Monday, February 28, 2005

Clint Eastwood

Over the last thirteen years Clint Eastwood has directed three Oscar winning films with Unforgiven, Mystic River (best actor and supporting actor) and most recently Million Dollar Baby. But with all these recent accolades it's easy to forget Clint's been directing films since 1971. During that period he's directed a total of 28 films; many, while not Oscar contenders, have been very good and enjoyable works. There's been the great westerns: High Plains Drifter, Outlaw Josey Wales and Pale Rider. There's been the action films: Eiger Sanction, Firefox and Heartbreak Ridge. And then there's been his early more serious films like Bird and White Hunter Black Heart. I wouldn't mind having any of these films in my collection. Who would have thought that the guy most of use grew up thinking of as the cigar chewing gunfighter from High Plains Drifter or the magnum pack'n Dirty Harry was capable of such a feat. Clint's the man.
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