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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    Clint Eastwood, Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong

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    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, John Vernon

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson

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    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis, John Hillerman

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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    Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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    Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Patrick McGoohan

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    Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Bradford Dillman

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

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    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

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    Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo, Ruth Gordon

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    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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    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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    Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon

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    Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Armando Silvestre

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    Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

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    Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

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    Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Don Siegel

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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg

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    Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon

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    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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    Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Laura Dern

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    Clint Eastwood, Marty Robbins, Ray Price

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    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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