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Clint Eastwood
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The casting is the most important thing. If you cast a picture really well a lot of things take care of themselves. You get actors that like to give a lot to the role and who appreciate the role on the same level that you do. If you miscast it, you're working an uphill battle a little bit and maybe you can come out okay but you can't always come out great. Clint Eastwood

You have to teach yourself to act but Michael Chekhov will give you the necessary tools - and for me, Psychological Gesture and Centers are extremely valuable They work like a charm. I've used them all along and still do. Clint Eastwood

Opinions are like a**holes, everybody has one. Clint Eastwood

I'm suffering from oxygen deprivation. It's overwhelming watching your career go by. Clint Eastwood

You definitely do not do films for that particular reason. You do them for yourself, for your satisfaction of creating this thing with characters and watching these characters take on real life - that's all you care about. Clint Eastwood

I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it. Clint Eastwood

The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits. Clint Eastwood

There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it. Clint Eastwood

Naturally, everybody has certain things they wish they hadn't done in life. They wish they hadn't kicked their dog when they were ten or something. Clint Eastwood

As long as somebody finances you, can make a film and get it seen any place and in any language; then, hopefully, it's a success. Clint Eastwood

I like working. That's when I'm feeling my best. And the people around me know that. My wife knows that. Clint Eastwood

If you're really satisfied with your position on something, you just say, 'Hey;' you just very calmly present something. Clint Eastwood

Society is at odds with itself. Clint Eastwood

A lot of dumb pictures have made a lot of money, but that doesn't mean they're going to be anything cinema students will revel over in the future. Clint Eastwood

People love westerns worldwide. There's something fantasy-like about an individual fighting the elements. Or even bad guys and the elements. It's a simpler time. There's no organized laws and stuff. Clint Eastwood

I'm not really a Hollywood person. Not that I don't like L.A., but I'm just a Northern California guy. Clint Eastwood

My mother always told me it wasn't polite to ask what people make. Clint Eastwood

Yes, I'm always - I'm always surprised when you make a film and you live with it a while and you put it out, you never dream that anybody is ever going to want to really see it. Clint Eastwood

Politicians have to make unpopular decisions. Schwarzenegger is going to understand the nature of his job. I wish him good luck, he's going to need it. It's going to be difficult for him. Clint Eastwood

Over my career I played some badass characters. So, people sometimes think I should have a .44 magnum. But that's not true, I don't have that. But I do fire them and I do enjoy target shooting and all that sort of thing. I'm not much of a hunter. I don't like killing animals, but I love to shoot. Clint Eastwood

I like the inspiration of the first take. Clint Eastwood

With people in high office, the old - you go into the extreme, which is absolute power and absolute power corrupts. Clint Eastwood

I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk? Clint Eastwood

Improvise, Adapt and Overcome! Clint Eastwood

Nothing wrong with shooting...as long as the right people get shot. Clint Eastwood

The main thing is, you just want to have your place in history. You hope that people will look back on it in 15, 20, 30 and beyond years, and say, "That was an exciting film." Clint Eastwood

Just trust your instincts. There's an old saying in golf, you've studied the swing many times, and you practice and practice, but when you stand over the ball, you just have to trust your swing. And you trust it. And if you don't trust it, you'll ruin it; your brain will take over. Clint Eastwood

I am sort of anti-hunting. I don't put down what anyone wants to do, but it seems to me that killing a creature for fun is not a progressive idea. Clint Eastwood

Libertarian: everyone leaves everyone else alone Clint Eastwood

Being comfortable is over-rated. Clint Eastwood

Hollywood, as everyone knows, glamorizes physical courage. . . . if I had to define courage myself, I wouldn't say it's about shooting people. I'd say it's the quality that stimulates people, that enables them to move ahead and look beyond themselves. Clint Eastwood

I think it is more important to tell a story rather than follow any trend; that is a less bold way to go. If you do that [follow trends] you are just trying to ride on the coat tails of someone else's success. Clint Eastwood

I always like to try different things, different genres; stories that have a dramatic element and can generate conflict which I find appealing; where the characters have to overcome obstacles. That kind of thing is challenging. Clint Eastwood

The reason I still work at this stage of life is because I enjoy learning something new each day. Clint Eastwood

