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Eastwood News / Unforgiven: The top 10 outdoor movies in New York
« on: August 19, 2012, 06:53:50 AM »

 " The top 10 outdoor movies in New York for the week of Aug. 19, 2012 "

 'Unforgiven' in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and more

 NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/top-10-outdoor-movies-new-york-week-aug-19-2012-article-1.1136784

 
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8. “Unforgiven” (brooklynbridgepark.org) Head to Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday for Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed revisionist Western.


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 " Clint Eastwood in talks for Expendables 3 "

 Exclusive: And producer Avi Lerner reveals who else he wants for the sequel...

 Aug 13th 2012 By Sam Ashurst

 http://www.totalfilm.com/news/clint-eastwood-in-talks-for-expendables-3

 
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The Expendables 2 is out this week, and to celebrate, we sat down with producer Avi Lerner to discuss the movie.

And, during our chat, Lerner revealed that he’s in talks with some of the biggest names in cinema for Expendables 3.

“We’ve approached Clint Eastwood to be one of the guys, we’ve got a character in mind for him. We’re talking to Harrison Ford. [And we want] Wesley Snipes when he comes back from prison. I’ll give you one more name, we’ve got Nicolas Cage to play [one of the characters].”

“And we’re going to bring Mickey Rourke back, if he won’t be too crazy. I like Mickey. And of course, all the existing stars [will return]”


 " Nic Cage Attached to ‘Expendables 3′; Clint Eastwood & Harrison Ford In Talks
 
 by Sandy Schaefer

 http://screenrant.com/expendables-3-nic-cage-eastwood-harrison-ford/

 
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The Expendables 2 opens this weekend and is expected to dominate the competition, meaning Expendables 3 is more an inevitability than a far-fetched hope. Series producer Avi Lerner says they’ve already attached Nicolas Cage to play a character in the threequel – assuming it gets the green light (again, the odds are in its favor).

Lerner is also confirming that grizzled acting icons Clint Eastwood and Harrison Ford have been approached to join the Expendables crew for their third go-round. While that means the two are “in talks,” it should be emphasized there discussions are preliminary (so hold off on telling your friends that Dirty Harry and Indiana Jones are in a movie that features Rocky, Terminator, and The Transporter).

 
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Lerner informed Total Film about Cage being up for Expendables 3, along with news of gestating deals with Eastwood and Ford. The former emerges from semi-retirement in next month’s Trouble with the Curve, where he portrays another age-appropriate curmudgeon; it’s the sort of role Eastwood and Ford prefer nowadays, and Expendables 3 should offer just that. The threequel may be a bit too, well… stupid low-brow (not, per say, in a bad way) for Eastwood, so Ford seems the more likely to actually accept.

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Eastwood News / Mike Goodridge interview with Eastwood
« on: May 30, 2012, 08:29:37 PM »
 " FIRST PERSON | Clint Eastwood Explains Why He Usually Goes for the First or Second Take "

  http://www.indiewire.com/article/first-person-clint-eastwood-explains-why-he-usually-goes-for-the-first-or-second-take?page=1

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In the new book "Film Craft: Directing," Screen International editor Mike Goodridge (who was just named CEO of Protagonist Pictures) compiled interviews with 16 of the world's biggest directors, including Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth"), Pedro Almodovar ("Talk to Her") and Paul Greengrass ("Bourne Supremacy"), in which they talk about their approach to their craft.

"FilmCraft: Directing," published by Focal Press, is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

 
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Below is an excerpt from the book: the main text of Goodridge's edited interview with Clint Eastwood, in which Eastwood shares his early experiences gaining perspectives on directing as an actor on "Rawhide" to agreeing to direct "J. Edgar."  He explains what makes a good actor and why he usually ends up using the first or second take of a shot.

 
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Over the years when I was an actor, I became interested in working with actors and found different atmospheres that I liked with different directors that made acting more compatible. The sets didn’t have to be nerve-wracking or bell-ringing or booby-trapped as it was with some. I started developing my own theories on it and incorporated all my experience into them. A lifetime in movies is the same as a lifetime in any profession: you are constantly a student. Every film is different and has different obstacles to overcome and that’s what makes it interesting. That’s why I continue to do it and enjoy the challenges of it. As long as you remain open to new ideas and developing your own philosophies as you go, it’s a very enjoyable process.

 
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I don’t always shoot a lot of coverage. I try to shoot just what I want to see and sometimes it doesn’t work out that way, because when you get into editing, you realize maybe there’s something wrong or there’s a redundancy to one scene as it fits in the puzzle and you forego it. It’s the final molding process, like working with a piece of clay and you can break a film in editing by doing it improperly or enhance it with good editing.
As long as somebody finances you, can make a film and get it seen any place and in any language, then hopefully it’s a success.


