The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood Films
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The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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

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'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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