The Surprising Thing You May Not Know About Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood is best known for his work in Hollywood. In fact, when you think of Clint Eastwood, it's likely the words "Go ahead, make my day. What you may not know is that Clint Eastwood is also a composer and jazz pianist. Combining his love of both art forms, he has included classic jazz recordings in his films, including Play Misty For Me and The Bridges of Madison County. Long before his ascent to movie stardom, young Clint dreamed of being a musician. He taught himself piano by listening to Fats Waller records, and would regularly sneak into Oakland jazz clubs as a teenager to see greats like Charlie Parker and Lester Young play. His mother nurtured her son’s love of music, which just pushed Clint to delve deeper into music. In 1997, he finally took the stage at Carnegie Hall for a special musical performance, and there was no question that he had earned the right to be there.