Classic Actor of the Day: Clint Eastwood

31 May

Dirty Harry star turns 82 today. Happy Birthday Sir Clint Eastwood!!! His career has surpassed the 57-year milestone in Hollywood, as a special mark of respect to an incredible actor-director-producer. I’ve piled up some of his snapshots from his leading roles in A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and up to Dirty Harry.


A Fistful of Dollars (1964) as Joey
“I don’t think it’s nice, you laughin’. You see, my mule don’t like people laughing. He gets the crazy idea you’re laughin’ at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you’re going to, I might convince him that you really didn’t mean it.”

For a Few Dollars More (1965) as Monco

“Tell me, isn’t the sheriff supposed to be courageous, loyal, and above all, honest?”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) as Blondie
“God is not on our side because he hates idiots also.”

Hang ‘Em High (1968) as Jed Cooper
“Well, I don’t care how you slice it – whether there’s nine men out in the plains with a dirty rope or a judge with his robe on in front of the American flag – those boys are going to be just as dead as if they’d been lynched.”

Coogan’s Bluff (1968) as Walt Coogan
“All right now, I don’t like violence, Mr. Wonderful whatever your name is. You better drop that blade, or you won’t believe what happens next, even while it’s happening.”

Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) as Hogan
“All the women I’ve ever known were natural-born liars but I never knew about nuns until now.”

Kelly’s Heroes (1970) as Pvt. Kelly
“Well, if you were looking for a young boy, you should have sent somebody else, Joe.”

The Beguiled (1971) as John McBurney
“I’ve just been thinking about all the advantages a one-legged man has. He saves on socks. He doesn’t have to worry about trimming as many toenails… fewer corns and bunions. I’ve been contemplating asking her to cut off the other one.”

Play Misty for Me (1971) as David Garver
“You haven’t got the faintest idea of what love is, we don’t even know each other.”

Dirty Harry (1971) as Harry Callahan

“I know what you’re thinking, punk. You’re thinking “did he fire six shots or only five?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow you head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?”

Living Legends of Hollywood’s Golden Age

28 Mar
If you’ve heard Madonna’s 1990’s hit single “Vogue”, the only surviving classic entertainer cited on her song was Lauren Bacall. Now, she’s 87 years old. But listed below are some actors and actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age who are older than her – and still alive.
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Kirk Douglas, 95
The bona fide superstar is also known as Issur Daielovitch Demsky was born in New York. His cleft-chinned and steely-eyed actor rose to fame from being “the ragman’s son” to a living legend in international golden cinema. Kirk Douglas is the father-in-law of gorgeous Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.  The classic leading man stars in numerous films such as Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), Lust for Life (1956) and Spartacus (1960).
ImageImageImageOlivia de Havilland, 95
Olivia de Havilland won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1946 and 1949. She’s known for portraying the role of Maid Marian in 1938 action-adventure film The Adventures of Robin Hood and 1948 drama flick The Snake Pit. Olivia is the elder sister of British actress Joan Fontaine who has been sisterly-clashed over roles, awards and lovers. They were both nominated for Best Actress in Oscar awards in 1941. Until today, they are still on bad terms. She’s famous for her court victory against film studio Warner Brothers and was dubbed as the “de Havilland decision”.
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The younger sister of Olivia de Havilland; Joan Fontaine was christened as Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1971. She was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved in California to improve their condition. The 94-year-old movie icon was recognized in movies like Rebecca (1940), Suspicion (1941), ad Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948).
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ImageMickey Rooney, 91
The movie entertainer Mickey Rooney was born on September 23, 1920. He began his career as a child actor and performed in more than 200 full-length films from 1927 until 2011. Classic actor Rooney has been married eight times to Ava Gardner (1942-1943), Betty Jane Rase (1944-1949), Martha Vickers (1949-1951), Elaine Devry (1952-1958), Tara Thomas (1958-1966), Marge Lanne (1966-1967), Carolyn Hockett (1969-1975) and Jan Chamberlin (1978-present).
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Esther Williams, 90
The America’s Mermaid Esther William is a swimming titleholder when she was a teenager. MGM talent scout spotted her while working in a department store. She made her first appearance in a 1942 film Andy Hardy’s Double Life and became Mickey Rooney’s love interest as Sheila Brooks. Esther Williams starred on her first swimming role in a 1944 movie Bathing Beauty and followed by Million Dollar Mermaid in 1952.
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Vintage Snapshots of Classic Actresses

20 Mar
I have been searching a lot of old-fashioned photos of several classic movie maidens. This is what I truly love; gathering and browsing exceptional pictures of various superstars from the past that I would love to devote time to spellbind by their allure and sophistication.
Elizabeth Taylor
February 27, 1932
“You find out who your real friends are when you’re involved in a scandal.”
The Academy Award-winning actress glams the movie stardom who was outshined by her love affair with magnificent jewelry, ecstatic looks and real life-dramas; Elizabeth Taylor was wedded eight times with Larry Fortensky, John Warner, Eddie Fisher, Michael Todd, Michael Wilding, Conrad Hilton, Jr. and Richard Burton. The Cleopatra star had three hip replacements and underwent in a successful operation to remove brain tumor.
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Audrey Hepburn
May 4, 1929
“I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.”
The daughter of Dutch baroness and a humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn was often played as a stylish high society woman in movies. The most beautiful woman of all time is also fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Italian. Breakfast at Tiffany’s lead actress was very ill at ease about her size 10 feet, apart from a pretty face, she’s also a heavy smoker, Audrey Hepburn can devour at least three packs of cig a day.
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Marilyn Monroe
June 1, 1926
“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.”
Comic genius and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe starred in blockbuster movies such as The Seven Year Itch, How to e Very, Very Popular, How to Marry a Millionaire, and the Prince and the Showgirl. She was crowned as the Miss California Artichoke Queen in 1947 and entitled as the Number One Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy Magazine in 1999. The blonde bombshell was grieved in miscarriages in July 1957 and November 1958 in the course of her love affair with Arthur Miller.
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Lauren Bacall
September 16, 1924
“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”
The cat-like eyes Lauren Bacall doesn’t want her to be branded as a legend because she believes that a legend is tangled in the past. With husky voice and sultry looks, the Confidential Agent silver screen temptress was crowned Miss Greenwich Village in 1942 and hailed on the 6th place as one of the Sexiest Stars in film history by the 1995 Empire Magazine.
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Rita Hayworth
October 17, 1918
“I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.”
Hollywood Glamour started her career after doing 13 minor movie roles; she became a love goddess when she topbilled on a 1941 film The Strawberry Blonde and You’ll Never Get Rich. She’s one of the legendary celebrities mentioned in Madonna’s hit single “Vogue”.
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Vivien Leigh
November 5, 1913
“Actresses go on for a long time and there are always marvelous parts to play.”
She got her second Oscar award as Best Actress for interpreting Blanche Dubois in 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire. According to film memoire in the Hollywood archive, she used one of her Academy Award trophies to doorstop her lavatory. Just like Audrey Hepburn, the beautiful one-eyebrow raising Vivien Leigh was a chain smoker, wheezing almost four cartons of cigar a day during the shooting of Gone with the Wind in 1939. Vivien Leigh was diagnosed with manic depressive disorder.
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Ava Gardner (1950s)

20 Mar