“Dirty Harry” star Clint Eastwood thinks his soon-to-be ex-wife should fend for herself … because he’s asking a judge to DENY her any spousal support.
According to TMZ.com, Clint filed legal docs in the divorce case triggered by Dina Eastwood. He’s trying early on to shut down her request for support. We’re pretty sure the reason Clint is drawing the line is because there’s a prenup that lays out their rights pretty clearly.
Eastwood is also asking for joint physical custody of their 16-year-old daughter Morgan.
Dina has asked for full physical custody.
The couple’s 17-year marriage crumbled more than a year and a half ago and they actually separated in June 2012.
Clint Eastwood is an American actor, director, and producer with an estimated net worth of $375 million.
Clint Eastwood Trivia:
Lived with Sondra Locke from 1975 to 1989.
Owns the Mission Ranch inn, in Carmel, California, the exclusive Tehama golf club in Carmel Valley, and is partial owner of the Pebble Beach Golf Country Club in nearby Monterey Peninsula.
Received an honorary César Award in Paris, France, for his body of work.
(10/97) Ranked #2 in Empire (UK) magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list.
Gained popularity with his first three major films, A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) (which weren’t released in America until 1967-1968). Soon afterwards Jolly Films (which produced A Fistful of Dollars (1964)) came out with a film called “The Magnificent Stranger”, which was actually two episodes of Rawhide (1959) edited together. Eastwood sued and the film was withdrawn.
He wore the same poncho, without ever having washed it, in all three of his “Man with No Name” Westerns.
Elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. It has often been claimed that he ran for office as a Republican. In fact, although he was registered as a Republican in California, the position of mayor is non-partisan.
Was apparently such an organized director that he finished Absolute Power (1997) days ahead of schedule.
Got his role in Rawhide (1959) while visiting a friend at the CBS lot when a studio exec spotted him because he “looked like a cowboy.”
Was a swimming instructor for the U.S. Army during 1951-53, stationed at Fort Ord in California. According to high school friend Don Loomis, Eastwood avoided being sent to Korea by romancing one of the daughters of a Fort Ord officer, entreated to watch out for him when names came up for postings.
Lived with Frances Fisher from 1990 to 1995. They had one daughter.
It’s interesting, given his penchant towards directing or starring in westerns, that his name, Clint Eastwood, is an anagram for ‘old west action.’
His name is used as the title of the hit Gorillaz song and video “Clint Eastwood”.
Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s TV hit The Fall Guy (1981).
For many years he was the owner of the nation’s largest known hardwood tree, a bluegum eucalyptus, until a larger version of the tree was discovered in 2002.
(6/8/02) Sworn in as Parks Commissioner for the state of California at Big Basin Redwood Park, Santa Cruz. Holding up his new commissioner’s badge, he told the crowd, “You’re all under arrest.”.
Recipient of John F. Kennedy Center Honors.
Received the Career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
He has English, as well as Scottish, Irish, Dutch, and German, ancestry.
Redubbed his own dialogue for the American releases of A Fistful of Dollars (1964) (“A Fistful Of Dollars”), For a Few Dollars More (1965) (“For A Few Dollars More”), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) (“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”).
When he directs, he insists that his actors wear as little makeup as possible and he likes to print first takes. As a result, his films consistently finish on schedule and on budget.
When directing, he simply says “okay” instead of “action” and “cut.” (source: “Sunday Morning Shootout”).
Weighed 11 lbs 6 oz at birth.
He was a contract player at Universal International. He and another young actor named Burt Reynolds were released from their contracts and left the studio on the same day. They were both fired by the same director. Eastwood was fired when the director didn’t want to use him in a movie because “his Adam’s Apple was too big.” Reynolds, who was serving as a stunt man, was fired after he shoved the director into a water tank during an argument over how to do a stunt fall.
Mentioned on T.G. Sheppard’s hit single “Make My Day,” which in the first half of 1984 reached #12 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart and also reached #62 on that magazine’s Hot 100 singles survey.
When Don Siegel fell ill during production of Dirty Harry (1971), Eastwood stepped in as director during the attempted-suicide/jumper sequence.
Stacy McLaughlin filed a $100,000 lawsuit against Eastwood in May 1989 for “knowingly, intentionally and deliberately” ramming her Nissan Maxima with his quarter-ton pickup at the Burbank Studios on Dec. 16, 1988 when she mistakenly parked in his parking space while dropping off a tape at his Malpaso Productions Company. Eastwood, who contended he was only trying to park his vehicle in its rightful space, paid $960 to repair the headlights and bumper of McLaughlin’s car. She sought the additional money as punitive damages, claiming malice on Eastwood’s part. The case went to court in July 1991, but a judge refused to grant the damages.
Has 8 children by 6 different women: Kimber Eastwood (born 17 June 1964) with Roxanne Tunis; Kyle Eastwood (born 19 May 1968) and Alison Eastwood (born 22 May 1972) with Maggie Johnson; Scott Eastwood (born 21 March 1986) and Kathryn Eastwood (born 2 February 1988) with Jacelyn Reeves; Francesca Eastwood (born 7 August 1993) with Frances Fisher; Morgan Eastwood (born 12 December 1996) with Dina Eastwood; and another child that has not been publicly identified.
