Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood and George Clooney add star power to White House race

Illustration: Craig Stephens

Film legend Clint Eastwood claims that Hollywood's image as a Democratic bastion is exaggerated. But the evidence says otherwise, with big-hitters such as George Clooney leading an A-list cast for Barack Obama.

Sunday, 4 November, 2012, 4:14am

Who said it?

He's too handsome to be governor, but he does look like he could be president

Clint Eastwood, endorsing Mitt Romney

Independents should not rely on traditional media ...We need to think out of the box

Pong Yat-ming on the tactics needed to win a Legco seat

Hopefully this is the beginning of a new era

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

FILM (1966)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach Director: Sergio Leone

'Waa-aa-aa-aa-aaah! Wah wah wah.' It's an ugly score to an ugly movie, a soundtrack intro that is instantly recognisable, even if you've never sat through its epic three hours: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, possibly the greatest western of all time.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

film focus

With the recent sterling record of Clint Eastwood (below) as a director grabbing deserved attention, it's worth remembering the great man was one of the most iconic actors of his - or any other - generation.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

FYI: It didn't win Clint Eastwood much at the Oscars - what was so important about Iwo Jima anyway?

Iwo Jima is a barren, volcanic island dominated by the towering Mount Suribachi and located about 1,000km south of Tokyo. In 1945, it was described by US troops as 'seven square miles of useless real estate' but its strategic importance knew no bounds.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Battleground revisited

The slivers of metal catch the sunlight and move slightly in the breeze. Carter, L, Cpl has left one behind, hanging on its chain over the peeling white monument. So too have Chavez, K, Sgt, and Harmer, G, Pfc. Each of the dogtags may have a different name, rank and number, but all are punched with the letters USMC.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

How the west was shown

1 In which western does Clint Eastwood paint a town red and rename it Hell?

2 Approximately how many blank rounds were discharged in the making of Sam Peckinpah's 1969 western The Wild Bunch: a) 30,000 b) 60,000 c) 90,000?

3 Who wrote the classic score for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?

4 For which film did John Wayne win his only Oscar?

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

A subtle champion

Unlike Martin Scorsese's The Aviator that screams out for an Oscar with its flamboyance, Clint Eastwood's Oscar champion Million Dollar Baby is a subtle and moving picture.

13 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Mystic River

Mystic River

Starring: Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden

Director: Clint Eastwood

The film: On reflection, there was never any doubt this production could be anything but a triumph? Great novel, fine script (Brian Helgeland, of L.A. Confidential fame), an occasionally great director, and a stupendous cast.

27 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Gold crush

IF THE BOOKMAKERS are any guide, this year's Oscars race has been run and won for some time. In Britain, the bookies gave up their chase for punters' hard-earned, closing about five days before this morning's first envelope was even opened.

1 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Mystic River

Starring: Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, Laurence Fishburne

Director: Clint Eastwood

Category: IIB

4 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Boss Clint playing dirty, cry threatened bar staff

Twenty women are pleading with Dirty Harry star Clint Eastwood not to be a punk by throwing them out of work.

The staff at his bar, the Hog's Breath Inn, in Carmel, California, are begging him to make their day by keeping the 27-year-old restaurant open.

23 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Clint makes impact

It is hard to believe that just a year before Clint Eastwood created the definitive loose-cannon cop in the first Dirty Harry film, he was talking to the trees in the smash hit musical Paint Your Wagon.

10 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Troubled 'times'

The people at TVB Pearl have responded promptly to my raging on Tuesday over the scheduling of The Politician's Wife at 11.50pm on Sunday.

They did, I am assured, try their very best to get the drama into a prime-time slot.

'We certainly agree the series is top-notch and worthy of primetime positioning,' a spokesman said.

20 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Channel Vision

JOY, oh joy - more Clint Eastwood with Hang 'Em High (Tonight, Pearl, 9.30 pm) in which the Malpaso Man stars in his first post-Sergio-Leone western, playing a cowboy back from the dead who vows revenge on the men who lynched him.

25 Aug 1996 - 12:00am