By Jim Campbell
June 30th, 2021
Among his most notable quotes: “The Day I turned 21 I registered Republican.
During the credits at the end of his movies, the camera will move around the location it was filmed in, after which there will be freeze frame for the rest of the credits.
Frequently uses shadow lightning in his films
Known on-set as a director for filming very few takes and having an easy shooting schedule.
Tim Robbins once said that when working on Mystic River (2003), Eastwood would usually ask for only one take, or two “if you were lucky”, and that a day of filming would consist of starting “no earlier than 9 a.m. and you leave, usually, after lunch.”
The lead characters in his movie are often outsiders with a dark past they prefer not to remember
Narrow eyes and towering height
Unmistakable authoritative rasping (sometimes hissing) voice
Often breaks unexpectedly into a warm smile
Deadpan delivery of one-liners
Many of his films show at least one variation of sexual assault
His films are often period pieces with a strong attention to detail
Often plays characters with no name, or whose name is revealed in the end
Many of his films revolve around people struggling with serious trauma that they are unable or unwilling to get help for
Mole on his upper lip
Actors in his films usually underplay and get emotion across in subtle ways
Pecurring pattern of his characters is having an unloaded gun or one that misfires
His films often feature misguided but well meaning younger characters who are mentored by older characters
Often plays characters who are consumed by regrets over past mistakes and are given one chance to redeem themselves