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Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the fifth of a five part feature (read parts one, two, three and four)...
“Maybe the title of Space Cowboys  is a bit misleading because it is mostly about the pioneers of space,” stated Clint Eastwood when discussing the story about four former test pilots from the 1950s who decades later get an opportunity to go into outer space. “We were not really cowboys, but these men who did all the pioneering in the 1950s were going to the frontier of space in planes they were not sure could make it. They were being rocketed along on the ground faster than the speed of sound to see if the human body could take it, so I would say that the film is something of a homage to those gentlemen.” The action thriller with a production budget of $65 million stars Clint Eastwood, »
The two nonagenarians will play roommates and team up with former M*A*S*H star Sally Kellerman, Paul Sorvino and filmmaker Ron Howard's father Rance in Night Club, the first film by realtor-turned-moviemaker Larry Delrose's Italian American Films group.
The picture will close the upcoming Phoenix Film Festival in Arizona next month.
Delrose tells WENN, "The film presents the idea that one is never too young or too old to find inspiration and meaning in life.
"It is a unique saga about three USC (University of Southern California) students who get a job on the night shift at a nursing home. With the help of one of the home's residents, they improve things there in a very unusual way... There is music and lots of hugging and Italian singing!"
Through his new production company, Delrose hopes to make movies that portray Italian-Americans in a good light following decades of movies about the Mafia.
Rooney has hit the headlines recently after accusing his stepson Christopher Aber of elder abuse.
On Friday, a judge ruled the movie veteran's legal and financial affairs will remain under the permanent control of his lawyer, Michael Augustine, who was appointed temporary conservator in February after the Oscar-winner filed court papers claiming his stepson had been trying to convince him to sign over control of his assets.
The 90 year old alleged he feared for his safety and in a sworn declaration to the court, Augustine claimed he had found $400,000 (£250,000) missing from one of the star's bank accounts. A judge granted his request for a restraining order against Aber and his wife.
The restraining order against the Abers has not been extended, but the couple has reportedly agreed to stay away from Rooney. »
Clint Eastwood had previously stated that his performance in the 2008 drama Gran Torino would be his last in front of the camera. But the prolific Hollywood icon has changed his mind, and in a recent interview, revealed that he is open to acting again as long as the project is something incredibly special.
He then went onto state that he would play James Bond if offered the role. Here is what Clint Eastwood had to say about returning to the other side of the camera:
"I would act if the right role came along. But I'm not looking to do it because there are not that many great roles that would be something different for me to play, to conquer. I don't know, I never say never, like James Bond or something."
3 items from 2011
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