03/28/2013 10:04 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Clint Eastwood Before He Was Hollywood's Golden Boy (PHOTO)

Clint Eastwood represents Hollywood. The actor turned director turned politician has starred in more blockbuster hits than some of his younger counterparts combined, and has become a veteran in the industry. There are few stars who weren't influenced by Eastwood in some way, and even fewer who don't greatly admire his large body of work.

20 years ago today (on Mar.29), Clint Eastwood won his first two Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director for his work on "Unforgiven." It's hard to imagine the silver-screen legend before his countless accolades, so to help us remember, we are taking a look back at a young photo of the star. In this 1956 picture, the icon is seen at his home in Los Angeles holding one of his guns. He looks suave in black slacks, an unbuttoned shirt and full head of hair -- apparently Eastwood has been a bad boy since day one. We know he starred in the The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but all we see here is The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful.

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