In 2006, he received the Honorary Degree from the University of the Pacific and a similar award from the University of Southern California in 2007. For his compositions, Eastwood was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006; he won the Satellite Award for Best Original Song in 2007 and he was twice nominated for the Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Songwriter. In 2007, he was the first contender for the Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award for his work on Memoirs of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, an annual ceremony presented by the MPAA167.
On December 6, 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Eastwood into the California Hall of Fame. At the end of the following year, in France, Eastwood was awarded the Legion of Honor. The French president at the time, Jacques Chirac, declared that he gave “to understand the complexity of America, with its greatness and with its fragilities, with the impetus of its dreams and with its worried questions” 168.
On September 22, 2007, Clint Eastwood was named Doctor of Music by the Berklee College of Music during the Monterey Jazz Festival. He was a long time member of the board of directors of this university. On receiving this honor, Eastwood declares in his speech that it is “one of the highest honors [that has been] bestowed upon him” 169. The following year, he received the National Board of Review award for best actor for his performance in Gran Torino170.
On April 29, 2009, the Japanese government announced that Eastwood had been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Stripes and Ribbon, which is the third largest of the eight classes associated with this award171. At the end of the year, he was appointed Commander of the Legion of Honor168. In 2010, he was awarded the American National Medal of Arts for his service and contribution to national cinematic art. It is the highest award given to an artist in America. Among the awards for which he has been nominated include six Oscars, three BAFTA Awards, two David di Donatello Awards, two Césars, nine Golden Globes and four Saturn Awards. In addition, he was part of the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival five times and he won two awards at the Venice Film Festival. Among the prizes he has won are four Oscars, three Césars, two DGA Awards, two Golden Globes, seven Kinema Junpo Awards, two Satellite Awards and a Palme d’honneur at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
He received in Lyon the Prix Lumière 2009 of the first Festival Lumière for the whole of his career. Clint Eastwood is also decorated with the Order of Arts and Letters, with the rank of officer.
In the French version, Jacques Deschamps doubles the actor for his character of the “man without a name” in the Dollar Trilogy (1964 to 1966) by Sergio Leone172 (made up of Pour une handful of dollars, And for a few dollars more, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 172).