Clint Eastwood

TOM HANKS IS PERFECTLY CAST AS CAPTAIN SULLY SULLENBERGER

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Clint Eastwood loves a hero, (and an occasional heroine) so it makes perfect sense that HE would develop the story of Sully Sullenberger, the courageous airline pilot who saved 155 people with his perfect crash landing on the Hudson River. In 2009, Captain Sullenberger’s flight was interrupted by a flock of geese caught in the engines and after he carefully guided the plane into the water, he made sure every passenger was safely removed. Sully was a national hero and his modesty made him even more appealing. Who could better play that role than nice guy Tom Hanks? Perfect casting. Above, Eastwood and Hanks discuss the next scene they’re filming on location in NYC.

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SCOTT IS A PINT-SIZED VERSION OF CLINT EASTWOOD

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Scott Eastwood, 28, looked like a young version of his father Clint at the Independent Spirit Awards, except – alas — he’s five inches shorter. Height notwithstanding, he’s carving out a career for himself- he’s starring in Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride, coming out in April. Scott is currently filming Oliver Stone’s thriller Snowden with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley.

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“JERSEY BOYS” JUST BECAME ONE OF OUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE MOVIES!

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Don’t count Clint Eastwood out! And don’t count Jersey Boys out either! We absolutely LOVED this movie! The story is fascinating – it is NOT a musical like the Broadway show, although music is a big part of it. Frankie Valli’s life story is surprisingly convoluted and identifiable. Director Clint made sure that every detail of the wardrobe, set decoration, hairstyles, locations etc are exactly right for the time and place. We always wondered why The Four Seasons had such a hard time getting along and now we know. It’s funny and it’s touching. If you ever loved a Frankie Valli song, give this movie a look! You won’t want it to end.

SCOTT EASTWOOD: SECOND GENERATION COWBOY

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Scott Eastwood is following in his father Clint’s hoof prints – he’s playing a cowboy in his first leading movie role. (Clint made a name for himself in spaghetti westerns.) Scott, 28, is a love child that Clint had with flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves. He was cast to star in the movie version of the popular novel The Longest Ride. According to Norm Clarke, Scott is currently in Las Vegas researching the role by observing a professional bull riding event.

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DINA EASTWOOD IS ADDICTED TO FAME

Her marriage didn’t last and neither did her reality series “Mrs Eastwood and Company,” but Dina Ruiz Eastwood isn’t giving up on having a reality career. Some say her “E” show contributed to the demise of her marriage because Clint never liked the idea. Undaunted, Dina is determined to be famous and she’s working on a NEW reality show about her life as a single cougar. She’s already in talks with cable networks.

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SCOTT EASTWOOD: SECOND GENERATION LEADING MAN

We didn’t realize that Clint Eastwood has an actor son Scott, 27, who happens to look a LOT like his father! He’s got everything but the mole! Scott has been in a few movies and has a role in “Fury” with Brad Pitt, coming out next year. Top photo is Scott from Town & Country, and below is a young Clint.

DENZEL WASHINGTON DOESN’T PUSH HIS POLITICS ON OTHERS

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What a pleasant surprise. Denzel Washington was at a recent Boys and Girls Club of America event in D.C. where he was asked about Clint Eastwood’s empty chair performance at the Republican National Convention. Denzel has no problem with Eastwood. According to Huffington Post, Denzel said “I have the utmost respect for him as an actor and as a director.“ Denzel backed Obama in 2008, but currently he calls himself an independent and said in this election he isn’t committed to either side. “I listen to both sides of the argument and try to make an assessment.” Too bad there aren’t more people in Hollywood like Denzel. More thinking and less arrogance are good things. (Above, Denzel is the GQ cover guy)

CLINT EASTWOOD HAD THAT HAIR BEFORE ROB PATTINSON

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Clint Eastwood suffered many rude questions about his age and mental state after he made his “chair” speech at the Republican National Convention. But let’s not forget where he started (on the 1960’s TV series “Rawhide”) and the fact that he was quite a hunk and the Robert Pattinson of that era. Definitely similar hair.

EVEN LEONARDO DICAPRIO CAN’T SAVE “J EDGAR” FROM MONOTONY

We were fully prepared to fall in love with the movie “J Edgar.” We imagined a mini-history of the USA in the first half of the 20th century, and a visual feast through the decades. Plus, we have been enjoying the sensitivity of Clint Eastwood’s directing in the past few years and if a movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s bound to have a big budget. And of course we expected to learn a lot about the mysterious J Edgar Hoover. To put it mildly, our expectations were not met. We YAWNED repeatedly during the endless rambling monologues by Hoover and the countless flashbacks. Leonardo did a decent job of acting but we couldn’t forget for a minute that he’s Leo THE MOVIE STAR. An unknown character actor might have made Hoover more real. The biggest problem was the dull and uninspired script – it created an lifeless portrait of what was most likely a complex and intriguing man.

CLINT EASTWOOD HAS ANOTHER GOOD LOOKING OFFSPRING


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At least two of Clint Eastwood’s seven children (with 5 different women) showed up for the premier of J Edgar. We’re familiar with Alison Eastwood, 39, – she’s acted in and directed a few movies and started a clothing line called Eastwood Ranch. Her half brother Scott Eastwood, 25, is new to us, and he looks a lot like his dad. Scott is an aspiring actor and he’s appeared in 7 or 8 movies – his next is “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D” coming out in 2012. The last name of Eastwood opens doors in Hollywood.