Clint Eastwood At The Box Office

What’s your favorite movie starring Clint Eastwood?

Clint starred in many, many movies over his long career.  He stopped acting in other people’s movies and devoted himself to directing his own films in later years.

Clint had a number of big box office successes. Listed below are ten of this actor’s most popular movies, based on box office revenues:

Every Which Way But Loose filmed in 1978 and then Any Which Way You Can filmed in 1980 were hugely popular comedy films. They both co-starred Sandra Locke and a crazy orangutan named Clyde. These were the biggest comedies out at the time and were his most commercially successful films.

Magnum Force filmed in 1973 a sequel to Dirty Harry was a box office success, if not a critical success  

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The Enforcer filmed in 1976 was another Dirty Harry movie and another major commercial success

In the Line of Fire filmed in 1993 was the last film in which Clint Eastwood acted, but did not direct.

Unforgiven filmed in 1992, won Oscar for Best Picture and Eastwood was nominated for Best Actor

Dirty Harry filmed in 1971; this film was the first of five Dirty Harry movies

The Good the Bad and the Ugly filmed in 1966 and now considered one of the finest films in the industry

Sudden Impact filmed in 1983 where Clint Eastwood first used the phrase “go ahead, make my day” in this movie

Gran Torino filmed in 2008 on its opening weekend was the highest grossing film for Clint Eastwood either as an actor or director as of that time.

Not all of the films starring Clint Eastwood were box office successes.  Five of his least successful films (again based on box office revenues) were:  White Hunter Black Heart, 1990, Honky Tonk Man, 1982, The Beguiled. 1971, Pink Cadillac, 1989 and True Crime, 1999. I remember most of these and particularly liked True Crime although it was a role that was kind of out of character for Clint Eastwood.

The ten most popular films directed by Eastwood (using box office revenues) were:  Unforgiven, 1992, Sudden Impact, 1983, Gran Torino, 2008, The Gauntlet, 1977, Space Cowboys, 2000, The Bridges of Madison County, 1995, Million Dollar Baby, 2004, Firefox, 1982, Mystic River, 2003, The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976.

Clint Eastwood won Oscars for directing for both Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.

Finally the five least popular films directed by Clint Eastwood were:  Bird, 1988, White Hunter Black Heart, 1990, Honky Tonk Man, 1982, Letters from Iwo Jima, 2006, and Breezy, 1973.

What do you feel are the best or worst of the movies Clint Eastwood either acted in or directed?  Are they on these lists?

Recommended : A Clint Eastwood fan can’t go wrong with the 35 Movies in 35 Years at Warner Bros collection. This is an amazing set and a great value at 86.00. This set includes: 1. Where Eagles Dare, 1968, 2. Kelly’s Heroes, 1970, 3. Dirty Harry, 1971, 4. Magnum Force, 1973, 5. The Enforcer, 1975, 6. The Outlaw Josey Wales, 1976, 7. The Gauntlet, 1977, 8. Every Which Way but Loose, 1978, 9. Bronco Billy, 1980, 10. Any Which Way You Can, 1980, 11. Honkytonk Man, 1982, 12. Firefox, 1982, 13. Sudden Impact, 1983, 14. City Heat, 1984, 15. Tightrope, 1984, 16. Pale Rider, 1985, 17. Heartbreak Ridge, 1986, 18. Bird, 1988, 19. The Dead Pool, 1988, 20. Pink Cadillac, 1989, 21. White Hunter, Black Heart, 1990, 22. The Rookie, 1990, 23. Unforgiven, 1992, 24. A Perfect World, 1993, 25. The Bridges of Madison County, 1995, 26. Absolute Power, 1997, 27. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, 1997, 28. True Crime, 1999, 29. Space Cowboys, 2000, 30. Blood Work, 2002, 31. Mystic River, 2003, 32. Million Dollar Baby, 2004, 33. Letters from Iwo Jima, 2006, 34. Gran Torino, 2008, 35. Invictus plus The Eastwood Factor (2009 documentary). Click Here to Check it out and Read Other Fans  Reviews >>

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    Every Which Way But Loose is with Sondra Locke, not Bullock.

  2. Debra Alford says:

    My favorite movie is the good, the bad and the ugly. I remember going to the movies when i was about 11 years old to watch the Clint Eastwood westerns.

  3. Debra Alford says:

    Clint has always been my favorite actor since i was young and i always wished i could meet him in person to let him know. I watched Pale Rider and The Outlaw Josey Whales today, I enjoy it when they have a marathon of Clint movies on, i am there watching.

  4. Paul says:

    Sondra Locke not Sandra Bullock.

  5. Becca Lee says:

    My Favorite Clint Eastwood movie is “Paint Your Wagon” because it is so funny…and I’ve watched him since I was born in the Territory of Alaska, and my mama used to pull me out of the movie theater by the hair because some of them were so bloody good…lol…I got smart and took my brother…lol

  6. cathy says:

    We’d be complete soul mates if we could only …MEET!!!!

  7. Bill Freeman says:

    Are there any Clint Eastwood westerns in the plans or in production? I’ve alway thought that Outlaw Josie Wells was his best work and should have been in the mix at the time for Best Picture award…

  8. Marty Hudspeth says:

    Clint is “The Man” bar none!

  9. Karen Benke akaMrs.ClintEastwood says:

    EVERY movie is my dad took my family to the drive in to see Hang ‘em High, Fist full of Dollars and I was LOVESTRUCK!! I either own or have recorded every movie except 3 or 4, I have SEEN every movie and even purchased the Rawhide DVD set for my collection…to meet him in person would be the most awesome wish come true!!

  10. James Jenkins says:

    Id’ love to see Clint get a cameo in the 3rd Expendables movie….

  11. Russell says:

    If you have not seen Honkytonk Man, you do not know what you are missing! One of his best!

  12. Omg! Both my brother & I are huge fans! Started when we were kids & would go to the movies on Saturdays for the Saturday special .10 cents. @ noon it You got a popcorn, soda, two cartoons, & the switched to the 2 movies. I grew up on Clint Eastwood & I still watch him now. If you go to MEtv you ca watch Rawhide. And AMC
    does Saturday westerns so you can catch all day marathons of him. We just watched
    Any which way you can again yesterday! It was on 1 of the Encore channels I think.
    The man is awesome! They don’t make them like that anymore. We love you Clint!!

  13. Sheila says:

    Omg. I love Clint Eastwood! Was just checking out his page. You should see it! Go check it out. Do you still love his movies or what?!

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