Clint Eastwood Fast Facts

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Clint Eastwood stands on the 18th green during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 9, 2014 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Clint Eastwood, filmmaker, actor, producer, director and composer.

Personal:
Birth date:
May 31, 1930
Birth place: San Francisco, California
    Birth name: Clinton Eastwood, Jr.
    Father: Clinton Eastwood, Sr., a corporate executive
    Mother: Margaret Ruth (Runner) Wood Eastwood, a homemaker
    Marriages: Dina Ruiz (March 31, 1996-December 22, 2014, divorced); Maggie Johnson (1953-1984, divorced)
    Children: with Dina Ruiz: Morgan, 1996; with Frances Fisher: Francesca, 1993; with Jacelyn Reeves: Kathryn, 1988 and Scott, 1986; with Maggie Johnson: Alison, 1972 and Kyle, 1968; with Roxanne Tunis: Kimber, 1964
    Education: Attended Los Angeles City College
    Military service: U.S. Army 1951-1953
    Other Facts:
    After high school, Eastwood worked odds jobs as a logger, truck driver and firefighter.
    During his army service at Fort Ord, California, he was a swimming instructor and a bouncer at the NCO club.
    Produced, directed, starred in and composed music for six films: "Heartbreak Ridge," "Unforgiven," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Space Cowboys," "Million Dollar Baby," and "Gran Torino."
    Eastwood has 11 Academy Awards nominations with four wins and the special Irving G. Thalberg award; and one Emmy nomination and one Grammy nomination.
    Timeline:
    1955 -
    His first film role, "Revenge of the Creature." Other bit parts that same year include roles in "Lady Godiva" and "Francis in the Navy."
    1959-1965 - Stars in TV western "Rawhide" as Rowdy Yates.
    September 12, 1964 - The Italian release of "A Fistful of Dollars," the first of three 'spaghetti westerns' Eastwood stars in for director Sergio Leone. The film is released in the United States in January 1967.
    1968 - Starts Malpaso Productions, a film production company.
    November 12, 1971 - Directorial debut "Play Misty for Me," in which Eastwood also stars, opens.
    December 23, 1971 - "Dirty Harry," the first of five films as Inspector Harry Callahan of the San Francisco Police Department, is released.
    December 9, 1983 - "Sudden Impact," the fourth Dirty Harry film, is released. It includes the now famous line "Go Ahead. Make my day."
    1986-1988 - Mayor of Carmel, California.
    1993 - Winner of the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture for "Unforgiven."
    1995 - Receives the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his body of work as a producer.
    1996 - Receives the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.
    2000 - Is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient.
    2002-2008 - Parks Commissioner for the state of California.
    2005 - "Million Dollar Baby" wins Eastwood the Best Director and Best Picture Academy Award.
    2006 - Produces and directs two World War II films about the Battle of Iwo Jima told from the perspective of both the Japanese and American soldiers. "Letters from Iwo Jima" is the Japanese story of fighting to the death and "Flags of Our Fathers" tells the story of the six men that raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi.
    February 17, 2007 - Is named a knight in France's Legion of Honor and is inducted into the Legion by French President Jacques Chirac.
    November 3, 2009 - Is named a commander of the French Legion of Honor.
    August 28, 2012 - As a surprise guest at the Republican National Convention, Eastwood ad-libs a speech in the form of a conversation by speaking to an empty chair that is standing in for President Barack Obama.