If somebody's dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they're gonna have to take what they get. Clint Eastwood

Children teach you that you can still be humbled by life, that you learn something new all the time. That's the secret to life, really: never stop learning. It's the secret to career. I'm still working because I learn something new all the time. It's the secret to relationships. Never think you've got it all. Clint Eastwood

I never considered myself a cowboy, because I wasn`t. But I guess when I got into cowboy gear I looked enough like one to convince people that I was. Clint Eastwood

None of the pictures I take a risk in cost a lot, so it doesn't take much for them to turn a profit. We don't deal in big budgets. We know what we want and we shoot it and we don't waste anything. I never understand these films that cost twenty, thirty million dollars when they could be made for half that. Maybe it's because no one cares. We care. Clint Eastwood

That's the secret to a movie career - just keeping an open mind. Clint Eastwood

I don't write. I usually look for material by other people. Sometimes I change things or adapt things but I don't write from scratch. I wish I had that ability. Clint Eastwood

Most people are afraid of change. But if you look at it as something you can always count on, then it can be a comfort. Clint Eastwood

Everybody wonders why I continue working at this stage. I keep working because there's always new stories.... And as long as people want me to tell them, I'll be there doing them. Clint Eastwood

You should just evaluate the work and make your judgments accordingly. That's the way you do it in life and every other subject. Clint Eastwood

I don't see myself as conservative, but I'm not ultra-leftist. You build a philosophy of your own. I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live. Clint Eastwood

I pay tribute to the writing always. The writer is a creative artist and the director is an interpretive artist and the actors are interpretive. You take zero and make it into something, that's always amazing to me. Clint Eastwood

I know what you're thinking 'Did he fire six shots or only five? Clint Eastwood

I was kind of a little disappointed when they started building a competition between Marty (Martin Scorsese) and me. I have the greatest respect for him and all the films he's done over the years. Clint Eastwood

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives. Clint Eastwood

I'm not really conservative. I'm conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don't any more. Clint Eastwood

We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has. Clint Eastwood

Everybody thinks making films back to back is a big deal but they did it all the time in the old days. Clint Eastwood

Just try not to ingest a lot of fats, and just try to eat carefully. Clint Eastwood

Man becomes his most creative during war. Clint Eastwood

Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt. Clint Eastwood

I've always felt that if I examine myself too much, I'll find out what I know and don't know, and I'll burst the bubble. I've gotten so lucky relying on my animal instincts, I'd rather keep a little bit of the animal alive. Clint Eastwood

Stage actors are usually much more conscious of speaking up and making sure that everyone can hear in the back of the theatre; a film actor probably thinks of that a little less. Clint Eastwood

You can't stop everything from happening. But we've gotten to a point where we're certainly trying. If a car doesn't have four hundred air bags in it, then it's no good. Clint Eastwood

Nowadays, politically, everybody is promising everything. That's the only way you can get elected. Clint Eastwood

I guess maybe when you get past 70, other people start asking you how you feel. Clint Eastwood

There has to be something in every role that interests you. Clint Eastwood

When I was born, the economy wasn't in a great state; it was the Depression, and my father had to be quick to try and find work. Clint Eastwood

In 'Gran Torino,' I play a guy who's racially offensive. But he learned. It shows that you're never too old to learn and embrace people that you don't understand to begin with. It seems like nobody else got that message, I guess. Clint Eastwood

Politicians love regulating. That's part of the whole power structure. Clint Eastwood

I tend to believe that audiences are relatively well-balanced people. Clint Eastwood

I think everybody has something that they've been obsessed about in their lifetime. Clint Eastwood

I'm not afraid to look bad on the screen. Clint Eastwood

Governor Romney has a great business background. He is extremely well educated. He has several degrees from Harvard, including, you know, business and including a law degree. Clint Eastwood

Abuse of power isn't limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens in our own country if we're not vigilant. Clint Eastwood

People have lost their sense of humor. In former times, we constantly made jokes about different races. Clint Eastwood

Don Siegel last advice to me was 'Don't short yourself.' He said the tendency is when an actor's directing is to kind of you want to work on everybody else but you're going to short yourself. He said, take the time to do a good job with yourself so that you're satisfied with it. Clint Eastwood



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