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Clint Eastwood Is Almost 100 & Lives on Ranch That Is Older than Him with His Younger Girlfriend

Clint Eastwood has lived a wholesome life. With a successful career in film and eight children that call him dad, he has had it all. Today, he spends his time at his ranch with his girlfriend, 33 years his junior.

Clint Eastwood rose to indelible fame in the 60s after appearing in “Dollars Trilogy” as the man with no name. Since then, he has acted and directed numerous other films, and despite his advanced age, he still has not hung his acting coat.

While the “Changeling” actor is famous for his decades-long work in the industry, he is also known for his numerous public romances. In his tenure, the actor has been with many women, with all his romantic ventures ending up in breakups. 

Clint Eastwood at Four Seasons Los Angeles on January 6 2017  | Source: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood at Four Seasons Los Angeles on January 6 2017 | Source: Getty Images

He has had many serious and casual relationships, which have varied in intensity and length with some overlapping. But who are these women who fell for his charms?

Eastwood first dated model Maggie Johnson in 1953. Unfortunately, despite their marriage lasting thirty years, they divorced in 1984. Nevertheless, their marriage was not all roses.

Actor Clint Eastwood at home with his wife, Maggie Johnson, October 1, 1959. | Source: Getty Images

Actor Clint Eastwood at home with his wife, Maggie Johnson, October 1, 1959. | Source: Getty Images

In between their thirty-year union, Eastwood had many other flings and forbidden romances with the likes of stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis between 1959 and 1973. 

After ending his affair with Tunis, he met model Sondra Locke, and the two began living together in 1975. Nine years into their cohabiting situation, Eastwood officially divorced Maggie Johnson. However, during his relationship with Locke, he also dated flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves.

Actor Clint Eastwood and Sandra Locke perform during this shooting of the Gauntlet in 1977 in California. | Source: Getty Images

Actor Clint Eastwood and Sandra Locke perform during this shooting of the Gauntlet in 1977 in California. | Source: Getty Images

In the early to mid-1990s, Eastwood had a relationship with actress Frances Fisher. In 1996, the “Unforgiven” actor married his second wife, Dina Ruiz. Of all his relationships and marriages, Eastwood thought Ruiz was the woman who would truly make him settle down for good. He told The Independent, as ABC News reports: 

“As far as I’m concerned, this is the woman I like monogamy with.”

Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz on September 9, 1995 in Paris, France.  | Source: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz on September 9, 1995 in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Sadly, the couple split up in 2013 after 17 years of marriage. However, Eastwood would meet hotel restaurant hostess Christina Sandra a year later, and the two have been together since. 

WHO ARE THE EASTWOOD KIDS?

The “Absolute Power” actor’s relationships and marriages have seen him become a father of eight with six women. Eastwood was unaware that his first child, Laurie Murray, existed until they reconnected when she was thirty. The identity of her mother remains unclear. 

Clint Eastwood with his wife Dina Ruiz, children and his former wife Frances Fisher  | Source: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood with his wife Dina Ruiz, children and his former wife Frances Fisher | Source: Getty Images

Born to Roxanne Tunis on June 17, 1964, Kimber Eastwood is the second Eastwood child and is a producer and makeup artist. Kyle Eastwood is the actor’s son with his first wife, Maggie Johnson. He is a bassist and part of The Kyle Eastwood Quartet band. 

Alison Eastwood is Kyle’s young sister, born on May 22, 1972. She is an actress who made her screen debut in the 1980 “Bronco Billy.” She has also appeared in “Friends and Lovers” and “Poolhand Junkies,” among many others.

Scott Eastwood is the fifth and most known of the screen legend’s children. Born on March 21, 1986, he is the son of Jacelyn Reeves and has also followed in his father’s footsteps, appearing in “An American Crime” and “Trouble With The Curve,” to name a few.

Kathryn Eastwood is Scott’s younger sister, born on March 2, 1988. She is also an actress and screenwriter, and her acting credits include “American Virus,” “Virus of the Dead,” and “Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted.”

