Did clint eastwood served in the military

did clint eastwood served in the military

did clint eastwood served in the military
20 Hollywood Stars Who Served in the Military, From Adam Driver to Clint Eastwood (Photos)

This Veterans Day, take a moment to honor someone who took the time out to serve our country in the military. And barring that, watch a film or show featuring one of these Hollywood stars who will most definitely be celebrating Veterans Day on Monday. Some of the actors on this list have military careers that date all the way back to World War II. And while this list excludes celebrities who have passed away, including people like James Stewart, Elvis Presley and Bea Arthur, theres more than enough patriotism on this list to go around.

Adam Driver

Adam Driver joined up in the Marines shortly after 9/11 and served for two years and eight months before being medically discharged after suffering a mountain biking accident. He was assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalian, 1st Marines. And though he was never deployed, he did get a nickname from his fellow Marines: Ears Two. He explained to Stephen Colbert that he was one of two guys in his battalion with big ears, but that he avoided most of the verbal ridicule. He told The Guardian how serving changed his outlook on life. Theres something about going into the military and having all of your identity and possessions stripped away: that whole clarity of purpose thing. It becomes very clear to you, when you get your freedom back, that theres stuff you want to do.

Clint Eastwood

Though hes more well known as a Western cowboy, Clint Eastwood was drafted into the Korean War and served as a lifeguard while training at Fort Ord in California. He was discharged in 1953 and was able to attend acting school during his tenure thanks to the G.I. Bill.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman actually turned down a partial scholarship for acting and instead opted to join the Air Force. For nearly four years between 1955 to 1959, he served as a radar technician and rose to the rank of Airman 1st Class. He told AARP magazine (via military.com) that he felt as though he were sitting in the nose of a bomb once he finally trained to fly a fighter plane. You are not in love with this; you are in love with the idea of this, Freeman said.

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris joined the U.S. Air Force as an air policeman beginning in 1958, eventually being sent to Osan Air Base in South Korea. It was there he developed his signature martial arts form, the Chun Kuk Do. He was later discharged in 1962.

Tom Selleck

The Magnum P.I. actor Tom Selleck served in the California Army National Guard between 1967 to 1973.


In an effort to support his girlfriend and newly born daughter, Ice-T enlisted in the military to get off the streets and found himself stationed in Hawaii in the 25th Infantry Division between 1977 to 1979. It was there he started meeting people who helped inspire his music career as a rapper.

Tony Bennett

The famed Italian singer Tony Bennett, now in his 90s, was drafted to serve in World War II in Nov. 1944, and by March of 1945, he was sent to the front line through France and into Germany as part of the 63rd Infantry Division, better known as the Blood and Fire division. In his autobiography The Good Life, Bennett recalled the experience as having a front row seat in hell.

Rob Riggle

Comedian Rob Riggle served in the Marines for 23 years, first joining up in 1990 when he said he would rather be a Top Gun pilot than be a waiter. He served in Kosovo, Liberia, Afghanistan and Albania during his time, becoming a decorated lieutenant colonel in the process. And though he wanted to enter into flight school, he realized it would hinder his dream of one day doing comedy. I stopped flying, became a ground officer, had a short contract, fulfilled my contract and pursued comedy and acting, Riggle told CBS News. I stayed in the reserves though and did the reserves for the last 14 years. And I just retired in January from the Marines. This is a great country, you can do it all.

Robin Quivers

Robin Quivers, a co-host on Howard Sterns radio show, rose to the rank of captain while enlisted in the U.S. Air Force between 1975 and 1978. She was discharged shortly after, but remained a member of the reserve with no active duty until 1990, according to the biography Howard Stern: King of All Media.

Zulay Henao

Colombian-American actress Zulay Henao served three years in the U.S. Army, telling Maxim she joined up right after high school and immediately felt the pressure of basic training at Fort Bragg. it was miserable. I quickly realized Id have to change my attitude if I was going to get through it. Ive always tried to make the most out of my experiences, but that one was tough, she told Maxim.

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas had a brief stint in the U.S. Navy, joining up shortly after America entered World War II, serving on a submarine between 1943 and 1944, according to CNN.

James Earl Jones

Though he was recruited during the most active time during the Korean War and eventually to the rank of first lieutenant, James Earl Jones was stationed at a cold-weather training command base in Leadville, Colorado beginning in 1953.

Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman said on an episode of Inside the Actors Studio that when he was 16, he lied about his age and enlisted in the marine corps in 1946. He spent four and a half years as a field radio operator and was stationed in China for a time before being assigned to Hawaii and Japan.

