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People might be guessing wrong about Sean Connery or Clint Eastwood who is older ? Who has a higher property value?

Fans have been watching legendary actors Sean Connery and Clint Eastwood on the big and small screens for more than six decades. Having been in the business for as long as they have brings about the question of what their ages are. Read on to find out who’s older Sean Connery or Clint Eastwood and who has the higher net worth.

(L) Sean Connery, (R) Clint Eastwood

Sean Connery’s age

Thomas Sean Connery was born on Aug. 25, 1930, in Fountainbridge, Scotland, to parents Euphemia McBain McLean and Joseph Connery.At the age of 13, Connery dropped out of school and got full-time work at the local dairy. He later enrolled in the Royal Navy but was discharged after three years because of a duodenal ulcer. He worked a few odd jobs when he returned home.

Before getting into acting, Connery had a career as a bodybuilder. According to Biography.com, a local casting director happened to be at one of his competitions and that led to him being cast in films and television programs such as the BBC staging of Requiem for a Heavyweight.

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Connery became a household name in the ’60s playing the role of Agent 007 in the first five James Bond films. He was also in Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again.Connery married Australian actor Diane Cilento in 1962. They had one son together and divorced in 1973. Two years later, he married Micheline Roquebrune.The Hunt for Red October star was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.

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Clint Eastwood’s age

Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born in San Francisco on May 31, 1930, making him just a few months older than Connery.Eastwood’s family moved multiple times when he was a child so his father could switch jobs. His parents eventually settled in Piedmont, California.After high school, Eastwood stated that he intended to attend Seattle University but was drafted into t he U.S. Army in 1951. He was discharged in 1953.

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When he returned home he landed a screen test in LA and was cast in films Revenge of the Creature and Francis in the Navy, and thus his acting career was born. Biography.com noted that he worked in television too and had a main part in the series Rawhide.Like Connery, Eastwood has been married twice. He and his first wife, Maggie Johnson, were together from 1953 to 1984. He and Dina Ruiz tied the knot in 1996 and divorced in 2013. It’s been reported that Eastwood has eight children by six different women.

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Who has a higher net worth?

The actors aren’t far apart when it comes to their net worth either with Eastwood again edging out Connery.The latter has been in dozens of films over the years but many will never forget which role he turned down. Connery was offered the part of Gandalf in the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. The producers tried to get him on board with a salary of $30 million, and 15% of the box office for the three movies. However, Connery didn’t want to be part of the film because he didn’t really get the script. The movies ended up pulling in $3 billion at the box office, meaning Connery would have received $450 million.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, today he has an estimated net worth of $350 million.Eastwood’s résumé expands to more than acting as he has performed double-duty in front of and behind the camera by starring in and directing a number of Hollywood blockbusters. Some of those include Unforgiven, The Bridges of Madison County, Million Dollar Baby, and Gran Torino. He’s also tried his hand at politics and served as the mayor of Carmel, California, for two years. The Dirty Harry star owns multiple real estate properties as well in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Bel Air, Maui, and Sun Valley, Idaho.Celebrity Net Worth notes that today Eastwood has an estimated net worth of $375 million

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Clint Eastwood May Replace Steven Spielberg as ‘American Sniper’ Director

American Sniper – based on the late Chris Kyle’s memoir “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” – has attracted some big Hollywood talent, ever since Bradley Cooper’s 22nd & Indiana production company picked up the rights in 2012 (with Cooper attaching himself as the star and producer). Case in point, Cooper’s Silver Linings Playbook writer/director David O. Russell was reported as being the first serious contender in consideration for the helming job on Sniper.

Russell has decided to look elsewhere, where it concerns the possible followup to his next project: the true-story historical dramedy American Hustle (also starring Cooper). Steven Spielberg appeared to be all-ready to commit as director on American Sniper back in May of 2013, but he then dropped out around three months later.

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. wants American Sniper to begin filming by the first quarter of 2014. That could mean the studio intends to release the movie during the subsequent awards season; or, at least, have the Sniper adaptation ready in time to make an Oscar-qualifying limited theatrical run in December next year.

However, in order for that to be feasible, WB is going to need a director known for working fast, efficiently and effectively to captain the American Sniper ship – which may be part of the reason why the studio has begun “tentative negotiations” with Clint Eastwood, so as to have the Oscar-winning legend take the helm. If a deal is struck, then Eastwood will begin filming his Jersey Boys musical adaptation at the conclusion of this month (August 2013, at the time of writing this), before he wraps up production a couple months later and then jumps head-first into principal photography on Sniper.

