The Life and Legend
The real Clint Eastwood has never been so honestly revealed as in this gripping and scrupulously research biography by one of America's top film writers. In spending four years researching the actor's life and career, poring through court documents, studio archives and unpublished manuscripts, interviewing friends, family and associates, many of whom have never before dared to cooperate with a writer unauthorised by Clint, Patrick McGilligan has produced an investigative tour de force. He traces the many ways in which unpleasant details of Clint's life have been airbrushed by publicity and the press, goes behind the scenes of all his films, describes his strengths and weaknesses as actor, director, and producer, and examines his many roving relationships with women. The result is a candid portrayal that rewrites Clint's place in film history.