CLINT EASTWOOD (Director / Producer) has been honored for his
work as a filmmaker and actor. He most recently directed and the searing
real-life drama, "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper. The
highest-grossing film of 2014, "American Sniper" was also one of the most
acclaimed, receiving six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The film
also brought Eastwood his fourth Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award
nomination and a National Board of Review Award for Best Director.
A four-time Oscar winner, Eastwood won his first Oscars, for Best Director and
Best Picture, for his 1992 Western "Unforgiven," which received a total of nine
nominations, including one for Eastwood for Best Actor. Eastwood also won Golden
Globe and DGA Awards for the film, which garnered Best Picture honors from
several critics groups.
In 2005, Eastwood won two more Oscars in the same categories for "Million Dollar
Baby," again earning a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the film. He
also won his second DGA Award and another Best Director Golden Globe, as well as
a Golden Globe nomination for the film's score.
Eastwood has twice more earned dual Oscar nominations, in the categories of Best
Director and Best Picture, for the dramatic thriller "Mystic River," for which
he also garnered Golden Globe and DGA Award nominations, and the World War II
drama "Letters from Iwo Jima," which won Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards
for Best Foreign Language Film and received Best Picture Awards from a number of
film critics groups. "Letters from Iwo Jima" was the companion film to
Eastwood's widely praised drama "Flags of Our Fathers."
In 2008, Eastwood's "Changeling" received three Oscar nominations and Eastwood
received BAFTA Award and London Film Critics Award nominations for Best
Director, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. The film
was also nominated for a Palme d'Or and won a Special Award when it premiered at
the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He had received three previous Palme d'Or
nominations: for "White Hunter Black Heart," in 1990; "Bird," at the 1988
festival; and "Pale Rider," in 1985. He also won his first Best Director Golden
Globe Award for "Bird."
In more recent years, Eastwood directed and produced the big-screen version of
the Tony Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys," about the start of the 1960s rock
group The Four Seasons. He also directed and produced the biographical drama "J.
Edgar"; "Hereafter," which received Italy's David di Donatello Award for Best
Foreign Film; and the drama "Invictus," for which he won a National Board of
Review Award and earned Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nominations for
Best Director. In addition, he starred in, directed and produced the hit "Gran
Torino," for which he won a Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review.
Eastwood also directed and starred in such memorable 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 worldwide fame as an actor in such legendary 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 "Dirty Harry"
actioners, "Every Which Way But Loose," "Any Which Way You Can," "In the Line of
Fire" and "Trouble with the Curve."
Over the course of his remarkable career, Eastwood has received a number of
lifetime and career 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, and the Henry Mancini Institute. He is
also the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, the California Governor's Award
for the Arts, and France's Commandeur de la Legion d'honneur.
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