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Ryan Gosling Is Joining Clint Eastwood, Madonna, and Mel Gibson in a Very Special Club

By Brandon Specktor Sep 17, 2012

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Clint Eastwood

Starred in: A Fistful of Dollars ('64); The Good, the Band and the Ugly ('66); Dirty Harry ('71); The Outlaw Josey Wales ('76); Escape From Alcatraz ('79); Unforgiven ('92); Space Cowboys (2000); Million Dollar Baby ('04); Gran Torino ('08)
Directed: High Plains Drifter ('73); The Outlaw Josey WalesUnforgivenSpace CowboysMystic River ('03);Million Dollar BabyFlags of Our Fathers ('06); Gran TorinoJ Edgar ('11)

Clint forged his career in the cruel, sun-parched badlands of…Western Europe. His spree of so-called Spaghetti Westerns under the direction of Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone not only redefined a fading genre, but positioned Clint as king gunslinger in front of and behind the camera for decades to come. As director, he's scored a fistful of Oscars forMillion Dollar Baby and Unforgiven, noms aplenty, and the distinction of becoming the most newsworthy figure in a presidential election he's not even involved in. Ride on, cowboy.

Tags: movies, celebrities, directors, films, ryan gosling, stars, celebrity directors

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Brandon Specktor

For 22 years, Brandon was a fat kid living in Tucson, AZ, which gave him lots and lots of time to write. He now works at a magazine in New York City, but still loves writing almost as much as he loves muffins.

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