Even in the ’90s, Eastwood was still delivering the goods in the likes of In the Line of Fire, A Perfect World and the critically acclaimed Unforgiven – proving as a result that he had not lost his acting chops in the decades preceding. However, Unforgiven also highlighted Eastwood’s other key passion: directing.
Yes, after achieving virtually everything there is to achieve in front of the camera, Eastwood began working behind it. The ’00s in particular saw the star begin directing in earnest, and he won plaudits for helming movies such as Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Letters from Iwo Jima.
But Eastwood’s not done just yet. Despite having scooped up countless awards for his acting and directorial work, the veteran performer is still showing Hollywood how it’s done with his poignant stories and attention-grabbing camera work. It seems too that at least one of these tales bears some resemblance to his experiences.