Clint Eastwood's 2004 movie "Million Dollar Baby" arrived in theaters with the strength of a knockout blow. The boxing drama was adapted by Paul Haggis from a short story from the book "Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner" by former boxing cutman Jerry Boyd. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Co-stars Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman both won Oscars for their performances in the film.
Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood owe their film careers to each other. Had the two not come together for "A Fistful of Dollars" in 1964, it's difficult to see how a filmmaker as idiosyncratic as Leone or an actor as impassive as Eastwood would've found success in an industry that discourages anything that deviates too far from the norm. Thankfully, they did hook up, and, in the process, created the spaghetti western, which breathed brash new life into what was then a flagging genre.
Clint Eastwood has starred in many genres, from some of the best Westerns in history to heart-racing thrillers. However, the acclaimed star has never appeared in a superhero movie – despite his love for one particular character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In an archived article from the La...
Iconic actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood once revealed that he could have received two of the biggest roles ever. However, when looking back on his storied career, he regrets nothing. He said: “That was a long time ago. I was a little more pumped.”. Eastwood recounted one of the...
It’s hard to argue with someone like Clint Eastwood after the impeccable career he’s had, so when he says a scene is getting cut, that’s pretty much final. Now though, the writer of the ‘90s movie Unforgiven has shared an alternate ending to the Western that Eastwood decided not to use.
Warner Bros. new CEO David Zaslav is making a lot of changes. In a leaked conference call between David and other executives, it sounded like it was in the works to end the 50-year partnership between Warner Bros. and Clint Eastwood after a few flopped films. Executives reportedly told David...
Celebrities don't only play heroes on the big screen. From Tom Cruise to Clint Eastwood, many Hollywood superstars have become real-life heroes, stepping in and taking action when they're needed. "Slumdog Millionaire" actor Dev Patel recently made headlines when he attempted to stop a stabbing at a gas station in...
Clint Eastwood doesn’t strike us as the type of person who’s effusive with praise, but we imagine he’s a fair person. That lines up with what Robert Patrick – the villain in the best Terminator movie, T2 – said about Eastwood during a recent interview with Michael Rosenbaum on the Inside You podcast.
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Money bends principles. Money makes backbiting easy. But the guarantee of wealth could not push Clint Eastwood to bend his stance on accepting a movie role he never believed was his. Clint Eastwood was offered on a platter the chance to be James Bond in 1968 after he starred in a string of successful movies, but he didn’t hesitate to reject the offer.
You would imagine that for an acting legend such as Tom Hanks, who has been working consistently since 1980, nothing could phase him and he couldn’t possibly get star-struck with other actors or directors. However, when he worked with director Clint Eastwood on the movie based on a true story – Sully – he described him as “intimidating.”
As any Clint Eastwood fan can attest, part of the allure of any Eastwood film is the grit and grime. Known for his ultra-masculine roles in some of the most iconic Westerns in Hollywood history, the Man With No Name is no stranger to action, violence, and themes that err on the dark side.
Hollywood is an incredibly elite club. Though millions aspire to one day see themselves on the big screen, only 2% make a living as an actor. And within that tiny percentage, there’s an infinitesimally small group of which only a few actors in Hollywood history have ever become a part – those who have earned the role of James Bond.
Actor-director-producer Clint Eastwood is a legend. From his iconic performances in Western shows and films… The post Clint Eastwood Was Allowed To Skirt Canada’s Laws To Film ‘Unforgiven’: Here’s Why appeared first on Outsider.
Clint Eastwood has become synonymous with some of the best Westerns over the years, starring in the likes of Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy, and helming the award-winning Unforgiven. But, you probably didn’t know that the legendary star wasn’t just seen as a gunslinger in Hollywood, but also as a potential 007.
Legendary actor and musician Scatman Crothers had the distinct honour of being a part of Stanley Kubrick’s horror movie The Shining, where he played Dick Halloran. After the experience of that production, the actor broke down in tears when he worked with Clint Eastwood, who had a very different way of doing things.
American actor and film director Clint Eastwood rose to international prominence based on his character as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy, the first of it produced in 1964. According to his son, 36-year-old Scott Eastwood, who is one of Clint’s eight children from different mothers, the actor, who was always in the middle of glitz and paparazzi, did not condone his children despite being a Hollywood superstar.
On This Day: Merle Haggard ‘Drags’ Clint Eastwood to the Top of the Country Chart With ‘Bar Room Buddies’ in 1980
Merle Haggard “dragged” Clint Eastwood to the top of the country chart with “Bar Room Buddies” on July 26, 1980. Or did Clint drag Merle? Stick around, buddy. Let’s uncork this tune. Country music has had its fair share of unlikely duos score hits. Lawrence...