Clint Eastwood Time Line1960's

Hang 'Em High
Records a pop single entitled "Rowdy/Cowboy Wedding Song" for Cameo Records.

Records another single called "Unknown Girl" for Gothic Records.

Makes a guest appearance on the television show, Mr. Ed, playing himself.
Records yet another single entitled "Get Yourself Another Fool."
Directs a promo spot for Rawhide. Almost directs the entire episode but CBS issues an edict forbidding actors to direct their own shows.

Records a full-length LP called "Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites," for Cameo Records.

Eastwood took a chance when he went off to Spain to make A Fistful of Dollars (1964), a spaghetti western, for director Sergio Leone. His fee was $15,000 and he was the only English-speaking member of cast and crew.
The film that started it all! A Fistful of Dollars is released internationally and makes Clint Eastwood an instant star.
It paid off: The Man With No Name drew appreciative audiences in Europe, where he became known as "El Cigarillo," and in South America, where they called him "El Pistolero con los ojos verdes" (the gunman with the green eyes). Back home, he was still Rowdy Yates, since the movie did not open here until 1967.

He donned the poncho a second time in A Few Dollars More, this time earning a few dollars more himself: $50,000, plus a percentage of the profits. They shot this one is Spain, too. Said co-star Lee Van Cleef, "I think Clint's timing was good. He was fresh then, a new face for the movies... I knew when I worked with him that it as just a matter of time."
The second of the Sergio Leone westerns For A Few Dollars More is released internationally.
Becomes top-billed star of Rawhide after Eric Fleming leaves the show.

Reprising the gunman character for the third time in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Eastwood's The Man With No Name gained a nickname, "Blondie," and a new co-star, Eli Wallach.
Said Eastwood of his three spaghetti westerns, "Fistful established the pattern. It was the first film in which the protagonist initiated the action. He shot first. Everybody knows that nobody ever stood in the street and let the heavy draw first. It's me or him. To me, that's practical."
The western classic The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly is released this year. It is the final film in which Eastwood portrays "The Man With No Name."

Guest stars in the little known European film, The Witches.

Creates Malpaso Productions, his own film production company.
Clint Eastwood's first major American film Hang 'Em High is released.
On his first major American film, Hang 'Em High, Eastwood established his pattern of doing many of his own stunts, including a scene in that movie where he was dragged across the Rio Grande with a rope. Said Hang 'Em High co-star Bruce Dern, "I pushed his face in that sand and he came up sputtering and trying to blow sand out of his mouth, and he just got on with the scene."
He follows it up with Coogan's Bluff, the first film of five directed by mentor and friend Don Siegel. Said Siegal, "I came on the picture after eight scripts had been written, and one director had quit... We started out with cautious, mutual admiration."
Of his Coogan's Bluff role as a resourceful Arizona sheriff, Eastwood said, "Originally, they were playing the guy much more as a bumbling type... Well, I thought that had been done a lot in the past with James Stewart and a lot of guys."
Appears in the box office Top Ten for the first time.
His son, Kyle Eastwood is born, May 19, 1968.

Eastwood paired with Richard Burton for the World War II adventure Where Eagles Dare (1969). That same year, he teamed with Lee Marvin for the musical Paint Your Wagon (1969), based on the Broadway show.
Two Mules for Sister Sara was directed by Don Siegal. Shirley MacLaine played the prostitute who masquerades as a nun, and Eastwood was a natural as the Texas cowboy who protects her.