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American Rebel As An Actor, He Seduces Us With His Tough Guy Charm As A Director And Producer, He Amazes Us With His Artistry And Technical Savvy As A Hollywood Icon, Clint Eastwood, One Of Film S Greatest Living Legends, Represents Some Of The Finest Cinematic Achievements In The History Of American Cinema In American Rebel, Bestselling Author And Acclaimed Film Historian Marc Eliot Examines The Ever Exciting, Often Tumultuous Arc Of Clint Eastwood S Life And Career Unlike Past Biographers, Eliot Writes With Unflinching Candor About Eastwood S Highs And Lows, His Artistic Successes And Failures, And The Fascinating, Complex Relationship Between His Life And His Craft Eliot S Prodigious Research Reveals How A College Dropout And Unambitious Playboy Rose To Fame As Hollywood S Sexy Rebel, Eventually And Against All Odds Becoming A Star In The Academy Pantheon As A Multiple Oscar Winner Spanning Decades,American Rebel Covers The Best Of Eastwood S Oeuvre, Films That Have Fast Become American Classics Fistful Of Dollars, Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, And Gran Torino Filled With Remarkable Insights Into Eastwood S Personal Life And Public Work, American Rebel Is Highly Entertaining And The Most Complete Biography Of One Of Hollywood S Truly Respected And Beloved Stars An Actor Who, Despite Being The Man With No Name, Has Left His Indelible Mark On The World Of Motion Pictures From The Hardcover Edition.


10 thoughts on “American Rebel

  1. says:

    I think everyone has been asked the question, If you could meet someone famous whom would it be Although there are many people on my list, Clint Eastwood has always been way up near the top.Ever since I can remember anything about movies and movie stars I guess, yet I never really considered Clint Eastwood to be in the category of movie star I m not sure why but after reading this book he certainly has earned his just rewards it would seem To me he just seemed like this normal everyday gu I think everyone has been asked the question, If you could meet someone famous whom would it be Although there are many people on my list, Clint Eastwood has always been way up near the top.Ever since I can remember anything about movies and movie stars I guess, yet I never really considered Clint Eastwood to be in the category of movie star I m not sure why but after reading this book he certainly has earned his just rewards it would seem To me he just seemed like this normal everyday guy that was a so so actor, couldn t sing worth a damn, watch Bronco Billy if you don t believe me , was better friends with an orangutan than with most people, but just seemed like he would...


  2. says:

    This is a breezy, shallow biography with little in the way of insight or original research Discussion of Eastwood s films is virtually non existent Eliot gives a small plot synopsis and a rundown of pre production, followed by a summary of critical reviews that seems to be gleaned from Rotten Tomatoes There s hardly any discussion of filming, unless you count rumors about which co star Eastwood was boffing, and he doesn t seem to ve interviewed Eastwood s co stars, even though most are stil This is a breezy, shallow biography with little in the way of insight or original research Discussion of Eastwood s films is virtually non existent Eliot gives a small plot synopsis and a rundown of pre production, followed by a summary of critical reviews that seems to be gleaned from Rotten Tomatoes There s hardly any discussion of filming, unless you count rumors about which co star Eastwood was boffing, and he doesn t seem to ve interviewed Eastwood s co stars, even though most are still alive, relying instead upon already published material Want to know about the difficulties of filming Kelly s Heroes in Yugoslavia Not in here How about behind the scenes stories about Hackman, Freeman and Clint on the set of Unforgiven Nope Details on the filming of the Dollars trilogy Again, only info on pre production and reception Nor does Eliot offer ...


  3. says:

    Unbelievably fast read, and at the end I had to wonder what the point of it was The author, as far as I could tell, didn t do any original research like interviews with co stars and acquaintances All the sources were previously published, so it had a slapdash magazine article feel to the whole thing It s a stark contrast to Susan Compo s bio of Warren Oates which, despite its flaws, had a hefty chunk of new material and revelations such as the first, forgotten, Mrs Oates and many interviews Unbelievably fast read, and at the end I had to wonder what the point of it was The author, as far as I could tell, didn t do any original research like interviews with co stars and acquaintances All the sources were previously published, so it had a slapdash magazine article feel to the whole thing It s a stark contrast to Susan Compo s bio of Warren Oates which, despite its flaws, had a hefty chunk of new material and revelations such as the first, forgotten, Mrs Oates and many interviews with Oates colleagues Eliot here went through Eastw...


