Clint Eastwood’s recent public display of early onset dementia, at the RNC, got me thinking about Clint’s long career in film. Much like President Obama I am still a fan of many of Eastwood’s films despite his recent, what are we going to do about grandpa moment.
I had a hard time just selecting a few of my favorite Eastwood roles. Hell he has been in 67 films, while that is not in Nick Cage territory it is still very prolific.
No list of great Eastwood films would be complete without mentioning his work in the Sergio Leone “Spaghetti Westerns” While A Fistfull of Dollars, and For a Few Dollars More are both great, my favorite is The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
Eastwood plays Frank Morris in Escape From Alcatraz. This is a slow boiler but a highly suspenseful prison film. It also encouraged me to not end up in prison. Certainly in my top three prison movies of all time. Hmmm now that sounds like a good top ten topic. No one steal that idea.
Eastwood directs and stars in The Outlaw Josey Wales one of the classic cowboy films of all time. A man with nothing left to lose is pushed over the edge. Eastwood is one actor you don’t want to see angry.
In 1992 Eastwood starred in and directed the western Unforgiven. His portrayal of retired gunslinger William Munny is my choice for Eastwood’s best role. In addition this film proved that the western is far from dead in American cinema.
Go ahead make my day… tell us your favorite Clint Eastwood film.