My relationship with Warner Bros. helps me.  As long as somebody finances you, can make a film and get it seen any place and in any language, then hopefully it’s a success. You can always look at it like it’s a crapshoot. Either way, it’s a lot of good people working hard to tell a story and there are so many people involved. It’s really a little army, or a small platoon, and you’re going out into the field and trying to make something. You’re only as good as your weakest link and I try to get everybody to contribute imaginatively. If somebody has an idea, I don’t care what department they are in, I listen to it because people come up with good ideas. And because directors have so much to do, you can stymie yourself by not paying attention to what’s around you.


  

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Eastwood News / Clint Eastwood film celebration
« on: April 13, 2012, 07:04:12 PM »

 " Dirty Harry "   " The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"  " Play Misty for Me " and " Gran Torino "

 At  the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn

 sacbee.com

 http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/01/4377199/whats-up-upcoming-events-in-the.html

 
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The former mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, who most people will more readily recognize as the star of "Dirty Harry," will be feted in the Clint Eastwood Festival in Auburn. In addition to "Dirty Harry," the tentative playbill includes "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Play Misty for Me" and "Gran Torino."

When: 7 to 9 p.m. April 27-29

Where: Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center at the State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn

Cost: $31

Information: (530) 885-0156 or www.livefromauburn.com


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Eastwood News / San Francisco film Festival
« on: April 05, 2012, 08:33:30 PM »

 " San Francisco Film Festival to honor Judy Davis "

 AFP Relax News

 http://news.yahoo.com/san-francisco-film-festival-honor-judy-davis-161722135.html

 
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The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19-May 3, America's longest-running film fest, announced it will pay tribute to actress Judy Davis, who next appears in Woody Allen's To Rome With Love, as part of the Film Society Awards Night.

The award presentation will include clips of her films with David Cronenberg, the Coen brothers, Clint Eastwood, plus Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career and her Oscar-nominated A Passage to India, as well as an onstage interview.

 
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SFIFF's Kandar Award for screenwriting will go to David Webb Peoples, who penned classics such as Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford, Unforgiven starring Clint Forbes and Twelve Monkeys with Bruce Willis.

Tribute screenings this year feature Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, Fritz Lang's House by the River and Carol Reed's The Third Man starring Orson Welles.

 *   Unforgiven starring Clint Forbes ??........  ???


 

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Eastwood News / Clint Eastwood's Next Project: New Golf Network
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:04:00 PM »
 "Clint Eastwood's Next Project: New Golf Network"  (Exclusive)

 by Lacey Rose

 With Video;

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/clint-eastwoods-golf-network-back9-287874

 
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The filmmaker and avid golfer has been named creative board chairman and founding shareholder of Back9Network, an upcoming golf lifestyle network

Chrysler isn't the only company benefiting from a Clint Eastwood endorsement. The Hollywood icon is adding to his resume the title of creative board chairman and founding shareholder of the forthcoming golf lifestyle TV network, Back9Network.

It's a fitting addition, given the J. Edgar director’s life-long love for the sport. Eastwood not only plays frequently but also owns the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel, Calif., and is an investor in famed Pebble Beach.

In his new role, Eastwood, 81, will meet with the Back9 brass once per quarter to go over programming and casting choices for the network, which is currently in talks with distributors and is slated to launch later this spring. Back9 executives declined to comment on the nature of those conversations.

“He’ll be a big picture sounding board,” said Back9’s chief executive James Bosworth, who was an assistant pro at Pebble Beach in the mid-1990’s when he first met Eastwood. The pair remained in touch, and continue to play golf together.

“It was natural to seek his advice,” Bosworth added, noting that Eastwood, along with his wife Dina, has been consulted and supportive of the Back9 concept since its inception some two years earlier. “There’s no better guy to go to for a golf media company.”

In preparation, Eastwood--who made headlines this week for narrating and appearing in a buzzworthy commercial for Chrysler that aired during the Super Bowl--has already looked over the network’s pilots, weighed in on storyboards and casting choices and sat down for an interview for one of the net’s forthcoming shows, You’re So Money, hosted by LPGA star and runway model Anna Rawson.

In addition to Rawson’s interview magazine series, the network is planning to roll out a daily studio show titled The Scorecard as well as nine other pilots. Among them: Extreme Golf, which features celebrities and athletes going head-to-head on the wildest golf holes imaginable (think tops of building); Lucky Me with Jackie Flynn, starring the blue-collar comedian as he travels to the ritziest of courses; and Hole Lotta Love, a Bachelor-style dating series in which pairs play with three dates and eliminate one at each hole.

