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    In San Francisco, California, on May 31st, 1930, Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born, and with no middle name. Later to be a nationally known, if not internationally known, actor, producer, and director, Clint was the oldest of two, his sister, Jeanne, being born later. Clinton Sr. and Ruth Eastwood, along with their children, were living through the Great Depression, and because of such awful conditions, moved all throughout California in search of work. Eventually, work led them to a coastal area called Piedmont, and there they settled. Clint enrolled at Piedmont High School, then at Oakland Technical High School. He graduated in 1949. Eastwood worked odd jobs during and after high school, with stints as a hay baler, logger, truck driver and steel-furnace stoker (biography.com editors, 2017). In 1950, his jobs in Piedmont ended as he was drafted into the United States Army, stationed at Fort Ord. During his service on the Monterey Peninsula, he worked as a swimming instructor. Having been honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1953, Eastwood landed in Los Angeles to begin classes. He took up a job at a local gas station. With his good looks and words, he easily landed a contract with Universal Studios. Due to little or no acting experience, Clint’s first movie roles were more-or-so…

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    Risk taking is inevitable in life, and one may choose to face those risks directly or ignore them due to the fear of unfavourable, unexpected events. Avoiding risks in life can be detrimental to grasping opportunities, however, one must carefully evaluate the risks being taken to prevent negative outcomes. In the movie Million Dollar Baby directed by Clint Eastwood, the characters carry out the action of taking risks. Eddie risks his money on gambling when he should be using his financial…

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    Flags of Our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood, is a film that is successful in portraying both a Native American and white soldiers as humans. Not only was Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American, one of the main characters, he was also a character with as much depth and humanity as his white counterparts. Although there are several moments of racial dialogues towards Ira from his superiors, it seems as though director Clint Eastwood is pointing to these scenes as flawed instead of simply leaving…

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    As a retired veteran of war Clint Eastwood has to face many challenges in his life that most people his age should never have to face. In his life, he is having to overcome many struggles such as dealing with such negativity, living in the past, attachment and the many things it throws at him. With all being said the most important thing to gain from growing older is that no one person should be unhappy in the ending years of their life. In the beginning, Clint shows a bit of negativity to…

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    first words that boldly flashes on the screen during the film snippet is the director’s name, Clint Eastwood. Appearing in and out of the snippet are reviews from renowned historians, directors, and magazine companies as well as awards from the National Board of Review. The turning point of the clip occurs when Cooper is displayed in his rawest emotions as he struggles with how to do what he feels is his duty and what is morally right. Darting onto the screen are large descriptive words such…

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    Who would know that one of the best military stories would be one of the most controversial to all the men and women who served in the military? Starring Bradley Copper as Chris Kyle in “American Sniper” with the prominent director of Clint Eastwood, the story of the United States’ American hero was born. Chris Kyle carries his legend reputation by becoming one of the greatest lethal sniper in the U.S. Navy SEAL with over 160 kills documented. He reveals personal details about his experiences in…

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    peculiarly similar to that of Joey and Chandler’s in the sitcom Friends. We have an entertainment center that takes up at least 27% of the room. We have a 40 inch flat-screen television. We have a foosball table near the kitchen. We even have a portrait of a fighting Kangaroo in the hall near the bathroom. The only thing we don’t have is a canoe. Mark is a young looking guy, barely in his mid-20s, like I am, but whenever Mark gets stressed, he gets really stressed, like, his face turns old –…

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    Unforgiven Movie Essay

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    The grey line between right and wrong is hard for anyone to define and so was the case in Clint Eastwood’s movie Unforgiven which released in 1992. The movie takes place in the old west at a town called Big Whisky. The film stars Clint Eastwood as William Munny a retired gunslinger who decides to come to the aid of a prostitute called Delilah, portrayed by Anna Levine, which was disfigured by the local town gang. William has been living on a farm, raising his two children, a boy and a girl. His…

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    Introduction: The film Gran Torino (2008), directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski tells the story of a racist war veteran whose cold and bitter heart is thawed through his interactions with his Hmong neighbors by using classic film technique to explore the importance of family. This inspires a great change in the way he treated them, his own family and even himself. Eastwood uses the beginning and ending to highlight this change through symbolism, camera angles and dialogue.…

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    Unforgiven Morals

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    Unforgiven Morals The grey line between right and wrong is hard for anyone to define and so was the case in Clint Eastwood’s movie Unforgiven which released in 1992. The movie takes place in the old west at a town called Big Whisky. The film stars Clint Eastwood as William Munny a retired gun slinger who decides to come to the aid of a prostitute called Delilah, portrayed by Anna Levine, which was disfigured by the local town gang. William has been living on a farm, raising his two children,…

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