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It's easy to mimic some of Clint Eastwood's historic movie lines, but it's unheard of to mimic the impact he has brought to the industry. As a tall, lean, quiet movie star, he pushed away the rift-raft without a second thought. Somehow, he has taken that brazen attitude and applied it to his directing and producing talents – all the while not losing sight of his enormous acting ability.
When the nurses at the maternity ward nickname you 'Samson', big things are bound to be part of your life. The 11-pound, San Francisco native did just that in his early film career portraying a no-nonsense cowboy who didn't talk much but always was a cut above his competition. One of his iconic roles was that of a cop called Harry that didn't like partners or red tape. His solution to most confrontations always ended poorly for his adversary.
Although he did receive Academy nominations for his portrayal of some of his characters, he didn't cash in that category. Ultimately, he got one for Best Director and another one for Best Producer for his work on the film Unforgiven. Both he and which Morgan Freeman starred in this Western. But no one can debate the commercial successes he has enjoyed at the box office. During his fifty plus years in the Hollywood business on both sides of the camera, Eastwood's name and stature have always been a lucrative commodity.
In an effort to re-live the glory of his Harry heyday, we provide the following quote:
"I know what you're thinking - 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
Eastwood, in Dirty Harry