Kyle’s American Sniper book – detailing how the former Navy SEAL went “from Texas rodeo cowboy to expert marksman and feared assassin” – has been adapted into movie script form by Jason Dean Hall. The latter’s artistic credibility took a hit this past week, due to the poor critical reception for Paranoia (which Hall co-wrote). I’m taking the time to note this because Eastwood has a tendency to direct scripts with potential – something that Hall’s American Sniper script draft clearly has (given the talent it has managed to attract).

Problem is, Clint the director is able to work faster because he skips on polishing or fine-tuning the scripts he works from, as has become increasingly noticeable in his more recent films (see: Invictus, J. Edgar) – meaning, he may not be the right guy to give Hall’s American Sniper script draft any necessary tweaks it needs to realize its full promise. Moreover, Eastwood’s no-budge directorial temperament often gives rise to a slow-paced and soulfully-morose final product – but is that the right approach to Kyle’s story, passing over how respectful Eastwood would be towards his subject?

How about it, then: Clint Eastwood to direct American Sniper, yay or nay?

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Clint Eastwood to Direct ‘Jersey Boys’ Film?

These days, actor/director Clint Eastwood is best known as the filmmaker behind hard-hitting dramas like Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River. However, the former Dirty Harry has been looking to try his hand at a very different genre for quite a while – the musical.

For years, Eastwood has been developing a remake of A Star Is Born, which was most recently brought to the big screen in 1976 with Barbara Streisand in the lead. Eastwood’s version – which would be the third remake of the original 1937 production – was set to star Beyoncé Knowles. However, Knowles has since dropped out of the project, leaving it in a state of limbo for now.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eastwood will instead shift his focus over to another musical project with the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production Jersey Boys. The plot focuses on the rise and fall of musical group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and uses the group’s music to tell its story. Jon Favreau had previously been attached to direct the film.

If Eastwood takes on Jersey Boys, the film would likely be his next directorial project, followed (presumably) by A Star Is Born. The latter film is currently courting Grammy-winning jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding to star, though the project has also faced difficulty in casting its male lead. Sean Penn is among the most recent crop of actors being discussed for the role.

Eastwood’s decision to move on from A Star Is Born is a wise one, considering that project looks like it will take a while to gain any traction. Besides, a filmmaker as accomplished as Eastwood can lend just the right amount of gravitas to something like Jersey Boys. After last summer’s Rock of Ages failed to score at the box office, audiences may need convincing to check out another “jukebox musical.”

Do you think Eastwood is a good fit for Jersey Boys? Let us know in the comments section below.

Stay tuned to Screen Rant for the latest news on the Jersey Boys movie as this story develops.

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‘Trouble with the Curve’ Images: Clint Eastwood Returns to Acting

Clint Eastwood hasn’t appeared onscreen in four years, and the last time he acted under the direction of someone other than… well, himself was in 1993. The 82-year old Hollywood legend returns to the big screen in Trouble with the Curve from his protégé Robert Lorenz, who’s worked on-and-off as an assistant director and/or producer on Eastwood’s films (beginning with Bridges of Madison County).

Eastwood co-headlines Trouble with the Curve alongside three-peat Oscar-nominee Amy Adams. The supporting cast isn’t shabby either, including John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard (The Descendants), and semi-newcomer Joe Massingill.

Trouble with the Curve is a father-daughter relationship drama explored through the lens of an off-the-field sports drama. Newcomer Randy Brown’s script revolves around an Atlanta Braves scout (Eastwood) who on the verge of being put out to pasture, due to his diminishing eyesight and old-fashioned approach to recruiting players (obviously, he doesn’t subscribe to the Moneyball school of thought).

Eastwood’s character convinces his estranged daughter (Adams) to accompany and assist him on what could be his last assignment, to determine whether or not a promising power hitter (Massingill) has potential to make it in the big leagues. Timberlake plays a player-turned-scout who’s on good terms with Eastwood, but risks trouble when he starts getting too friendly with Adams.

Lorenz has the opportunity to demonstrate the directorial tricks he’s picked up on working with Eastwood over the years, while establishing himself as a reputable storyteller on Trouble with the Curve (his feature-length directorial debut). The two-time Oscar nominee certainly works as efficiently as his mentor, given the six-month turnaround between the film’s production start date and its release this fall.

Moreover, Trouble with the Curve could satisfy as a capstone to Eastwood’s acting legacy, much like Unforgiven did for his days working in the western genre; not to mention, Gran Torino served as a swansong to his career playing characters who’re rough around the edges (ex. Harry Callahan). If Eastwood turns in a performance deemed awards-worthy by his peers, well, that’s icing on the cake.

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