Many actors have retired from the big screen as they got older… actors such as Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Paul Hogan (known as Crocodile Dundee) and Sean Connery to name a few.
One actor who doesn’t believe in retirement is none other than Clint Eastwood. The legendary actor/director just turned 90 today. Yes, he is still alive and well and he is still acting & directing.
Clint’s latest leading acting role was “The Mule” which I haven’t seen yet but want to and his latest directed film/not star in was “Richard Jewell” another one I haven’t seen yet.
Clint is probably gonna keep making movies whether acting or directing or both as long as he’s alive. He’ll be doing this until he passes on probably. In this article, Clint says he’s keeping his career going ’cause he likes doing it still. Making movies is his passion it looks like and he’ll never give it up.
Clint Eastwood, 89, Puts Retirement Rumors to Rest: ‘It’s Nice to Be Able to Have a Paying Job’
Clint has a very extensive filmography. Why does he have so many directed films? It’s because he’s a very fast worker. When he directs movies he only does scenes in like 1 or 2 takes and that’s it. Pretty much all of his directed movies were done in a month or two.
As far as my favorite Clint Eastwood movies go, they are listed here:
Favorite movies he starred in:
– The Good, The Bad and Ugly
– Dirty Harry
– Dirty Harry and Sudden Impact
– The Unforgiven
– Play Misty For Me
– Million Dollar Baby
– Escape From Alcratraz
– Gran Torino
– True Crime
– A Fistful Of Dollars
Favorite movies he directed but didn’t star, I’ll just name 5:
– Mystic River
– American Sniper
– Jersey Boys
Haven’t seen a lot of his older Westerns but I’m trying to get to them all. I’ve seen most of Clint’s filmography, though.
He did make a few stinkers, though… I didn’t like “J. Edgar” and thought “Hereafter” was pretty bad too.