Clint Eastwood Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th January 2017

Fact: Clint Eastwood is selling his Pebble Beach home in California. Hacienda Este Madera, which roughly translates to House East Wood, is on the market for $9.75 million (GBP7.7 million).

9th January 2017

Quote: "I was talking to Clint the other day. I said, 'How many kids you got?' He said, 'Eight.' So I'm beating him." Mel Gibson boasts about having more children than screen icon Clint Eastwood, as he prepares to welcome a baby with his partner of two years, Rosalind Ross. Mel already has eight kids from previous relationships.

23rd April 2015

Quote: "Everyone is saying I threatened to kill Michael Moore - that's not true... but it isn't a bad idea. Once, years ago, somebody asked me what I would do if a guy like him came to my house and started filming - like they did with Charlton Heston (in Bowling For Columbine)... and I thought, 'Well, if he's on your property, I guess you can shoot him'." Clint Eastwood jokes about killing outspoken documentarian Moore, who was one of the fiercest critics of the director's acclaimed American Sniper.

3rd April 2015

Tweet: "My baby pug has been in the hospital w (with) a serious infection for the past few nights. Plz (please) send positive energy her way!" Clint Eastwood's actress daughter Morgan is hoping for the best for her pet pooch.

26th March 2015

Fact: Clint Eastwood's actor son Scott is following in his father's footsteps and working on getting his licence to become a helicopter pilot. The Dirty Harry star is an avid aviation fan, and instilled his passion of planes in his son at a young age.

17th March 2015

Fact: Clint Eastwood will be saluted at CinemaCon's annual The Legend of Cinema Luncheon next month (Apr15). The official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from 20-23 April (15). Eastwood will also be presented with this year’s Fandango Fan Choice Award for his top-grossing 2014 film American Sniper.

17th March 2015

Quote: "The music in American Sniper is an old Ennio Morricone piece that Sergio Leone played for me on the plains of Spain 50 years ago. I remember it playing and he says, 'I'm going to use this as the theme for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly...', and then he went off and they used another theme that Morricone had written. I thought, 'Gee, I wonder where that theme is', and so I looked up... We finally found a recording of it and that’s what we bought the record and just put it in." Clint Eastwood first heard the music he was destined to use for his hit film AMERICAN SNIPER half a century ago when he was working with director Sergio Leone on their classic spaghetti westerns.

17th March 2015

Quote: "Over my career I played some bada** characters... so people sometimes think I should have a .44 magnum, but that’s not true. I don’t have that. But I do fire them and I do enjoy target shooting and all that sort of thing. I'm not much of a hunter. I don’t like killing animals, but I love to shoot. And I love the drama of detective movies or action movies." Clint Eastwood insists he doesn't have too much in common with the tough guys he has played on screen.

9th March 2015

Fact: Clint Eastwood's acclaimed movie American Sniper has been named America's highest-grossing movie of 2014. The Oscar-nominated film, starring Bradley Cooper, edged out The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 by less than $1 million (£667,000) to claim the top spot. The film has made $337.2 million (£224.8 million) at the U.S. box office. It qualifies as a 2014 release because it hit select cinemas on Christmas Day (25Dec14). Guardians of the Galaxy comes in third on the list of U.S. box office high earners in 2014 with $333.18 million (£222 million).

4th March 2015

Fact: Clint Eastwood's actor son Scott Eastwood appears shirtless in a new Funny or Die video, which pokes fun at America's hit dating show The Bachelor. In The Bachelor With Dogs, the Fury hunk hangs out with a bunch of pooches to find out which one will be his next great dog. Instead of handing out roses, like the TV Bachelor does, Scott hands out bones. Dog rescue runs in the Eastwood family - Scott's sister Alison runs a popular Los Angeles-area mutt shelter, called The Eastwood Ranch.

19th January 2015

Tweet: "American Sniper kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of Inglorious Basterds." Seth Rogen appears to take aim at Clint Eastwood's hit new movie, suggesting it resembles Nazi propaganda film Stolz der Nation (Nation's Pride), which features footage of a German sniper killing Allied soldiers.

21st November 2014

Quote: "I am so embarrassed. I was just leaving the Warner Brothers lot and I pulled up next to Clint. I'd never been face to face with him and I don't know what came over me but I was just so shocked to see Clint Eastwood so close to me that I made a cellphone movie of him. He didn't know anything. I am humiliated, but I still have it!" Jennifer Aniston could not hide her excitement at meeting Clint Eastwood.

