Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Actor/Actress of the Week

Hello all. I've decided to start up this weekly column just to get some more activity going here at the site. Each week I will (hopefully) pick an actor or actress and link to their filmography. I'll tell you why I like them, what my favorite performance of theirs is, and give you a little insight as to what projects they've got coming out in the future. So without further delay...

Week 1 (September 14th, 2008): Clint Eastwood


Aside from being one of the most iconic actors of all time, Eastwood has made a name for himself as an A-list Hollywood director over the years (Mystic River is one of my favorite films). He's also been known to compose music for some of his movies and even cleaned up a small California town by becoming Mayor in the late 80's. He is the epitome of masculinity in film and almost singlehandedly created the archetypes of the rogue cop and the antihero cowboy.

My favorite Eastwood performance can be found in the fourth Dirty Harry film Sudden Impact, in which he drops his most famous line "Go ahead...make my day." The whole performance is especially manly and really defines Eastwood's personality for me. I like to think that the way he acted in that film is the way he acts on a daily basis.



A few projects can be found on the horizon for the living legend. He recently directed Angelina Jolie in the thriller/drama Changeling, set to come out on Halloween of this year. He's also directing and starring in the upcoming Gran Torino (not a Dirty Harry film, as previously speculated) and directing The Human Factor, a film about Nelson Mandela starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Until next time...

2 comments:

Boze said...

I like the concept... 'ou went ahead and made my day'

Ashley said...

awesome choice to lead the new posts.