Born On This Day — October 26

Clint Eastwood & Don Siegel 'Dirty Harry' (1971)
Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel making Dirty Harry (1971)

I think in America I’m looked upon as the equivalent of a European director—which is quite laughable. I’ve never had a personal publicity man working for me. So all this came out of the blue—all this publicity. The cult was not engineered. It festered, in a sense. And erupted. And it did me a lot of good.

—Don Siegel