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13 Biographical Movies |
29 Print Biographies |
25 Interviews |
63 Articles |
19 Pictorials |
47 Magazine Cover Photos |
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In those days, they'd make interview tests, not acting tests. They'd sit you in front of the camera and talk--just as we're talking now. I thought I was an absolute clod. It looked pretty good; it was photographed well, but I thought, "If that's acting, I'm in trouble". But they signed me up as a contract player--which was a little lower than working in the mailroom.
He objected to the end of Dirty Harry
(1971) when Harry throws his badge away after killing the Scorpio Killer, arguing with director Don Siegel
that Harry knew that being a policeman was the only work for which he was suited. Siegel eventually convinced Eastwood that Harry threw his badge away as a symbol that he had lost faith in the justice system.
His films often deal with the gap between the truth and the mythologized version of the truth (White Hunter Black Heart, Unforgiven, Flags of our Fathers)