Clint Eastwood didn't let his inexperience with the Heimlich maneuver stop him from saving a man's life the other day.

The one-time Dirty Harry was at a golf event in Monterey, California last week when he noticed the tournament director, Steven John, choking. Clint -- who had never performed the Heimlich before -- told a local paper, "I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes. It looked bad."

Fortunately, the acting legend rushed to action and saved the day. Steven said, "I can’t believe I’m 202 pounds and he threw me up in the air three times." Clint, by the way, is 83 years old.