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Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director


Who is Clint Eastwood?

Clint Eastwood is an American actor and filmmaker. He initially rose to popularity on television in the late 1950s and early 1960s for his role on the Western series Rawhide where he played the role of Rowdy Yates in over 200 episodes. Towards the end of that series, his film breakthrough and rise to international stardom came from his portrayal of “The Man with No Name” in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western trilogy that included A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). The genre was referred to by American critics as Spaghetti Westerns due to most of them being produced and directed by Italians.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Clint Eastwood would go on to portray inspector Harry Callahan in five Dirty Harry films. In total, his career has spanned over fifty years contributing to over fifty films as an actor, producer and director. Twice he as won Academy Awards as Best Director for films that went on to win Best Picture, Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby.

Famous Kin

Clint Eastwood is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger and Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford. He is also a cousin to the notorious William Stoughton, Chief Judge and Prosecutor at the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. U. S. Presidential kin in Clint Eastwood’s family tree include Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford and both Presidents Bush. He also has kinship to the current royal family through a connection with the late Princess Diana.

Clint Eastwood’s kinship with fellow celebrities includes, but is not limited to, John Wayne, Walt Disney, Shirley Temple, James Spader, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Hugh Hefner, Anne Baxter, Julia Child, Ethan Hawke, Richard Gere, Kyra Sedgwick, Ted Danson, and Marie Osmond. Other notable kin include American Revolution hero Nathan Hale, American Revolution traitor Benedict Arnold, Uncle Tom’s Cabin author Harriet Beecher Stowe, C.I.A. Director Allen Dulles, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, inventor Thomas Edison, abolitionist John Brown, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright, and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Clint Eastwood

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Tamsin Todd

CEO, Findmypast

11th cousin
via Richard Treat

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Treat

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Brewster Kahle

Founder, Internet Archive

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Treat

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Adrian Grenier

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Martha Plimpton

TV, Movie & Stage Actress

12th cousin
via Francis Nichols

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed
via John Steele

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Stephen Hopkins

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

8th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via James Morgan

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Alice Carpenter

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Francis Bushnell

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Treat

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Bliss

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Smith

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Bill Belichick

NFL Head Coach

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Peck

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Alice Carpenter

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Aaron Cooke Jr.

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Treat

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

9th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bradford Jr.

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