Golf fans gathered for the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando last month were given a sneak peek of the network's fare. “For a very, very long time, golf has been about a bunch of stuffed shirts trying to keep people out,” Bosworth told the crowd. “The Back9 network is about inclusion… and we're going to bring a hell of a lot of fun to the game of golf.”

 "Clint Eastwood Brings Comedy to Golf Channel: A Fan’s Take"

 By Jim Roe

 http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/news?slug=ycn-10944764

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Eastwood News / Eastwood in Super Bowl Commercial
« on: February 03, 2012, 06:36:16 PM »

 " Clint Eastwood to star in Chrysler Super Bowl commercial "

 Video

 http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/detroit/clint-eastwood-to-star-in-chrysler-super-bowl-commercial

 
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(WXYZ) - Chrysler's 2011 Super Bowl commercial will be one Detroiters and the auto industry will remember for years and decades to come.
Eminem's famous words, "This is the Motor City, and this is what we do," and Chrysler's tagline "Imported from Detroit," will be phrases that will continue to be repeated over and over.

However, this year Chrysler is heading in a different direction.

The automaker's Super Bowl ad is expected to feature the gritty, tough-talking Clint Eastwood. The legendary actor is expected to give a so-called pep talk to the country.

One thing Chrysler will not be changing is the length of its commercial. The car company still plans to air a two-minute spot with Eastwood during the broadcast of Sunday's big game.

Ads aren't cheap for Super Bowl XLVI. A 30-second spot is expected to cost advertisers $3.5 Million.

But, Chrysler hopes Clint Eastwood can make its day, just like Eminem did last year.



 " Chrysler's big Super Bowl ad to feature Clint Eastwood, report says "

  http://www.freep.com/article/20120202/BUSINESS0103/120202056/1002/rss02

 
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Ferris Bueller, Darth Vader, body-painted models, dogs, all-star celebrities, hipster vampires and CGI-aliens are just some of the colorful characters scheduled to touch down during the Super Bowl telecast Sunday.

But the biggest star could be actor and director Clint Eastwood, expected to appear in a two-minute Chrysler ad giving America a pep talk, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

• Super Bowl 2012 TV ads and teasers: Watch them now

The car company transformed its and Detroit’s national images last year with its gritty “Imported from Detroit” ad, backdropped by rhythmic rising music from Eminem, that won an Emmy. Chrysler, owned by Fiat, said it wanted to hold out releasing details or previews of this year’s anticipated encore, but the closely guarded advertising secret was leaking out this evening.

 
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Eastwood has recent connections to the Motor City as director and star of “Gran Torino,” set in a deteriorating blue-collar neighborhood near Highland Park. Ironically, the Gran Torino is a Ford product, and Eastwood’s character, a retired Polish-American auto worker who mentors a young neighbor away from gangs, helped assemble it.

About 111 million people tuned into last year’s big game, and this year’s match-up between the New England Patriots and New York Giants is primed to become the most-watched TV program of all time.



 " Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Super Bowl Ad, The 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible, And Ford’s Boob Problem "

 http://jalopnik.com/5881186/clint-eastwoods-chrysler-super-bowl-ad-the-2013-shelby-gt500-convertible-and-fords-boob-problem

 
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1st Gear: Clint Eastwood To Lecture Country In Chrysler Super Bowl Ad
We all remember Chrysler's brilliant Eminem commercial from last year's Super Bowl, right? Now, multiple sources this morning tell us Chrysler not only plans to air a two-minute Super Bowl commercial but that the ad is expected to star none other than actor Clint Eastwood giving the country what the Wall Street Journal is calling — a pep talk. They do know that Ford built the Gran Torino, right?


 http://www.freep.com/article/20120203/ENT03/202030382/Will-Clint-Eastwood-make-Chrysler-s-day-?odyssey=tab

 http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2012/2/3/chryslers_big_super_bowl_ad_to.htm

 http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2012/feb/03/make-my-day-law-for-business-advances-in-colorado/

 http://www.adrants.com/2012/02/clint-eastwood-rumored-to-appear-in.php





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 " 'The Sting' actress Dimitra Arliss dies in LA "

 Dimitra Arliss, who played a hired killer alongside Robert Redford and Paul Newman in the caper comedy "The Sting," has died

 Associated Press

 http://news.yahoo.com/sting-actress-dimitra-arliss-dies-la-202300436.html

 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dimitra Arliss, who played a hired killer alongside Robert Redford and Paul Newman in the caper comedy "The Sting," has died in Los Angeles. She was 79.

