Clinton Eastwood, Jr. Net WorthReal Name: Clinton Eastwood, Jr.
Date of Birth: 05/31/1930
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California
2017 Net Worth: $375 Million
Profession: Actor, director, politician, businessman, musician
Clint Eastwood, Clinton Eastwood, Junior Biography
Clinton Eastwood, known to all as simply Clint Eastwood, was born in May of 1930, in San Francisco, California. Nurses at the hospital where he was born nicknamed him “Samson” because he weighed 11 pounds 6 ounces at birth. Eastwood moved often and attended Oakland Technical High School, where a teacher tried to convince him to act in school plays, but Eastwood, at that time, was not interested in acting. He was drafted into the US Army, where he worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor.
While assigned by the Army to Fort Ord, Universal Studios was making a movie and one assistant spotted the 6 foot 4 inch soldier. After introductions to several people, Eastwood got an audition. Although he didn’t know anything about acting, director Arthur Lubin believed he had potential. The studio signed him to his first contract at $100 dollars a week, and ordered that he take drama classes.
This icon of the film industry has gone on to become not only one of the most famous actors, but best directors of the 20th century. He quickly rose to fame as the Unnamed Cowboy in several spaghetti westerns such as A Fistful of Dollars, and the most popular film of all his westerns, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. While severely criticized by film critics for speaking through clenched teeth, audiences loved this trait. Eastwood’s no nonsense movies, where he always beat the bad guy, curses appropriately, and looks good while he does it, has made him an icon of “masculinity.”
Eastwood has performed in everything from comedies, such as Pink Cadillac, in detective movies, such as the Dirty Harry series, in military roles, including Heartbreak Ridge, and even a romantic role in The Bridges of Madison County. While he has received numerous Academy Award nominations for his acting, it is his directing that has earned him Best Director and Best Picture awards for such blockbuster movies as The Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.
Eastwood has also been involved in politics, including being elected mayor of a small seaside town in California named Carmel by the Sea, where Eastwood has an estate. He is a pro – gun control and has often been quoted as saying he is a moderate, but remarks made publicly in August stating that he would vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has made some people wonder if Eastwood is perhaps showing signs of dementia.
While he might be best known for his movies, Eastwood is also an astute businessman. He is an avid golfer and owns the Tehama Golf Club, as well as The Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant, located in Carmel by the Sea, California. Eastwood has a current net worth of $375 million and with the recent release of his latest film “Sully”, this acting legend’s net worth is sure to increase substantially.