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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marc Eliot Narrator: Marc Eliot Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781400183470
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As an actor, he seduced us with his tough-guy charm in A Fistful of Dollars and Dirty Harry. As a director and a producer, he amazed us with his artistic insight and technical savvy in Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and Changeling. Clint Eastwood represents the finest cinematic achievements of the last decades, and he remains one of film's greatest living legends. In American Rebel, Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often tumultuous arc of Eastwood's life and career, from his days as a disaffected college dropout, to his rise to fame as the archetypal loner, to his acceptance into the pantheon of the Academy as a multiple Oscar Award winner. But this unauthorized biography is as much about Eastwood's personal life as his public work, and unlike past biographers, Eliot explores Eastwood's complex relationship between his life and his art with an unflinching look at his failures and his successes. The most complete and up-to-date Eastwood biography yet, American Rebel is a must-have for Eastwood fans and anyone who loves movies. Download and start listening now!

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  • Eliot documents a wealth of details in this well-researched, comprehensive biography that will not disappoint Eastwood's legion of fans. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 1/23/2014

    " A very sexist book if you ask me, but good reading if you must understand Hollywood. Definitely a man's book, but good research for this female mind as it chronicles the journey of an actor who got by in Hollywood by essentially playing himself and learned what Hollywood wanted from him the hard way. I like Clint Eastwood now I must say because I like him better as a director than an actor (plus I don't like westerns). He really does get better with age... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 1/9/2014

    " The most B.A. actor/director in the movies. Such an incredible career. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark Nenadov | 1/7/2014

    " Ugly. I guess the most delicate way I could put it is that this is an unremarkable, overrated book about an uninspiring life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 12/31/2013

    " Clint Eastwood comes across as so many of his film characters: cold, aloof, ruthless, egotistical, and a man of few words. I remember when his affair with Sandra Locke was made public I was so disgusted with her for breaking up his marriage. What a joke!! He was born a Tomcat and had bedded almost every woman he came across. When she sued him I really thought she was a money grubbing woman trying to use him to further her career. This book certainly proved me wrong! Eastwood has talent, but he's not the sort of person you'd want to socialize with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 McKenzie | 12/28/2013

    " This is one of the more enjoyable biographies that I have read. I love Clint, and I loved reading about his early life and career (which I wasn't alive to enjoy) as well as his later works and life. Marc Eliot has put together a very well done biography that I recommend to anyone who has ever mentioned enjoying a Western! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lea | 11/25/2013

    " Makes me want to have a long Clint movie marathon "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 11/15/2013

    " Surface coverage of Eastwood's life and films. No indepth interviews, just magazine quotes and film critic reviews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/26/2013

    " I've loved the last 3 or 4 movies that Clint Eastwood has given us. The man's personal life leaves me a bit cold, however, which may temper some of my admiration for him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olga | 10/12/2013

    " OK book. I like Clint as an actor, but was less impressed with his personality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel DeLappe | 10/8/2013

    " This was an interesting book. AI t would have been better if the writer did not have such a tendancy to get pissy (about Eastwoods movies, who he slept with ect). Eastwood is an interesting person, but when you are none to bright and try to write about him your BS shows. Read Schankels (sp) book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Bartello | 9/13/2013

    " Very good biography of an actor/director with a lot more 'depth' than you might think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margy | 8/24/2013

    " I so admire Clint Eastwood's growth and talent as a director that I wanted to learn all about him. I'm almost sorry i read the book because I learned things that I prefer not to know about his private life. The writing was not terrific, but neither was it distracting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 6/24/2013

    " Not my usual kind of book, but an enjoyable change of pace. Struck a good balance between tattley, tell-all and factual accounting of his career and influences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 6/12/2013

    " As a huge Clint Eastwood fan since the spaghetti westerns - I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Bigley | 2/20/2013

    " Really good insight to the man, however, more biased than I would like in a biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 11/6/2012

    " It's ok. Not official so most of it is anecdotal "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary Gray | 5/23/2012

    " I've always like Clint Eastwood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle Garner | 1/10/2012

    " I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood and his movies, but he's a pretty sorry individual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriel Sloane | 11/14/2011

    " I did not finish this book as it seemed to be information just gathered from another book. It was interesting to see what a cheat he was though. But other than that who really cares. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 9/13/2011

    " A very objective biography of Clint Eastwood. I really enjoyed Marc Eliot's going into depth critically on Clint's films as well as his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 3/28/2011

    " I've loved the last 3 or 4 movies that Clint Eastwood has given us. The man's personal life leaves me a bit cold, however, which may temper some of my admiration for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 3/7/2011

    " Very good biography of an actor/director with a lot more 'depth' than you might think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 2/26/2011

    " As a huge Clint Eastwood fan since the spaghetti westerns - I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 11/10/2010

    " Really good insight to the man, however, more biased than I would like in a biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 3/30/2010

    " Not my usual kind of book, but an enjoyable change of pace. Struck a good balance between tattley, tell-all and factual accounting of his career and influences. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan | 3/26/2010

    " Like the man on screen. Not so hot about the man off screen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/30/2009

    " An unauthorized biography, but neither "tell-all" nor adulatory. Eliot takes an even-handed look at one of Hollywood's icons, in a very reader-friendly style.

    I liked most of Eastwood's films and I liked this insider's glimpse of the man.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 12/23/2009

    " It's ok. Not official so most of it is anecdotal "

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About the Author

Marc Eliot is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, among them the highly acclaimed Cary Grant, the award-winning Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince, and American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood. He writes for a number of publications and frequently speaks about film to universities, film groups, and on radio and television. He lives in New York City and Woodstock, New York.