Jaime Larkin, a spokesperson for the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital, says Arliss died Jan. 26 at the Woodland Hills facility of complications from a stroke.

The Ohio native began her acting career at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. On Broadway, Arliss starred opposite Stacy Keach in "Indians" and with Kevin Kline and John Malkovich in "Arms and the Man."

After appearing as a "hit lady" in the 1973 hit "The Sting," she was seen in "Xanadu," starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, and in Clint Eastwood's "Firefox."

Her numerous television credits include "Dallas," ''Quincy M.E.," and "Rich Man, Poor Man."

Arliss is survived by a sister.


   

     http://goo.gl/uzVvw


  R.I.P. Dimitra..... :(



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 " Not an Oscar but Clint Eastwood to receive Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal "

 By Jacqueline Trescott

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/not-an-oscar-but-clint-eastwood-to-receive-smithsonian-bicentennial-medal/2012/01/24/gIQAd5gLOQ_blog.html?wprss=rss_style

 
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The legendary Clint Eastwood, who has a fistful of Oscars and a Kennedy Center Honor, will be given the Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal in Washington on Feb. 1.


The actor and director will be honored at the opening of the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History. The event is invitation-only, not making a lot of fans day.

Eastwood and Barry Meyer, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. will do the ribbon cutting. Warner Bros. paid for the renovation of the former auditorium with a $5 million gift.

The theater will be a showcase for American film with mostly free programs, beginning Feb. 4 with a Humphrey Bogart tribute. It will feature an Eastwood series from June 22-24.

Here’s 170 quotes from Eastwood, some part of the lexicon and others smutty.

 

 170 Greatest Clint Eastwood Quotes

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1vZq3bTS_Y&feature=player_embedded#!



 

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Eastwood News / Joel Cox to Receive ACE Career Achievement Awards
« on: January 20, 2012, 09:18:26 PM »

" Joel Cox, Doug Ibold to Receive ACE Career Achievement Awards "

 Clint Eastwood will present the award to his longtime collaborator Cox, and Dick Wolf will present to veteran TV editor Ibold.

 by Carolyn Giardina

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/joel-cox-doug-ibold-ACE-career-achievement-283543

 
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Joel Cox and Doug Ibold will receive American Cinema Editors’ Lifetime Career Achievement Awards at the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards, February 18 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

 
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Collaborators for more than 35 years, Clint Eastwood will present the award to Cox, who won an Oscar for the director’s Unforgiven. The editor received another Oscar nomination for editing Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby and earned a BAFTA nomination for his work on Changeling. His recent collaborations with Eastwood include J. Edgar, Hereafter, Invictus, Gran Torino, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.

Cox was the editor on additional Eastwood-directed films including Mystic River, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Absolute Power, and The Bridges of Madison County.

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 " Clint Eastwood to be Honored by Society of Camera Operators Lifetime Achievement Awards "

  http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=91432

 
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The Society of Camera Operators is excited to announce the recipients of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards to be presented on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, CA.

 
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The premier Governors Award for Lifetime Achievement is to be presented to Clint Eastwood.

 
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The finalist nominees in the Camera Operator of the Year contest are:

Feature Film
P. Scott Sakamoto, SOC—"The Descendants"

Stephen Campanelli, SOC—"J. Edgar"

Mitch Dubin, SOC—"War Horse"
Will Arnot, SOC—"The Help"
Peter Rosenfeld, SOC—"Cowboys and Aliens"


    http://soc.org/

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Eastwood News / Eastwood's wife and daughters to appear on reality show
« on: December 14, 2011, 01:55:48 PM »
 " Clint Eastwood Go Ahead Punk ... MAKE MY REALITY SHOW "

 54 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

 http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/14/clint-eastwood-family-to-star-in-e-reality-show/

 
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Clint Eastwood is going the way of the Kardashians ... TMZ has learned his wife and two of his daughters are currently shooting a family reality show intended to air on the E! network.

Sources connected to the production tell TMZ ... the show will explore what it's like to live in a family of "Hollywood royalty."  It will focus on the relationship between Clint's wife Dina Eastwood, their daughter Morgan and Clint's 18-year-old daughter Francesca ... an aspiring actress.

We’re told 81-year-old Clint has agreed to make a couple of cameos -- but will not be a main character on the show.

The show is being produced by reality powerhouse Bunim/Murray -- the same people who produce all of the Kardashian reality shows ... along with "The Real World" and "Bad Girls Club."

