May 31 marks the 88th anniversary of the legend of world cinema, the main cowboy of Hollywood Clint Eastwood… He is rightfully considered one of the most popular American actors and directors, he played in 80 films and shot 30. Nobody knows the exact number of his official and civil marriages, although they were all long enough, for which he earned the nickname "serial womanizer". He could also be called a "serial" winner of the "Oscar" - he has 5 film awards, and the last he received at 74 years old. At the age of 66, the actor became a father for the 7th time, and at 83 he divorced again due to the fact that his wife convicted him of treason!
Until the age of 30, Clint Eastwood did not show brilliant results either in school or on the set. Parents did not pin great hopes on him, however, as did the directors. In his youth, he delivered newspapers and worked part-time at a gas station, then he was a firefighter, porter, loader and jazz musician. In 1950, Clint Eastwood was drafted into military service. His plane crashed into the sea during a training flight. Eastwood swam 5 km and reached the base. Having learned about the salvation of her son, his mother said: "". It seemed that the guardian angel did not leave him all his life, which is why the actor was often called the darling of fate and the favorite of fortune.
Eastwood became interested in cinema only during his military service - several actors served with him, and he also decided to try himself in this profession. He carried out his plans, but for a long time remained a supporting actor - the directors appreciated only his attractive appearance in him. "" - said Eastwood.
The finest hour for the actor came when the Italian director invited him to play in a western. Eastwood looked so convincing in the image of a cowboy that one after another several films with his participation were released: "For a Fistful of Dollars", "A Few Dollars More", "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly." Since then, he has been assigned the role of a brutal lonely cowboy. What could be more attractive to women! His first wife, fashion model Maggie Johnson, said: "". Nevertheless, their marriage lasted 25 years, the couple had two children.
The actor never felt bound by marriage. Even before the wedding, he warned his wife that he was an incorrigible womanizer, but at the same time he would not tolerate scenes of jealousy. My wife had to put up with this for a long time. In 1964, the dancer Roxana Tunis gave birth to his daughter, which did not prevent Eastwood's long romance with the married actress Sondra Locke. It was because of these relationships that the actor's first marriage broke up, which had long been bursting at the seams. He left his ex-wife $ 25 million - a million for each year of marriage.
He was called a "serial womanizer" because, as a rule, his novels were serious and lengthy. Their relationship with Sondra lasted 14 years, he shot her in 6 of his films. And then he went to the flight attendant, who bore him two children. An angry Sondra wrote a memoir about him, The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly, where she shared the details of their romance. So personal that Eastwood decided to buy them from the publisher for a very large sum. Then there was a civil marriage with actress Frances Fisher, who gave him a daughter.
TV journalist Dina Ruiz became Eastwood's second official wife. Many were sure that the ladies' man would stop there.Next to his wife, who was 35 years younger, he looked absolutely happy. At the age of 66, he became a father for the 7th time, about which he said: "" Although many of his acquaintances suspect that in fact he may have much more children.
In 2013, Eastwood made himself talk again. His second wife demanded a divorce, having caught the 83-year-old husband of treason after 17 years of marriage. The actor did not even try to deny his guilt - he soon appeared in public with a woman who was half his age. "", - the actor spoke about himself with irony.
He says he feels best when he makes a movie. But only now, every time before starting a new project, the insurance company sends a doctor to him, "" as Eastwood says, laughing. Although this "old man" will still give odds to many young colleagues: ""
“” - the actor answers the questions about his age. "" - once declared Clint Eastwood. Well, it looks like he still follows this principle!
Their life in cinema is endowed with a romantic halo, although in reality there was much less heroism and romance in it: Hollywood cowboy myth turned out to be far from reality.
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