Clint Eastwood: Billion Dollar Man

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John Blake, Jan 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 289 pages
Over four decades, Clint Eastwood has become a Hollywood legend, with his success on both sides of the camera assuring him a place in cinema history. Born the son of a steel worker in 1930, Eastwood’s drive for success led him to his first break, in 1959, on the TV series Rawhide. Eastwood broke from television in 1964 with A Fistful of Dollars—his steely gaze and strong, silent screen presence made the film a surprise box-office smash. In 1971, his performance in Dirty Harry cemented his reputation as an electrifying talent, and he has since gone on to star in and direct some of the most memorable films in Hollywood history. Now, drawing on exclusive interviews with the star, Douglas Thompson gives us a definitive portrait.

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A biography of actor-director Eastwood that's tantamount to a puffed-up press release.Even the most ardent Eastwood fan will sense that journalist Thompson spins every detail of Eastwood's life and ... Read full review

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The fact that Thompson opens the book with a favorable quote from Eastwood about himself ("Dougie Thompson's one of the good guys," Eastwood says of his biographer) is a good indicator that this will ... Read full review


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DOUGLAS THOMPSON is a graduate of Old Dominion University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of Virginia. Dr. Thompson is a member of the Interdisciplinary Studies faculty and teaches in the Southern Studies Concentration of the College of Liberal Arts of Mercer University. From 2002-2005, Doug served as coordinator of University Worship on the Macon campus. Doug, his wife Kerri and their two sons live in Macon, Georgia.

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