8th August 2014

Fact: Clint Eastwood's model daughter Francesca, who featured in his Jersey Boys film, turned 21 on Thursday (07Aug14).

24th June 2014

Fact: Clint Eastwood's model daughter Francesca has a brief cameo in her father's new film Jersey Boys - she plays an early Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons fan in the movie musical. The director also recruited his son Kyle as the film's music supervisor.

22nd October 2013

Fact: Clint Eastwood's son Scott is reportedly one of five actors being considered to replace Charlie Hunnam in the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey adaptation. The Sons of Anarchy actor decided to step away from the lead role earlier this month (Oct13).

25th September 2013

Quote: "I think as he's become older too, I think I've become closer to him. My father's in his eighties, so I have to come to grips with the fact that he won't be around as long as say most of my friends' fathers." Scott Eastwood has a close relationship with his screen legend father Clint Eastwood.

24th September 2013

Quote: "He gave me some nice genes, so I thank him for that." Scott Eastwood credits his father Clint Eastwood for his good looks.

3rd May 2013

Quote: "Kids piercing themselves, piercing their tongues - what kind of masochism is that? Is it to show you can just take it?" Clint Eastwood is baffled by the modern popularity of body piercing.

3rd May 2013

Tweet: "Just found out I'm allergic to coffee! Who knew?!!" Clint Eastwood's daughter Francesca discovers an unusual drink allergy.

22nd March 2013

Fact: Darren Aronofsky is set to interview Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood about the art of directing at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York next month (Apr13). The chat, part of a series of industry discussions during the annual event, will take place at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on 27 April (13) following the premiere of documentary, Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. Others taking part in the festival series include Ben Stiller and Jay Roach, and Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and his Before Sunrise co-star Julie Delpy.

23rd November 2012

Quote: "I use my cell phone only in emergencies. And I have never sent a text message in my life." Movie veteran Clint Eastwood is not a fan of modern technology.

14th November 2012

Fact: Clint Eastwood's daughter Alison is fronting a new documentary series about the owners of exotic pets. In Animal Intervention, she and wild creature expert Donald Schultz confront overwhelmed owners who house exotic animals in confined and potentially hazardous environments.

24th October 2012

Fact: Clint Eastwood has followed up his infamous chat with an empty chair at America's Republican National Convention by shooting a new Tv advert for the party hoping to oust Barack Obama from the White House. In the new ad for the Republican Super PAC American Crossroads, the movie legend says, "If someone doesn't get the job done, you gotta hold 'em accountable. Obama's second term would be a rerun of the first and our country couldn't survive that."

18th September 2012

Quote: "If they want to do a reality show that's fine. My only request was to please leave me out of it as much as possible. Once in awhile they snuck me in. I've since managed to run faster." Clint Eastwood on his wife Dina's reality TV show Mrs. Eastwood & Co.

18th September 2012

Quote: "What the hell... It was just a whim in the moment. I had no idea. You have one thought and then you walk out there and 10,000 people are yelling at you." Clint Eastwood has no regrets about his infamous invisible President Obama chat at the Republican National Convention last month (Sep12). The movie icon pretended Obama was seated beside him onstage on an empty chair.

17th September 2012

Quote: "You're supposed to love it or hate it, I'm just expressing my feelings. There's something about the ageing process which makes you give a c**p less in some way." Veteran actor Clint Eastwood pays no attention to critics of his headline-grabbing empty chair speech, which he delivered at America's Republican National Convention in August (12).

2nd September 2012

Quote: "She can sprint like a guy, wind up and throw a ball like a guy, and take a real swing with a (baseball) bat. So she was perfect for the part of a woman who isn’t an athlete but who grew up around a sport, who has it in her blood." Clint Eastwood on Trouble With The Curve co-star Amy Adams.

30th August 2012

Fact: Clint Eastwood will take centre stage at the Republican National Convention in Florida on Thursday night (30Aug12) to give the party's U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney a big boost. The movie icon will speak to fellow Republicans before Romney closes the event.

18th May 2012

Quote: "When I'm 81, I'm gonna be dating a 30 year old." Clint Eastwood's wife Dina jokes about keeping the age difference alive in her love life. The reality TV star is 35 years younger than the movie icon, who turns 82 on 31 May (12).