Sources tell us producers are hoping to get the show on the air in the next few months.

 If that will be really, Clint will be very busy in the next year!!    ;)

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General Discussion / Icon: Clint Eastwood
« on: September 20, 2011, 05:56:53 AM »
 
 This is an article published by Michael Hainey, GQ's deputy editor., in 2009 and this is long, but thinks it to be contents to be interested very much.

 When the most legendary badass in Hollywood decides he wants to make a sprawling, costly film about rugby and South Africa, well, who's gonna stop him? (Even when he titles it, um, Invictus.) Michael Hainey talks to Clint Eastwood about the well-earned art of doing whatever the hell you want

 By Michael Hainey Photograph by Martin Schoeller  December 2009

 http://www.gq.com/entertainment/men-of-the-year/2009/badass/clint-eastwood-legend-invictus-director?currentPage=1

 
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Clint Eastwood, pure and simple? Here it is: He gives a guy hope.

For all of us who have wondered if we'd ever achieve our dreams—when in our head all we can hear is the tick, tick, tick of the clock and that goddamned voice saying, "It's too late. You're too old to go for it. You'll never achieve it"—there's Clint. In this youth-obsessed world, the guy is the patron saint of late bloomers.

Think about it: His breakthrough role—playing the Man with No Name in those spaghetti Westerns? He's in his midthirties when he does those. He doesn't direct his first movie, the still riveting Play Misty for Me, until he's 40. And Dirty Harry? He's 41 when he makes that (and even then, he gets the role only after Sinatra pulls out).

But here's where things get really crazy. In 1993 he shows up at the Academy Awards with Unforgiven. He is 62 and has never won an Oscar. The film wins four, including Best Picture and Best Director.

And then this happens: The guy doesn't hang it up—he only starts getting stronger. He goes on a stunning run of creativity that a man half his age would kill for. Eastwood is now 79, and in the seventeen years since Unforgiven he has made fifteen movies. Three of those have been nominated for Best Picture, and he has been nominated for Best Director or Best Actor an additional four times. All told, he now has four Oscars, and his films have won another seven.

He has made sixty-six movies. He's acted in fifty-seven and directed twenty-nine. Now he's about to release his sixty-seventh: Invictus. He directed and produced it, and it's the true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) and the captain of the overwhelmingly white South African rugby team (Matt Damon) used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to bring the country together.

 
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his hands are soft. And he might be the only guy alive who makes you envy crow's-feet. His eyes are a beautiful light blue.

I meet him outside a soundstage at Warner Bros., and he suggests we walk to his office, a little Mission-style bungalow in a shady corner of the lot. He walks with a steady, smooth gait—he's six feet three—and when he talks it's in a quiet, soothing voice. Not that crusty Dirty Harry thing.

Outside one soundstage, a taping of Ellen has just ended, and a gaggle of women spills out. As we approach, one or two of them realize, "Hey, isn't that—? It is!" But no words come from their agape mouths. Clint smiles and nods at them, tugs at the brim of a hat that doesn't exist, and says, "Ladies...." Then he keeps walking.

When we get to his bungalow, he's hungry. He asks if I want a sandwich, and I say yes. He shows me into what I guess you'd call the living room. There's a leather couch and a coffee table. Beside the couch there's a chair. Clint looks at the chair for a minute and then says, "Well, I guess you could sit down." I sit. Then he says, "I'll go make us some lunch."

The room is dark, and the only light is what's left of the hard, white afternoon sun that bounces in through the windows. It's a plain room. Aside from the furniture, the only things in it are an old upright piano and, on the wall above the couch, an Italian poster of Clint for Per un Pugno di Dollari.

 
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A few minutes later, Clint comes back.

"Here's a sandwich," he says. "Hope you like it." He puts a plate in front of me: lunchmeat turkey, lettuce, tomato, and mustard on whole wheat.

Clint moves toward the sofa. When he sits, it's like one of those big Giacometti Walking Man sculptures trying to sit. He's all legs. It takes a minute, but finally he gets comfortable, extending his legs onto the coffee table, his sandwich in his lap.

 
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In Invictus, that poem that Mandela quotes, the poem that gave him strength in prison and is the title of the movie—
By William Ernest Henley, yeah.

Did you know those were Timothy McVeigh's last words? He quoted that last couplet—
"Master of my fate..."

"I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul."
Well, if you're gonna go out, you might as well have a nice quote. [laughs] That seemed to be Mandela's favorite poem. I think we use it effectively in there.

