Here’s the first official trailer for Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller.
It’s based on the autobiography of the same name by Chris Kyle who was dubbed the most lethal sniper in American history, his life story is fascinating and grim where he ended up with a bounty for his head and was wounded twice, and was involved in six IED attacks.
American Sniper goes on general release in the UK on January 16th.
We’re a bit late with our good wishes for a man who has pretty much defined cinema over the course of his acting career. Clint Eastwood, who turned 82 yesterday, has starred in over 50 films and directed a few too.
In honour of a man who has given us a shit ton of movie lines to quote over the last few decades here’s a ten minute tribute video highlighting 170 of his greatest. Happy birthday you gravely son of a bitch!
In case you missed it actor/director Clint Eastwood starred in a gritty pro-American advert for car manufacturer Chrysler during last week’s coverage of the Super Bowl, (Go Wolverines!).
Say what you want about the blatant nationalistic tone of the commercial one thing’s for sure Dirty Harry still has bags of screen presence, but now he’s under fire from the
dark side Republican party because they’ve interpreted the advert as showing support for Obama and a taxpayer bailout for Detroit’s automobile industry which included Chrysler…when they should’ve just let Detroit collapse and the thousands of people who live and work in the city rot in their own penniless, jobless filth.
Eastwood has defend the advert in an interview by stating: ‘It was meant to be a message, just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK.’ But it wasn’t according to some Republicans who took to Twitter to express their rage and disgust. You know you’ve at least done something right if you’ve offended right wing politicians.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
We’ve been meaning to post this for some time. If like us you appreciate Clint Eastwood’s classic western Unforgiven with all its moral ambiguity and bleakness then you’ll love this tribute t-shirt from our good friends and sponsors, The DOFC.
Munny’s Dry Goods takes direct inspiration from the end of the movie, (SPOILER ALERT!), and continues the myth of the aging outlaw William Munny.
This scene goes down as one of our all time favourites: