In his 65-year Hollywood career, Clint Eastwood has acted in more than 60 movies: some good, some bad, some very ugly ("Pink Cadillac," anyone?). But since Eastwood rose to superstardom in director Sergio Leone's trilogy of mid-1960s' "Spaghetti Westerns," the sole constant has been his box-office bankability.
Not every Eastwood film — whether he starred in the picture, directed it, or both — realizes a financial bonanza, but they very rarely lose money. As sure as Dirty Harry is packing heat that could "blow your head clean off," the Clint faithful pack theaters for every release, even as the 89-year-old legend's voice sounds as if he's gargling gravel.
We kid Clint only because we love him. The man has appeared in more memorable big-screen moments than one can possibly count. In tribute, we've lassoed Eastwood's 15 top-grossing flicks as an actor. We've also denoted if Eastwood himself directed the film or not. The box-office grosses are the worldwide take, inflation-adjusted for today's dollars.
Do you feel lucky, punk? Read on.