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« on: September 04, 2005, 09:11:15 AM »

I was in Borders Books yesterday and came across the 2006 edition of the Guinness Book Of World Records.  Clint is featured in there as the actor who's won the most academy awards for directing.  I tried to find a link and/or photo on the interenet, but was unsuccessful.  If somebody could, please do so. 

Thanks!  8)
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2005, 11:28:58 AM »

Wow  8) O0
Congratulations, Mr Eastwood.

Couldn't find a link or picture either  :-\
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2005, 03:08:52 PM »

awesome ce
just wish it was for best actor to
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2005, 06:45:56 PM »

the best medals of this GREAT MEN are in your sensibility... marcos
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005, 07:20:04 PM »

Well, two seems like a strange number to set a world record with to me ... however, it is a fact that there are only three people (none of them actors) with more Directing Academy Awards than Clint: William Wyler (Mrs. Miniver, The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben-Hur) and Frank Capra (It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You), with three apiece, and John Ford (The Informer, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, The Quiet Man), with four.

And this is the complete list of directors with two (the number in square brackets is the number of nominations for each):

Lewis Milestone [3]
1927/28 (1st) - Two Arabian Knights (Directing - Comedy Picture)
1929/30 (3rd) - All Quiet on the Western Front

Frank Borzage [2]
1927/28 (1st) - 7th Heaven (Directing - Dramatic Picture)
1931/32 (5th) - Bad Girl

Frank Lloyd [3]
1928/29 (2nd) - The Divine Lady
1932/33 (6th) - Cavalcade

Leo McCarey [3]
1937 (10th) - The Awful Truth
1944 (17th) - Going My Way

Joseph L. Mankiewicz [4]
1949 (22nd) - A Letter to Three Wives
1950 (23rd) - All about Eve

Elia Kazan [5]
1947 (20th) - Gentleman's Agreement
1954 (27th) - On the Waterfront

George Stevens [5]
1951 (24th) - A Place in the Sun
1956 (29th) - Giant

Billy Wilder [8]
1945 (18th) - The Lost Weekend
1960 (33rd) - The Apartment

David Lean [7]
1957 (30th) - The Bridge on the River Kwai
1962 (35th) - Lawrence of Arabia

Robert Wise [3]
1961 (34th) - West Side Story (co-directed with Jerome Robbins)
1965 (38th) - The Sound of Music

Fred Zinnemann [7]
1953 (26th) - From Here to Eternity
1966 (39th) - A Man for All Seasons

Milos Forman [3]
1975 (48th) - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
1984 (57th) - Amadeus

Oliver Stone [3]
1986 (59th) - Platoon
1989 (62nd) - Born on the Fourth of July

Steven Spielberg [5]
1993 (66th) - Schindler's List
1998 (71st) - Saving Private Ryan

Clint Eastwood [3]
1992 (65th) - Unforgiven
2004 (77th) - Million Dollar Baby

I don't see any other actors on that list, so I guess Clint has the record, all right.

All the above is from the official Academy Awards database, to be found here:

http://www.oscars.org/awardsdatabase/index.html
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2005, 04:58:17 AM »

Hate to break the news to you guys, but I think Stevem Spielberg's bravado performance as "Clerk guy eating a sandwich" in The Blues Brothers means that Clint will have to share this one.

Does anyone have the email address for the people at Guinness so I can put them right? ;)
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2005, 08:47:33 AM »

Of course, if Hitchcock had received the Oscars he deserved, he'd be ahead of all the guys on the list as an actor/director! 
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2005, 06:11:47 AM »

Hi everyone.  I could be wrong as to the exact reason Clint is in the Guinness book for 2006, but I did see a picture of him holding his "Oscars", with reference to an actor winning directing awards.  I don't want to buy the book, so next time I see it I'll write down what's printed and relay it here.  8)
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2005, 12:14:33 PM »

Hello all!  Here's what's printed in the 2006 Guinness Book Of World Records:

*BEST DIRECTOR - MOST OSCAR WINS FOR AN ACTOR

Clint Eastwood (USA) has won the Oscar for Best Director twice for movies in which he also starred.  The first was on March 29, 1993, for Unforgiven (USA, 1992), followed by Million Dollar Baby (USA, 2004) on February 27, 2005.  In all, he has been nominated in this category three times; the second occasion was in 2004 for Mystic River (USA, 2003), a movie he did not appear in. (The photo below is not the one shown in the book, but it's close.)

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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2005, 12:23:09 PM »

cool  :)

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2005, 12:37:57 PM »

Thanks Jed  O0
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2005, 11:46:21 PM »

he looks cool as always  what a photo
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2005, 02:33:02 PM »

YEAH... hes great!!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2005, 11:01:49 PM »

Alright Clint! Another notch in his already amazing career.
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