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Breaking down the Badasses – Chart shows which Action star has the highest body count

Posted by LiveFor on April 1, 2010

There are a few people missing from the chart but still funny and informative. Click it to for the larger version.

Source: MADATOMS

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TCM Classic Film Festival – Check out the Man with no name poster

Posted by LiveFor on March 30, 2010


Great poster of Clint Eastwood from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

Source: TCM

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Pixar’s Up and Gran Torino mashup

Posted by LiveFor on December 18, 2009

Clint Eastwood is Carl Fredricksen – a superb mashup

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Kingdom of the Blind: Clint Eastwood and Revenge, Pt. 2: “Snappy Comebacks”

Posted by LiveFor on December 4, 2009

Clint Eastwood owes a great deal to Sergio Leone, who jump-started the actor’s movie career with the Dollars trilogy of “spaghetti westerns.” His collaboration with Leone gave him the seeds of his screen persona. It also foretold many of Eastwood’s obsessions as a director. Obsession No. 1 is revenge.

The most unusual treatment of the subject occurs in the second Dollars film, For a Few Dollars More (1965), in which Eastwood’s Man With No Name teams up with a bounty hunter, Col. Mortimer, to track down a bandit named Indio. While flashbacks reveal that Indio raped Mortimer’s sister and killed her lover, Leone and his co-screenwriters complicate the audience’s feelings, portraying Indio not as a stock bad guy, but a man who acted from dark compulsion — and who uses opium to dull the memory of his crimes. Eastwood’s post-Leone films are likewise interested in the psychic toll exacted by violence and corruption on heroes, victims, and society. Eastwood’s violence is also Leone-esque, mixing operatic exaggeration with a down-and-dirty quality reminiscent of exploitation films and battlefield atrocity photos. When wronged characters finally get revenge, they receive only dark, momentary pleasure from it — nothing lasting, much less healing….read the rest.

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Kingdom of the Blind: Clint Eastwood and Revenge, Pt. 1: “Hell Rode With Him”

Posted by LiveFor on December 3, 2009

This video essay is part of a series on Clint Eastwood, the 2009 honoree of the Musuem of the Moving Image’s Annual Salute.

It is by Matt Zoller Seitz and is well worth a watch.
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Clint Eastwood’s long career as both actor and director is a homestead built atop a graveyard. From his breakthrough role as The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone’s mid-’60s “Dollars” trilogy through the Dirty Harry series, High Plains Drifter (1972), Unforgiven (1992), Mystic River (2003), and Gran Torino (2008), many of his best-known films follow traumatized people on missions of revenge. Some treat revenge lightly, ritualistically—as a mere ingredient, something one expects to see in westerns and thrillers, Eastwood’s signature genres. Others treat it more seriously—as a response to evil that creates more evil; as an extralegal means of seeking justice that society botched or denied; as the result of unseen cosmic forces passing judgment on humankind; as a traumatized person’s desperate attempt to regain authority over a life that’s spun out of control; and as metaphysical narcotic—an activity that momentarily lets emotionally numb, spiritually dead people feel alive…read the rest

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Source: Hollywood Elsewhere

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Badass of the Year

Posted by LiveFor on November 22, 2009

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Invictus – Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s film starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon

Posted by LiveFor on October 28, 2009

Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Due out on 11th December 2009

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Invictus – Poster for Clint Eastwood’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on October 22, 2009

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Invictus – New photo from Eastwood’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on August 23, 2009

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Here is the first proper photo from Invictus (although I did post one back in June showing Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela). That’s the film that Clint Eastwood is directing. As you can see it stars Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. The good folk over at Film Misery spotted the photo.

Invictus (meaning Invincible in Latin) film follows Nelson Mandela’s attempt to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup to heal his nation following his release from prison, the fall of apartheid and his election as president of South Africa.

It focuses on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Damon plays rugby star Francois Pienaar, who as captain of the all-white South African rugby team led them to a victory at the world cup and gave the country’s whites and blacks a common cause to rally around as they healed from years of apartheid.

It is based on the book, Playing the Enemy, by John Carlin and is due out on 11th December.

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Ben Stiller, Clint Eastwood, Bruno and Judd Apatow – Best photo of the year

Posted by LiveFor on July 7, 2009

What caption could you give to this photo. Leave it in the comments.

Source: MTV

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