RememberWhen.MOVIE legend Clint Eastwood took on a new role in April 1986 - mayor of the Californian town of Carmel.
The seaside town, 80 miles south of San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , overwhelmingly supported the actor against the sitting mayor, former librarian Charlotte Townsend.
Eastwood's famous Dirty Harry movie catchphrase Noun 1. catchphrase - a phrase that has become a catchword
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence "Make my day" had been used on bumper-stickers and T-shirts in the run-up to polling day.
He decided not to run for a second term and stepped down in 1988. He is pictured more recently as a director, and (inset) in one of his famous Western roles.
Other stars who have held public office in the United States include former singer Sonny Bono, who became a congressman in 1994, and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, elected governor of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly "State of the State" addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced. in 2003..