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January 5, 2016

The Legend of Cowboys: 30 Vintage Photos of a Young Clint Eastwood in the 1950s

Clint Eastwood made his name as a popular television and film actor, and went on to become an acclaimed filmmaker, directing several Academy Award-winning films. With many roles including westerns, Clint Eastwood became one of the world's most popular and successful movie stars.

In 1950, he was called to military duty with the Army Special Services, based at Fort Ord in Monterey, California. While in the Army, Eastwood met actors David Janssen and Martin Milner, who convinced him to move to Los Angeles in 1954 after he finished his military duty.

Eastwood took a screen test and signed a contract with Universal for seventy-five dollars a week. His first roles were bit parts in the science fiction films Revenge of the Creature and Tarantula, both released in 1955. Eastwood's rugged looks later landed him the role of Rowdy Yates on the CBS TV series Rawhide (1959), which ran for eight seasons.

These interesting photographs below captured a young Clint Eastwood during the 1950s.

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