Brother-in-law of Dominic V. Ruiz and Jade Marx-Berti.
He and first wife Maggie Johnson came close to divorcing in the mid-1960s, when Eastwood fathered his firstborn child in an affair with Roxanne Tunis. About that time, Johnson became very ill with hepatitis; after she recovered, Eastwood agreed to a reconciliation, and almost 15 years after they married, their first child together was born.
His children, Scott Eastwood and Kathryn Eastwood, products of an affair with flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves during the last three years of his cohabitation with Sondra Locke, were not mentioned in any publications about Eastwood until the early 2000s. Both of their birth certificates state “father declined”.
He has always disliked the reading of political and social agendas in his films, which has occurred from Dirty Harry (1971) to Million Dollar Baby (2004). He has always maintained that all of his films are apolitical and what he has in mind when making a film is whether it’s going to be entertaining and compelling.
Has been named to Quigley Publications’ annual Top 10 Poll of Money-Making Stars 21 times, making him #2 all-time for appearances in the top 10 list. Only John Wayne, with 25 appearances in the Top 10, has more. Eastwood, who first appeared in the Top Ten at #5 in 1968, finished #2 to Wayne at the box office in 1971 after finishing #2 to Paul Newman in 1970. After his first two consecutive #1 appearances in 1972 and 1973, he dropped back to #2 in 1974, trailing Robert Redford at the box office. Clint was again #2 in 1979, 1981 and 1982 (topped by Burt Reynolds all three years), before leading the charts in 1983 and ’84. He last topped the poll in 1993.
Was named the top box-office star of 1972 and again in 1973 by the Motion Picture Herald, based on an annual poll of exhibitors as to the drawing power of movie stars at the box-office, conducted by Quigley Publications.
He was the only nominee for the Best Actor Oscar in 2004 (for Million Dollar Baby (2004)) to play a fictitious character. All four other nominees portrayed real people in their respective films.
A sample of his whistling can be heard on the track “Big Noise” from his son Kyle Eastwood’s jazz CD “Paris Blue” (2004).
At the The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973), he presented the 1972 Best Picture Oscar to Albert S. Ruddy, the producer of The Godfather (1972). Thirty-two years later, they would jointly accept the 2004 Best Picture Oscar at the The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005), along with fellow Million Dollar Baby (2004) co-producer Tom Rosenberg.
At the The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) in 2000, presented the Best Picture statuette to American Beauty (1999).
Was named the #1 top money-making star at the box office in Quigley Publications’ annual poll of movie exhibitors five times between 1972 and 1993. Bing Crosby, Burt Reynolds and Tom Hanks also have been named #1 five times, while Tom Cruise holds the record for being named #1 six times.
Wife Dina Eastwood is a former local television news anchor/reporter in California.
On February 27, 2005, at age 74, he became the oldest person to win the Best Director Oscar for Million Dollar Baby (2004). His 96-year old mother was in attendance at the ceremony.
He directed 10 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Gene Hackman, Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, and himself (in Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004)). Hackman, Penn, Robbins, Freeman and Swank won Oscars for their performances in one of Eastwood’s movies.
For two consecutive years he directed two out of the four actors who won Oscars for their performances: Sean Penn
(Best Actor) and Tim Robbins (Best Supporting Actor) in Mystic River (2003)) in 2004, and Hilary Swank (Best Actress) and Morgan Freeman (Best Supporting Actor) for Million Dollar Baby (2004)) in 2005.
Received an honorary Doctorate from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Wesleyan is also home to his personal archives.
Every year the PGA tour comes to Pebble Beach, California, to host a celebrity golf tournament where celebrities team up with the professionals. Clint has participated in this every year from 1962-2002 and has been the longest running participant. He now serves as Host.
Announced that he would supply the voice for a “Dirty Harry” video game.
Premiere Magazine ranked him as #43 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
Favorite actor is James Cagney.
Some of his favorite movies are, The 39 Steps (1935), Sergeant York (1941), The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) and Chariots of Fire (1981).
Some of his favorite actors are Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum and James Stewart.
In the late 1990s he said that Play Misty for Me (1971), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Bronco Billy (1980),Honkytonk Man (1982), Unforgiven (1992) and A Perfect World (1993) are the favorites of the films he had done.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l’info (1988).
He stood at 6’4″ at his peak, but due to recent back problems, he can only stretch up to 6’2″.
He, Warren Beatty, Robert Redford, Mel Gibson, Richard Attenborough and Kevin Costner are the only directors best known as actors who have won an Academy Award as Best Director.
President of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
Claimed that the trait he most despised in others was racism.
The boots that he wore in Unforgiven (1992) are the same ones he wore in the TV series Rawhide (1959). They are now a part of his private collection and were on loan to the 2005 Sergio Leone exhibit at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California. In essence these boots have book-ended his career in the Western genre.
He and former partner Sondra Locke made six films together: The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Gauntlet (1977), Every Which Way But Loose (1978), Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), and Sudden Impact (1983).