14 behind-the-scenes photos of Clint Eastwood at work and play in his early career
These candids show Eastwood at work and play during the 50s and 60s
Clint Eastwood has become such an icon of Hollywood, it's hard to remember that he was once just an up-and-coming actor on a TV show. Playing Rowdy Yates on the hit western Rawhide opened a lot of doors for the San Francisco kid.
We though we'd pay tribute to this legend with a look back at his early days.
Enjoy these candid snapshots of Clint, family, and friends at work and leisure in the 1950s and 1960s.
There's no lifeguard in the backyard, so Clint and his wife, Maggie, can engage in horseplay by their pool.
For the Birds
Clint and Maggie hang up some artwork at home in 1962.
Clint hits the gym and curls some iron in the late 1950s.
The Breakfast of Champions
Maggie makes tea while Clint sucks down some O.J. in costume one fine morning during the production of Rawhide. We love the goofy photo of the couple behind his hand.
Maggie teaches Clint how to "do the Twist" at home in San Fernando Valley in 1962.
Rowdy in Tokyo
The cast of Rawhide causes a media storm upon a visit to Japan.
Dip and Dog
You wouldn't figure Eastwood for a dachshund owner, would you?
Behind the Camera
Clint plays with his new camera at home. On the wall, you can see ephemera of his Rawhide career, from a TV Cover to an honorary membership into the Pettis County Historical Society, Sedalia, Missouri.
No Horsing Around
Clint practices his trademark squint on the set of Rawhide.
Lacoste of Fame
This is probably the preppiest Eastwood has ever looked. Don't tell him we said that.
Look Who's Talking
Eastwood, in the middle, earned his first screen credit for a role in Francis in the Navy, a naval comedy featuring Francis the Talking Mule. Eastwood was no stranger to talking equines. He also appeared on Mister Ed.
Clint gives his son Kyle a thrill while on the set of Dirty Harry in 1971.
A Budding Star
Eastwood made his screen debut with an uncredited role on Revenge of the Creature, which can sometimes be seen on MeTV's own Svengoolie. Here is a headshot from around the time of that 1955 feature.
Hand in Hand
Clint goes for a stroll with actresses Olive Sturgess (left) and Dani Crayne (right) in 1954.
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Adult Swim- You're going in Maggie like it or not. Jaws awaiting.
For The Birds- It's nice Maggie but it's no Picasso
Arm Day- and you all thought I was just a pretty face.
Breakfast of Champions- Now if you just throw a shot or two of Vodka into my OJ we will be all set for the day.
C'mon, baby…Come on let's twist again, like we did last summer! Yeaaah, let's twist again, like we did last year.
Rowdy in Tokyo-Now if you boys will just throw in some of your best Sake we can talk about it.
Dip and Dog-Honey? I didn't know rats could swim
Behind the Camera- Now if I can just get this camera to work. Then point at the mirror I will then call it a selfie.
No Horsing Around- remember when you were horsing around on the phone and got me into trouble Mr. Ed? Well this is gonna be your payback.
Lacoste of Fame- Is a nice day in the neighborhood and I'm ready to get it going..............
Look Who's Talking- If you could talk as good as Francis here you would be an Admiral by now.
Swing Set- Kyle swings like a pendulum do
A budding star- You're looking at him, that be me
Hand in Hand- What we have here is NOT a failure to communicate