Oscar Directors: Eastwood, Clint–Career (Flags of Our Fathers)

Clint Eastwood is the director of “Flags of Our Fathers,” which has just been named Best Picture of the year by the National Board of Review, and “Letters from Iwo Jima.”

In 2005, Eastwood received the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director his second in both categories for Million Dollar Baby. The film also earned Oscars for Hilary Swank (Best Actress) and Morgan Freeman (Best Supporting Actor) and nominations for three more (Best Actor for Eastwood, Best Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay).

In 2003, Eastwoods critically acclaimed drama, Mystic River, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, earning him a Golden Palm nomination and the Golden Coach Award. Mystic River went on to win six Academy Award nominations (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay) and two Oscars (Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor). In 1993, Eastwoods foreboding, revisionist western, Unforgiven, won nine Academy Award nominations (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editor and Best Sound) and four Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Editor). Eastwood also received the Academys Irving Thalberg Memorial Award in 1995.

Eastwood was first honored by the Golden Globes in 1971 with the Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite; in 1988, he was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

The following year, he was honored with the Golden Globe for Best Director for Bird and in 1993, he was awarded Best Director for Unforgiven. Nominated in 2004 for his direction of Mystic River, Eastwood took earned his third Best Director Golden Globe in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He was also nominated in 2005 for his score to that film.

In addition to the Thalberg Award and DeMille Award, Eastwoods many other lifetime career achievement awards include honors from the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Film Institute and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the French Film Society, the National Board of Review, the Henry Mancini Institute (Hank Award for distinguished service to American music), and the Hamburg Film Festival (Douglas Sirk Award).

He is also the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, awards from the American Cinema Editors and the Publicists Guild, an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Wesleyan University, and, as a five-time winner of Favorite Motion Picture Actor from the Peoples Choice Awards, a 1999 nominee for Favorite All-Time Movie Star. In 1991, Eastwood was Harvards Hasty Pudding Theatrical Societys Man of the Year, and in 1992, he received the California Governors Award for the Arts.

No stranger to the Cannes Film Festival, Eastwood served as president of the jury in 1994 and has been given Best Picture Golden Palm nominations for White Hunter, Black Heart in 1990, Bird in 1988 (which won for Best Actor and Best Sound), and Pale Rider in 1985.

Clint Eastwood Filmography

As Director

Letters from Iwo Jima (2007) directed, produced
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) directed, produced
Million Dollar Baby (2004) directed, produced, starred
Mystic River (2003) directed, produced
Blood Work (2002) directed, produced, starred
Space Cowboys (2000) directed, produced, starred
True Crime (1999) directed, produced, starred
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) directed, produced
Absolute Power (1997) directed, produced, starred
The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995) produced
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) directed, produced, starred
A Perfect World (1993) directed, produced, starred
In the Line of Fire (1993) starred
Unforgiven (1992) directed, produced, starred
The Rookie (1990) directed, starred
White Hunter Black Heart (1990) directed, produced, starred
Pink Cadillac (1989) starred
Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser(1988) executive produced
Bird (1988) directed, produced
The Dead Pool (1988) starred
Heartbreak Ridge (1986) directed, produced, starred
Pale Rider (1985) directed, produced, starred
City Heat (1984) starred
Tightrope (1984) produced, starred
Sudden Impact (1983) directed, produced, starred
Honkytonk Man (1982) directed, produced, starred
Firefox (1982) directed, produced, starred
Any Which Way You Can (1980) starred
Bronco Billy (1980) directed, starred
Escape from Alcatraz (1979) starred
Every Which Way But Loose (1978) starred
The Gauntlet (1977) directed, starred
The Enforcer (1976) starred

The Eiger Sanction (1975) directed, starred
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) directed

Breezy (1973) directed
High Plains Drifter (1973) directed, starred

Play Misty for Me (1971) directed, starred

Eastwood Starred

The Eiger Sanction (1975) directed, starred
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) starred
Magnum Force (1973) starred
Breezy (1973) directed
High Plains Drifter (1973) directed, starred
Joe Kidd (1972) starred
Dirty Harry (1971) starred
Play Misty for Me (1971) directed, starred
The Beguiled (1971)
Kellys Heroes (1970)
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Coogans Bluff (1968)
Hang Em High (1968)
The Witches (1967)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
For A Few Dollars More (1965)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Eastwood Appeared:

Lafayette Escadrille (1957)
Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1957)
Escapade in Japan (1957)
Star in the Dust (1956)
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956)
Away All Boats (1956)
Never Say Goodbye (1956)
Tarantula (1955)
Lady Godiva (1955)
Francis in the Navy (1955)
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Amazing Stories (1985) directed segment, Vanessa in the Garden
Rawhide (1959-1966) starred
Mister Ed (1962) guest
Maverick (1959) guest
Highway Patrol (1958) guest
West Point (1957) guest