Clint Eastwood is renowned for his westerns and plays a former rodeo champion in his new directorial film, “Cry Macho”, currently in theaters. However, he is indeed allergic to horses!
Clint Eastwood was made famous by the “Dollar Trilogy”, three westerns directed by Sergio Leone: For a Fistful of Dollars, And For A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Poncho on his back and cigarillo between his teeth, the actor gave of his person on these sets since he is the victim of an allergy which has caused him problems, as on many other sets.
Indeed, Clint Eastwood is allergic … to horses! A shame for the actor-director-producer who is best known for his roles as a lone gunslinger and / or cowboy, always in contact with proud mustangs or magnificent palominos.
Because on the horse side, Eastwood was not limited to the dollar trilogy. He debuted in the Rawhide series, which was set on a ranch, and has appeared in no less than ten other westerns (Hang Them High and Short, Sierra Torrid) including some directed by him (Josey Wales, Relentless). In 1980, he even played in Bronco Billy an idealistic traveling circus cowboy, one of his little-known roles to be rediscovered.
This Wednesday again, Clint Eastwood is back in contact with horses as he plays a former rodeo champion in Cry Macho, his new achievement. He collaborated there again with Nick Schenk, the screenwriter of Gran Torino and La Mule.