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[on how he decided to do A Fistful of Dollars
(1964)] I'd done Rawhide
(1959) for about five years. The agency called and asked if I was interested in doing a western in Italy and Spain. I said, "Not particularly." They said, "Why don't you give the script a quick look?" Well, I was kind of curious, so I read it, and I recognized it right away as Yojimbo the Bodyguard
(1961), a Kurosawa [Akira
The producers of Dirty Harry
(1971) originally didn't want Eastwood, since they felt he was too young at 41. After older stars like John Wayne
, Frank Sinatra
and Robert Mitchum
turned the film down, Eastwood was cast. He last played Harry Callahan aged 57 in The Dead Pool
(1988), which was the age the character was supposed to be in the first film according to the original screenplay.
Always at ease and never self-conscious.