Actor, director, pianist, politician, TV personality, and jazz enthusiast who became an icon of tough masculine qualities.
He worked as a lifeguard, a caddy, and a grocery clerk while growing up.
He is best known for his portrayal of the gruff San Francisco detective, Harry Callahan, in Dirty Harry, and for his directorial brilliance on such films as Mystic River, Gran Torino, and Million Dollar Baby.
He married Maggie Johnson on December 19, 1953, and married Dina Eastwood on March 31, 1996.
He co-starred with Hilary Swank in the 2004 film, Million Dollar Baby.