Clint Eastwood Open to Returning to Acting Some Day

Posted 2017/05/22 0 0

Veteran film actor and director Clint Eastwood has said that he may return to acting at some stage in the future.

 

Clint Eastwood is one of those rare Hollywood stars who is a legend both in front of and behind the camera. While he's best known to most audiences as an actor, with decades of iconic performances, but he has also established himself as one of our finest filmmakers as well. In recent years, the multi-hyphenate has focused his energies more on filmmaking and less in acting, with his last on screen performance coming in his 2012 baseball movie entitled Trouble With the Curve, where he played an aging baseball scout. During an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, the Hollywood icon suggested that he eventually will make his return to acting. He said he missed performing “once in a while but not often,” but added he plans to return at some point, “I did a lot of it for a long time. I’ll visit it again someday.”

Eastwood has been recognized with multiple awards and nominations for his work in film, television, and music. His widest reception has been in film work, for which he has received Academy Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and People's Choice Awards, among others. Eastwood is one of only two people to have been twice nominated for Best Actor and Best Director for the same film (Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby) the other being Warren Beatty (Heaven Can Wait and Reds).

Meanwhile, a discussion of his then-controversial film “Dirty Harry” led Eastwood to open up about modern-day political correctness.

“A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect, Eastwood said of the 1971 blockbuster. “That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now, where everybody thinks everyone’s politically correct. We’re killing ourselves by doing that. We’ve lost our sense of humour.”

He’s currently preparing to direct “The 15:17 to Paris,” about the foiling of a 2015 Islamic State group attack on a train heading to the French capital from Brussels. Three Americans, two of them off-duty members of the military, contributed to the subduing of the gunman. Eastwood said the film suited today’s “strange times.”

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