This 70-minute documentary on the life of landmark actor and director Clint Eastwood profiles the career of Eastwood from his early days as a Universal Studios contract player, through his legendary standing as both a superstar and an Oscar-winning director. Written, produced and directed by noted film critic Richard Schickel and narrated by John Cusack, Eastwood himself hosts, giving information and insight to his remarkable filmmaking career. Included are clips from many of the films he starred in and directed including his work on the "Man With No Name" trilogy, the "Dirty Harry" films, "Play Misty For Me" (his directorial debut), "The Bridges of Madison County", "Bird", "The Outlaw Josey Wales", "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (co-starring Cusack), and the Oscar-winning "Unforgiven." Written by
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Critic John Hartl of The Seattle Times wrote in his review that "Clips from the Locke/Eastwood movies have been edited so carefully that she doesn't appear to have been in any of them. It's like making a documentary about Humphrey Bogart and failing to mention Lauren Bacall." Of Eastwood's attempt to impose a distorted image on the audience, Locke said "It is one example of the pettiness that is Clint. There is never a win win situation for him. There is only he wins, everyone else loses - that is if they challenge him, which I did." See more
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