Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, star of the Dollar trilogy and many more classics, turned 90 today. Even at this ripe age, the actor-director refuses to hang up his boots. The veteran star still wants to make a few more movies.
The five time Academy award winner worked in nine films in his 80s. But seems like retirement plan is not on his radar yet.
Clint Eastwood is not a big fan of birthday celebrations. "We're just going to do a family thing- very, very calm, very mellow," his 34-year-old actor son Scott Eastwood told Access Hollywood.
Eastwood, born in 1930, has enjoyed a career spanning seven decades and more than 50 films. Showing no signs of slowing down his camaraderie with silver screen, the actor said, ""I like doing it, it's nice to be able to have a paying job."
Despite previously announcing his retirement from acting after 2008's "Gran Torino," Eastwood returned in front of camera four years later in "Trouble with the Curve," and again in 2018's "The Mule."
Eastwood's filmography, which ranges from morally ambiguous dramas to overblown cop movies to self-reflective Westerns. His Dollar trilogy was criticised for violence, Grab Torino (2008) earned him backlash for racist implications. American Sniper, which Eastwood directed, has been also vindicated for warmongering.
Eastwood, who first appeared on screen in 1955, most recently starred as an elderly drug runner in 2018's "The Mule" and last year directed "Richard Jewell."
When Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" won best picture at the 65th Academy Awards in 1993, it was only the third western film to do so. "Unforgiven," remains one of the last celebrated western film in decades as the attraction for this kind of films started to recede well into the 1980s.