18th May 2012

Quote: "There's no, like, drugs or alcohol, but there's tons of nudity." Clint Eastwood's wife Dina really knows how to promote her new reality TV show Mrs Eastwood & Company, in which her free-spirited 18-year-old stepdaughter Francesca strips off to go skinny-dipping in the family pool.

17th May 2012

Quote: "I would have loved for him to have been on more... but a woman's gotta know her limitations (and) I had to stop bugging him... He was shooting a movie in Atlanta almost the whole time we were shooting and so he got a hall pass." Clint Eastwood's wife Dina on trying to persuade her husband to appear on her new reality TV show Mrs Eastwood & Company.

15th March 2012

Quote: "I'm really proud of my family. They are a constant source of inspiration and entertainment." Clint Eastwood thinks his wife Dina's upcoming reality TV show Mrs. Eastwood & Company will be a hit.

31st January 2012

Quote: "I do want to direct. And if I did direct I would try to have the same no-bulls**t approach to it as Clint and his crew have. Seriously, there are no frills on his set. It's a small, tight-knit crew." Leonardo DiCaprio aspires to be like his J. Edgar director Clint Eastwood, who prefers the simple approach to making movies.

30th January 2012

Fact: Clint Eastwood is to be honoured with the James Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal as part of the opening of the new Warner Brothers Theater at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The movie legend will be presented with the accolade to mark his contribution to "the American experience through film" on Wednesday (01Feb12). The medal recognises Eastwood's six decades of "captivating national and international audiences through his work as an award-winning actor and director".

4th November 2011

Quote: "Beyonce is in the process of incubating; she became pregnant, and until early next year she'll be on that project. But we are going to do it later, in the early summer." Clint Eastwood insists he won't be recasting his A Star Is Born remake now his leading lady is pregnant.

15th September 2011

Quote: "These people who are making a big deal about gay marriage? I don't give a f**k about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not? We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of... Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want." Movie veteran Clint Eastwood wades into the gay marriage debate.

29th November 2010

Fact: Clint Eastwood has produced a new film about jazz great DAVE BRUBECK, which will air on British TV to mark the Take Five hitmaker's 90th birthday on 6 December (10).

24th October 2010

Quote: "We did a screening of the film at the Toronto Film Festival and someone was like, 'Oh, we're gonna have an after party', and he went out, so I heard, till 3am, grinding on the dancefloor with his wife to 50 Cent!" Actress Bryce Dallas Howard was stunned to hear of 80-year-old Clint Eastwood's partying antics after a screening of their new movie HEREAFTER.

23rd October 2010

Fact: Clint Eastwood was musical growing up - the actor/director played the flugelhorn and the piano at school.

22nd October 2010

Fact: Clint Eastwood has a 35-year-old pet parrot he calls his "oldest friend".

12th October 2010

Quote: "They don't seem to be as mean-spirited, and their idea of God is sort of a heavyset guy who's got a smile on his face, and I thought, 'Hey, that's nice.'" Clint Eastwood likes the idea of converting to Buddhism.

12th October 2010

Quote: "I don't know if I can run as hard as I could at 60 or 70. But I probably could. I probably could get close." Clint Eastwood jokes about turning 80.

12th October 2010

Quote: "I’m not quite ready for that at this point. But everyone else cares about the subject. It’s a constantly discussed topic. The world thinks about what happens after we die. So I started pondering the subject. I began a year ago November. Going on yourself or losing those you love are what people are obsessed with.” Veteran actor Clint Eastwood has begun pondering his own mortality.

5th July 2010

Quote: "Eighty is the new seventy-nine-and-three-quarters." Clint Eastwood jokes about reaching the landmark age of 80 in May (10).

4th March 2010

Quote: "It still holds up. I rented it recently, just for the hell of it - I hadn't seen it in 20 or 30 years or whatever, and it still holds up." Clint Eastwood still loves his movie THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES.

26th February 2010

Quote: "I'd planned on not working after I was 39 - and here I am still turning it in." Veteran actor/director Clint Eastwood originally planned to quit showbusiness 40 years ago.

25th February 2010

Quote: "If I've learned one lesson out of a pretty long career, it's, 'if you want to survive - adapt'." Clint Eastwood reveals the secret to his longrunning Hollywood success.

10th February 2010

Quote: "I planned on not working at this time in my life, but I am enjoying working more than ever. I figure I will continue until someone hits me over the head." Actor/director Clint Eastwood, 79, on his future plans.

