Clint Eastwood, who enjoyed a popular success in the long-running Rawhide television series, shot to international stardom as The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy in the 1960s and to international superstardom as Dirty Harry in the early 1970s. Thirty years on, with the Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Unforgiven and In the Line of Fire, he remains at the very top of his profession, as actor, director, producer and composer, his popularity undimmed. In this book, Robert Tanitch chronicles Eastwood's career film by film with wit and clarity, highlighting both Eastwood's performance and the wider values of the film itself. Quotes from contemporary reviews, both British and American, offer independent and sometimes markedly varying critical insights into Clint Eastwood's work. Clint Eastwood is a handsomely illustrated record of a remarkable career and a celebration of one of the famous icons of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Introductions; The 1950s; The 1960s; The 1970s; The 1980s; The 1990s; Chronology; Acknowledgement; Awards and honours; Index.
Robert Tanitch, a playwright, author and critic, had the first professional production of one of his plays while he was still up at Oxford. His comedies include Call It Love (London and Vienna) Came the Knight (directed by Trevor Nunn at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry) and Highly Confidential (starring Hermione Gingold in London). He has been the Old Vic Theatre's education projects director and has lectured on Shakespeare and run seminars in England, Australia, Indonesia and Kenya. His first book was A Pictorial Companion to Shakespeare's Plays. Since then he has published a series of highly acclaimed filmographies, including Ralph Richardson, Olivier, Ashcroft, Gielgud, Guinness, The Unknown James Dean, Sean Connery and Brando.