Limiting Clint Eastwood's greatest roles to a mere ten films is a damn near Sisyphean task. Over 55 years of movie-making, the steely-eyed actor/director has created so many indelible characters, it's hard to imagine them all coming from the same mortal man.

With the release of the supernatural thriller 'Hereafter,' it's a good time to look back on some of Eastwood's most memorable characters. We did have two rules: Only one movie could be considered per series -- hence the omission of 'A Fistful Of Dollars,' 'Magnum Force' and the like -- and films directed by, but not starring, Eastwood were discounted ('Bird,''Mystic River,' etc.). The debate begins ... now.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Movie Poster
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
R1967
Based on 7 critics

In the Southwest during the Civil War, a mysterious stranger, Joe (Clint Eastwood), and a Mexican outlaw,... Read More

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Unforgiven
R1992
Based on 21 critics

When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey,... Read More

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Dirty Harry
R1971
In Theaters on February 15, 2000

Cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) attempts to track down a psychopathic rooftop killer before a kidnapped... Read More

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In the Line of Fire
R1993
Based on 16 critics

A Secret Service agent is taunted by calls from a would-be killer who has detailed information about... Read More

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Play Misty for Me
R1971
In Theaters on December 29, 2002

Popular radio show host Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) becomes restless in his relationship with his girlfriend... Read More

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High Plains Drifter
R1973
In Theaters on September 6, 2003

In this Western, a drifter with no name (Clint Eastwood) wanders into a small town, where his gun-slinging... Read More

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The Outlaw Josey Wales
PG1976
In Theaters on September 7, 2003

Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) watches helplessly as his wife and child are murdered, by Union men led... Read More

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Million Dollar Baby
PG-132004
Based on 39 critics

Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's... Read More

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Escape From Alcatraz
PG1979
In Theaters on July 3, 2005

Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a hardened con with a history of prison breaks, is sent to serve the rest... Read More

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Hang 'Em High
PG-131968
In Theaters on 1968

After a gang of men unsuccessfully attempts to lynch him for a cattle rustling crime he did not commit,... Read More