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List Rules 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?

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
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
Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 7 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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High Plains Drifter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
High Plains Drifter Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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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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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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The Enforcer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
The Enforcer Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman

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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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Every Which Way but Loose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Every Which Way but Loose Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo, Ruth Gordon

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Hang 'Em High is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Hang 'Em High Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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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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Where Eagles Dare is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Where Eagles Dare Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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Heartbreak Ridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Heartbreak Ridge Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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The Gauntlet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
The Gauntlet Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

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The Eiger Sanction is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
The Eiger Sanction Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee

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The Dead Pool is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
The Dead Pool Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Axl Rose

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Two Mules for Sister Sara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
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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Coogan's Bluff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Coogan's Bluff 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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Joe Kidd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Joe Kidd 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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True Crime is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
True Crime Clint Eastwood, Lucy Liu, James Woods

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Tightrope is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Tightrope Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold

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Honkytonk Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Honkytonk Man Clint Eastwood, Marty Robbins, Ray Price

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A Perfect World is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
A Perfect World Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Laura Dern

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

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The Beguiled is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
The Beguiled Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Pamelyn Ferdin

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Bronco Billy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Bronco Billy Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, George Wendt

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White Hunter, Black Heart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
White Hunter, Black Heart Clint Eastwood, Timothy Spall, Marisa Berenson

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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
The Rookie Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood, Lara Flynn Boyle

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Tarantula is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Tarantula Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Alan Napier

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Blood Work is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood
Blood Work Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels

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Reel Injun is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood