Clint Easwood Jr. is an American actor, producer, director and composer. He is known for a large number of films, but amongst the more popular is the “Dirty Harry” series from the 1970s and 1980s. Eastwood played the titular role of antihero cop, Harry Callahan.
Eastwood made a name for himself through starring in Western films such as the classic “Dollars Trilogy,” and “Rawhide.” He is also an award-winning director in his own right, having won the Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his films “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby.”
Eastwood loves music and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music. He wrote the film scores for his films “Mystic River,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Grace Is Gone,” “Changeling,” “Hereafter” and “J. Edgar.” He has also been honored with two of France’s highest civil orders—the Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Legion of Honour medal.
In 1986, Eastwood was voted mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. He served for two terms and has always shown an interest in California politics. Eastwood has been married twice in his life and has had a number of public relationships. He has eight children and stays involved in their lives despite his busy schedule.
Despite being in the public eye for his acting career and a famous brood of children—most of them followed in his footsteps and are also part of the film industry—Eastwood has always tried to keep his private life very private. But now he has found love again with his current girlfriend, the public c an’t help but take an interest.
Read on to learn more about Eastwood’s current girlfriend, Christina Sandera.Eastwood was born on May 31, 1930, in San Francisco, California. His father, also named Clint Eastwood, was a manufacturing executive at Georgia-Pacific, while his mother worked in a clerical role at IBM. The family lived in a wealthy area of town in a house that had a swimming pool, each parent had their own car, and they belonged to a country club.
Despite this privileged upbringing, Eastwood got into trouble as a youth and it’s uncertain whether he actually graduated from high school. Eastwood spoke with Esquire Magazine about his experience as a child, “When I harken back to my dad, I remember we left Redding and drove down here so he could get a job as a gas jockey at a Standard Station.”
Eastwood continued, “So I think, What would happen if he’d have said, ‘Oh, I can’t do that?’ Well, we’d have been begging for sandwiches at somebody’s backdoor. Which is, I remember, one of the most affecting things that ever happened in my life. I was a little kid, five years old, and a guy comes to the back of our house and says to my mother, ‘There’s a bunch of wood in the back. Could I chop that up for you, ma’am?’ And my mother says, ‘We don’t have money.’ And he says, ‘I don’t want any money. Just a sandwich.’” That memory stayed with Eastwood and inspired him to work hard.