Not only is Clint Eastwood a superb director, but he is a hard worker. Seriously, the guy has been going non-stop with award-winning films since 2003 and Mystic River, which, I should add, he followed-up with Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Changeling, Gran Torino, Invictus and, due in 2010, Hereafter. With the exception of Hereafter, I dare you to argue that any one of those movies isn’t nothing short of stellar. You can’t. And you won’t, because you’d be wrong.
But back to Hereafter – we don’t know much about it, except it stars Eastwood’s man-muse, Matt Damon (Invictus), and Bryce Dallas Howard (Terminator Salvation), according to Variety, was just added to the cast. Little is know about the plot, but we do know it’s being described as a supernatural thriller and was written by Peter Morgan (The Queen). Frankly, it could be about zombie gerbils that escaped from Richard Gere’s butt and somehow Eastwood would find away to emotionally connect with the audience and Oscar voters.
Anyway, my point, if you haven’t realized already is simple: Clint Eastwood is the bomb.
For discussion, what is your favorite Eastwood-directed movie? Is he a better director than actor?