Clint Eastwood, an American icon turns 80 today. He is one of our favorite actors and continues to wow us with his talent and versatility.
Are you old enough to remember his role as the likeable Rowdy Yates on TV’s Rawhide? Then we saw him not as a likeable side kick but a tough no- nonsense cowboy in the spaghetti western, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Now a star, he was in demand and a huge draw at the box office. One of our favorite characters is the loose cannon cop, Dirty Harry. How many times have you watch those movies? They grab us everytime.
In 1992 he recieved critical acclaim with his western, Unforgiven, winning Oscars for best director and best Producer of the best picture while being nominated as best actor. Another highlight in his career was Milllion Dollar Baby in 2004 which earned the Academy Award for best picture and brought him nominations as best actor and best director.
Then in 2008 he blew us away with Gran Torino . At 80 he has said he is not retiring and we couldn’t be happier. We can’t wait to see what he does next.
Celebrate his birthday tonight. Put one of his many movies in the DVD, enjoy some popcorn and give a toast to the man who has entertained us for over 50 years.
Happy Birthday Clint from your fans at Backdrops Fantastic!