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American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood

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As an actor, he seduces us with his tough-guy charm. As a director and producer, he amazes us with his artistry and technical savvy. As a Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood, one of film's greatest living legends, represents some of the finest cinematic achievements in the history of American cinema.

In American Rebel, bestselling author and acclaimed film historian Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often-tumultuous arc of Clint Eastwood's life and career. Unlike past biographers, Eliot writes with unflinching candor about Eastwood's highs and lows, his artistic successes and failures, and the fascinating, complex relationship between his life and his craft. Eliot's prodigious research reveals how a college dropout and unambitious playboy rose to fame as Hollywood' s "sexy rebel," eventually and against all odds becoming a star in the Academy pantheon as a multiple Oscar winner. Spanning decades, American Rebel covers the best of Eastwood' s oeuvre, films that have fast become American classics–Fistful of Dollars, Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, and Gran Torino.

Filled with remarkable insights into Eastwood's personal life and public work, American Rebel is highly entertaining and the most complete biography of one of Hollywood's truly respected and beloved stars–an actor who, despite being the Man with No Name, has left his indelible mark on the world of motion pictures.

Synopsis:

The best-selling biographer of Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart profiles the critically acclaimed performer known for such roles as Dirty Harry, tracing his rise from a disaffected youth to a dynamic Hollywood actor, producer, and director.

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A well-researched, updated, and comprehensive biography of the motion picture actor and Oscar-winning director of Unforgiven and Million dollar baby.

About the Author

MARC ELIOT is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, among them the highly acclaimed biographies Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart; the award-winning Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince; Down 42nd Street; what many consider the best book about the sixties, his Phil Ochs biography, Death of a Rebel; Take It from Me (with Erin Brockovich), Down Thunder Road: The Making of Bruce Springsteen; To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles; and Reagan: The Hollywood Years. He has written on the media and pop culture for numerous publications, including Penthouse, L.A. Weekly, and California Magazine. He divides his time among New YorkCity, Woodstock, Los Angeles, and the Far East.

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Table of Contents

From aimless to actor — From actor to auteur — From auteur to Oscar.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307462497
Subtitle:
The Life of Clint Eastwood
Publisher:
Harmony Books
Author:
Eliot, Marc
Author:
Marc Eliot
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film and Television-Actor Biographies
Subject:
Film and Television-Biography
Subject:
Literary History-General
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-BIOGRAPHY
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091006
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
383

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Product details 383 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307462497 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The best-selling biographer of Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart profiles the critically acclaimed performer known for such roles as Dirty Harry, tracing his rise from a disaffected youth to a dynamic Hollywood actor, producer, and director.
"Synopsis" by , A well-researched, updated, and comprehensive biography of the motion picture actor and Oscar-winning director of Unforgiven and Million dollar baby.
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