8/23/2009

I Think Clint Eastwood Was Born Grizzled...

He's grizzled in every role, it seems. I just got Gran Torino from Netflix, and it was no exception. Let's take a look:
  • Westerns: Yep, grizzled. He was grizzled as Josey Wales (the outlaw), that guy who wasn't forgiven, and that rider with the pale complexion, just to name a few.
  • Cop Flicks: They don't come much more grizzled (or dirty) than Harry C.
  • He played the grizzled friend of an orangutan who likes to fight. Twice.
  • He was grizzled when he was teaching that horse-faced girl how to box.
  • That one movie where he is hunting down Meryl Streep with a sawed-off shotgun and he chases her across all those bridges. I never saw it, but I heard he was pretty grizzled in that.
Just once I'd like to see him play a flamboyant, feather boa-wearing interior decorator from Miami who moonlights as a Bette Midler impersonator. If he could pull that off, I'd declare him the best actor in the world, nay, the universe - better than Danza, Patrick Duffy, and the Hoff put together.

13 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

But great movie don't you think?

SkylersDad said...

I remember an interview where he was asked how he came up with that famous squint that made him look so tough. Turns out his eyes are extremely sensitive to light, and that is just how he looks outside without shades.

Bill Stankus said...

He's been going down since Rowdy Yates, I say, cut him some slack, he's trying.

miss. chief said...

i like how the more you say "grizzled" the funnier it sounds

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

He's played the same character for the last 30 years.

Bubs said...

Here's what Sergio Leone said about Clint Eastwood:

"I like Clint Eastwood because he has only two facial expressions: one with the hat, and one without it."

Cooper Green said...

The sun is always in his eyes too. I guess grizzled guys don't have the sense to stand in the shade.

Morgan the Muse said...

Well, I don't know about the boa, but in the old sixty-something musical "Paint Your Wagon" he wasn't grizzled. He was quite handsome.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I would have liked the movie a whole lot more if it wasn't Clint Eastwood playing the grizzled Clint Eastwood, as you pointed out.

Cormac Brown said...

Why is that when you wrote "grizzled," it seemed to me like you were really trying to say "gristled?"
; )

"Just once I'd like to see him play a flamboyant, feather boa-wearing interior decorator from Miami who moonlights as a Bette Midler impersonator."

As Clint has said in at least a couple of movies, "A man has got to know his limits."

Gwen said...

I'd still make out with him.

Doc said...

I'd love to go bar-hopping with him and Humphrey Bogart.

Doc

bubbles said...

Ha! See what I mean?