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Clint Eastwood, 93, looks almost unrecognizable for rare public appearance in hometown

The legendary actor will celebrate his 94th birthday in May 

Clint Eastwood suit and tie
Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
16 April 2024
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Clint Eastwood stepped back into the limelight recently when he made a rare public appearance to attend a speaking event hosted by Dr. Jane Goodall. 

The Dirty Harry star appeared in good spirits as he chatted animatedly with the famous conservationist in his hometown Carmel-by-the-Sea.

However, at first glance you'd be forgiven for not recognizing Clint as he sported a a bushy, white beard and longer hair. 

His public appearance marked his first in months and fans were delighted to see him looking well. 

Clint donned a casual shirt, zip up sweater and blue pants for his outing. He sat front and centre for Jane's event, Reason for Hope. 

Clint Eastwood enjoys a chat with Dr. Jane Goodall© MEGA
Clint Eastwood enjoys a chat with Dr. Jane Goodall

Clint Eastwood was mayor of Carmel 

While he's never worked with Jane - who has embarked on a 90th Birthday Tour which took her through the Californian town - he is a nature enthusiast. 

Clint raised many of his eight children on his ranch in Carmel where he was elected as mayor in 1986 and held the political position for two years.

Clint with his daughters and his former partner, Francis Fisher © Jerritt Clark
Clint with daughters, Kathryn, Alison, Francesca and Morgan and his ex Francis Fisher too

Clint is yet to retire and continues his work behind the camera. Last year, he was spotted on set of his upcoming movie, Juror No. 2, which stars Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette.

And he only plans on hanging up his directing shoes when he falls out of love with what he does. 

Portrait of American actor and director Clint Eastwood sitting in a field, with his leg bent and his elbow resting on his knee, 1960s. Eastwood is wearing a white cardigan over a red shirt© Getty
Clint is a nature enthusiast who raised his family around animals at his ranch in Carmel

"You never know when you’re going to give up," he said several years ago. "But I'm enjoying it."

Clint on aging 

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Clint has enjoyed a decorated and lengthy career

Clint will turn 94 on May 31 and has always seen aging as a privilege. 

In 1997, he told CBS News: "I think you have to enjoy getting older. That's the most important factor. If you sit around and think, 'Well, at 21, I was doing this,' or 'at 31' or what have you.'

"A lot of people maybe do their best work when they're 40 and then tail off. But I think that's a mental attitude."

Clint Eastwood at the AFI Awards Luncheon, Arrivals, Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles, USA - 03 Jan 2020© Getty
He continues to work at the age of 93

Clint's 8 children

In real life, Clint is a a dad to eight children by six different women. He's a father to daughters, Laurie, 70, Kimber, 59, Alison, 51, Kathryn, Francesca and Morgan and also has two sons, Kyle, 55, and Scott, 38.

Scott Eastwood (son of Clint Eastwood)© Getty Images
Clints son Scott is also a famous actor

With an age difference of 43 years between the oldest and the youngest child, his offspring spans over several generations. 

With the exception of Laurie, all of Clint's children have dipped their toe in the acting pool in one way or another and they've worked alongside their famous dad too. 

Geoffrey Lewis pictured alongside his Every Which Way But Loose co-stars Clint Eastwood and Beverly d'Angelo© Getty
Clint on set of the movie Every Which Way But Loose with Beverly d'Angelo

Not that they haven't had to work hard to earn their place in the entertainment industry. 

Scott said: "I've auditioned for pretty much every one of my father's movies," and was rejected for some.

US jazz musician, Kyle Eastwood - the son Clint Eastwood© Getty Images
Kyle Eastwood is jazz musician

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