2nd February 2010

Quote: "Dina is everything I ever wanted and never found anywhere else. It took me until I was 65 to find her. Like they said at school, I'm a little slow - it takes me longer to do things. But, because I have had children at an older age, I've had time to learn patience that I didn't have earlier in my life when I was more ambitious." Clint Eastwood didn't find wife DINA until retirement age, but insists it was worth the wait.

10th December 2009

Fact: Clint Eastwood's son SCOTT plays one of Matt Damon's South African rugby teammates in his dad's new movie INVICTUS.

10th December 2009

Fact: Clint Eastwood is allergic to dogs.

10th December 2009

Quote: "I have great respect for him as a golfer, especially now when I realise he wasn't thinking about golf when he was out there playing." Avid golfer Clint Eastwood makes light of the Tiger Woods cheating scandal.

7th December 2009

Quote: "He is the best director I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Now why is he such a good director as far as actors are concerned? Because he doesn't direct! He hires you to do the job and then gets out of the way! He's a facilitator." Morgan Freeman is full of praise for actor-turned-filmmaker Clint Eastwood, who directed his new movie INVICTUS.

4th December 2009

Quote: "It's fun working with young Matt. He's great and does a terrific job. I'd look at him often and think, 'I wonder if I was that good when I was his age?' Chances are I wasn't. But it was fun to be vicarious and think, 'Yes, that's a role I might have done.'" Clint Eastwood sees a lot of himself in his INVICTUS star Matt Damon.

4th December 2009

Quote: "My wife's part black, and she grew up in Fremont, California, with people saying, 'You can't drink from that tap,' and calling her bad names. I like to think we're way beyond that, but so much prejudice, even now, comes from parents. The old mentality that someone is superior to someone else is shoved down at the kids, and they carry it all their lives." Clint Eastwood fears racism is still a big issue in America.

23rd November 2009

Quote: "I got all the way through the '60s and the '70s on beer. I just never got into drugs. I always thought beer and a couple other things were about as good as I wanted to know about." Veteran actor/director Clint Eastwood has never been interested in illegal substances.

7th October 2009

Fact: Movie star-turned-punk icon Juliette Lewis has a photograph of Clint Eastwood kissing her as a child in her wallet. The actor planted a smooch on the youngster's cheek when she visited the set of Any Which Way You Can in the late 1970s. Lewis' father, Geoffrey, was Eastwood's co-star in the film.

3rd April 2009

Fact: Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Sharon Stone and Mariah Carey were among a host of Hollywood stars who flew into South Africa on Thursday (02Apr09) to celebrate the opening of the exclusive The One & Only resort in Cape Town. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey laid on a lavish feast for the A-List guests.

12th March 2009

Fact: Filmmaker Clint Eastwood has cast his son Scott Reeves, 22, to play sports star JOEL STRANSKY in his upcoming drama THE HUMAN FACTOR, about the South African Springboks Rugby World Cup win in 1995.

25th February 2009

Fact: Clint Eastwood's daughter ALISON will direct rockers KINGSIZE's new video for their RABBITS single. The band features comedian DANNY THOMAS' grandson Jason Thomas Gordon and funnyman NORM CROSBY's son Andrew.

22nd January 2009

Quote: "Working with Clint Eastwood was a reward in itself that will last me a lifetime. To receive a nomination from the Academy on top of that is a privilege beyond any expectation. It has been an exceptional year for acting, and I am honoured to be in the company of these talented actors whose performances all deserve this recognition." Angelina Jolie on her Oscar nomination.

15th January 2009

Quote: "I get to call him a pussy and a wuss and it was so easy for me. It was fun." Clint Eastwood on acting alongside his son SCOTT in new movie GRAN TORINO.

13th January 2009

Quote: "Meryl Streep, BOBBY DE NIRO, Al Pacino. I wanna direct Clint Eastwood. I have a long list." Steven Spielberg on all the stars he hopes to work with.

12th January 2009

Quote: "I fly helicopters, so I just go off. You can be very quiet. You're just a number in the skies." Clint Eastwood reveals how he unwinds.

9th January 2009

Quote: "It was after my wife had left me, and I was really drunk and I think I made a bad impression, but I was going through some painful s**t. All I could think was, 'Wow, I'm talking to Clint Eastwood, and I'm smashed out of my mind because of the old lady leaving.'" Mickey Rourke reflects on meeting the Dirty Harry legend.

