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« on: September 07, 2007, 01:02:56 PM »

Richard Gere was impressed with Letters From Iwo Jima:

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''Of the movies I thought I was going to like [last year], it was one of the few that was a great film.''

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2007, 09:59:24 PM »

I'm watching "Centerstage" (an interview show on the New York Yankees network, YES) with Kevin Bacon, and he just told an amusing anecdote about how he met Clint in Deauville in '00, ducking out of a screening of his own film after the lights went down to drive to a restaurant five miles away where he met Clint and his Space Cowboys co-stars. He told Clint how much he admired him and that he'd love a chance to work with him. Two years later came the call to co-star in Mystic River.

Bacon had nothing but praise for Eastwood, both as an actor and as a director.

In a final "man in the street" interview sequence, several people mentioned Mystic River as their favorite Bacon film.

And now I'm gonna watch "Yankees Encore," the replay of the Yankees' great comeback win today ... at least until I fall asleep! ;)
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007, 10:08:03 PM »

Reference to Clint in the September 21st issue of Entertainment Weekly



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Q: Are there directors who have such a strong body of work that they earn a free pass from critics even on less-than-worthy projects? - Lloyd

A: Yes, but there's a fine distinction to be made. How can you tell when a filmmaker has crossed the nearly invisible line between deserved acclaim and overpraise -the line between rave reviews that are justified and those that feel a little too ... automatic? When, in other words, has he or she become a critics' darling? This is, by definition, a highly subjective judgment, but to me the old quip about pornography applies: it may be hard to define, but I know it when I see it. Here, in no particular order, are a handful of directors -all major artists- who have been buffed, for a good portion of their careers, with a can-do-no-wrong sheen: Orson Welles, Terrence Malick, Wong Kar-Wai, Mike Leigh, Clint Eastwood, Lina Wertmuller, Richard Linklater, John Cassavetes, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Guy Maddin, and -the granddaddy of all critics' darling- Jean Luc Godard.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 11:06:25 PM »

Regarding Eastwood, I think that's ridiculous. Unforgiven was the first project which garnered near-universal critical acclaim for him, and quite a few of his subsequent films have hardly been ecstatically received by the critics. That's hardly a "can-do-no-wrong sheen" for "a good portion of [his] career."
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 11:32:01 PM »

I don't know what the mods think about this, but I thought I'd start a thread for every article that we read online or in the press and that mentions Eastwood without being specifically about him or the films he is currently working on -no need to start a new thread every time we see his name mentioned somewhere  :)


Eastwood was in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring the "50 Smartest People In Hollywood". He didn't make The List, but ...

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Smart and Smarter

Our list focuses on the 50 brainiest individuals in Hollywood, but what about the industry's successful partnerships? Sometimes intelligence can be measured only in twos - and we're smart enough to recognize that.

Clint Eastwood and Paul Haggis

As a directing/writing duo, they raise the level of each other's game, making smart, provocative dramas with potent Oscar appeal: Million Dollar Baby, Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers. Eastwood tempers a maudlin streak in Haggis' solo work (Crash, In The Valley of Elah), and Haggis brings emotional warmth and political heat to Eastwood's cool distance (Mystic River, Blood Work).

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007, 11:49:53 PM »

Not a bad idea, AB. 8)

I too saw that in EW and was going to post about it. Just for the record, the issue date is December 7, 2007, and the piece is on p. 31. (The Eastwood/Haggis duo is actually the second one featured, after Martin Scorsese and Leonard DiCaprio.)
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 11:14:03 AM »

Eastwood made it to Empire's 100 SEXIEST MOVIE STARS list  8)

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Back in the day, Eastwood had that whole gruff, strong, silent type persona thing going on with a gravely voice to match. The years may have weathered him, but the eyes still sparkle.



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Any time he is silent and brooding (which is pretty much all the time) in The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.

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Clint weighed a whopping 11 lbs 6 oz at birth.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007, 04:12:38 PM »

Here's a story about Denzel Washington where he mentions Clint Eastwood as his Hero.

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NEW YORK (AP) Ś "Clint Eastwood's my hero," Denzel Washington says. "That's the model. He's the guy." At this stage of his career, the two-time Oscar winner is most interested in going the actor-turned-director route, citing George Clooney, Sean Penn and Ben Affleck as examples. "There's a generation of us now that are moving in that direction."

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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2007, 08:18:11 PM »

^^ -lol- that's funny, I'm watching it right now, and I was going to post about it  :D

HERE's the audio clip (right-click and save as).
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2007, 12:08:28 PM »

Seems kind of dumb to tie down Eastwood with Paul Haggis.