Is there anything you'd sacrifice yourself for?
[long pause] I'm sure there is. But mine's more basic. It would be family. It comes down to the basic reason for the male being here, other than propagating, which is to defend and protect the family. [pause] But it would probably stay at that level. How far out the friendship chain it would go, I don't know. [laughs]

When you met Mandela, did you learn anything from him on how to be, how to live?
Eh, no, because he was a guy who had a lot of faults. He was not very attentive to his children. And he had problems with women. I guess he liked... Ah, I mean, there's nothing wrong with that.

He said with a grin.
His private life was probably not as great as his public life. He's a man underneath it all.

 
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Do you have a code you live by?
Be honest with yourself. Honest with what you know and what you don't know. I just believe in being straight-ahead with people.

Your persona is all about physical toughness. But I think in your life and work what you value above all is mental toughness. It seems to me what you really abhor in people and society is mental weakness.
I think so. I mean, God gave you a brain. Do the best you can with it. And you don't have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough. He believed what he believed. And he worked out things. And he argued with people who disagreed with him. But I'm sure he didn't call everybody jerks.

 
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Do you still meditate?
Twice a day.

How does that work for you?
It works great. Because it just gives you a chance to gather your thoughts. I'm religious about it when I'm working.

So how...
I visualize whole sequences in the morning, before I go. I believe in whatever self-help you can give yourself, whether you believe in Buddha or whatever. I used to be much more of an agnostic. I'm not really a person of an organized religion. But I'm now much more tolerant of people who are religious, because I can see why they got there. I can sympathize.

So meditation with me was just a self-reliant thing. I've been doing it almost forty years. But I don't go out and sell it. A lot of other people find meaning some other way, screaming in the street or whatever it is that gets it for you. Or checking out the girls. [laughs] No, I'm past that. I'm living in my state of monogamy quite happily. I never thought I'd get there, but I did. It feels good. I like myself better than I did.


 
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You've never done drugs?
No. I got all the way through the '60s and the '70s on beer. I just never got into drugs. I always thought beer and a couple other things were about as good as I wanted to know about.... [laughs]

What's the "couple other things"?
Well, you know, just general sort of life experiences, that's about it. [grins] I just... If it got any better than that, I wouldn't want to know about it.

 
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Tell me about your father's death, in 1970.
It really affected me. And I'm gonna tell you why, because he&just dropped dead.

And he was 63. You were almost 63 when you won your first Academy Award.
Yeah. [pauses] Well, I was up at Lake Tahoe with my wife and my son Kyle, who was 2 years old. And I got the phone call that my dad had just died. And it really got to me because of the usual guilt that people have, and you wish, "Why didn't I spend more time with him? Ask him to play golf more often or something? And hang out. And just say, 'Dad, let's go have a beer or something.' " But you sort of take for granted your parents are there; you think they're gonna be there forever, especially at that age. I guess a lot of people go through that. While I didn't feel I was singled out for anything, I felt it's probably the natural way to feel.

With my mother, it was different. I knew that she was into her nineties, and I knew that the time was gonna come fairly soon. And at 97, you're figuring, Is she gonna make it? My last words to her were, "Come on. Three more years and you make the big century!" And she said, "I don't want to do it." So I asked the cardiologist, "Do we put her on IV and get her going?" But he says, "You're gonna have somebody who is really pissed." And I said, "Yeah, I can't defy her wishes." So I let her go.

 
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Did your father's death change how you lived?
He believed in hard work. Everything that built this country. "Nothing comes for nothing," he'd say. "You have to work for whatever you get." When I told him I wanted to go and be an actor and I was gonna drop out of school because seventy-five bucks a week sounded like a lot to me, he says, "God, don't do that. Continue your education." He says, "Don't get in this dreamworld $#!t." That was his deal. Yet he would have loved to have been an actor. He was a much more outgoing person than I am. He was the kind of guy everybody liked.

But once you succeeded as an actor, did he support you?
God, yeah. In fact he joked about all of that—"I told him not to do it!" He laughed at himself about it. I always wish he could have gone longer, to see Unforgiven. Which my mother did. She got to enjoy all that.

 
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At this point, there's a knock at the door and a young woman comes in—one of his assistants.

"Sorry to interrupt, Clint, but your four thirty is here."

"My four thirty?"

"The doctor," she says. "Remember?"

"Oh, right," Clint says. "Tell him I'll be a few more minutes."

What do you have to see a doctor for? I ask.

"Eh, I gotta do an insurance physical before I start my next movie. They wanna see if I'm living."

He laughs.


