Clint Eastwood directing at 87!

                          

 

At 87 years old, he isn't slowing down, essentially putting out a film every other year.  Truly inspiring! 

He’s an Oscar winner, after all, so even his newest seems like little more than popcorn entertainment, he’s certainly capable of more than one sort of movie.

His new film is named 'The 15:17 to Paris'. Based on a true story, this is the long-ish plot description that IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes has: “In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris–an attempt prevented by three courageous young passengers traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of their lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing time, their bond never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.” The three men in question are Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone, who all play themselves here. 

Clint Eastwood became a film star in the 1960’s thanks to his acting skills in a number of western films. As he began to branch out with new roles, he sought out to have more creative input into the types of film projects that he would take on. One way he was able to accomplish this was by creating his own production company which eventually allowed him to work behind as a director. His first film as a director was 1971’s Play Misty For Me, which was well received by critics and did well at the box office. 

 

As a director and teamleader,he runs an extremely efficient set and creates an environment such that actors come to the set prepared and ready and Eastwood often just wants one or two takes.

Some of his famously directed movies include:

* Gran Torino

* Changeling

* Mystic River

* Hereafter

* Space Cowboys