Early in his career, Clint Eastwood was synonymous with the Western film genre. His ability to stare down his opponent coupled with a great screen presence made him a perfect fit for the genre. Eastwood became the ideal representation of the American cowboy.
High Plains Drifter:
Director: Clint Eastwood
A gunfighter without a name (Clint Eastwood) arrives in a small mining town called Lago with the intention of staying the night. Due to his menacing look and the fact that Lago is a wild town, three men get it in their minds to kill him, but are unsuccessful. This causes The Stranger to take a room and stick around a while. Some outlaws, Stacey (Geoffrey Lewis – Maverick – 1994, The Man Without A Face), Bill (Scott Walker – The Muppet Movie, Orca) and Cole (Anthony James – Unforgiven, Blue Thunder), are planning to come back to Lago and take revenge on the citizens of the town, so the town leaders try to convince The Stranger to help them.
Director: John Sturges
Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) is a gunslinger who is hired by a rich landowner, Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall – Thank You For Smoking, Gone In Sixty Seconds), to help him with a range war with Mexican revolutionaries led by Luis Chama (John Saxon – From Dusk 'Til Dawn, Beverly Hills Cop III). After joining the hunt, Kidd begins to doubt that he is on the right side especially after he falls for a beautiful rebel named Helen Sanchez (Stella Garcia – Playing God, Eye For An Eye).
Two Mules For Sister Sara:
Director: Don Siegel
A drifter (Clint Eastwood) named Hogan rescues a nun, Sister Sara (Shirley MacLaine – Postcards From the Edge, Being There), from three cowboys. They join up with a band of freedom fighters in an attempt to capture a well-armed enemy garrison. Hogan agrees to help Sara in exchange for some information on the garrison. Sara has a secret which she does not want Hogan to find out about.