  4. says:

    In this bio, one thing is made abundantly clear, up until the age of 65 Mr Eastwood humped everything with a heartbeat Which makes him sound less like a rebel andlike Paris Hilton It is interesting how he didn t care much for the Hollywood establishment and did whatever he wanted in his career If you have Clint on a high pedestal and regard him as legend though, don t read this.On the bio itself, too much gossip and the writer is in love with his subject, turning everything that he s e In this bio, one thing is made abundantly clear, up until the age of 65 Mr Eastwood humped everything with a heartbeat Wh...


  5. says:

    My family and I are big Clint Eastwood fans My son and husband love the Dirty Harry and spaghetti western movies I have seen several movies that have had Clint as an actor and or director and loved them.So, I decided to read this biography about him to learn .I didn t know what a womanizer he was This doesn t change my feelings about him as an actor director, but I have to say, I was surprised He has fathered at least 7 children and was not necessarily married to the mother of any of the My family and I are big Clint Eastwood fans My son and husband love the Dirty Harry and spaghetti western movies I have seen several movies that have had Clint as an actor and or director and loved them.So, I decided to read this biography about him to learn .I didn t know what a womanizer he was This doesn t change my feelings about him as an actor director, but I have to say, I was surprised He has fathered at least 7 children and was not necessarily married to the mother of any of them He s only been married 2X, but I think there are ...


  6. says:

    Clint Eastwood is an American icon and I ve loved the guy and his movies since the early 70s and Dirty Harry This is a well done book and I found it very useful as a guide for all his movies and a good outline for his personal life Clint is now 87 yrs old Hard to believe He has been tremendously active as both an actor and a director for 50 60 yrs I might also add, very successful I think what you see is what you get I really think he slibertarian than republican His political phil Clint Eastwood is an American icon and I ve loved the guy and his movies since the early 70s and Dirty Harry This is a well done book and I found it very useful as a guide for all his movies and a good outline for his personal life Clint is now 87 yrs old Hard to believe He has been tremendously active as both an actor and a director for 50 60 yrs I might also add, very successful I think what you see is what you get I really think he slibertarian than republican His political philosophy is pretty much that people should mind their own business The book has info re his wives, girlfriends, set locations, his relationship with other actors, Hollywood politics, etc There seemed to be a bit too much reliance on Sondra Locke and her book Clint is a California boy, born and raised, and he has made the the Monterrey Peninsula his home ...


  7. says:

    They say never meet your heroes and I m wondering if I should extend that to reading about them too The author totally nails covering Eastwood s childhood by not deep diving into his GPA and cracking the hell on with it This is where most biographies really wither but not here Not only does the author demystify one of the most mythic figures in movies of the last 60 years, he paints a human portrait The stinger is that portrait is also deeply unflattering on mostly personal but a little prof They say never meet your heroes and I m wondering if I should extend that to reading about them too The author totally nails covering Eastwood s childhood by not deep diving into his GPA and cracking the hell on with it This is where most biographies really wither but not here Not only does the author demystify one of the most mythic figu...


  8. says:

    While any biography is going to be interpretative, American Rebel The Life of Clint Eastwood feels less interpretative than peppered with a lot of personal opinion Particularly in the latter half, it continually weaves from a paint by numbers recounting of events to a kind of cranky blogger s ranting.They aren t particularly distinctive rants either they re fashionable opinions about Hollywood, celebrities and so on It s gossip magazine stuff Perez Hilton with a better facility with languag While any biography is going to be interpretative, American Rebel The Life of Clint Eastwood feels less interpr...


  9. says:

    This book is a fraud Riddled with so many errors on simple easy to check details like which actor played which part, what the main character s job is, who dies, the nominations awards list is incomplete, although the book claims to be the only complete bio of its subject But it also has 2 major errors the well known catchphrase Do ya feel lucky Well, do ya is given as Do I feel lucky Well, do ya which makes no sense also, text has Eastwood losing a best actor Oscar for 2008 for This book is a fraud Riddled with so many errors on simple easy to check details like which actor played which part, what the main character s job is, who dies, the nominations awards list is incomplete, although the book claims to be the only complete bio of its subject But it also has 2 major errors the well known catchphrase Do ya feel lucky Well, do ya is given as Do I feel lucky Well, do ya which makes no sense also, text has Eastwood losing a best actor Oscar for 2008 for which he was not nomina...


  10. says:

    Pretty shallow read Marc Eliot reveals nothing new as the book reads like a wikipedia page Small details on Clint Eastwood s films and very little insight If you are looking for an in depth biography than this isn t it However, if you are loo...