Time marches on - Clint Eastwood will be eighty come May 31st. Wow!
I am a major Clint Eastwood fan. I get teased sometimes for having an autographed photo of Clint Eastwood in my living room next to a family portrait. Tacky I know, but, like I said, Clint Eastwood has been part of my life for many years - through his movies.
His movies are entertaining, and that is something that Hollywood today could learn from the legend, Clint Eastwood.
If you find yourself surfing through a hundred channels on your cable or satellite directory, and still cannot find anything worth watching, maybe it is time for some Clint Eastwood.
Let me just list a "few" of my favorites:
The Outlaw Josey Wales - this movie is just a pleasure to watch, typical Clint Eastwood, you get action, humor, interesting characters, and entertainment. Chief Dan George was wonderful in the movie.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - I could write pages on this movie. When it first came out, the critics were not that thrilled, but people went to see the movie. I personally think this movie is one of the best films ever made.
Where Eagles Dare - A movie Clint made with Richard Burton in 1969.
The Enforcer - my favorite of the Dirty Harry flicks, this movie made Tine Daley a star.
And for some reason, I still enjoy the cornball, goofy movies Clint made, like Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can.
And then there is Pale Rider, Heartbreak Ridge, Hang 'em High, Kelly's Heroes, Two Mules for Sister Sara or The Eiger Sanction.
Oh, and of course - Unforgiven.
For fifty years, Clint Eastwood has made movies, and entertained millions. I could list all the awards Clint Eastwood has won, but that is not why I like him, or his movies.
I think Clint simply enjoys telling a story, and I enjoy the stories he tells.
Eastwood also had the ability to deliver great movie lines.
"Go ahead, make my day."
"Do ya feel lucky, punk?"
My favorite Clint Eastwood line from Heartbreak Ridge - "You can rob me, you can starve me...and you can beat me and you can kill me. Just don't bore me."
Thanks Clint for all the great movies and Happy Birthday.