Clint Eastwood celebrates his 81st birthday today, May 31st. This year also sees the legendary Dirty Harry movie become 40 years old.
This is how much of an impact Clint Eastwood have had:
Gorillaz' songs 'Dirty Harry' and 'Clint Eastwood'
Though the songs are entitled as they are, the lyrics doesn't mention anything directly for Eastwood or Dirty Harry, though the harmonica end of the 'Clint Eastwood' song is influenced by Ennio Morricone's music for 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'.
The Simpsons family have ocassionally been watching a show about "McGarnagle" or "McGarnicle", a policeman with his own rules. It must be said that I think Groening is indirectly referring to Dirty Harry when seeing the squinty eyes and the whispery voice:
Clint Eastwood can also be seen alongside Lee Marvin in a parody turned up side down on the movie "Paint your wagon". Strangely enough, the scene starts with Eastwood confronting Lee Van Cleef, who's known from the Sergio Leone-westerns and have NOT played in Paint Your Wagon:
One of Jim Carreys first parts in a major movie was actually given by Clint Eastwood in The Dead Pool. Jim Carrey himself is a big fan of Eastwood and have imitated him several times, which can be seen here:
Red Dead Redemption
Of course, this game is based on the times of train robberies and when men drank at classic western saloons. It would be stupid if there were not at least one reference to Clint Eastwood or the movies of Sergio Leone!