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American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood | [Marc Eliot]

American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood

From the New York Times best-selling author Marc Eliot comes the definitive biography of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful actors, producers, and directors in the history of American motion pictures. Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often tumultuous arc of Eastwood's life and career, from his days as a disaffected college dropout, to his rise to fame as the archetypal loner, to his acceptance into the pantheon of the Academy as a multiple Oscar Award winner.
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author Marc Eliot comes the definitive biography of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful actors, producers, and directors in the history of American motion pictures.

As an actor, he seduced us with his tough-guy charm in A Fistful of Dollars and Dirty Harry. As a director and a producer, he amazed us with his artistic insight and technical savvy in Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and Changeling. Clint Eastwood represents the finest cinematic achievements of the last decades, and he remains one of film's greatest living legends.

In American Rebel, Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often tumultuous arc of Eastwood's life and career, from his days as a disaffected college dropout, to his rise to fame as the archetypal loner, to his acceptance into the pantheon of the Academy as a multiple Oscar Award winner.

But this unauthorized biography is as much about Eastwood's personal life as his public work, and unlike past biographers, Eliot explores Eastwood's complex relationship between his life and his art with an unflinching look at his failures and his successes.

The most complete and up-to-date Eastwood biography yet, American Rebel is a must-have for Eastwood fans and anyone who loves movies.

©2009 Marc Eliot; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Although Eastwood did not consent to be interviewed and key sources asked not to be named, Eliot documents a wealth of details in this well-researched, comprehensive biography that will not disappoint Eastwood's fans." (Publishers Weekly)

“The story of a man who goes from small-time jazz pianist and gas-station attendant to Hollywood leading man reads like a rich movie plotline. All the sex, brawls, and gunslinging are here.” (Playboy)

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    Elaine Monroe, GA, USA 11-28-09
    Elaine Monroe, GA, USA 11-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    While I am a great fan of Clint Eastwood movies, his personal life and 'free' lifestyle while married leaves a bad taste in my mouth. In additiion, it is clear this was not an authorized biography as Clint would have certainly been horrified listening to Mr. Eliot's immitation of Clint's voice, sounding much like a combination of Truman Capote and Ronald Reagan. I'd leave this one on the shelf!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ty NASHVILLE, TN, USA 07-23-10
    Ty NASHVILLE, TN, USA 07-23-10 Member Since 2010
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    "I learned the hard way."

    Biographies are much better if the author personally knows the person he is writing about. This books' author does not seem to know Clint Eastwood and has just written accounts from other people. He also repeatedly does a terrible Clint Eastwood impersonation when quoting him. Save your $$$.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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