 

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Eastwood News / LACMA honoring filmmaker Clint Eastwood on 5 Nov;
« on: September 12, 2011, 07:57:34 PM »

" LACMA to stage fundraising gala for its film program "

 Los Angeles Times

 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/09/lacma-to-stage-fund-raising-gala-for-its-film-program.html

 
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In an effort to call attention to its revamped film program, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art said Thursday it will stage an Art + Film Gala on Nov. 5 honoring filmmaker Clint Eastwood and artist John Baldessari.

Proceeds from the fundraising event will be used to “support LACMA's initiative to make film more central to the museum's curatorial programming,” the museum said, including the weekly cinema series it co-sponsors with Film Independent.

The gala, to be held at LACMA, will be co-chaired by LACMA Trustee Eva Chow and by Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars in Eastwood's latest film, “J. Edgar,” which will have its world premiere at AFI Fest in Hollywood on Nov. 3.

 

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Eastwood News / Free screening of "Herafter" in Houghs Neck Sept. 9
« on: September 07, 2011, 04:37:27 AM »

 Though this event may be a religious......?

 " Free screening of "Herafter" in Houghs Neck Sept. 9 "

 http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x549430673/Free-screening-of-Herafter-in-Houghs-Neck-Sept-9

 
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QUINCY —

The Houghs Neck Congregational Church will be presenting a free screening of the film "Hereafter" on September 9.

The popluar flick, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon, will be shown on Friday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Church's Fellowship Hall, 310 Manet Ave. in Quincy.

"Hereafter" follows three people grappling with issues of death and faith: a French journalist struggling to resume her life after barely surviving the 2004 tsunami; a British boy grieving the sudden accidental death of his twin; and a reluctant American psychic (Damon) who may be able to help them both

This film is the opening in a series as Hough’s Neck Congregational Church’s begins it's bi-weekly Faith and Film Fridays, a series of free monthly screenings of popular films that explore issues of faith and spirituality. Following the movie, a brief discussion will be held about the themes and topics presented in the film.

Films begin at 6:30 p.m.; a snack bar offering homemade soups, sandwiches, snacks and drinks opens at 6 p.m.

For directions or more information, call 617-479-8778 or visit www.hncong.org.



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"Cheapskate: Free events in NYC this week "

Cheapskate  By Rozanne Gelbinovich

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Dirty Harry
“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?” You SHOULD feel lucky, because on Monday night you can scope put “Dirty Harry” starring Clint Eastwood for FREE as part of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. So, do you feel lucky? Well ... do ya, punk? (Monday, lawn opens at 5 p.m., FREE, Bryant Park Lawn, bryantpark.org, 212-512-5700)


 http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039?tags=cheapskate

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" Clint Eastwood Takes on New Role as Honorary Chairman For National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum "

 PR Newswire via Yahoo News

 http://news.yahoo.com/clint-eastwood-takes-role-honorary-chairman-national-law-120610405.html

 
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WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary actor, and Oscar award-winning director and producer Clint Eastwood has agreed to serve as Honorary Chairman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC.

 
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"The National Memorial and Museum are long overdue and richly deserved tributes to the men and women in law enforcement," declared Mr. Eastwood. "On average, an officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in America every 53 hours. Some 60,000 officers a year are assaulted resulting in 16,000 injuries. Yet, despite those daunting risks, some 800,000 men and women go out every day to serve and protect us. I am deeply honored to help tell their heroic story of service and sacrifice," he stated.

 
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As Honorary Chairman, Mr. Eastwood will help raise public awareness for the Memorial and Museum with an informative PSA campaign. In 2007, the NLEOMF publicly launched a capital campaign called "A Matter of Honor" to build our nation's first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum. To date, more than $43 million has been raised toward the $80 million goal.

"Clint Eastwood is an American icon, and we are extremely pleased and grateful that he has agreed to play a leadership role in helping us honor America's law enforcement professionals and complete their National Museum," declared Memorial Fund Chairman and CEO Craig W. Floyd.

"Thousands of real-life, sworn law enforcement officers never make it home," Mr. Eastwood explained. "They make the ultimate sacrifice. We owe those who have fallen, and all of our nation's law enforcement officers, a huge debt of gratitude," he concluded.

 

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 " Actor Blossom dead at 87 "

 By WENN.com

 http://www.hollywood.com/news/Actor_Blossom_dead_at_87/7816016

 
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He died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Friday (08Jul11).

Blossom played a number of small, supporting roles in a variety of classic American films including Slaughterhouse-Five, The Great Gatsby, Clint Eastwood's Escape from Alcatraz and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

In addition, he famously portrayed Old Man Marley in Home Alone and guest starred in the hit TV series The Twilight Zone.


