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Hollywood’s old masters still have a lot to tell




The western legend Clint Eastwood still works at an extremely old age: He directs and plays the leading role in “Cry Macho”, a drama about a former rodeo star.

Clint Eastwood is one of the oldest filmmakers in the world – probably the oldest. In the last ten years he has produced at least one film a year – when he was over 80. The director, actor, screenwriter and producer has five Oscars: two each for “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby” – both times for director and the best film. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long and influential career.

Clint always depresses the accelerator fully.

He is notorious among actors for shooting only one take per scene. Matt Damon played the lead role in the South African drama “Invictus”, for example he remembered asking his director Eastwood for a second take.

«He turned to me and whispered: ‘Why? Do you want to waste all of our time? ›»

Eastwood is determined and yet delivers quality. At the age of 91 he dares to do it again: “Cry Macho” is about an ex-rodeo star and horse breeder who is supposed to bring a teenager from the hands of his alcoholic mother to his father. On the long journey he finds meaning in his life by teaching the boy what it means to be a sincere and good man.

It’s a western with an aging western star, Eastwood’s daily bread.

“Cry Macho” should be released at the end of this year.


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