Clint Eastwood - Clint Eastwood Bases Directing On Acting
Clint Eastwood directs actors in the movies he makes how he would like to be directed.
Clint Eastwood directs movies based on how he likes to work as an actor.
The 'Hereafter' director - who starred in his first movie over 60 years ago - limits rehearsal time and rarely shoots more than one take of each scene because that is how he prefers to work when he is onscreen.
He said: "Everything I do as a director is based on what I prefer as an actor."
Although he is 80 years old, Clint - who has directed over 30 movies and is currently planning an untitled biopic of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) founder J Edgar Hoover - has no plans to slow down and said he doesn't understand why any directors would ever want to stop working.
He explained: "I was always curious why somebody like Billy Wilder would stop making movies in his sixties when someone like John Huston was directing when he was in a wheelchair.
"It just depends on your abilities at that particular time of life. People peak at different times of life. There is a Portuguese director who is 104 and still making movies."