Mel Brooks

The comedy legend Mel Brooks served in World War II as a combat engineer, defusing land mines as a corporal in the 1104 Engineer Combat Division. I was a combat engineer. Isnt that ridiculous? The two things I hate most in the world are combat and engineering, Brooks joked to military.com. War isnt hell War is loud. Much too noisy. All those shells and bombs going off all around you. Never mind death. A man could lose his hearing.

Robert Duvall

Robert Duvall may be known for his Vietnam War movie Apocalypse Now, but he did briefly serve in the Army shortly after the Korean War, even acting in plays while stationed in Camp Gordon in Georgia. He served two years and left as a private first class. He did have to clarify the extent of his service however, telling People in 1984 (via military.com), Some stories have me shooting it out with the Commies from a foxhole over in Frozen Chosen. Pork Chop Hill stuff. Hell, I barely qualified with the M-1 rifle inbasic training.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey still has his crew cut and signature glasses that he first started wearing back in his Marine Corps days when he served as a field radio operator in the 25th Marine Regiment in Ohio. The comedian served for six years and has frequently given back to the military in the form of performances for the USO.


The comedian Sinbad told Ebony magazine that he nearly had a dishonorable discharge for going AWOL while he was serving in the air force as a boom operator, including frequently leaving to perform stand-up comedy and because he failed to make the Air Force basketball team.

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier lied about his age to enlist during World War II and wound up in a VA hospital in Northport, New York, serving for a year before obtaining a discharge in 1944.

Alan Alda

While best known as a military doctor on M.A.S.H., Alda completed a minimum six-month tour of duty in the Korean War as a gunnery officer.

Oliver Stone

Director Oliver Stones combat experience in Vietnam directly contributed to his films Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July that would become staples of his career. Stone served in the Army for over a year between 1967 and 1968 and was even wounded twice in battle. Hes been honored with a Bronze Star with V device for heroism in ground combat and a Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

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Political life of Clint Eastwood
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American actor and director Clint Eastwood has long shown an interest in politics. He won election as the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in April 1986 and in 2001, Governor Gray Davis appointed the Oscar-winner to the California State Park and Recreation Commission.[1] Eastwood endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election and delivered a prime time address at the 2012 Republican National Convention, where he delivered a speech addressed to an empty chair representing Barack Obama. He announced in February 2020 that he would be endorsing Democratic candidate Mike Bloomberg in the 2020 presidential election.

Political views

Eastwood with President Ronald Reagan in the late 1980s

During a screening of his 1992 film Unforgiven at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2017, as part of the film's 25th anniversary, Eastwood decried what he saw as political correctness within society. Recalling the release of Dirty Harry, Eastwood commented, "A lot of people thought [Dirty Harry] was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that were in now with political correctness. We are killing ourselves, weve lost our sense of humor. But I thought it was interesting and it was daring."[2]

Eastwood registered as a Republican in order to vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and he passively supported Richard Nixon's 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns. He later condemned Nixon's secret Oval Office tape-recording scheme and also the president's handling of the Vietnam War, calling it "immoral."[3][4][5][6]

Anti-war views

Eastwood has expressed disapproval of America's wars in Korea (19501953), Vietnam (19641975), Afghanistan (2001present), and Iraq (20032011), believing that the United States should not be overly militaristic or play the role of global policeman.[3][7][8][9]

Furthermore, Eastwood's 2014 movie American Sniper was met with strong critical praise, especially from many Republicans who called it a pro-War on Terror, pro-Republican, and patriotic film; Eastwood responded by saying that such notions represented a "stupid analysis" and that the movie had nothing to do with political parties.[10] Democrats in the media were labeling the film Republican propaganda, and saying that Eastwood was a warmonger. Eastwood responded to critics of American Sniper by saying his film was "the biggest anti-war statement any film can make", and that the film depicts "the fact of what [war] does to the family and the people who have to go back into civilian life like Chris Kyle did" and "what it (war) does to the people left behind."[11] Eastwood further explained his anti-war stance by saying "I was a child growing up during World War II. That was supposed to be the one to end all wars. And four years later, I was standing at the draft board being drafted during the Korean conflict, and then after that there was Vietnam, and it goes on and on forever . . . I just wonder . . . does this ever stop? And no, it doesnt. So each time we get in these conflicts, it deserves a lot of thought before we go wading in or wading out. Going in or coming out. It needs a better thought process, I think."[10]

Registered Libertarian

He usually describes himself as a libertarian in interviews[12], and in the spring of 1999, he told Premiere magazine that "I guess I was a social liberal and a fiscal conservative before it became fashionable."[13] In 2009, Eastwood said that he was now a registered Libertarian.[14]