Francesca is Eastwood’s second youngest child and an actress and TV personality. She has appeared on “Jersey Boys” and the reality show “Mrs. Eastwood & Company.” Born in 1993, she is the product of Eastwood’s relationship with actress Frances Fisher.

The youngest of the Eastwood brood is Morgan, born on December 12, 1996, to Eastwood and his second wife, Dina Ruiz. Like her dad and most of her siblings, she is also an actress known for “Million Dollar Baby” and “Mrs. Eastwood & Company.”

Growing up with Eastwood as a father had both its perks and disadvantages. With a busy schedule, Eastwood was away for long periods. However, he would often drag his kids to movie sets.

And despite being “old school” in raising his kids, Scott would admit that he brought them up to be health-conscious from a young age. They have also grown up with integrity, thanks to Eastwood.

MEET THE GIRLFRIEND HE LOVES BUT WILL NOT MARRY

Clint Eastwood with girlfriend Christina Sandera at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 20 2017 in France  | Source: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood with girlfriend Christina Sandera at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 20 2017 in France | Source: Getty Images

After his numerous failed relationships, Eastwood was lucky to find love again with Christina Sandra, 33 years his junior. For the first time, Eastwood chose to date someone that did not share his fame and constant spotlight.

Eastwood and the vivacious blonde met at Eastwood’s Mission Ranch Hotel, where Sandra worked as a hostess. They fell in love shortly after meeting in 2014 and have been together since. 

Clint Eastwood with girlfriend Christina Sandera at the Village Theatre on December 10 2018 in Los Angeles California  | Source: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood with girlfriend Christina Sandera at the Village Theatre on December 10 2018 in Los Angeles California | Source: Getty Images

While she was once involved in a messy divorce with her ex-husband, one that included domestic violence claims, there hasn’t been much drama in her life since she started dating Eastwood. The lovebirds are just over seven years of dating, and Sandra has won over the Eastwood children’s hearts. An insider told Closer Weekly:

 “He’s truly happy with her. She’s fun and easygoing, and his kids like her, too. She’s on an even keel like he is.”

Clint Eastwood and Christina Sandera at Malibu Family Wines on November 7, 2015 in Malibu, California | Source: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood and Christina Sandera at Malibu Family Wines on November 7, 2015 in Malibu, California | Source: Getty Images

However, despite the mutual love and respect they share, Eastwood has openly declared that he won’t be officially marrying Sandra because, as a source would disclose:

“Clint doesn’t see any point in marrying again. He loves Christina, but marriage isn’t something he needs.”

WHERE DOES EASTWOOD CALL HOME?

Unlike many Hollywood stars who choose to make Los Angeles their home, the “Cry Macho” star decided to live “out there when he’s got all those acres.” He made the Mission Ranch, Carmel, his home and lives there with his girlfriend.

Movie actor and director Clint Eastwood with his daughter at home in Pebble Beach near Carmel, California circa 1978 | Source: Getty Images

Movie actor and director Clint Eastwood with his daughter at home in Pebble Beach near Carmel, California circa 1978 | Source: Getty Images

The ranch, built in early 1850, was almost falling apart when Eastwood purchased it. He has since done numerous renovations on the property, boasting thirty-one luxurious guest rooms, a renovated restaurant and bar, and the most scenic views in California. It also has a workout room and a tennis court. 

But the ranch is not just someplace the actor found and purchased. When he was 21, and a recruit at the nearby Fort Ord, he was looking to grab a quick, cheap meal and a soda when he came across the ranch. However, it was not the breathtaking place it is today.

Before becoming a lowkey restaurant and hotel, it was a dairy farm and the Fort Ord officers’ club. And when he saw the place, he thought he’d like to make it his home.

American movie actor and director Clint Eastwood poses for a portrait at home in Pebble Beach, Carmel, California. | Source: Getty Images

American movie actor and director Clint Eastwood poses for a portrait at home in Pebble Beach, Carmel, California. | Source: Getty Images

He recalled: “The first time I saw the place, I thought it was terrific. Visually it was something else, and I thought it was the place I’d like to call home. So I kind of adopted Carmel.”

