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The Evolution of Clint Eastwood (2008)

Follow Eastwood's career from television star to matinee idol to Oscar-winning director in this wide-ranging documentary.


Gary Leva


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Himself
Michael Madsen ... Himself
Hal Holbrook ... Himself
Allen Hughes ... Himself
Albert Hughes ... Himself
Tyne Daly ... Herself
Tom Fontana ... Himself
John Milius ... Himself
John Calley ... Himself
Reni Santoni ... Himself
Paul Haggis ... Himself
Jack N. Green Jack N. Green ... Himself
James Fargo ... Himself
Joel Cox ... Himself
William Beard William Beard ... Himself - Author of 'Persistence of Double Vision: Essays on Clint Eastwood'


Follow Eastwood's career from television star to matinee idol to Oscar-winning director in this wide-ranging documentary.

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23 July 2008 (Finland) See more »

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Leva FilmWorks See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Eastwood the Director
15 June 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Evolution of Clint Eastwood (2008)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

This 24 minute documentary can be found as a bonus feature on the SUDDEN IMPACT release and features interviews with Eastwood, John Milius, Hal Holbrook, Allen and Albert Hughes, Michael Madsen and several others. This documentary focuses in on Eastwood the director and we get a rundown as his directing style and how it has revolved over the years. Well, I should say this documentary really focuses on his directing years at Warner as it does look over a few titles but for the most part this here is an entertaining documentary that manages to give one a great understanding of Eastwood and how he has changed over the years. Eastwood talks about the various styles he has picked up over the years and we get to hear from the others who talk about his greatness including his work on THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, a film no one really expected him to do.

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