Don't think Eastwood became the manliest man around through sheer force of will. No. Just as with all things, you have to put the time in, son. The chair-talker's pre-cowboy resumé reads more like a Levis ad than actual work experience. Eastwood was a lumberjack, fireman, steel worker, aircraft manufacturer, and Army swimming instructor before he got his fat $75 per week contract that broke him into the B-movie scene.