The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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List Criteria: Only films STARRING Clint Eastwood. No films directed by Eastwood in which he doesn't appear.

These are the best roles and performances ever given by American actor Clint Eastwood, who started his career in TV, went on to become one of the screen's most iconic Western heroes and action stars, and eventually became an internationally recognized and lauded film director. Since his heydey in the 1960s and 70s, Eastwood has portrayed a variety of roles and demonstrated a lot of range, but he will likely forever be associated with the steely, stoic, tough guy parts that originally brought him fame.

Though in the later stages of his career, Eastwood primarily directed himself - in films like Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, Blood Work, and True Crime - he has also worked with many of the most esteemed and legendary filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century. The "spaghetti westerns" that rocketed him to international fame in the 1960s were the work of Italian master Sergio Leone. He collaborated with Don Siegel on five films in the 1960s and 70s, most famously the gritty cop film Dirty Harry, introducing a character that kicked off an long-standing franchise and became one of Eastwood's signature roles. Eastwood is also known for his roles in war movies.

Eastwood's final major role in a film he did not himself direct was in Wolfgang Peterson's 1993 Secret Service thriller In the Line of Fire. He later appeared in a small cameo role in Brad Silberling's big-screen adaptation of Casper the Friendly Ghost, Casper.

Vote below for your favorite films starring Clint Eastwood. And if you think his best performance (outside a Chrysler ad) isn't represented, make your own version of the list and add it there yourself! But first, you just have to ask yourself one question... Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

Check out more lists like Top Clint Eastwood Characters, Greatest Movies Produced by Clint Eastwood, and Well-Known Movies Directed by Clint Eastwood.
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    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugl... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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    Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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    Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    High Plains Drifter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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    For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Pale Rider is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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    Magnum Force is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Magnum Force Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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    Escape from Alcatraz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Escape from Alcatraz Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Patrick McGoohan

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    The Enforcer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    The Enforcer Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman

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    Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    In the Line of Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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    Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo, Ruth Gordon

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    Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Kelly's Heroes Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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    Where Eagles Dare is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Where Eagles Dare Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

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    Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Axl Rose

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    Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

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    Two Mules for Sister Sara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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    Two Mules for Sister Sara Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Armando Silvestre

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    Any Which Way You Can is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Any Which Way You Can Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon

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    Play Misty for Me is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Play Misty for Me Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

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    Sudden Impact is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Sudden Impact Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

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    Absolute Power is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Absolute Power Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Siegel

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    Paint Your Wagon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Paint Your Wagon Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg

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    Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon

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    Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno

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    Clint Eastwood, Lucy Liu, James Woods

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    Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold

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    A Perfect World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood


    A Perfect World Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Laura Dern

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    Clint Eastwood, Marty Robbins, Ray Price

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    The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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    The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk

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    Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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    Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, George Wendt

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    Clint Eastwood, Timothy Spall, Marisa Berenson

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    Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Alan Napier

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    Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels

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