Clint Eastwood has lived a pretty crazy life on film and television. He’s been a gunslinger, gangster, dirty cop, crusty old boxing trainer, and war-time soldier. He’s acted, written, produced and even directed Oscar-winners. After nearly six decades in the business, he shows no signs of slowing down. In 2016, Eastwood directed the critically acclaimed “Sully”.
Read the Clint Eastwood biography here (and watch the mini-documentary on that page as well), then watch the interviews below.
Clint Eastwood talks to Parkinson about his switch between acting and directing, and what drives him to make films. Free video clip from the popular British talk show ‘Parkinson’.
The legendary (and neighborly) Clint Eastwood dropped by to chat with Ellen today. He told Ellen what keeps him making incredible movies year after year, then shared his work rescuing animals.
Address two of the following questions and post by noon on April 18:
- After more than 60 years in the business, what are some of the things you can learn from Eastwood about perseverance?
- What interests you the most about his varied career? Explain.
- Compare Eastwood’s path and life to another filmmaker with similarities.
- How does Eastwood manage the balance between directing, producing and acting?
- After watching the interviews, share your thoughts on his personality.
- Eastwood has been an audience and a critic fave for his work ethic, and yet many times he will actually shoot rehearsals (and put those takes in a final cut of the film), and he provides a certain amount of freedom for his cast. How do the two of these find balance in filmmaking for Eastwood?