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Why is Clint Eastwood considered an auteur director?

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The term, French, originated in the 1940's but became popular in the 1960’s to describe a new kind of filmmaking, an artistic creating of a film product by a person whose directing style, especially the camera work and editing, was recognizable from film to film, but also the story...

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Clint is Director-composers . He is a great director but considered an ametur because he has not been in directing long enough he is a professional actor and a great one in my opinion but the only reason  hes not considered a profession director is because his skills movies and ideas were too simple and repetitive