CLINT EASTWOOD. 91-year-old Clint Eastwood is releasing his latest film as actor and director, “Cry Macho”, on November 10, 2021. But will it be the last of his filmography?
[Mis à jour le 10 novembre 2021 à 9h30] 91-year-old Clint Eastwood seems far from retirement. On November 10, 2021, his latest film, “Cry Macho”, hits theaters. The filmmaker directs and plays the aging protagonist of this new drama. He also does not hide his pleasure and his desire to continue his career in interview. He even admits to Los Angeles Time that he sometimes wonders about his acting career, wondering, “Why the hell do I keep working when I’m over 90? Are people going to start throwing tomatoes at me?” I’ve gotten to a point where I wonder if that wouldn’t be enough, but not to the point where I decide it has it. ”
If he continues to direct today, it is because he “likes it, he adds to the American media. I have nothing against other filmmakers, but I may bring a different vision, and I don’t want to regret and wonder “but why did I entrust this project to this director?” “However, Clint Eastwood readily admits it to the Figaro, after “Cry Macho, he has” no idea “what his next film will be. What is certain, and as he likes to recall, is that his passion for cinema is still very much present. will wait.
More than an actor or a director, Clint Eastwood, born May 31, 1930, is a legend as Hollywood makes little. Western icon (with John wayne) and renowned director, he has survived the years without difficulty, walking his slender figure and his emaciated face from thrillers to saloons. Even today he continues to direct actors and make successful films.
However, nothing predestined this son of an accountant to such a fate … Born after the Depression, Clint Eastwood spent his adolescence in Oakland in the United States, multiplying odd jobs without real convictions. With the korean war (1950-53), he enlisted in the army and completed his military service. A decision that will change his life: by a happy coincidence, a film is shot in his barracks and allows him to make some contacts in Hollywood. After the war, he played in forgotten Z series, but ended up getting a cowboy role in a successful TV series: “Rawhide”.
This role allows him to be noticed by Sergio Leone which is about to dust off the classic American western. The Italian director hires Eastwood to play “the man with no name”, the gunslinger of “For a handful of dollars“. His blue eyes, his chiseled angel face and his smirk work wonders on the screen. It is the beginning of the Eastwood legend. Leone offers him to reprise his role in two new westerns, called” spaghetti ” “:”and for a few more dollars” then “The good, the bad and the uglyThe three films form what is called the Dollar Trilogy. With these new successes, Eastwood becomes an international star and attracts all the major studios.
After a few war films, including the excellent “Gold for the Brave”, the actor has a second encounter that will change his life: Don Siegel. Thanks to this director, he becomes Harry Callahan, the violent and reactionary cop of “Inspector Harry“. A role that will stick to his skin for a long time, the public and the critics strangely assimilating the actor to his character. This will not prevent Eastwood from collaborating five times with Siegel.
Clint Eastwood started directing in 1971 with “Des Frissons dans la nuit”. It is the beginning of an unprecedented career, even richer than that of actor, even if he continues to play by offering himself his most beautiful roles. Eastwood shoots many great westerns, such as the twilight “Josey Wales, outlaw”, becoming over the years a classic filmmaker of the caliber of John Ford or Howard Hawks, from whom he was inspired. The work of Clint Eastwood is also often compared to the first, being almost considered his heir.
But the aura of Clint Eastwood seems to decline (even if “Bird”, filmed in 1988, remains a great film on jazz) while his films do not make any more receipts. The shock caused in 1992 by “Ruthless“is only bigger! With this twilight masterpiece, the actor buries the western and its legend with great pomp … And wins the Oscar for best film and best …