22nd December 2008

Quote: "Clint just absolutely went out of his mind over this thing. He told me, 'I show it to everyone who comes into my house. It really breaks the ice!' We have been friends ever since. He just liked that I was out there." Jim Carrey once tried for a part in The Dead Pool - and the movie's star Clint Eastwood is still amused by his audition tape.

24th November 2008

Quote: "Honestly, I don't have a thought either way. Although on the set of CHANGELING, (director) CLINT (Eastwood) was calling us 'Clintelina.' I think that sounds funnier." Angelina Jolie doesn't mind the nickname the press have for her and partner Brad Pitt - but prefers Clint Eastwood's interpretation.

21st November 2008

Fact: Clint Eastwood will receive a Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for his outstanding services to the motion picture industry. The ceremony will take place on 29 January (09) at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, California.

9th November 2008

Quote: "Maybe people are just saying that because I'm getting old and they're feeling sorry for me."Actor-turned-director Clint Eastwood on the Oscar buzz surrounding his new movie CHANGELING.

28th October 2008

Quote: "There are some people in this business that are icons, and we often wonder if, when we meet them, they'll live up to what we imagine them to be. And Clint Eastwood in person is even better. Clint is what every great director should be. He is a great leader. And I certainly would follow him anywhere." Angelina Jolie paid tribute to the actor-turned-director at this year's (08) Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala in Los Angeles.

28th October 2008

Fact: Legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood was honoured at the 2008 Hollywood Film Festival Awards on Monday (28Oct08) for his contributions to the movie industry.

24th October 2008

Quote: "You're just a number in the sky and the fun part is you can land anywhere. You see something you like - a good-looking girl - and you can just drop down in a field." Clint Eastwood on the joys of piloting a helicopter.

17th October 2008

Quote: "I got pregnant during filming, yeah... I won't tell you which scene." Angelina Jolie jokes with her CHANGELING director Clint Eastwood about her recent pregnancy. She gave birth to partner Brad Pitt's twin babies in July (08).

6th October 2008

Quote: "The last four films all had some buzz whether they did anything or not. Maybe it's just because I'm getting old and they're feeling sorry for me." Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood is convinced film critics give him an easy ride.

10th June 2008

Fact: Matt Damon has signed on to play the captain of South Africa's 1995 World Cup-winning rugby team in a new film about Nelson Mandela's life. The movie about the country's former president will be directed by actor-turned-moviemaker Clint Eastwood.

4th June 2008

Fact: Bruce Willis' Die Hard character JOHN MCCLANE has been voted top film cop of all time by online DVD rental service Lovefilm, beating Clint Eastwood'S HARRY CALLAHAN in Dirty Harry and Eddie Murphy's AXEL FOLEY in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

29th May 2008

Quote: "I studied the great ones. I observed them as they walked the red carpet and dealt with interviews - you know Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood and Gwyneth Paltrow." Sean Combs is convinced he has mastered all the important aspects of being an actor.

22nd May 2008

Fact: Clint Eastwood teased his CHANGELING star Angelina Jolie on the set of the film by referring to her as "the Tomb Raider" and "Angie DICkinson".

20th May 2008

Fact: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took time out of the Cannes Film Festival in France to enjoy a meal with celebrity pals Clint Eastwood, SIR Mick Jagger and Brett Ratner on the Cotes d'Azur.

14th December 2007

Quote: "It's a big relief... because I talked CLINT into doing the music for the movie." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was delighted Clint Eastwood received a Golden Globe nomination for scoring GRACE IS GONE.

25th October 2007

Fact: Cast and crew on the San Bernardino, California set of Angelina Jolie and Clint Eastwood's new movie The Changeling have been forced to wear facemasks in between takes - to protect themselves from smoke and ash from the California wildfires. The set is 10 miles from one of the worst fires currently blazing through southern California.

25th October 2007

Fact: Cast and crew on the San Bernardino, California set of Angelina Jolie and Clint Eastwood's new movie The Changeling have been forced to wear facemasks in between takes - to protect themselves from smoke and ash from the California wildfires. The set is 10 miles from one of the worst fires currently blazing through southern California.

24th October 2007

Quote: "I don't do email. I should learn to do it but I'm a little retarded in that sense!" Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood is a stranger to modern technology.

24th September 2007

Quote: "He's the least disappointing icon in American film." Sean Penn on his Mystic River director Clint Eastwood.

23rd June 2007

Fact: Singer Tony Bennett will present legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood with the Spirit Of Independence Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival on 28 June (07).

