Category Archives: Clint Eastwood

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.

April 16, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Director: Sergio Leone. Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, Aldo Sambrell. Two bounty hunters with completely different intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

March 31, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’

Clint Eastwood’s new film ‘American Sniper’ is due to start production next month, what do we know about the project so far?

Two time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper is billed to play Chris Kyle

The life of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, a sniper with the highest recorded number of sniper kills for an American, is the subject of Clint Eastwood’s new film. American Sniper will be based on the autobiography of the same name, written by Kyle, Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice. The astonishing story records the career of Kyle, who held the US record for sniper kills, with over 150 kills confirmed.

Described by Green Beret Charles W. Sasser as a ‘true American warrior down to the bone’, the autobiography shares details of Kyle’s career, which spanned a decade and included several combat tours as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Kyle tells the story of how he transitioned from life in his home state of Texas as a rodeo cowboy to become one of the most deadly assassins in US Military history.

The autobiography has been adapted for screen by Jason Hall and Bradley Cooper has been cast to star as Kyle, with Sienna Miller as his wife, Taya Renae Kyle. Initially there were rumours that both David O. Russell and Steven Spielberg were interested in directing the film, but instead it’s gone to double Oscar winning director Clint Eastwood, who is renowned for his gritty films and weighty directorial style.


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March 30, 2014

Movie of the Week: Gran Torino (2008)

Director: Clint Eastwood. Stars: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes. 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.

March 27, 2014

Complete Classic Movie: A Fistful of Dollars (1967)

Director: Sergio Leone. Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonté, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, Joseph Egger, Antonio Prieto Puerto. A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

March 21, 2014

Clint Eastwood Enlisting Some Real Navy SEALs For American Sniper With Bradley Cooper

American Sniper does not yet have a release date, but knowing how fast Eastwood likes to work it’s entirely possible that the film will be out in theaters at the end of this year.

When Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy’s war-set thriller Act of Valor came out in 2012, it wasn’t sold on big names or big budget action sequences, but instead the fact that it employed active Navy SEALs to play the lead roles. The film was ultimately dismissed by critics, but it’s hard to argue that the strategy didn’t work considering the $12 million project wound up pulling in over $80 million worldwide. It’s possible that this success ended up having some kind of influence on Clint Eastwood, because The Wrap is now reporting that the veteran filmmaker has enlisted a few to star in his upcoming project American Sniper.

Unlike Act of Valor, however, Eastwood’s film will at least have some star-power to it. Bradley Cooper became attached to both star in and produce the movie all the way back in 2012. The Academy Award-nominee is set to be joined in the film by Sienna Miller, Battle: Los Angeles’ Cory Hardrict, and the newly announced Jake McDorman, who will be playing a friend of Cooper’s character in the film named Ryan Job who is nicknamed “Biggles.”

Based on a true story, the film will see Cooper star as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, a veteran who holds the record for most sniper kills by an American. While multiple real SEALs are expected to be featured in the film, one of them will be Kevin ‘Dauber” Lacz, a personal friend of Kyle’s. The film is based on Kyle’s autobiography and the adaptation is being scripted by Jason Hall. Production is being planned to start next month and shooting will be taking place in Morocco.


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