He has referred to himself as "...too individualistic to be either right-wing or left-wing,"[15] describing himself in 1974 as "a political nothing" and "a moderate"[5] and in 1997 as a "libertarian."[16] He told USA Weekend in 2004, "I don't see myself as conservative, but I'm not ultra-leftist. ... I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live."[17]

In 1992, Eastwood told writer David Breskin that his political views represented a fusion of Milton Friedman and Noam Chomsky and suggested that they would make for a worthwhile presidential ticket.[18]

At times, he has supported California Democrats, including Senator Dianne Feinstein in 1994,[19] and liberal and environmentally concerned Representative Sam Farr in 2002. Eastwood contributed $1,000 to Farr's successful re-election campaign that year and on May 23, 2003, he hosted a $5,000-per-ticket fundraiser for California's Democratic governor, Gray Davis.[20] Later that year, Eastwood offered to film a commercial in support of the embattled governor,[21] and in 2001, the star visited Davis' office to support an alternative energy bill written by another Democrat, California State assemblyman Fred Keeley.

In general, Eastwood has favored less governmental interference in both the private economy and the private lives of individuals. He has disapproved of a reliance on welfare, feeling that the government should help citizens make something of themselves via education and incentives. He has, however, approved of unemployment insurance, bail-outs for homeowners saddled with unaffordable mortgages, environmental conservation, land preservation, alternative energy incentives, and gun control measures such as California's Brady Bill. A longtime, self-described "liberal on civil rights,"[22] Eastwood has stated that he has always been pro-choice on abortion.[23] He has endorsed the notion of allowing gays to marry,[24]("From a libertarian point of view, you would say, 'Yeah? So what?' You have to believe in total equality. People should be able to be what they want to be and do what they want as long as they're not harming people.")[17] and he contributed to groups supporting the Equal Rights Amendment for women.[25]

Views on gun control

Despite being both a gun enthusiast[26] and heavily associated with firearms in his Westerns and police movies, Eastwood has publicly endorsed gun control since at least 1973. In the April 24, 1973, edition of The Washington Post, the star said, "I'm for gun legislation myself. I don't hunt."[27] Two years later, in 1975, Eastwood told People magazine that he favors "gun control to some degree."[28] About a year later, Eastwood remarked that "All guns should be registered. I don't think legitimate gun owners would mind that kind of legislation. Right now the furor against a gun law is by gun owners who are overreacting. They're worried that all guns are going to be recalled. It's impossible to take guns out of circulation, and that's why firearms should be registered and mail-order delivery of guns halted."[29] In 1993, he noted that he "...was always a backer" of the Brady Bill, with its federally mandated waiting period.[30] In 1995, Eastwood questioned the purpose of assault weapons. Larry King, the television host and newspaper columnist, wrote in the May 22, 1995, edition of USA Today that "my interview with Eastwood will air on 'Larry King Weekend'... I asked him his thoughts on the NRA and gun control and he said that while people think of him as pro-gun, he has always been in favor of controls. 'Why would anyone need or want an assault weapon?' he said."[31]

Views on same-sex relationships

In 2013, Eastwood was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.[32] In an interview with GQ magazine in 2011, Eastwood had criticized the Republican Party for its stance on gay marriage, saying "These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I dont give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! Were making a big deal out of things we shouldnt be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this bullshit about sanctity dont give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."[33]

Political office and commissions

Elected Mayor of Carmel

Eastwood made a successful foray into elected politics. He won election as mayor in April 1986 of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California (population 4,000), a wealthy small town and artists' community on the Monterey Peninsula.[34] During his single two-year term, Eastwood supported small business interests while advocating environmental protection and constructing a library annex, along with public restrooms, beach walkways, and a tourists' parking lot.[35][36] In addition to making overnight campfires illegal on Carmel Beach, he also sought to overturn the "ice cream cone law," an ordinance that restricted the sale of fast-food, including ice cream cones.[37]

Take Pride in America Spokesman Eastwood in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

He was a spokesman for Take Pride in America, an agency of the United States Department of the Interior which advocates taking responsibility for natural, cultural, and historic resources.[38]

California State Park and Recreation Commission

In 2001, he was appointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission by Governor Gray Davis.[1] He was reappointed in 2004 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,[39] whom he supported in the elections of 2003 and 2006 (although Eastwood disapproved of the recall of Davis in 2003).

