Clint Eastwood, director of Unforgiven (1992) was born May 31st 1930, his acting career began in 1955 in B-films. Nearly giving up the career for only receiving uncredited bit parts, he finally got his big break with the series Rawhide(1959), shortly after he began getting more success with Spaghetti-Westerns, most noticeably “The Man with No Name” Trilogy. In 1971, Eastwood took another major step in becoming who he is today. Eastwood directed his first film Play Misty For Me(1971) which started a long career for the man; his potential was fully realized with Unforgiven, which had garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actor (for Eastwood) as well as winning Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture (both went to Eastwood) showing the respect for the masterpiece he crafted. His career continues to this day with ups and downs, but nonetheless he still shows why he's such a beloved and huge star, as well as still showcasing his strengths as a director.
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