Clint Eastwood net worth: Clint Eastwood is an American actor, director and producer who has a net worth of $375 million. Clint Eastwood was born on May 31st, 1930 in San Francisco. His father was a migrant worker and steelworker and his mother worked in a factory. His family often had to move throughout the West Coast so his father could find work. They eventually settled in Piedmont, California where Eastwood attended both junior high school and high school. After high school he became interested in acting, though it was an interest he chose not to pursue. Instead he took on a slew of other activities including piano playing, lifeguarding, and even a brief stint in the U.S. Army. He later moved to Los Angeles and married his first wife, Maggie Johnson. One of the lucky breaks he had in the Army would be when he met Chuck Hill. Hill had contacts in the entertainment industry and would later introduce Eastwood to the director of photography Irvine Glassberg who in turn introduced him to director Arthur Libin. Libin was impressed with Eastwood's good looks and movie star appearance. Libin saw potential in Eastwood and suggested he take an acting class. Eastwood followed the advice and began going on auditions. His first part would be in the film Revenge of the Creature. He landed his first big role in the western comedy "Ginger Rogers". This would lead Eastwood to land a few other parts but it was not until 1959 that he was cast in the television series "Rawhide", that his career really took off. The show ran for six seasons and would set up Eastwood as a star of the old west. In 1964 Eastwood was cast in his first iconic role as the "Man with no name" in Sergio Leone's "A fistful of dollars". The character would go on to "For a few more dollars" and "The Good, the bad, and the ugly". The film reconfirmed Eastwood as a western hero and he would go on to star in other westerns such as "Hang em High", "Paint your wagon", and "Two Mules for sister Sara". In 1971, he would take on his other iconic role in the movie "Dirty Harry". The film caused a stir because of it's take on the law enforcement in the 70s. The film also received criticism for the way it portrayed the African American community. Though it was met with some backlash, Dirty Harry would go on to become a classic in American cinema.
Eastwood also made his directorial debut with "Play Misty For Me". The film focused on an obsessive love affair. Though the film wasn't a commercial success it was a critical darling and it proved that Eastwood was more than just a simple actor. His choice to direct would pay off because he would later in the twilight of his career direct more often than act. In fact, his directing has earned him more awards than his acting. He even earned Best Picture Oscars for the movies "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby". Eastwood has been married twice times and has four kids.