After becoming a big movie star, he returned, bought the ranch, and began renovating the property, making it a home for himself and those who wished to take several days off their busy schedules to enjoy the scenery. It is also crucial to note that Eastwood was once the Carmel town mayor. 

In the 80s, Eastwood wanted to renovate a different property he owned, but the city council denied him permission. Realizing that many other residents had the same problem, he took the City Council to court and won. A year down the line, he ran for mayor, winning by a landslide.

THE LUSH AND BREATHTAKING RANCH 

 The Mission Ranch Owned By Clint Eastwood | Source Getty Images

The Mission Ranch Owned By Clint Eastwood | Source Getty Images

The ranch holds numerous memories for Eastwood. It was where he directed his first movie and fell in love with the place. In 1980, the property was about to be torn down to pave the way for another irksome condominium development. Luckily, Eastwood swooped in, and, after parting with $5 million, he became the new owner. He shared:

“I had always loved the place, and they were just going to flatten it. They said it was obsolete. I thought it should be preserved as what it was.”

Actor Clint Eastwood at his Mission Ranch Inn in Carmel.| Source: Getty Images

Actor Clint Eastwood at his Mission Ranch Inn in Carmel.| Source: Getty Images

He has since done numerous renovations and developments around the ranch, putting up a “seedy refuge for traveling salesmen and illicit couples.”

The ranch features lush wetlands, a dramatic view of the sea, the beach’s gleaming curve, and the rocky Monterey coastline. There are also assorted farm animals on the ranch, including sheep, goats, and horses.

The scenic view at The Mission Ranch | Source: YouTube/Rosie O'Kelly

The scenic view at The Mission Ranch | Source: YouTube/Rosie O’Kelly

As one drives into the property, one can see old buildings that have been redone to become hotel structures surrounded by beautifully tended flowers, with cypress and eucalyptus trees shading the area. 

The restaurant is a vast, bustling place with an active bar. A night at one of the ranch’s guest houses dawns into beautiful views of the Carmel river and a sandy beach. 

Another part of the ranch with beautiful grounds featuring some farm animals | Source: YouTube/Rosie O'Kelly

Another part of the ranch with beautiful grounds featuring some farm animals | Source: YouTube/Rosie O’Kelly

The 1850 farmhouse on the grounds of the property | Source: YouTube/Rosie O'Kelly

The 1850 farmhouse on the grounds of the property | Source: YouTube/Rosie O’Kelly

Although the “Mystic River” actor is famous and a familiar figure, not only at the ranch but also in Carmel town, he prefers a more reclusive and private life. He describes himself by saying:

“I’m not the jolly host type.” 

Those that know him in person say he is often eager to heap praises on others while he happily downplays his numerous achievements.

EASTWOOD IS NOT SLOWING DOWN

Eastwood hit the 91-year mark in 2021 but is not slowing down. He directed and acted in his latest film, the 2021 “Cry Macho,” and reflected on his age and legacy, saying:

“I don’t look like I did at 20, so what? That just means there are more interesting guys you can play.”

Clint Eastwood at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 20, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 20, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

In 2019, when appearing on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” Eastwood recalled how as a kid, he would hang out with his 90-year-old grandfather and often wondered to himself who would want to live that long. Ellen hilariously replied, amid a burst of laughter from the crowd:

“Turns out you do!”

The nonagenarian, despite his age, is still working. He would tell Ellen that even as a looming fire consumed the hill near his office and everyone else had been evacuated, he still went in and continued working, never once intending to stop.   

