For his work in the Western film Unforgiven (1992), Clint Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor.
If the great John Wayne is the king of the western movies, then Clint Eastwood is the golden prince of the western movies. An old veteran and perhaps the most stylish western star of all times. This page is dedicated exclusively to Clint Eastwood western films!
Clint Eastwood shot to stardom after he took a risky decision to do a spaghetti western by Sergio Leone. A film that was rejected by Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson.
Hence it’s actually western film that made him a beloved star. His affection for this genre never died and he acted, directed westerns throughout his career.
Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns Trilogy :
This trilogy i.e. Fistful of dollars(1964), For A Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966), is considered the best spaghetti western movies. Spaghetti westerns were not rated highly due to their low budgets, over the top violence and inferior art work. But, these Spaghetti Westerns changed that perception forever. Director Sergio Leone gave one after another hit and this trilogy made Clint Eastwood a mega star.
But Clint Eastwood’s western movies journey started long before this trilogy, and that too with very small and uncredited roles. Check below.
Other Clint Eastwood Western Movies:
Star in the Dust (1956) ____ Tom, ranch hand (uncredited)
The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) ____ Lt. Jack Rice, Roughrider
Death Valley Days ____ John Lucas (TV serial, 1 episode, 1956)
Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) ____ Keith Williams
Maverick ____ Red Hardigan (TV serial, 1 episode, 1959)
Rawhide ____ Rowdy Yates (TV serial, 217 episodes, 1959-1965)
The Magnificent Stranger (1967)____ Rowdy Yates
Hang ‘Em High (1968) ____ Marshal Jed Cooper
Paint Your Wagon (1969) ____ Pardner
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) ____ Hogan
The Beguiled (1971) ____ Cpl. John McBurney
Joe Kidd (1972) ____ Joe Kidd
High Plains Drifter (1973) ____ The Stranger
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) ____ Josey Wales
Bronco Billy (1980) ____ Bronco Billy McCoy
Pale Rider (1985) ____ Preacher
Unforgiven (1992) ____ William ‘Bill’ Munny
Western Movies Directed by Clint Eastwood:
- High Plains Drifter (1973)
- The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
- Bronco Billy (1980)
- Pale Rider (1985)
- Unforgiven (1992)
A brilliant director is Clint Eastwood. Movies he directed were not enjoyed just by a common man but also passed the film criticism with flying colors. Unforgiven being the last western Clint Eastwood directed won Academy Award for The Best Director and The Best Picture of 1992.