14th May 2007

Fact: Movie legend Clint Eastwood collected the University Of Southern California's first Honorary Alumni Award on Friday (11May07).

26th February 2007

Fact: Best Sound Editing Oscar winner BUB ASMAN's father was among the American soldiers who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Asman won his prize for Clint Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, which focused on the famous World War Two battle.

26th February 2007

Fact: Clint Eastwood doubled up as a translator and presenter at last night's (25FEB07) Oscars as he turned Honorary Award-winning composer Ennio Morricone's Italian into English.

26th February 2007

Fact: As part of her stint as Oscars host, Ellen Degeneres persuaded a baffled Steven Spielberg to take her photograph with Clint Eastwood.

2nd February 2007

Quote: "I think he's the most handsome man on this earth. Clint's face looks like Mount Rushmore. In a good way." British director Edgar Wright explains why he's envious of Clint Eastwood rugged good looks.

16th January 2007

Quote: "Pose? I don't 'pose'. Who am I? Paris Hilton?" Golden Globe Award winner Clint Eastwood's joking reply when a press official at the event asked him to pose with his trophy.

18th December 2006

Quote: "People at the studios still would love to do another Dirty Harry today but I say, 'What would he be doing? Would he be out there fly fishing or something, a retiree. Get out on his walker and try to chase someone...? It actually might be quite exciting." Clint Eastwood is still fielding calls about returning to the big screen as tough cop HARRY CALLAGHAN.

12th December 2006

Quote: "I would recommend that everybody wait quite a while before they get married because it gives you a chance to kind of find out where you are, what your thinking is." Clint Eastwood is glad he waited until 1996 to wed his second wife DINA.

27th November 2006

Quote: "All I can do is put it on the screen. If they don't like it, they can walk out and go across the hall to see BORAT." Legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood responds to the disappointing box office performance of his Oscar frontrunner FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS.

8th November 2006

Quote: "If one of the guys sprained his ankle on the set, I taped it up because I'm the corpsman. If they got a cut, I cleaned it out and put the bandage on." Ryan Phillippe took his role as World War II hero JOHN 'DOCC' BRADLEY in Clint Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS very seriously.

28th October 2006

Quote: "There was a part where a guy had to lose his head literally and I thought, 'Oh my God, here's my chance to get even.'" Clint Eastwood on casting his actor son Scott Reeves as a decapitated soldier in World War Two epic FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS.

23rd October 2006

Quote: "The Japanese civilians haven't heard much about it. None of the actors in the film had ever heard of the Battle of Iwo Jima until they were hired to be in this picture. All of that was dropped from their history." Clint Eastwood on discovering the Japanese stars of his upcoming war epic LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA knew nothing about one of World War Two's most infamous battles.

23rd October 2006

Fact: Clint Eastwood was originally offered the lead in cult 1974 crime drama Death Wish. He turned the role down because he thought he was a bad choice to play a vigilante.

20th October 2006

Quote: "It really is an accidental work of art." Clint Eastwood on the iconic US flag-raising World War II photograph at Iwo Jima which inspired his new movie FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS.

12th October 2006

Quote: "Just being in his presence makes you feel like less of a man." Ryan Phillippe was in awe of legendary film-maker Clint Eastwood on the set of FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS.

12th August 2006

Fact: Clint Eastwood, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Lee share a Guinness world record - at six foot five inches (1.9 meters) each, the trio measure up as the tallest actors in the new Guinness Book Of Records. MIMI ME VERNE TROYER is named the shortest working actor.

30th June 2006

Quote: "I got that from Clint Eastwood. He never raises his voice on the set and there's no one more intimidating." Meryl Streep on her choice to give her catty The Devil Wears Prada character a fierce whisper.

10th April 2006

Quote: "It's damn near like sex." DUMB + DUMBER star Jeff Daniels enjoyed being shot by Clint Eastwood in BLOOD WORK.

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Movie mogul Clint Eastwood is in mourning following the death of his 97-year-old mother, who passed away on Saturday (04FEB06). </p>

30th January 2006

Fact: <p>DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON is in talks to reprise Clint Eastwood's role in comedy EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE. In the 1978 original, Eastwood played a fist-fighting drifter who befriends an orangutan he wins in a bet. </p>

18th November 2005

Fact: <p>The Producers Guild Of America is set to make Clint Eastwood's day next January (06) by honouring him with their top accolade - the Milestone Award for his contribution to the entertainment industry. </p>

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