Clint Eastwood is 85-years-young, and if the actor, director, producer and politician has his way, he'll be directing movies for the next 20 years. The Associated Press' Jake Coyle caught up with the legendary Oscar winner at Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Film Festival, where he made the statements. Speaking about 104-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira to Coyle, Clint Eastwood stated, "It would be great to be 105 and still making films. "Chuckling, he called such a hope "the ultimate optimism."
Born May 31, 1930, Eastwood is quickly approaching his 83rd birthday and hasn't shown any hints of slowing down. What his next project will ultimately be is up in the air, however. Beyonce Knowles was slated to star in an Eastwood remake of the classic A Star is Born, but rumor had it that Beyonce dropped out, quite possibly over her political affiliations and Clint Eastwood's infamous "Empty Chair" skit at the Republican National Convention. Beyonce's popularity isn't at an all time high right now, anyway, so the delay is probably in the best interest for all.
Personally, I think Beyonce is a weak actresses and don't think Eastwood should waste his time casting her in a lead role. Let Beyonce stick to singing and cast real talent in lead roles...keep those Oscar nominations coming, right?
So, Hollywood Reporter hints that Eastwood is considering a Jersey Boys picture, but just what is in the works right now for the iconic actor and award-winning director remains to be seen.
I saw Play Misty for Me when I was roughly 13-years-old. It was one of my favorite psychological dramas (one of the first I had seen), and I love when Eastwood sticks with that genre. Mystic River was phenomenal and I would love to see Eastwood explore characters that are slightly more deranged again.
But whatever he does, it's sure to be a great success.