Four-time Academy Award-winning actor-director-producer Clint Eastwood will be a presenter at the 78th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producer Gil Cates announced today.
Eastwood earned four Oscars® and an Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is awarded to a producer whose body of work consistently reflects a high quality of motion picture production. He received both Directing and Best Picture Oscars for 1992's Unforgiven and 2004's Million Dollar Baby he also received leading actor nominations for those films. Eastwood was also nominated for Best Picture and Directing Oscars in 2003 for Mystic River.
His next directing stint will be for Flags of Our Fathers, which he is also producing. Eastwood's other film credits include Space Cowboys, Dirty Harry, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Every Which Way But Loose, In the Line of Fire and The Bridges of Madison County.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST. A one-hour red carpet arrivals show will precede the telecast at 4 p.m.