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Thursday 17 April 2014

Eastwood: I want to direct aged 105

Clint Eastwood sees his directing career stretching out for another two decades

Clint Eastwood may be 82 years old, but he dreams of making films for two more decades.

In a wide-ranging interview Saturday about film directing at the Tribeca Film Festival, Eastwood said he admires the 104-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira.

Eastwood said: "It would be great to be 105 and still making films."

He laughed and called such a hope "the ultimate optimism".

The Million Dollar Baby and Unforgiven director joined fellow filmmaker Darren Aronofsky for a staged conversation at the New York film festival following a screening of Richard Schickel's documentary Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story.

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