Clint Eastwood - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

Trending

Latest news from the Democratic National Convention

Clint Eastwood

Latest Stories

AmericanSniperMovie

AmericanSniperMovie

American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical war film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is loosely based on the memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (2012) by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The film follows the life of Kyle, who became the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history with 255 kills from four tours in the Iraq War, 160 of which were officially confirmed by the Department of Defense. While Kyle was celebrated for his military successes, his tours of duty took a heavy toll on his personal and family life. The film stars Bradley Cooper as Kyle and Sienna Miller as his wife Taya, with Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O'Donnell in supporting roles. The world premiere was on November 11, 2014, at the American Film Institute Festival, followed by a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 25, 2014 and a wide release on January 16, 2015. The film became a major success, with a worldwide gross of over $547 million, making it the highest-grossing film of 2014 in the United States ($350 million), the highest-grossing war film of all time unadjusted for inflation, and Eastwood's highest-grossing film to date. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, with the majority of praise directed towards Cooper's lead performance and Eastwood's direction, though it attracted some controversy over its portrayal of both the War in Iraq and of Chris Kyle. At the 87th Academy Awards, American Sniper received six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Cooper, ultimately winning one award for Best Sound Editing

15GGDAD-dvd.jpg

15GGDAD-dvd.jpg

Cheers: The Complete Series, Clint Eastwood: The Universal Pictures 7-Movie Collection, and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History are some last-minute gift ideas for dad. (Photo by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

2015 Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards - Show.JPEG-06528.jpg

2015 Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards - Show.JPEG-06528.jpg

Clint Eastwood speaks at the 2015 Spike TV Guy's Choice Awards at Sony Studios on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)

19e8ec73a3ca4418780f6a706700ec4d.jpg

19e8ec73a3ca4418780f6a706700ec4d.jpg

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger captain of the US Airways flight #5149 that landed in New York's Hudson River in 2009, poses in his office at his home in Danville, Calif., in this Jan. 10, 2011, file photo. Clint Eastwood will follow up his box-office sensation “American Sniper” with a biopic of Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

a26eee850ac36d12740f6a7067002cfa.jpg

a26eee850ac36d12740f6a7067002cfa.jpg

Filmmaker Clint Eastwood poses for a photo op before "The Legend of Cinema Luncheon: A Salute to Clint Eastwood" during CinemaCon 2015 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

unforgiven-900.jpg

unforgiven-900.jpg

Clint Eastwood directed and starred in 'Unforgiven' (1992).

PGA Nominees Breakfast.JPEG-00c9a.jpg

PGA Nominees Breakfast.JPEG-00c9a.jpg

Clint Eastwood, left, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu speak at the Producers Guild Awards Nominees Breakfast hosted by The Hollywood Reporter at the Saban Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)

55e191b71bc823026b0f6a7067008b4a.jpg

55e191b71bc823026b0f6a7067008b4a.jpg

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Clint Eastwood arrives at the National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Ricahrd Linklater’s 12-year commitment to the coming-of-age tale “Boyhood” has continued to pay off with a coveted nomination from the Directors Guild of America—his first—, the organization announced Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Also nominated for their outstanding achievement in directing were first-time nominee Wes Anderson for the whimsical “Grand Budapest Hotel,” Alejandro González Inarritu for his dark show business comedy “Birdman,” Morten Tyldum for his Alan Turing biopic “The Imitation Game,” and Eastwood for his fact-based wartime drama “American Sniper.” Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

AP62010101814

AP62010101814

Clint Eastwood was drafted into the Army during the war in Korea, Eastwood was sent to Ft. Ord in California for basic training. He was given a job as a swimming instructor and remained at Ft. Ord. He was discharged in 1953. Clint Eastwood, color transparencies of him in a car with a camera in 1962. (AP Photo)

UNFORGIVEN

UNFORGIVEN

Clint Eastwood directed and starred in 'Unforgiven' (1992).

2fb249484056b00c4f0f6a7067004bae.jpg

2fb249484056b00c4f0f6a7067004bae.jpg

Clint Eastwood, director and producer of the upcoming film "Jersey Boys," introduces a trailer for the film during the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon 2014 on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Clint_Eastwood2

Clint_Eastwood2

Actor, film director and producer Clint Eastwood served as the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California from 1986 to 1988.

3_202014_beltway-clint-eastw8201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

3_202014_beltway-clint-eastw8201_mugshot_four_by_three.jpg

Some in the academic realm say Clint Eastwood is on a noble quest because he "embodies America's moral quest" and "search for meaning and purpose." (Associated Press)

3_202014_beltway-clint-eastw8201.jpg

3_202014_beltway-clint-eastw8201.jpg

Some in the academic realm say Clint Eastwood is on a noble quest because he "embodies America's moral quest" and "search for meaning and purpose." (Associated Press)

a25b2e20fc07d90a4e0f6a706700f729.jpg

a25b2e20fc07d90a4e0f6a706700f729.jpg

FILE - This March 21, 1994 file photo shows, director Steven Spielberg, center, with actor Harrison Ford, left, and actor and director Clint Eastwood at the 66th Annual Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. Spielberg won best director and best picture for his film, "Schindler's List." The film’s greatest legacy isn’t its seven Oscars, $300 million in worldwide box office or even its message of humanity, says the 67-year-old, Spielberg, but the ongoing work of the Shoah Foundation. (AP Photo/Lois Bernstein, file)