Category Archives: Clint Eastwood

November 25, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: Space Cowboys (2000)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland. When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

November 22, 2014

Clint Eastwood’s Oscars Challenge: Getting Liberal Voters to Love ‘American Sniper’

With his late-entry contender, the legend may pull off another ‘Million Dollar Baby,’ but he’s got some work to do: “This lefty crowd isn’t going to gather around a Navy SEAL best known for killing people,” says a rival campaigner.

Deep into 2004, as the Oscar race was coalescing around just a few pictures, Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator looked like the film to beat. It was classy, it was a period piece, it had a roster of top-notch performances, it was directed by America’s most acclaimed filmmaker and its subject matter was near and dear to Hollywood’s heart: Howard Hughes.

Sure, Alexander Payne’s Sideways and the biopic Ray looked like they might give it a run for its money. But both were small in scale, unlikely to appeal to below-the-line voters, and had none of Aviator’s scope.

Just one small threat loomed on the horizon: a boxing picture helmed by an Oscar-winning director and starring an Oscar-winning actor. No, it wasn’t the one you might think: It was Cinderella Man, based on the real-life story of James Braddock, which teamed Ron Howard and Russell Crowe for the first time since A Beautiful Mind.

Then everything changed. Universal shifted Cinderella’s release to the following year, while Warner Bros., sniffing an opportunity, plopped Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby into the race.


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August 17, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: In the Line of Fire (1993)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo. Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn’t save Kennedy, but he’s determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

August 4, 2014

Quick Pix: Clint Eastwood w/Video

Clinton “Clint” Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director, producer and composer. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.

July 31, 2014

Clint Eastwood Speaks About His Friend James Garner (Video)

Clint Eastwood offered this tribute to his friend and colleague James Garner for TCM in August 2001.

July 5, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: High Plains Drifter (1973)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill. A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

June 12, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: Hang ‘Em High (1968)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle. When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice.

May 11, 2014

Rawhide – Pilot

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

May 6, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manuel Fábregas. Set in Mexico, a nun called Sara is rescued from three cowboys by Hogan, who is on his way to do some reconnaissance, for a future mission to capture a French fort.

April 22, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach, Gary Busey. With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.