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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer Makes Our Day and Talks 'Dirty Harry,' Starring Clint Eastwood

Go Ahead, Make My Day! week starts at Trailers from Hell, with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing Don Siegel's iconic '70s vigilante classic "Dirty Harry," starring -- who else? -- Clint Eastwood.
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  • August 5, 2013 1:23 PM
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Tribeca: Eastwood and Aronofsky Talk First Takes and Failing on Your Own Terms at World Premiere of 'Eastwood Directs' (VIDEO)

In a scene from 1995's "The Bridges of Madison County," Meryl Streep's farmwife gazes over one of the bridges as Clint Eastwood, playing a lanky photographer passing through, catches her off guard with a candid snapshot. He's delighted that he has captured her in a natural moment. One of many sequences highlighted in "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story," it underscores what the director is always chasing.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 27, 2013 9:12 PM
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Clint 'Eastwood Directs' Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca, Followed by Panel with Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky

WBHE's documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story" will have its premiere April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28), followed by a panel with Clint Eastwood, moderated by Darren Aronofsky.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 29, 2013 12:44 PM
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Oscar Watch: Why Actor-Directors Have the Advantage at the Oscars

What’s been overlooked amid all the wringing of hands, gnashing of teeth and what-were-they-thinking hysteria surrounding Ben Affleck’s alleged “snub” as a Best Director nominee, is the degree to which the director’s branch has defied Oscar history. “Argo” is a fine, sturdy entertainment, a movie everyone should be proud of.
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  • February 21, 2013 1:22 PM
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MVPs of the Movies: Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams Top the List

What does it take to be one of the most valuable actors of all time? 24/7 Wall St. considered this and ranked almost 700 leading actors. They found that in order to top the list, an actor needed to have starred in not just one but several high-grossing franchises
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  • January 31, 2013 2:22 PM
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Trailer Watch: Ken Watanabe in Japanese Remake of Eastwood's 'Unforgiven'

Check out the first teaser trailer for the Ken Watanabe remake of Clint Eastwood's classic 1992 Western "Unforgiven."
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  • December 11, 2012 12:36 PM
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Early Reviews for 'Trouble with the Curve,' Eastwood's 'Gran Torino' Meets 'Moneyball' Antithesis

For someone who has enjoyed such a golden career to date, Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood, 82, seems to be tempting fate, finally. He earned tough reviews for his performance at the Republican National Convention (SNL's inevitable Eastwood-with-chair spoof is below) and deflects questions about his wife's reality show "Eastwood and Company" in Tom Junod's Esquire current cover profile.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 17, 2012 1:26 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Trouble with the Curve' Shows Off Eastwood's Comedic Chops -- His Last Starring Role?

Check out the new trailer for Clint Eastwood-starrer "Trouble with the Curve," about an aging Atlanta Braves scout (Eastwood), who despite his failing eyesight remains determined to take one last recruiting trip. Eastwood's longtime producing partner, Robert Lorenz, directs.
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  • August 8, 2012 12:22 PM
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Oscar-Winner Joins Reality TV Lunacy with 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company': We Ask Why

"Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is the reality show starring Clint Eastwood's wife Dina Eastwood, their two daughters, and the all-male vocal ensemble from South Africa that lives with them. It premieres May 20th on E! "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is a half hour, 10 episode series. Those are there facts. Here are the questions: Why?
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 9, 2012 5:21 PM
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Now and Then: Gay Biopics 'J. Edgar' and 'Milk' Reveal How History Is Made

"We must never forget our history," growls aging anti-Communist lion J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) near the end of "J. Edgar." "We must never lower our guard." Here, Janus-like in their fusion and opposition, lay the film's two faces: To narrate the past and hopefully to redeem it.
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  • February 27, 2012 7:30 AM
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