Clint Eastwood Turns 89 Today, Here Are His Top Badass Moments

Our favorite clips from the action movie star’s coolest acting roles

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If you want to be in for the long haul, you just have to trust your judgment about the material. … If you go whoring for the money, the audiences will figure you out. They know when you’re being a jerk, when you’re just trying to get them in a room and show them a movie you don’t even care about.
Clint Eastwood, 1993

 

Clint Eastwood, or Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born on May 31, 1930. He is an American actor, a filmmaker, a musician, and even a political figure. After gaining success in the Western TV series Rawhide (1959-1965), he climbed the ladder  to universal fame, playing the part of the “Man with No Name” in the Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns by Sergio Leone and as the antagonistic protagonist cop “Harry Callahan” in the five Dirty Harry throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, along with many others, have molded Eastwood into the solidified cultural image of masculinity. The following are our top favorite moments of the famous snarling gun slinger’s acting work.

  • “Go ahead, make my day.” Sudden Impact (1983)

Can you believe Eastwood was like, sixty-something in this film?

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  • “Get three coffins ready.” A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

    The coolest part of this clip is when Clint asks for an apology from the three, and they laugh- all except for one who looks like he is about to pee his pants!

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    • The famous Mexican Standoff  The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The most excellent part about this scene is when Blondie shoots Angel Eyes, who collapses. Blondie then shoots him again, killing him, and he then literally slides him into an open grave. After that, Blondie walks towards Tuco, nonchalantly shooting Angel Eyes’ gun and hat into the grave, he picks up the stone, and gives Tuco a smirk. Blondie had unloaded Tucos gun before the standoff!

  • “Do you feel lucky, punk?” Dirty Harry (1971)

    The part that makes this scene so cool is when the robber gasps, “Wait! I gots to know!” and Harry lets him know by simply pointing point the gun and shooting at him, drawing nothing but an blank click. This whole speech was the worlds wisest bluff. Then he laughs and goes on his merry way. What a dude.

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