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  • 1950s

    • 1952: Eastwood registered as a Republican in order to vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and he supported Richard Nixon's 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns, but later criticized Nixon's morality during Watergate (see the February 1974 edition of Playboy). - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1953: He signed up to study at Los Angeles City College and quickly became engaged to Maggie; they married shortly before Christmas 1953 in South Pasadena and honeymooned in Carmel. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1953: This movie has plot similarities to the classic Western Shane (1953), including a final scene that shares similarities to the famous ending of Shane. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • December 19, 1953: Eastwood married swimsuit model Maggie Johnson on December 19, 1953, six months after they met on a blind date. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1954: Eastwood worked for three weeks on Arthur Lubin's Lady Godiva of Coventry in which he donned a medieval costume, and then in February 1955, won a role playing "Jonesy", a sailor in Francis in the Navy and his salary was raised to $300 a week for the four weeks of shooting. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • July 2, 1955: Universal presented him with his first TV role with a small television debut on NBC's Allen in Movieland on July 2, 1955, starring actors such as Tony Curtis and Benny Goodman. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • October 25, 1955: Although his records at Universal revealed his development, Universal terminated his contract on October 25, 1955, leaving Eastwood gutted and blaming casting director Robert Palmer, on whom he would exact revenge years later when Palmer came looking for employment at his Malpaso Company. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1958: He played a Navy lieutenant in a segment of Navy Log and in early 1959 made a notable guest appearance as a cowardly villain, intent on marrying a rich girl for money, in Maverick. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1958: Filming began in Arizona in the summer of 1958. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1959: He dabbled in music early on and in late 1959 had produced the album Cowboy Favorites which was released on the Cameo label. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
  • 1960s

    • 1960: He portrayed prison escapee Frank Morris, who was sent to the tough prison Alcatraz in 1960, devised a meticulous plan to escape from "The Rock," and, in 1962, broke out with two other prisoners and entered San Francisco Bay. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1960s: He also had an affair with French actress Catherine Deneuve, while in Paris in the mid 1960s. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • October, 1960: For several years it was a major success, and reached its peak as number 6 in the ratings between October 1960 and April 1961. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1965: For a Few Dollars More was shot in the spring and summer of 1965 and again interiors of the film were shot at the Cinecitt√† studio in Rome before they moved to Spain again. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • January, 1966: Eastwood met with producer Dino De Laurentiis in New York City and agreed to star in a non-Western five-part anthology production named Le streghe or The Witches opposite his wife, actress Silvana Mangano. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1966: Eastwood spent much of late 1966 and 1967 dubbing for the English-language version of the films and being interviewed, something which left him feeling angry and frustrated. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1966: Jennings Lang was inspired by the 1966 novel by Thomas Cullinan and in passing the book to Eastwood he was engrossed throughout the night in reading the tale of a wounded Union soldier held captive by the sexually repressed matron of a southern girls' school. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1967: The idea for Coogan's Bluff originated in early 1967 as a TV series and the first draft was drawn up by Herman Miller and Jack Laird, screenwriters for Rawhide. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • June, 1967: Filming began in June 1967 in the Las Cruces area of New Mexico, and additional scenes were shot at White Sands and in the interiors were shot in MGM studios. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1967: The trilogy was publicised as James Bond -type entertainment and all films were successful in American cinemas and turned Eastwood into a major film star in 1967, particularly the The Good, the Bad and the Ugly which eventually collected $8 million in rental earnings. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1967: The Dollars trilogy was not shown in the United States until 1967. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1967: Filming began in November 1967 even before the full script had been finalized. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1967: A Fistful of Dollars opened in January, For a Few Dollars More in May and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in December 1967. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1968: Eastwood was paid $850,000 in 1968 for the war epic Where Eagles Dare opposite Richard Burton. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1969: Eastwood branched out by starring in his only musical, Paint Your Wagon. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • July, 1969: The filming commenced in July 1969 and was shot on location in Yugoslavia and London. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
  • 1970s

