Even in the ’90s Eastwood was still delivering stunning displays of acting in the likes of In the Line of Fire, A Perfect World and the critically acclaimed Unforgiven – proving that he had not lost his acting chops in the decades preceding them. However, the latter Western flick also highlighted his other passion: directing.
Yes, after achieving everything there was to achieve in front of the camera, Eastwood began turning his attention to working behind it. He made the biggest directorial transition in the ’00s, winning plaudits for movies such as Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, and Letters from Iwo Jima.
And he’s not done just yet. Despite scooping up countless awards for his acting and directorial work, Eastwood is still showing Hollywood how it’s done with his poignant stories and attention-grabbing camera work. It seems too that some of those stories are actually based on his own experiences.