; he then turns a sequel to Inspector Harry, but also Bronco Billy or Soft, hard and crazy. Gradually, he also became known as a director, and finally as a producer and composer. He shoots numerous films, many of which are box office hits. But his first real critical, public and professional success was Impitoyable, shot in 1992. This film won numerous awards and achieved excellent receipts. His career continued with films such as On the Road to Madison, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, The Exchange, Gran Torino and Beyond. In the late 2000s, at the age of 80, Eastwood said he was ending his acting career, even though he had said something similar after Million Dollar Baby, but would continue to do so. shoot and produce films86. Yet in 2012, he returned to the front of the screen with A New Chance, the first film by his assistant director Robert Lorenz. The film will be released on September 28, 2012 in the United States and November 21, 2012 in France. He then starred in one of his own films, La Mule in 2018, at the age of 88.
Audiophile, Eastwood has had a passion for music, especially jazz, since his youth; he also enjoys countryL1 47. He made his entry into the recording industry at the end of 1959, producing the album Cowboy Favorites under the Cameo Records labelL1 47. The album included several classics like Don’t Cole Porter’s Fence Me In, but it doesn’t make it into the Billboard Hot 100L1 47. Later, between two seasons of the Rawhide series, Eastwood and Brinegar, joined by Sheb Wooley, take part in tourist rodeos and festivals under the name of Amusement Business Cavalcade of Fairs, which earns them $ 15,000 per performanceL1 49.
Eastwood founded his own label in 1995, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Records: Malpaso Records. Although the Warner group is sold by Time Warner to private investors, Eastwood retains its subsidiary. The latter has distributed all the soundtracks of films made by Eastwood from On the Road to Madison. She also distributed the jazz album Eastwood after Hours – Live at Carnegie Hall in 1996. This interest in music, jazz in particular, is carried over to Eastwood’s son, Kyle, who is a musician and participated in the Soundtrack of several of his father’s films.
In total, Eastwood composed the music for eight albums, including six soundtracks.
Clint Eastwood is an actor and director who could be considered “versatile”: he has explored many genres and registers. This composite career makes him quite unique: his place in the film industry is not comparable to that of other American actors or directors. One guideline is essential throughout his career: the actor embodies a certain mythology of America, in bankruptcy87, which the director has never ceased to stage. Often presented as the model of a lost tradition88, Eastwood was in turn the “last cowboy, the last classic, the last reaction” 89.