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Watch: 'The Man With No Name,' A Vintage 1-Hour Documentary On The Career Of Clint Eastwood

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 26, 2014 at 4:48PM

While the prolific Clint Eastwood, now mostly directing, has hit a late career stride of serving up mediocre, studio backed pictures, it speaks to the length and impact of his career that nearly forty years ago, he had already done enough work to justify an hour-long documentary about him. And that's just what you get with 1977's appropriately titled "The Man With No Name."
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A Fistful of Dollars, Clint Eastwood

While the prolific Clint Eastwood, now mostly directing, has hit a late career stride of serving up mediocre, studio backed pictures, it speaks to the length and impact of his career that nearly forty years ago, he had already done enough work to justify an hour-long documentary about him. And that's just what you get with 1977's appropriately titled "The Man With No Name."

The BBC production is presented by Iain Johnstone and finds the star — declared one of the biggest on the planet — at an interesting point in his career. By the end of the '70s, Eastwood was a blockbuster titan thanks to "Dirty Harry," but was also making a name for himself as a filmmaker with a half dozen films under his belt including "High Plains Drifter," "Play Misty For Me" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales." And this doc captures that time with key insights from Sergio Leone, critic Pauline Kael (who hated "Dirty Harry") and more. Check it out below. [The Seventh Art]

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