has received many lifetime achievement honors, including the Motion Picture Academy's Irving Thalberg Memorial Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award. He has also garnered tributes from the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Film Institute, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the French Film Society, the National Board of Review, the Henry Mancini Institute (Hank Award for distinguished service to American music), the Hamburg Film Festival (Douglas Sirk Award), and the Venice Film Festival (Career Golden Lion).

He is also the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor; awards from the American Cinema Editors and the Publicists Guild; an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from Wesleyan University, and five People's Choice Awards for Favorite Motion Picture Actor. In 1991, Eastwood was Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society's Man of the Year and, in 1992, he received the California Governor's Award for the Arts. He recently received two more significant honors for his contributions to film: the Prix Lumiere at the inaugural Grand Lyon Film Festival; and the Commandeur de la Legion d'honneur, presented by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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