Clint Eastwood is an American actor, director, and producer with an estimated net worth of $375 million. Eastwood was born on May 31st, 1930 in San Francisco. His father was a migrant worker and steelworker. His mother worked in a factory. His family often had to move throughout the West Coast because of his father finding new work. They eventually settled in Piedmont, California Eastwood would attend 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 it. Instead he took on a slew of other activities including piano playing, life guard work, and even a brief stint in the U.S. Army. He later moved to Los Angeles and married 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 good looks and movie star appearance that he got him an audition for a show. Libin saw potential in Eastwood and offered him the advice of taking an acting class. Eastwood did and began going on even more auditions. His first part would be in the film Revenge of the Creature. This part led to other small roles. He landed his first big part in the western comedy "Ginger Rogers". This would lead Eastwood to a few other parts but it was not until 1959 that he was casted in the television series "Rawhide" that his career took off. The show ran for six seasons and would set up Eastwood as a star of the old west. In 1964 Eastwood was casted in his first iconic role as the "Man with no name" in Sergio Leone's "A fistful of dollars". The character would go onto "For a few more dollars" and "The Good, the bad, and the ugly". The film reconfirmed Eastwood as a western hero. He would go onto 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 part in "Dirty Harry". The film caused a stirred into because of it's take on the law enforcements in the 70′s. It dealt with Dirty Harry and his radical use of his position on the police beat. The film was met with criticism on the way it portrayed the African American community. Though it was met with some backlash the film would go on to becoming a classic in American cinema.
In addition to Dirty Harry Eastwood also made his directorial debut that year 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 announced Eastwood as more than just another actor. The film showed that he was a force to be reckoned with. 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 from the Academy award with "Unforgiven" and "Million Dollar Baby". Eastwood has been married three times and has four kids. He continues to have a great career still.