    • 1970: Later in 1970 he appeared in the World War II movie, Kelly's Heroes with Donald Sutherland and Telly Savalas. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1970: Eastwood starred in the western, Two Mules for Sister Sara with Shirley MacLaine. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1970: Filming commenced in Monterey in September 1970, with Eastwood obtaining the rights to Misty after meeting Garner at the Concord Music Festival in 1970 and paying $2,000 for the use of the song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1971: Feminists in particular were outraged by the film and at the Oscars for 1971 protested outside holding up banners which read messages such as "Dirty Harry is a Rotten Pig". - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1971: After release in December 1971, Dirty Harry proved a phenonemal success which would be go on to become Siegel's highest grossing film and the start of a series of films which is arguably Eastwood's signature role, with fans demanding more. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: The story to The Outlaw Josey Wales was inspired by a 1972 novel by an apparent Native Indian uneducated writer Forrest Carter, originally titled Gone to Texas and later retitled The Rebel Outlaw:Josey Wales. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: The rights to the film were bought by Universal as early as 1972, soon after the book was published, and was originally a Richard Zanuck and David Brown production. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: Filming for Breezy began in the November of 1972 in Los Angeles. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: Eastwood next starred in the loner Western Joe Kidd, released in 1972. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • April, 1973: Filming commenced in late April 1973, and during filming Eastwood encountered numerous disputes with director Ted Post, scarring their relationship for several years. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1973: 1973 proved another benchmark to Eastwood when he directed his first western, High Plains Drifter. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1973: The film also bears similarities to Eastwood's previous Man with No Name character, and his 1973 western High Plains Drifter. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1973: Shot in Great Falls area of Montana, filming for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot was shot between July and September 1973. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1974: In all, he considers himself too individualistic to be either right-wing or left-wing, having sometimes described himself as a "political nothing" and a "moderate" (see the February 1974 edition of Playboy). - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: He taught Eastwood how to climb over some weeks of preparation in the summer of 1974 in Yosemite. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: Eastwood teamed with Jeff Bridges in the buddy action caper Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: On release in spring 1974, the film was praised for its offbeat comedy mixed with high suspense and tragedy and Eastwood's acting performance was noted by critics but was overshadowed by Jeff Bridges who stole the show in his performance as Lightfoot. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1974: The script, devised by Stirling Silliphant had Harry up against a San Francisco Bay area Symbionese Liberation Army type group, which in real life had terrorized the area in 1974 with ruthless kidnappings and violence, and the film would end in a shoot out at the gang's hideout on Alcatraz island. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • August 12, 1974: Filming commenced in Grindelwald, Switzerland on August 12, 1974 with an extensive team of professional climbing experts and advisers on board from America, England, Germany, Switzerland and Canada. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1975: Eastwood publicly proclaimed his participation in Transcendental Meditation when he appeared on The Merv Griffin Show with the founder of Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1975: They separated around 1975, but Johnson did not take any legal action until 1978, when she filed for a legal separation. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • October 24, 1975: A rift between Eastwood and Kaufman developed during the filming and soon after filming moved to Kanab, Utah on October 24, 1975, Kaufman was notoriously fired under Eastwood's command by producer Bob Daley. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1978: Eastwood starred in Every Which Way But Loose an uncharacteristic, offbeat comedy role. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

    • 1980s: This marked the beginning of a close relationship between Eastwood and Locke that would last six films and the beginning of a raging romance that would last into the late 1980s. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1980: Eastwood played the main attraction in a traveling Wild West Show in Bronco Billy. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1980: Later in 1980, he reprised his role in the sequel to Every Which Way But Loose entitled Any Which Way You Can. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1984: It was primarily filmed in the Boulder Mountains and the SNRA in central Idaho, just north of Sun Valley in late 1984. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • December, 1984: The film was released in North America in December 1984. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1985: He revisited the western genre directing and starring in Pale Rider (1985). - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1988: After breaking up with Locke, Eastwood moved in with Frances Fisher, whom he met in 1988 while filming Pink Cadillac. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • August 7, 1988: They appeared together in Unforgiven, and had a daughter, Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, born on August 7, 1993. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1989: The existence of Eastwood's love child and secret grandchild were unknown to the public and even Eastwood's family until reported by the National Enquirer in 1989. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 1989: Carrey would later appear with Eastwood in the poorly received comedy Pink Cadillac (1989) alongside Bernadette Peters and Eastwood's future girlfriend Frances Fisher, with whom he has since appeared in two more films. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
  • 1990s

