Clint Eastwood, better known as a cowboy and “Dirty Harry,” also is a musician. In 1961, he cut a single called “Unknown Girl.” Two more singles followed in the next three years and the release of an LP titled “Rawhide’s Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites,” from the 60s TV series that brought him fame.
Eastwood also demonstrated his singing abilities in the musical picture Paint Your Wagon, and had a hit with “Burning Bridges,” the soundtrack to Kelly’s Heroes. He sang in several duets on his movie soundtracks, including “Barroom Buddies” with Merle Haggard, and on “Beers to you” with Ray Charles in Any Which Way You Can. He even showed up on a few country recordings, including TG Sheppard’s “Make My Day” and Randy Travis’ “Smokin’ the Hive”.
Themes from Unforgiven, A Perfect World, The Bridges of Madison County, and Absolute Power were all written by Clint Eastwood. And you can catch him plucking some vocal cords on the soundtrack of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, where he sings lead vocals on the Johnny Mercer song “Accentuate the Positive.”
Clint Eastwood purchased the script for Unforgiven in 1979. He waited until 1992 before producing the movie. It is said that that he thought it to be a project for himself when he was more mature. The Bridges Of Madison County, A Perfect World, Absolute Power and Unforgiven grossed more than $100 million dollars each.