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The actor Sergio Leone wanted instead of Clint Eastwood for ‘A Fistful of Dollars’

Hollywood’s most decorated living legend, Clint Eastwood, broke through in the late 1950s and ‘60s as one of many western stars riding the genre’s concurrent wave of popularity. Having established a tough, squinting outlaw image in the foundational TV series Rawhide and mastering it in Sergio Leone’s legendary Dollars Trilogy, the handsome gunslinger consolidated his status as the iconic anti-hero cop Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry franchise.
Throughout his six-decade stint under the Hollywood limelight, Eastwood expanded his skillset to become a leading producer and director, earning four Academy Awards and four Golden Globes for his duties behind the camera. Remarkably, Eastwood is still active today at 93 years of age and is currently working on his final movie, Juror #2.
However, the nonagenarian may not sit atop such a humbling mountain of success as an actor and filmmaker if Leone hadn’t given him his big movie break in the 1960s. The Dollars Trilogy finished most memorably with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in 1966 but set off with A Fistful of Dollars two years before.
Although joining the cast would turn out to be one of the most important steps in Eastwood’s career, he wasn’t enthusiastic about the project at first. “I was doing Rawhide, and I was coming to a hiatus,” Eastwood once recalled in a BBC documentary. “I took three months off, usually around February, March and April every year, and my agent in Los Angeles called me up and asked me if I’d like to go to Europe and make an Italian, German, Spanish co-production of a remake of a Japanese film [Yojimbo] in the plains of Spain.”
“I said, ‘Not particularly,’” Eastwood recalled with a smile.
Another hurdle to Eastwood’s unseen future was the fact that Leone didn’t really want Eastwood for the role initially. “I really wanted James Coburn, but he was too expensive,” Leone told the BBC. “The Italian cinema is very poor. We got Clint for $15,000, Coburn wanted $25,000.”
Continuing, the Italian director explained why he was initially wary of Eastwood’s style. “I didn’t see any character in Rawhide, only a physical figure,” he said. “What struck me most about Clint was his indolent way of moving; it seemed to me Clint closely resembled a cat.”
Eastwood recalled becoming more intrigued by the project after reading the uniquely constructed script. “The script was in English, very strange English because it had been written by an Italian group of people who didn’t speak English that well – especially English with what you’d call the western kind of slang,” he explained. “It was like an Italian concert of what a western slang would be.”
“So, a lot of the dialogue was a little bit on the shaky side,” Eastwood continued. “I liked it, though, and I felt that maybe a European approach would give the western new flavour because I thought it had been in a very stagnant period at that point.”
Ultimately, Leone settled for Eastwood, and Eastwood settled for $15,000 from a total movie budget of approximately $200,000. Although the movie was released in mainland Europe in 1964, it wouldn’t receive its theatrical debut in the US until 1967. Taking $19.9 million at the box office, the movie was a monumental commercial and critical success as the progenitor of the spaghetti western genre.
Watch the trailer for the A Fistful of Dollars 4K restoration below.

 
 

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“I don’t like it when it’s dumb”: Yellowstone Star Kevin Costner Revealed He Hates Western Genre Despite Sharing Clint Eastwood’s Rare Record In Hollywood