  • 2000s

    • 2000: Eastwood has received numerous other awards, including an America Now TV Award as well as one of the 2000 Kennedy Center Honors. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2001: He was appointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission by Democratic Governor Gray Davis. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2002: Eastwood played an ex-FBI agent on the track of a sadistic killer in Blood Work, which was derived from a book by Michael Connelly. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2003: 2003 Best Director ‚Äď Mystic River - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: However, in a 2004 interview appearing in The New York Times, Eastwood noted that he still sometimes has difficulty convincing the studio to back his films. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: 2004 Best Director ‚Äď Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: 2004 Best Actor ‚Äď Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • February 27, 2005: At age 74, he became one of only three living directors (along with MiloŇ° Forman and Francis Ford Coppola) to have directed two Best Picture winners. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: This work was commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival and premiered at the 2006 festival. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: He received the award for his work on the 2006 films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: Eastwood and Shriver also supported a 2006 lawsuit to block the toll road and urged the California Coastal Commission to reject the project, which it did in February 2008. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: He received an honorary degree from University of the Pacific in 2006, and an honorary degree from University of Southern California in 2007. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: He received a nomination for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for Million Dollar Baby. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2006: 2006 Best Director ‚Äď Letters from Iwo Jima - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: In early 2007, Eastwood announced that he will produce a Bruce Ricker documentary about jazz legend Dave Brubeck. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2007: Eastwood was the first recipient of the Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award, an annual award presented by the MPAA to individuals in the motion picture industry whose work has reached out positively and respectfully to the world. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • September 22, 2007: Eastwood was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music at the Monterey Jazz Festival, on which he serves as an active board member. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: Eastwood received the 2008 Best Actor award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures for his performance in Gran Torino. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: According to the NRDC and The New Republic, Eastwood and Shriver were not reappointed again in 2008 because both Eastwood and Shriver opposed the freeway extension of California State Route 241, that would cut through the San Onofre State Beach. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2008: During the 2008 United States Presidential Election, Eastwood endorsed John McCain for President, citing the fact that he had known McCain since 1973. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • November 13, 2008: "In recent times it just seems that women have been relegated to either romantic roles or fluff pieces. So the appeal, for me, is to make a picture about a real woman." - Clint Eastwood, Wikiquote.
    • January, 2009: It grossed close to $30 million during its wide-release opening weekend in January 2009, making Eastwood, at age 78, the oldest leading man to reach #1 at the box office. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • April 29, 2009: The Japanese government announced that Eastwood was to receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, which represents the third highest of eight classes associated with this award. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • 2009: Eastwood directed the movie Invictus, with Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as rugby team captain Francois Pienaar. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • September, 2009: As of September 2009, he is in talks to direct Peter Morgan's Hereafter for Warner Bros. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • October 21, 2009: Production then moved to Paris for four days and on October 21 a short scene between de France and Myl√®ne Jampano√Į was filmed in a stairwell inside the France T√©l√©visions building. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • November 13, 2009: Clint Eastwood was made French Legion of Honor Commander, which represents the third highest of five classes associated with this award. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
  • 2010s

    • January 19, 2010: Scenes featuring Damon were shot at the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company refinery in Crockett, California, which represents a flour mill on screen. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • January 29, 2010: Production returns to London on January 29 to shoot the final scenes with Damon. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.
    • January 12, 2010: Filming resumed on January 12, 2010; Eastwood filmed scenes with de France for three days on the Hawaiian island of Maui. - Clint Eastwood, Wikipedia.






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