Let us salute the great CLINT EASTWOOD on his birthday as he’s one of the very best actors and directors in movies.

One of the greatest actors and directors in cinema, CLINT EASTWOOD has his birthday today and I think he deserves to be saluted for his peerless work in front and behind the camera! And so check out this gorgeous portrait of him below taken by the brilliant Annie Leibovitz:

Clint Eastwood portrait by Annie Leibovitz c/o Vanity Fair

Clint Eastwood portrait by Annie Leibovitz

From the spaghetti duels in the sun with A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to the cop with the singular attitude in the Dirty Harry series. From the comedies with Clyde the orangutan known as Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can to the reinvention of the very wild old west in the deservedly Oscar-winning Unforgiven. From the sucker punch of a killer round in the ring with the Oscar-winning Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby to the morality tale that was so much more than just a story about a car in Gran Torino. For all that and much more, the silver screen shines a little bit brighter thanks to a certain man with a brilliant name.

Whenever I see a film with the name Clint Eastwood on it, I know it’ll make my very special day and so Happy Birthday Mr. E!