  

   http://www.zuguide.com/#Roberts-Blossom

 R.I.P.  Roberts... :(

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" Cinematic Superman: The Astonishing Legacy of Clint Eastwood "

 By John Farr

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-farr/cinematic-superman-the-as_b_876786.html

 
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This was the not the first title I had in mind for this piece. But when I dug into Clint Eastwood's life and career, it seemed particularly apt -- and not even close to an overstatement.

Just consider this:

Over a career spanning over half a century, he's been involved in over ninety film productions, and directed thirty films.

Having just turned 81 two weeks ago, he says his acting days are most likely behind him, but shows no signs of slowing down as a director.

For over forty years, he has produced his own films and consistently negotiated hefty profit participation deals. Along with his undeniable talent and seemingly superhuman energy, his shrewd business skills have earned him a fortune.

He is a ten-time Academy Award nominee -- for acting, producing and directing -- all occurring after he reached the age of sixty.

Over that time, he has directed ten different actors to Oscar-nominated performances.

Not that he was a late bloomer.

A TV star (on the western series Rawhide) by thirty, and a bona-fide movie star by thirty-five, his name first appeared on the Quigley poll of top box-office draws in 1968, and would appear on the list twenty more times, more than any other actor except John Wayne.

In addition to all this, he has fathered seven children with five different women (only two of whom he actually married), been Vice-Chair of the California State Park and Recreation Commission, Mayor of Carmel, and an accomplished jazz musician and composer.

When does the man sleep, I wonder?

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 " Visit Clint Eastwood's favorite Calif. hangouts "

 By Jennifer Blot, San Francisco Chronicle

 http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110604/LIVING/706049965/0/living03

 
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Clint Eastwood's name conjures up a multitude of images: cowboy, cop, rogue, real-life mayor, masterful storyteller. To pay tribute to the California native who turned 81 on May 31, plan a trip to a few of the spots in the Golden State that helped frame his many memorable moments, both onscreen and off.

 
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1. Carmel: You may not be familiar with the song "Don't Mess With the Mayor," but most Californians of a certain age remember Eastwood's political past in the town he still calls home. Traces of Clint are everywhere from the Dirty Harry Burger on the menu at the Hog's Breath Inn to the piano tunes coming from the bar area of the Eastwood-owned Mission Ranch Inn and Restaurant.

Hog's Breath, San Carlos between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Carmel-By-the-Sea. 831-625-1044, www.hogsbreathinn.net; Mission Ranch Inn and Restaurant, 26270 Dolores St., Carmel. 831-624-6436, www.missionranchcarmel.com.

 
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2. Mount Davidson Park, San Francisco: This woodsy patch of land is the highest natural point in the city and home to the concrete cross that loomed over Inspector Harry Callahan and serial killer Scorpio in a messy confrontation in "Dirty Harry."

Most of the downtown spots that served as backdrop to the 1971 film have changed with the times, but Mount Davidson remains much the same: bucolic and perpetually coated in fog.

Myra Way at Dalewood Way, San Francisco.

 
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3. Alabama Hills and Lone Pine (Inyo County): Be prepared for deja vu. Hundreds of famous westerns were filmed on this rugged terrain, including "Rawhide" and the 1972 Eastwood flick "Joe Kidd." After taking the self-guided movie tour through the majestic rock formations of the Alabama Hills, stop by the film-history museum in nearby Lone Pine for movie-set memorabilia and gear worn by Hollywood's most famous cowboys.

Movie Road, 2.5 miles west of Lone Pine, off Hwy 395. 760-876-4444; tinyurl.com/3vwv6w7; Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History, 701 S. Main Street, Lone Pine. 760-876-9909. www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org.

 
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4. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz: "Go ahead, make my day" -- one of the most repeated lines in movie history -- was uttered by Eastwood in the 1983 thriller "Sudden Impact." Callahan effectively removed the danger factor from the "San Paolo Fairgrounds," but you'll still hear ferocious screams every time the 1924 Giant Dipper whips around its rickety tracks at 55 miles an hour. 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz. 831-423-5590; www.beachboardwalk.com.

 
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5. Monterey Jazz Festival: Eastwood's love of jazz followed him from childhood piano-playing days to his movie soundtracks and ardent support of up-and-coming musicians (and established jazz artists like son Kyle). Long before he began his tenure serving on the Monterey Jazz Festival's board of directors, he soaked up the concert atmosphere in 1971's "Play Misty for Me."



                               


 Clint Eastwood is shown here after he was elected mayor of Carmel, Calif., in 1986.





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