Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood is a well-known actor, but here are some facts about him that you probably didn’t know.

Swimming Instructor For the Army

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Clint was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. But, his job wasn’t on the front line. He was a swimming instructor! Clint swam competitively in high school so the Army used his swimming skills to train other soldiers.

Fired For His Looks

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Surprisingly, both Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds were fired for their looks in 1959. Universal Studios through the two future stars didn’t make the grade, so they gave them the boot!

Universal thought his Adam’s Apple stuck out too far and he had a chipped tooth! Whoever made that decision certainly regretted it!

How He Became Dirty Harry

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Frank Sinatra was originally cast as Harry Callahan. But, Clint later got a call asking him if he was still available for the role. The reason why might shock you! Frank Sinatra couldn’t hold a gun apparently because of an injury. What a career-changing call!

He’s Been Mediating For Over 40 Years

In the video above, Clint discusses how transcendental mediation has enhanced his well-being. He has been using it half of his life. He suggests that returning members of the military use it to combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He’s A Singer

In addition to acting and producing, Clint also sings and plays the piano. In the video above, he sings “Unknown Girl.”

He Turned Down The Role Of Superman

Not only did Clint decline the offer to play Superman, but he also took a pass on playing James Bond. He decided 007 should only be played by a British actor.

Mayor Eastwood

Eastwood doesn’t just weigh in on politics from time to time, he was once a politician himself! From 1986 to 1988, Eastwood served as mayor of the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

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Clint Eastwood has lived a storied life. He’s been entertaining us for decades, but there obviously is so much we don’t know about him! These seven facts prove that!

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