The Rugged One: Clint Eastwood Movies

Nathan Chandler

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Known for his flinty good looks, stoicism and thoughtful execution, Clint Eastwood is the very definition of Hollywood stardom. Not only has he starred as some of Hollywood's most timeless characters, Eastwood has also directed numerous blockbuster films. How much do you know about this legendary leading man?

In what year did Clint Eastwood appear in his first major film production?

Eastwood appeared in 1955's "Revenge of the Creature." It was a small role, and he didn't receive credit for his work.

In which country did Eastwood make the Westerns that launched him to stardom?

Eastwood wasn't having much luck landing film roles in the States, so he traveled to Italy and made several films with director Sergio Leone. Their spaghetti Westerns became iconic movies.

In "Two Mules for Sister Sara," Eastwood starred alongside which actress?

"Two Mules for Sister Sara" begins with Eastwood saving Shirley MacLaine from a group of savage criminals. MacLaine plays a nun out in the Wild West.

In 2006, Eastwood directed not one, but two feature films on which subject?

War movies have always called to Eastwood. In 2006, he directed two World War II films, "Flags of our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima."

Which movie was inspired by the real-life case surrounding the "Zodiac" serial killer?

It as the first and original "Dirty Harry" movie that swirled around the awful real-life actions of the Zodiac killer. At the end, Dirty Harry delivers ultimate justice.

Who starred in "A Perfect World," which was directed by Eastwood in 1993?

In "A Perfect World," Kevin Costner is an escaped prisoner who goes on a fun road trip with a little boy. Eastwood is the cop who is out to catch him.

In which film did Clintwood land his first leading role?

Eastwood's first leading role made a lasting impression on American culture. He played the Man with No Name in "A Fistful of Dollars."

Eastwood was the lead actor in all of the "Dollars" films. How many were there?

There were three films in the "Dollars" series. The two others, also directed by Sergio Leone, were "For a Few More Dollars," and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

In 2008, Eastwood directed a movie called "Changeling." Who starred in the film?

In "Changeling," Angelina Jolie is a 1920s woman who is duped into believing that an imposter is her missing son. The movie received rave reviews.

In what year did Eastwood win his first Academy Award?

Decades passed before Eastwood finally won an Oscar. He won two Academy Awards for 1992's "Unforgiven."

Which of the following Oscars was NOT one of the awards that Eastwood won for "Unforgiven"?

Eastwood won both Best Director and Best Picture for the epic Western "Unforgiven." He was nominated for Best Actor but didn't win.

How many total Academy Award nominations did "Unforgiven" receive?

"Unforgiven" received accolades from people all over the world. It received nine Oscar nominations and won four.

What is the name of Eastwood's character in "High Plains Drifter"?

Eastwood plays a stranger with no name in "High Plains Drifter." He's the mysterious man who suddenly appears, deals out swift justice, and then disappears as weirdly as he arrived.

In "Mystic River," Eastwood starred alongside which other Hollywood actor?

"Mystic River" was a dark and disturbing movie from 2003 starring Eastwood, Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon and other major stars. Eastwood also directed.

Eastwood did NOT receive music credit for which film?

Eastwood was heavily involved in "Firefox," but he didn't make any of the music. Almost all of the poorly-reviewed movie's budget was spent on elaborate special effects, which couldn't save the film from itself.

In which year did the first "Dirty Harry" movie arrive in theaters?

In 1971, Eastwood first brought to life the character named Dirty Harry. The most recent Dirty Harry film was released back in 1988.

Eastwood had the starring role in all of the "Dirty Harry" movies.

Could anyone else ever play the role of "Dirty" Harry Callahan? No way. Eastwood was the star in all five films.

Which Eastwood movie was released in 2002?

"Blood Work" was released in 2002, and Eastwood was the star, producer and director. The film also included Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels and Wanda De Jesus.

For which film did Eastwood receive his first credit as director?

Eastwood made his directorial debut with "Play Misty For Me," which was a psychological thriller. The film not only made millions of dollars, but it was a critical success, too.

Eastwood wrote and directed "High Plains Drifter."

Eastwood did not write "High Plains Drifter," but he did direct and star in the film. The town featured in the film was built from scratch near Mono Lake in California.

Eastwood did NOT compose music for which of the following movies?

Eastwood has composed scores for numerous films throughout his career, but he didn't have that job for "Unforgiven."

What was the second film that Eastwood directed?

Eastwood scored big again with the success of "High Plains Drifter," in which he played the role of lead actor and director. It received high critical praise and did very well at the box office.

In 2010, Eastwood directed a film called "Hereafter," which starred which famous male actor?

"Hereafter" starred Matt Damon and Cecile de France. It did fairly well at the box office but critical reviews were mixed.

In "Play Misty for Me," Eastwood is in a struggle with what problem?

In "Play Misty for Me," Eastwood is a radio disc jockey who can't seem to rid himself of an obsessive female stalker. After watching this film, you'll never want to hear the song "Misty" again.

What is "Dirty Harry's" timeless catchphrase?

Dirty Harry didn't wilt in the face of pressure. Even when the bad guys had the upper hand, he'd sometimes say, "Go ahead, make my day."

For which film did Eastwood win Oscars for both Best Director and Best Picture?

In 2004, "Million Dollar Baby" took Hollywood and the rest of the world by storm. Eastwood won Best Picture and Best Director for his efforts.

Of the five "Dirty Harry" movies, for which film did Eastwood get directing credit?

Eastwood directed "Sudden Impact," the fourth of five "Dirty Harry" movies. It didn't get great reviews from critics but it made the most money in the entire series.

Which actress shared the screen with Eastwood in "The Bridges of Madison County"?

In "The Bridges of Madison County," Eastwood woos a character played by Meryl Streep. Eastwood also directed the film, which garnered amazing reviews considering it was based on a book that received terrible criticism.

How many films has Eastwood directed?

Clintwood isn't just a prolific actor, he's an experienced director as well. He's directed more than 30 films during his long career.

For "In The Line of Fire," Eastwood plays a character who has which job?

In "In The Line of Fire," Eastwood is a Secret Service agent who must protect the president from an assassination attempt. John Malkovich and Rene Russo also starred in this movie.

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