Clint Eastwood, born Clinton Eastwood, Jr., is a famous actor and a member of the Republican party.
Clint Eastwood was born in the city of San Francisco to Clinton Eastwood, Sr., a steelworker, and Margaret Ruth, a factory worker on May 31, 1930. After he and his family constantly moved around the country, they settled down in Piedmont, California, where Eastwood attended Piedmont Junior High School and later Oakland Technical High School. During his high school years, he worked at a number of jobs, including lifeguard, paper carrier, grocery clerk, forest firefighter, and golf caddy.
In 1951, Eastwood was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. There, he served as a lifeguard at Fort Ord. While at Fort Ord, Universal Studios was filming the television series, "Rawhide", when an assistant noticed Eastwood and arranged for him to meet the director of the series. He went on to star in the series and a number of films afterwards. His film debut was in "Revenge of the Creature" (1955) where he played a bit part as a laboratory assisstant. His first major role was in "Ambush at Cimarron Pass" (1958), and he later shot to fame after starring in "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964) and the sequels, "For a Few Dollars More" (1965), and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966). He also starred in "Hang 'Em High" (1968), "Coogan's Bluff" (1968), and what is arguably his most famous film: "Dirty Harry" (1971). Eastwood also starred in the sequels, "Magnum Force" (1973), "The Enforcer" (1976), "Sudden Impact" (1983), which Eastwood directed himself, and "The Dead Pool" (1988). Eastwood has also starred in movies such as "Play Misty For Me" (1971), "High Plains Drifter" (1973), "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" (1974), "Escape From Alcatraz" (1979), "Tightrope" (1984), "Unforgiven" (1992), "Gran Torino" (2008), and most recently "Trouble With the Curve" (2012).
Clint Eastwood is a registered Republican and has long shown an interest in politics, including his service as the Republican mayor of a small California town. In 2012, Eastwood made an appearance at the Republican National Convention, where he was set to speak. During his speech, Eastwood did a comedic routine in which he talked to an empty chair that he pretended Barack Obama was sitting in. While doing this, he pretended that Obama uttered several insults at then Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, stating "What do you want me to tell Romney? I can't tell him to do that, he can't do that to himself." After the routine, he then addressed the crowd in a more serious manner.
- He was once the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.