Sunday 28 May 2017

Clint Eastwood: Done with acting?

Clint Eastwood would only be tempted back in front of the camera by a really good role
Clint Eastwood would only be tempted back in front of the camera by a really good role

Clint Eastwood has said he can't see himself acting again in the future.

The 80-year-old Hollywood legend insists he is happy directing movies and it would take a really amazing part - such as the racist who grows a conscience that he played in Gran Torino - to get him back in front of the camera.

Clint said: "But I haven't read many scripts like that. I'll stay right where I am, behind the camera. I have no burning desire to get up there. But if the right role came along, I could develop the desire to do it."

The actor and filmmaker is preparing to shoot Hoover, a film biography of FBI boss J Edgar Hoover that stars Leonardo DiCaprio.

His next film to be released in the cinema, Hereafter, was written by Peter Morgan and deals with the subject of the afterlife, starring Matt Damon as a reluctant psychic.

Matt said: "The way to be 80 years old and still be cranking the way he does is all about managing his energy.

"There really is a system, really is a deep understanding of 60 years of doing it on both sides of the camera. To know when to put your foot on the gas with your crew, and to know when everybody rests, recharges their battery a little bit. The wisdom that guy has about how to make movies, it makes it really fun to work with him."

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