Eastwood's films with Haggis are just a very small part in Eastwood's long, legendary career.  The magazine is only looking at Eastwood's very-recent career.
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2008, 12:34:17 PM »

Article on Jay Baruchel (Million Dollar Baby's Danger) published in The Ottawa Citizen and mentioning Eastwood:

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Laughter and conviviality seem to come easily to Baruchel. So, not surprisingly the actor admits his most intimidating project to date was taking on a dramatic role in Clint Eastwood's academy award-winning Million Dollar Baby (2004), mainly because of Eastwood's quiet directing style.

"After every take I'd say, 'Was that OK? Did you like it?' and, finally, Morgan Freeman leaned over and said, 'If he doesn't say anything, he likes it.'"

The director's legendary status also made him uneasy.

"He's the only guy that if my granddad were alive, he would have given a (damn) about," Baruchel says as if he's still surprised he was in the movie.

Baruchel played the mentally unstable boxer Danger Barch, and was thanked by Eastwood in his Oscar-acceptance speech for his work in the film.
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2008, 08:04:09 PM »

Here's a story about Denzel Washington where he mentions Clint Eastwood as his Hero.

Associated Press

That's very interesting.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he [Denzel Washington] laugh at the prospect of Eastwood winning best actor for his performance in Unforgiven when asked by Barbara Walters?  ??? I think I heard that here sometime ago.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2008, 10:14:00 PM »

From TMZ

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Clint Eastwood -- Don't Sit on My Face!

TMZ has obtained a lawsuit in which Clint Eastwood is suing a furniture upholsterer for distributing "The Eastwood" home theater chair.



In the lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court, Eastwood claims Palliser Furniture used "his name, image and/or likeness" to hawk the product. Sit on that!

The company has sold other home theater chairs using the names of stars, including "The Brando," "The Cagney," "The Bronson," and "The Connery." Brando's family also sued the company after his death -- that case is still pending.

Eastwood's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an injunction.

You can read the lawsuit doc (pdf)
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2008, 04:11:39 AM »

Not sure if this one has been mentioned before but in the film Earthquake, a woman goes to the cinema to see an Eastwood film, which happens to be High Plains Drifter, and right after the scene where the stranger swings around in the barbers chair to shoot the three crooks, the big quake hits and the screens shakes then the screen burns up and everyone makes a mad dash for the exits.
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2008, 11:51:41 AM »

 ??? Not sure if this has been mentioned or not but in the movie "Rumour has it" with Kevin Costner and Jenn Aniston, near the end when Shirley Maclaine comes out to talk with Beau Bridges, the old GBU music plays, like she wants to kick his butt, which is hilarious to me!!  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2008, 03:43:43 AM »

??? Not sure if this has been mentioned or not but in the movie "Rumour has it" with Kevin Costner and Jenn Aniston, near the end when Shirley Maclaine comes out to talk with Beau Bridges, the old GBU music plays, like she wants to kick his butt, which is hilarious to me!!  ;D

I saw this a couple of nights ago and that scene was quite funny.

Shirley Maclaine comes out to talk with Beau Bridges

I think you meant to say Beau Burroughs, CL. That was Costner's character. :)
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2008, 10:04:36 AM »

In honor of Stallone's Rambo being released, MSN has something up where they go through a list of actors who have gotten better with age.

They have Eastwood listed for Unforgiven.


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Clint Eastwood both paid homage to his Man With No Name/Dirty Harry persona and commented on the very genre that made him famous with his fantastic "Unforgiven" -- an unsparing, unsentimental Western that felt radical for its complicated study of violence. Eastwood plays Munny, a once violent gunfighter who has put down his pistol to become an aging pig farmer. He's lured back into his violent past when a bounty on two cowboys promises much-needed money. Saddling up with ex-partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and the young and overly excited Schofield Kid (Jaimz Woolvett), and contending with the brutal though oddly charming small-town sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), Munny has plenty of experiences to brood on the feeling and cost of violence to the soul. It's a movie made by a wiser, critical Eastwood but also one of tribute as he dedicates the picture to his previous mentors "Sergio and Don," (Leone and Siegel). (Warner Bros. Pictures)

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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2008, 07:44:01 PM »

Reference to Million Dollar Baby in last Sunday's episode of Shark, "Partners In Crime" (2x12):

Sebastian Stark at the gym to a female colleague working out:

"FYI, I saw Million Dollar Baby, it didn't end so well"
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2008, 09:37:31 AM »

I think you meant to say Beau Burroughs, CL. That was Costner's character. :)

 ::) Yup, your right SK! Slip of the ol'keyboard I guess!  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2008, 12:57:28 AM »

I noticed in yesterday's paper in the race guide that there was a horse called Milliondollarbaby running. I forgot all about it and just checked today's paper for the results and lo and behold the damn thing won. :D
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