Clint Eastwood and Bee Vang in Gran Torino () Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino .. This film was once falsely rumored to be the final installment in the Dirty.film
I would like to grow up to be like Clint Eastwood. Eastwood the director, Eastwood the actor, Eastwood the invincible, Eastwood the old man. What other figure in the history of the cinema has been an actor for 53 years, a director for 37, won two Oscars for direction, two more for best picture, plus the Thalberg Award, and at 78 can direct himself in his own film and look meaner than hell? None, that's how many. Dirty Harry on a pension, we're thinking, until we realize that only the autoworker retired; Dirty Harry is still on the job. Eastwood plays the character as a man bursting with energy, most of which he uses to hold himself in.
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C lint Eastwood became world famous in the mids playing the enigmatic, cheroot-chewing "man with no name" in Sergio Leone westerns and went on to create a taciturn screen persona in a succession of mostly blue-collar roles as gunslingers, criminals, truck drivers, soldiers and cops. His characters are invariably widowed, divorced, separated or otherwise unattached and often alienated from their children. They're none too friendly with their neighbours either, though they usually have a few close drinking companions to share their misogyny and unfashionable views on liberal, over-restrictive society. Most of them, however, have a wry charm and a basic decency that eventually asserts itself. The two films have a rare depth of feeling and breadth of social sympathy towards the horrors and absurdities of war and peace, which makes them the peak of an extraordinary career. But immediately before them, he won an Oscar for directing Million Dollar Baby, a bold movie in which he plays a tough boxing promoter, divorced, deserted by his wife, cut off from his daughter and reluctantly undertaking to train a working-class girl eager to have a career in the ring.
Gran Torino is a American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood , who also starred in the film. This was Eastwood's first starring role since 's Million Dollar Baby. The film features a large Hmong American cast, as well as one of Eastwood's younger sons, Scott. Eastwood's oldest son, Kyle , provided the score. Many Lao Hmong war refugees resettled in the U. The story follows Walt Kowalski , a recently widowed Korean War veteran alienated from his family and angry at the world. Walt's young neighbor, Thao Vang Lor , is pressured by his cousin into stealing Walt's prized Ford Gran Torino for his initiation into a gang.
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