Whether you prefer him as Dirty Harry, Josey Wales, or silent behind the camera powerfully directing Hilary Swank and Gene Hackman, Clint Eastwood is a taxonomy unto himself. And he has inspired proof that one can take a unique approach to categorizing things, depending on what is your purpose. Actor, director or both, this interesting and entertaining take on taxonomy was brought to us by The Wire in their article, “The Clint Eastwood Taxonomy: What Are His Best Films as a Director?”

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