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Unforgiven
48.10%
The Outlaw Josey Wales
6.33%
Million Dollar Baby
10.13%
Letters from Iwo Jima
8.86%
Mystic River
12.66%
High Plains Drifter
5.06%
The Bridges of Madison County
1.27%
Flags of Our Fathers
0
0%
Bird
2.53%
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Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

Old 12-15-08, 10:58 PM
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Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

Which movie directed by Clint Eastwood do you think is his best, or your favorite?
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Unforgiven, though he has a few severely underrated films under his belt that are not poll options: A Perfect World, Breezy, and Honkytonk Man.
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Old 12-16-08, 01:33 AM
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White Hunter, Black Heart
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You should have listed his 1st PLAY MISTY FOR ME.
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Why leave out his two latest - Changeling and the fantastic Gran Torino?

For me it's Letters From Iwo Jima with Unforgiven being a very, very close second.
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Originally Posted by bjh_18
Why leave out his two latest - Changeling and the fantastic Gran Torino?
Because Changeling sucked and Gran Torino looks fun but dumb.


I say Unforgiven, followed by Letters From Iwo Jima. Mystic River was a bit of sloppy adaptation of the novel, but it's got 2 or 3 of the best acting performances of the decade, so I'll put it third.
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Possibly UNFORGIVEN, but I voted for "other" in honor of the 1993 film A PERFECT WORLD.
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I dub thee....Unforgiven.
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His best is Unforgiven, but my favorite is Pale Rider.
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Unforgiven, easily, but wait... The Outlaw Josey Wales is my favorite "traditional" Western ever.

Tough choice. I still went with "Unforgiven" though.

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Originally Posted by Sanjuro37
Because Changeling sucked and Gran Torino looks fun but dumb.
As opposed to some of the others up there? Changeling wasn't great, but Gran Torino is Eastwood's finest performance in ages. Clearly you haven't seen it because it's far from "dumb." Is it a life-altering film? No. But it's still very good, and it's certainly much better than some of the films that are listed.

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I picked The Outlaw Josey Wales but probably should have picked Pale Rider.
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I love High Plains Drifter. That's my favorite from Clint.
Even Mel Brooks did a spin off of this which was one of his best Blazing Saddles.
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This one:

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Favorite is High Plains Drifter. Best would have to be Unforgiven. Considering that I didn't care for it all for this movie during it's original release. But this is one of those films that gets better with age.
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
This one:

My man.

I love that film.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
My man.

I love that film.
Yeah, but don't believe me. "I don't know nothing...not one damn thing."
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Re: Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

Mystic River
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Re: Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

white hunter/black heart
a perfect world
unforgiven.

He has others that I like but these are gems.
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Re: Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

Unforgiven is great but I love Mystic River.

A Perfect World is good too but its been ages since I saw it.
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Re: Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

Originally Posted by bjh_18
but Gran Torino is Eastwood's finest performance in ages. Clearly you haven't seen it because it's far from "dumb."
Forgot about this. Well, I did see it, and my guesses were right: fun but dumb, unless "maybe you shouldn't be racist" and "white people are spoiled" is a brilliant statement.
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Re: Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

No.

You pretty well missed the 'statements' in the movie apparently, I've seen a lot of people do just that with this film.
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Re: Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

I'd go Unforgiven, A Perfect World, then Mystic River.
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Re: Best Clint Eastwood Directed Movie

Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
Unforgiven, easily, but wait... The Outlaw Josey Wales is my favorite "traditional" Western ever.

Tough choice. I still went with "Unforgiven" though.
my thought process exactly.

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