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« on: January 24, 2020, 03:51:48 PM »

What’s the best autobiography to read on Clint Eastwood? There’s so many out there!!

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2020, 04:53:12 PM »

What’s the best autobiography to read on Clint Eastwood? There’s so many out there!!


Hi Dave, Clint has never written his autobiography but one the best biographies is Clint Eastwood: A Biography by Richard Schickel.

It came out in the mid 1990's.
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 02:03:12 PM »



Go read Sondra Locke's....ROFL
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« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 05:02:45 PM »

Clint Eastwood: A Biography, by Richard Schickel, is the only authorized biography to date. Schickel and Eastwood were friends, and the book is based on extensive exclusive interviews with its subject. No other book is as close to Eastwood's life as he lived it. It only has two drawbacks: 1) it was published in 1996, and therefore has nothing to say about the last 24 years of Eastwood's life and career (the last film covered is The Bridges of Madison County), and 2) the publisher didn't hire a fact-checker to correct Schickel's imperfect recollections of the plots of Eastwood's movies, and his summaries are riddled with errors. It's still highly recommended. Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Clint-Eastwood-Biography-Richard-Schickel/dp/0679749918/

Two more up-to-date works that I would recommend are:

1) American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood by Marc Elliott (2009), which carries the story through Changeling: https://www.amazon.com/American-Rebel-Life-Clint-Eastwood/dp/0307336891/

2) Clint Eastwood : a Biography, by Sara Anson Vaux (2014), which covers through Hereafter, J. Edgar and Jersey Boys: https://www.amazon.com/Clint-Eastwood-Biography-Greenwood-Biographies/dp/1440829977/

If you don't want to commit to buying any of these, you might ask at your local library. If they don't have them, they could probably get them for you via Interlibrary Loan. :)
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