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Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

I think this is a question some have wondered. The guy turns 85 today. How much does he have left in the tank?

I know he has the Richard Jewell biopic in development as a director. But, once you reach his age, any day could be your last.

I've respected his work over the years as an actor and director and hope he manages to hang in there a few more years and then maybe quietly disappear into the sunset.

Really amazing that his career has been 60 years including the last 40+ as a director. He's one of the true Hollywood legends.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

Weren't there all ready rumors that he doesn't do much on set and his recent films are basically ghost directed?
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

His mother lived a long time. She was at the Oscars with him the year he won for MILLION DOLLAR BABY and he was already in his 70s by then. She died the following year (2006) at the age of 97. So he's got longevity genes. That doesn't mean he'll keep directing, but he doesn't strike me as the kind of old guy who wants to go off and play golf in his declining years.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

While his output lately is questionable in quality... I do hope he continues on a few more films.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

How does he get insured before each film? I know Robert Altman had some difficulty with that. Is there a back-up director always attached?
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

Sidney Lumet had a back up guy on his last one.

Eastwood may be different than others due to his status with WB and whatnot.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

Yeah, it's odd watching guys that were still relatively young and vital when we started watching movies in the 70's hit their 80's.

Eastwood is the consummate tough guy, and the idea of him getting old and frail seems impossible somehow. And yet, at 85 there's no way he's got the energy he did at 60, let alone 40.

At this point every project he does is just a bonus.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

this thread is morbid to me. makes me think that in short time we will be changing title to (Update: DEAD).
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My older relatives are starting to fight health problems, it's starting to frighten me. You know, it's funny. When I was a teenager, everyone told me that I was supposed to think I was invincible. I didn't really, but like all young people, I probably took my youth for granted. Everyone told me I didn't understand mortality because I was too young. I said I did, indeed, I went out of my way to try to understand it and be different, to appreciate what I had. I guess I thought if I did, maybe I'd appreciate it more or understand it better. But of course I didn't. Wasted opportunities, worried about trivial teen angst.I guess youth really is wasted on the young. It seems like a lifetime ago. That or there are so many movies and stories out there that my view of what I should be was so distorted. I'm going to suck an exhaust pipe now.

Anyway, Eastwood? Don't know. Look at his antecedent, John Huston. He was directing films from a wheelchair. "Why'd you climb that mountain?" "Because it was there." For directors, I think it's just what they do. I imagine Eastwood will keep at it as long as he can; he doesn't show any sign of slowing down. What the oldest a filmmaker has ever been active? I know Borgnine as an actor worked into his 90s.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

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What the oldest a filmmaker has ever been active?
Manoel de Oliveira was still working at 106.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

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I know Borgnine as an actor worked into his 90s.
He gave the best health advice ever on Fox and Friends.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

Holy shit. He died on my birthday that year. I killed him. Son of a bitch.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

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Holy shit. He died on my birthday that year. I killed him. Son of a bitch.
Snake, I may have told you this before, but Lindsay Lohan is six days older than you. (The Olsen Twins were born in June that year, less than a month before you.)
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

How the fuck would you know that shit?
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

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How the fuck would you know that shit?
Perhaps it's because you have stated your age and birth date numerous times?
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

Well, if we look up the day Ernest Borgnine died, based on what you just told us, that is also the day you were born. It's fairly easy to extrapolate from there.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

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Perhaps it's because you have stated your age and birth date numerous times?
No. About Lohan and the Olsen Twins. He knew those two were near my birth date? Jesus. What the hell does Ash do when he's not here?
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

Apparently keeps track of actress's birthdates in relation to yours.
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

Originally Posted by resinrats View Post
Apparently keeps track of actress's birthdates in relation to yours.
Amanda Bynes: April 3, 1986
Megan Fox: May 16, 1986
Shia Le Beouf: June 11, 1986
The Olsen Twins: June 13, 1986
Lindsay Lohan: July 2, 1986
Solid Snake: July 8, 1986

And my favorite, the reason I latched on to all these birthdates in the first place:

Aya Matsuura: June 25, 1986


(She's a pop singer who starred in YO YO GIRL COP in 2006. I have all of her albums.)

So you're in great company, Snake.

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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31), how much does he have left?

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Weren't there all ready rumors that he doesn't do much on set and his recent films are basically ghost directed?
...which is total BS.

Clint's mother lived until 97. Anyone who watched the bonus materials on American Sniper knows he's still very active on his sets and still very cogent. Barring illness, I think Clint will direct well into his 90s.

Look at William Shatner - that guy is 84 and he's running around like he's still in his 60s.

Someone on set asked Clint how he still does it, and he said the secret was "don't let the 'old' in."
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What the hell does Ash do when he's not here?
Not our business .
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

Any one of you motherfuckers could get hit in the head with a coconut and die tomorrow. Hell right now at your keyboard you coul
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Re: Clint Eastwood turns 85 today (5/31/15), how much does he have left?

RIP Heady Lamar
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Any one of you motherfuckers could get hit in the head with a coconut and die tomorrow. Hell right now at your keyboard you could.
Yes, the thought haunts me every day. Though I doubt that I'll get killed by a coconut. Not many of those around here.

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