Eastwood, the vice chairman of the commission, and commission chairman, Bobby Shriver, Schwarzenegger's brother-in-law, led a California State Park and Recreation Commission panel in its unanimous opposition in 2005 to a six-lane 16-mile (26km) extension of California State Route 241, a toll road that would cut through San Onofre State Beach. Eastwood and Shriver supported a 2006 lawsuit to block the toll road and urged the California Coastal Commission to reject the project, which it did, in February 2008.[40]

When Eastwood and Shriver were not reappointed to the commission in March 2008 when their terms expired,[40] the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) asked for a legislative investigation into the decision.[41] According to the NRDC and The New Republic, Eastwood and Shriver were not reappointed because they had opposed the extension of California State Route 241.[42][43] The extension was supported by Governor Schwarzenegger.[42][43] Schwarzenegger appointed Alice Huffman and Lindy DeKoven to replace Eastwood and Shriver. A press release gave no reason for the change.[44][45]

California Film Commission

Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Eastwood (along with actor and director Danny DeVito, actor and director Bill Duke, producer Tom Werner, and producer and director Lili Zanuck) to the California Film Commission in April 2004.[46]

In August 2010, Eastwood wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, George Osborne, to protest the decision to close the UK Film Council. Eastwood warned that the closure could result in fewer foreign production companies choosing to work in the UK.[47][48]

Presidential support

2008 Election

During the 2008 United States Presidential Election, Eastwood stated that he would be voting for John McCain for President; he had known McCain since 1973.[49] Upon the election of Barack Obama, Eastwood stated "Obama is my president now and I am going to be wishing him the very best because it is what is best for all of us."[50]

2012 Election

On August 4, 2012, Eastwood endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.[51]

2012 Republican National Convention

See also: Clint Eastwood at the 2012 Republican National Convention External video Clint Eastwood speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Retrieved August 31, 2012.

At the 2012 Republican National Convention, the Romney campaign presented Eastwood as the highly anticipated "mystery speaker". In the final hour of the convention, he addressed an empty chair representing President Barack Obama. Eastwood's speech lasted about 12 minutes, and was largely improvisational.[52][53][54][55][56] At one point, Eastwood said: "What do you want me to tell Romney? I can't tell him to do that. He can't do that to himself."[57] Eastwood's remarks were well-received within the convention hall.[52][58] They received criticism outside of it.[52][58][59] Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker described the speech as "that one moment, which I cringed about".[60] Eastwood's speech gave rise to an Internet meme called "Eastwooding", with pictures of people pointing at empty chairs.[61][62]

Several months later, following the election, Eastwood revealed to CNBC anchor Becky Quick that his "empty chair" skit had been inspired by a Neil Diamond song ("I Am... I Said") that had come over the radio in his Tampa hotel room and that included a lyric about an empty chair not hearing the singer's laments.[63] Eastwood said that the skit was made up on the spot right before he gave it and that if he could, he would say something different if he could have a do-over "My only message was [that] I wanted people to take the idolizing factor out of every contestant out there. Just look at the work, look at the background, and then make a judgment on that. I was just trying to say that, and did it in kind of a roundabout way which took a lot more time, I suppose, than they would have liked." Id probably say something else but Id try to get the same message across so that people dont have to kiss up to politicians. No matter what party theyre in, you should evaluate their work and make your judgments accordingly. Thats the way to do it in life and every other subject, but sometimes in America we get gaga, we look at the wrong values."[64]

In an August 2016 interview with Esquire, Eastwood again responded to the convention chair speech saying that what troubles him the most was the "silly thing at the Republican convention, talking to the chair". Eastwood went on to say "it was silly at the time, but I was standing backstage and I'm hearing everybody say the same thing: "Oh, this guy's a great guy." Great, he's a great guy. I've got to say something more. And so I'm listening to an old Neil Diamond thing and he's going, "And no one heard at all / Not even the chair." And I'm thinking, That's Obama. He doesn't go to work. He doesn't go down to Congress and make a deal. What the hell's he doing sitting in the White House? If I were in that job, I'd get down there and make a deal. Sure, Congress are lazy bastards, but so what? You're the top guy. You're the president of the company. It's your responsibility to make sure everybody does well. It's the same with every company in this country, whether it's a two-man company or a two-hundred-man company . And that's the pussy generationnobody wants to work."[65]

