Philadelphia, PA - Clint Eastwood is the total package for Film Industry. He directed, produced, and then cast himself in his movie. If you think that's the end, no, it isn't because his directional venture goes for Oscars.
What Movies Were Directed by Clint Eastwood
He gets nominated in different categories like the best actor, best director, and best picture. He is one of two people nominated for Best Actor and Best Director for the same film: Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. His directional debut was Play misty for me (1971), and afterward, he has directed 36 more movies. He is currently working on The Mule (2019) as a director and actor alongside Bradley Cooper.
No one can deny that Eastwood is a legend when it comes to western movies. He has acted and directed many western films, and Unforgiven is one of my favorite. The film won four academy awards for best director, best picture, best-supporting actor, and best film editing. Clint Eastwood emerges himself as Munny, a former gunslinger who returned to his life of killing for money. The movie is a perfect example of heroism, courage, violence, friendship, and revenge. David Webb Peoples created some of the best unforgettable characters and moments, especially where Munny threatened the people before leaving the town. Unforgiven is one of the best Clint Eastwood Movies directed.
How much could a war affect soldiers when they get back to civilian life? The right and visual answer for that is American Sniper, based on the life of Chris Kyle, a war hero, deadliest marksmen in the U.S. Military who killed 255 terrorists from four tours. Clint Eastwood is directed at the core of a soldier who cannot adjust to civilian life, generally haunted by all the killing and suffering from war. The film stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle and Sienna Miller as Kyle's wife, Taya.
Million Dollar Baby
This was the second time Eastwood won another academy award in the same category (Best Picture and Best Director) he won for Unforgiven. Million Dollar Baby is another masterpiece by C. Eastwood, a pure and heart-touching story of an aging boxing trainer and underdog amateur boxer who aspires to become a professional boxer. The film has some knockout performances from Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, and as well as the direction of Clint Eastwood. The movie won 4 academy awards in four categories- Best Picture and Best Director for Mr. Eastwood, Best Actress for Hilary Swank, and Best Supporting Actor for Morgan Freeman.
Based on the autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffery Zaslow, Clint Eastwood returned with Sully in 2016. The film follows the actual incident where Sullenberger lands U.S Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in an emergency with 155 passengers and crew members without any serious injury. Clint Eastwood Build an intense drama and suspense with a top-notch performance by Tom Hank. Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, Sully is one of the best Eastwood movies as a director.
After a long-acting break of 4 years, he returned as Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino, his 29th directional venture. Gran Torino is the first American film to feature Hmong Americans in a full length. Written by Nick Schenk, he made this one alive with his direction and acting skill. The movie follows the life of a lonely retired auto worker and Korean War Veteran Walt Kowalski, who stands up to the gangbusters who tried to force an Asian teen to steal Walt's car. I remembered his dialogue, "Get off my lawn." At the age of 78, Men played this character as an action hero, bringing it off to take out anyone who tries to get in his way. Gran Torino was both a critical and commercial success for Clint Eastwood and one of his best movies directed.
Just a year before the success of Million Dollar Baby, he directed and produced Mystic River (2003), which was nominated for 7 Academy Awards but won in two categories, Best Actor for Sean Penn and Best Supporting Actor for Tim Robbins. Clint Eastwood was nominated for Best Director but loose to The Lords of Rings: The return of the King. Mystic River was very well received by both audience and critics, mainly for the performances of the main cast and the direction of Clint Eastwood. Mystic River was an intense thriller drama with great versions of lead casts and top-notch advice of Mr. Eastwood.
Letters From Iwo Jima
Clint Eastwood took his skills to a new level To make a joint Japanese-American war film, Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). He, Actually directed two films, Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers, one from the perspective of Japanese soldiers and one from American Soldiers, respectively. Letters from Iwo Jima were appreciated, which is almost entirely in Japanese and was highly praised by critics for its performances, writing, characters, and direction. Again, he was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Direction. However, the film won one Academy Award in Best Sound Editing Category.
The Bridges of Madison County
The Bridges of Madison County is a rare Clint Eastwood movie as it's not a crime or action movie. The film is a Rom-Com that is very rare for Clint Eastwood. It stars Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep in leading roles. Based on Robert James Waller's novel The Bridges of Madison County, the film directed by Clint Eastwood, mostly recognized for Western and crime-action movies, leaves his comfort zone and ends up running romantic-drama films with powerful performances Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. The movie is about an Italian war bride living with her husband and two children in Iowa and ending up in love with a National Geographic photographer who changed their lives.
A Perfect World
A Perfect World is a movie where Clint Eastwood breaks from acting and works behind the camera to focus more on the direction. After Unforgiven's critical success, the movie was released on November 24, 1993. A Perfect World is a crime-drama road film that tells the story of an escaped convict (Kevin Costner) who befriends a young boy (T.J. Lowther) who took a road trip with the young boy. Clint Eastwood adapts the story very well, an unusual trip of a criminal, written by John Lee Hancock. With this movie, Clint Eastwood marked his achievement as an established director.
Play Misty for Me
He debuted his first directional movie with Play Misty for me, and it's on my top 10 Eastwood-directed films. The movie sets a benchmark for C. Eastwood to contribute more than that apart from his acting skills. He has done precisely with his lifelong career and is still directing and acting in his movies. Play Misty for Me is a 1971 psychological thriller movie where a KRML radio disc jockey, Dave Garner, gets into a mashed-up relationship with obsessive Evelyn Draper. It was well directed by Clint Eastwood and is still one of his best directional works so far.