February 13, 2018
“The political correctness era that we’re in is really not doing anyone any good. It’s taking everyone and weakening society.” Clint Eastwood
In the film Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood played a cantankerous Korean War veteran that really didn’t care what people thought of him. During the film, his Korean neighbours, the local Catholic priest and various gang members were all given a verbal smackdown by Walt Kowalski.
To many people, the film stands out because Eastwood’s character is unashamedly un-PC and he’s happy to say the first thing that comes into his head. Truth be told, it’s unlike anything that you’ve seen before. With an 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and various award nominations, it’s clear that Gran Torino really resonated with people.
On that note, Eastwood was recently speaking with HeyYouGuys while promoting his new film, The 15:17 to Paris.
During that interview, the four-time Oscar winner was asked about previous comments that he made regarding the world becoming too PC.
In May of last year, the director of Unforgiven was at the Cannes Film Festival where he was asked about the production of Dirty Harry. He said: “It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to [director] Don [Siegel], and he liked it. A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness. We are killing ourselves, we’ve lost our sense of humor. But I thought it was interesting and it was daring.”
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February 10, 2018
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander. A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant–once partners, now bitter enemies–reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.
Click here to watch City Heat.
‘Dirty Harry’ star and ‘American Sniper’ director chose to cast real-life heroes in ’15:17 to Paris,’ about the thwarting of a terrorist attack on a train.
There has been a running theme of highlighting real-life American heroes in Clint Eastwood’s most recent work.
“American Sniper” told the story of one of our nation’s greatest military heroes, the late Chris Kyle.
“Sully” showed what was behind the saving of over 150 souls by pilot Chesley Sullenberger in 2009.
Eastwood has now turned his directorial eye to the 2015 thwarting of what could have been a devastating terror attack. He has also uniquely chosen to have his three lead actors be the actual men who lived the day in question at the center of the film.
“15:17 to Paris” follows the story of three friends — Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler — as they stopped a potential terror attack on a train bound for Paris.
The story swept the globe when it occurred. At a time that many citizens today live in fear of terrorism, three civilians took it upon themselves to prevent the kind of danger that was slowly becoming just another routine event in our news cycle.
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October 10, 2017
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy. With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.
Click here to watch Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
September 26, 2017
Director: Clint Eastwood. Stars: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her. Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.
Click here to watch Gran Torino.