2016 Election

In the same Esquire interview, Eastwood discussed Donald Trump and how this generation, as he put it, is a "pussy generation." Eastwood elaborated, "All these people that say, 'Oh, you can't do that, and you can't do this, and you can't say that.' I guess it's just the times." Eastwood also said that while he was not endorsing Trump, he did see where he was coming from at times, even though the filmmaker stated that the candidate has said dumb things. "What Trump is onto is he's just saying what's on his mind. And sometimes it's not so good. And sometimes it's I mean, I can understand where he's coming from, but I don't always agree with it. I haven't endorsed anybody. I haven't talked to Trump. I haven't talked to anybody. You know, he's a racist now because he's talked about this judge. And yeah, it's a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something. He's said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybodythe press and everybody's going, 'Oh, well, that's racist," and they're making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It's a sad time in history.'" Eastwood also said, when asked if he was still a Libertarian, that he was a little bit of everything and that he wants this generation to get to work and be more understanding instead of calling people names. "Kick ass and take names," Eastwood said. When asked which candidate he would prefer between Trump and Hillary Clinton, Eastwood replied, "That's a tough one, isn't it? I'd have to go for Trump you know, 'cause she's declared that she's gonna follow in Obama's footsteps. There's been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She's made a lot of dough out of being a politician. I gave up dough to be a politician. I'm sure that Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician."[65]

However, in a subsequent interview with the Los Angeles Times that appeared in September 2016, Eastwood suggested that he would not necessarily vote for Trump and instead appeared agnostic regarding the 2016 presidential election. The Times' Rebecca Keegan asked, "So when you say youre not on either side of the aisle, does that mean youre not voting for Trump?" Eastwood replied, "Im totally an enigma. Im just astounded. I hate to pick up the paper. I think both individuals and both parties backing the individuals have a certain degree of insanity."[66]

Eastwood had declared in that interview, "Im not on either side of the aisle. I think most Americans are going, 'What the ...? Is this all we can do?' ... When there were 17 people on the stage [in the early GOP debates], I thought, well, there are three or four people up there I could see voting for. They seem pretty good. I had a few... and then I thought, what the hell happened?"[66]

In a red carpet interview with Extra on September 8, 2016, when asked about supposedly supporting Trump, Eastwood replied, "You know, I haven't supported anybody, really," and jokingly suggested that Trump and Clinton constituted a modern-day Abbott and Costello, referring to the bumbling comedians of the 1940s and early 1950s.[67]

2020 Election

On February 21, 2020, Eastwood stated in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that he would be endorsing Democrat Mike Bloomberg in the 2020 presidential election. The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there" Eastwood said. Eastwood said that he wishes that Trump would act in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names. I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level.[68][69]

Electoral history

Carmel-by-the-Sea mayoral elections, 1986[70] Candidate Votes % Clint Eastwood 2,166 72.1 Charlotte Townsend (incumbent) 799 26.6 Tim Grady 31 1.0 Paul Laub 6 0.2 Voter turnout 73.0%


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"Clint Eastwood brings awkward unscripted RNC performance (+video)". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved August 31, 2012. Standing on the convention stage with an empty chair, Eastwood carried on a sometimes rambling conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama. ^ Rainey, James (August 31, 2012). "Ann Romney, others distancing campaign from Clint Eastwood's ramble". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 31, 2012. Asked on ABCs "Good Morning America" about Eastwoods rambling, unscripted speech, the wife of the Republican presidential nominee allowed that she was "grateful for his support," but quickly heaped much more effusive praise on Olympic athletes and fellow Mormons "that knew Mitt so well" who also spoke on behalf of her husband Thursday night. ^ Murray, Sara (August 31, 2012). "Could Be Contenders; The Good, the Bad and the Chair". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 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Clint Eastwood
  • Awards and nominations
  • Bibliography
  • Discography
  • Filmography
Films directed
  • Play Misty for Me (1971)
  • High Plains Drifter (1973)
  • Breezy (1973)
  • The Eiger Sanction (1975)
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  • The Gauntlet (1977)
  • Bronco Billy (1980)
  • Firefox (1982)
  • Honkytonk Man (1982)
  • Sudden Impact (1983)
  • Pale Rider (1985)
  • Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
  • Bird (1988)
  • White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
  • The Rookie (1990)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • A Perfect World (1993)
  • The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
  • Absolute Power (1997)
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
  • True Crime (1999)
  • Space Cowboys (2000)
  • Blood Work (2002)
  • Piano Blues (2003)
  • Mystic River (2003)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  • Changeling (2008)
  • Gran Torino (2008)
  • Invictus (2009)
  • Hereafter (2010)
  • J. Edgar (2011)
  • Jersey Boys (2014)
  • American Sniper (2014)
  • Sully (2016)
  • The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
  • The Mule (2018)
  • Richard Jewell (2019)
  • Personal life
  • Dina Ruiz (second wife)
  • Kyle Eastwood (son)
  • Alison Eastwood (daughter)
  • Scott Eastwood (son)
  • Francesca Eastwood (daughter)
  • Sondra Locke
  • Political life
  • Malpaso Productions
  • Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall (1997 album)
  • "Bar Room Buddies"
  • "Clint Eastwood (song)"
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