350. Clint Eastwood: A Filmmaker Like No Other

"Go ahead, make my day" is one of most famous cinema lines ever spoken in the of Hollywood. The actor was Clint Eastwood, and film was 1983's Sudden Impact. Eastwood's words became instant catchphrase that many Americans can recite to day. Eastwood is quite possibly the epitome of macho American man. He holds icon-like status among for portraying the tough guy in nearly all films.

Eastwood was born in 1930 in San before coming to Los Angeles at an early . He briefly attended Los Angeles City College, but dropped out to pursue an acting career. After in a couple of low-budget films, Eastwood got big break in the old TV western Rawhide. character Rowdy Yates was an instant celebrity, and launched Eastwood's incredible career. Eastwood first burst onto big screen with his roles in three western in the 1960s. The so-called Spaghetti Westerns, which called that because of their ties to Italian , were all very successful, and made Eastwood a name.

Eastwood followed his success with a string movies that is unparalleled in Hollywood history. He in the very popular Dirty Harry franchise, where , once again, played the tough guy. In this , Dirty Harry is a San Francisco police officer takes matters into his own hands. This troubles superiors to no end, but Harry always wins. persona delighted the American movie audiences, especially the .

Acting was not the only talent Eastwood would display. He became an Oscar-winning director also. Arguably, best film as a director was Million Dollar , but it is hard to pick one film his impressive list of movies. He is still in film at the age of 74.