Taking a look at the rear-view mirror in the journey of Hollywood, everyone remembers the good old days when Western films dominated not just the US, but the entire world. And leading that charge was the legendary Clint Eastwood, along with stars like Kevin Costner following close behind. To this day, the effect of those classic pieces of cinema can be felt.
Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner
In fact, when we take a look at Costner’s career in the industry, many will realize that it was the 1985 Western classic Silverado that brought him to the spotlight. In the later stage of his career, he won two Academy Awards for his film Dances with Wolves, something that Eastwood has also managed to achieve. But despite leaving an everlasting impression, it seems like he doesn’t love the genre for being dumb.
Kevin Costner Reveals That He Doesn’t Love The Western Genre Because It’s Dumb
Kevin Costner in a still from Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner in a still from Dances with Wolves
While he may have been forgotten for a while in the changing landscape of Hollywood, the fans of the classic Western genre of films will never forget the impact Kevin Costner made with his films in the category. Going toe-to-toe in this genre with the face of old-school Western films Clint Eastwood himself, the actor and director has proved why he’s a genius in this department.
But despite achieving the extremely rare accolade of directing one of the only four Western films to receive the Oscars, also including Unforgiven by the Dirty Harry star, Costner reveals that this genre may not be his favorite.
In a past interview with Good Morning America, the former Yellowstone star talked about how he was not a big fan of the Western genre, the reason being that most of the films produced in it are dumb and illogical. He says that there’s too much of a straight divide between good and bad without any substantial form of moral complexity.
On top of that, he calls out the genre for being somewhat illiterate but has the potential to become so much more than just an illustrious piece of history. He said:
“[western] have to be literate. It’s too much black hat, white hat…I won’t tolerate bad language, meaning literacy of a western on TV or in film. I hate it. I don’t like it when it’s dumb because there’s such great opportunity because the architecture of a western should be to actually frighten you sitting in the dark, watching something. ‘That could have just happened to me. And I don’t know what I would’ve done’”
Thus, his new and unique outlook on the filmmaking of a Western film is what drives him to only make the best that the genre has ever seen.
What Was Dances With Wolves About?
A still from Dances with Wolves A still from Dances with Wolves
Widely considered to be one of the best films in the history of this genre, recognized by being awarded two Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director for Costner, Dances with Wolves may be Western filmmaking done right.
The film tells the tale of Civil War soldier Lieutenant John J. Dunbar, a man who is posted at Fort Hays, where he meets and develops a relationship with the native Lakota Indian tribe. Mesmerized by their lifestyle and simple outlook on the world, he soon finds himself being welcomed into their clan. But when Union Army soldiers come to their land with the agenda of uprooting the tribe, Dunbar has to choose a side.
Dances with Wolves, streaming on Prime Video.

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“He was too expensive”: Clint Eastwood Starred in ‘Dollars Trilogy’ After Director Couldn’t Afford Another Oscar Winning Actor With $15000 Salary

In today’s day and age, Clint Eastwood’s name is one that echoes with terms such as legendary and brilliant. His ability to be expressive as an actor without having to say too many dialogues was one admired by many. Not only his skills as an actor, but being a talented director helped build his reputation in the best way possible.
Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
During his days as an actor, there were many films offered to him. Some he let go of, others he grabbed as soon as he could. One of his most iconic works is the Dollars Trilogy with director Sergio Leone. Despite the massive amount of fame that he got from it, there was an unfortunate yet slight chance that Eastwood would have lost out on the role because Leone wanted another actor altogether.
Sergio Leone’s Initial Choice for His Trilogy was not Clint Eastwood
One of Clint Eastwood’s biggest movie trilogies, the Dollars trilogy was something that came along his career, giving him a boost the actor never knew he needed. The year 1964 saw a rise in his fame from then on. However, as per BBC (via Farout Magazine), Eastwood was not Sergio Leone’s first choice for the film.
James Coburn
“I really wanted James Coburn, but he was too expensive,” Leone stated. “The Italian cinema is very poor. We got Clint for $15,000, Coburn wanted $25,000.”
The director revealed that because of the budgetary limitations that they had, there was no way possible for him to get James Coburn for the role. The actor wanted $10,000 more than what Eastwood had settled on, making it an absolutely impossible choice for them to hire Coburn. He elaborated on how being in the Italian cinema at that time did not give him flexibility with the budget. Due to this, Eastwood became his ideal choice and that in turn benefitted his career.
Clint Eastwood Almost did not Join Sergio Leone
Clint Eastwood’s career has been a rising climb for decades now. One of the reasons for this is his credible fame because of the Dollars trilogy. However, there was a slight chance that the actor would have given up on the role. According to a BBC documentary (via Farout Magazine), the actor was hesitant about saying yes.
Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
 “I was doing Rawhide, and I was coming to a hiatus,” Eastwood remembered. “I took three months off, usually around February, March and April every year, and my agent in Los Angeles called me up and asked me if I’d like to go to Europe and make an Italian, German, Spanish co-production of a remake of a Japanese film [Yojimbo] in the plains of Spain.”
The actor/director stated that he was asked to make a film in a rather peculiar setting right after he was coming back from a three-month-long break. His reply to the same had been a rejection. In the end, he warmed up to the idea.

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