Eastwood made the crack at the pre-recording of the 2015 Spike TV's Guys' Choice Awards on Saturday, but it will be edited out for broadcast.
According to USA Today, the 85 year old director and actor was introducing Dwayne Johnson to the stage when he made a remark about The Rock’s famous career switch from wrestler to actor. The joke reportedly compared his career leap to those of “Jim Brown and Caitlyn somebody”.
Clint Eastwood will direct the story of Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger.
Following the monumental success of American Sniper, Clint Eastwood has signalled his intention to tackle another real-life hero story in the form of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Eastwood, now 85, will make the movie for Warner Bros and is set to start shooting in the fall.
Clint Eastwood will direct Miracle on the Hudson
Sullenberg, a veteran pilot, executed an emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009 after the aircraft was disabled by striking a flock of geese during its initial climb out of LaGuardia Airport. Sullenberg saved everyone on-board and became an international speaker on airline safety.
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood To Direct 'Miracle On The Hudson' Movie
The 'American Sniper' director will helm a biopic about the heroic pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger for Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has announced that Clint Eastwood will be directing a new biopic about the heroic pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. The studio announced on Tuesday (June 2nd) that Eastwood will direct and produce the as-yet-untitled drama for his next project, according to Variety.
The movie’s screenplay will be adapted from Sullenberger’s own 2009 memoir, ‘Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters’, which recounted the pilot’s personal life before his legendary actions of January 2009 when he safely landed a US Airways aeroplane in the Hudson River in New York after it was disabled shortly after take-off after a flock of geese flew up into its engines.
Clint Eastwood will direct the 'Sully' Sullenberger biopic
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood To Direct "Sully" Sullenberger Biopic
Clint Eastwood doesn't want to kill Michael Moore.
Clint Eastwood says he doesn't hold a grudge against Michael Moore and never threatened to kill the filmmaker and activist after his criticism of American Sniper. In fact, Eastwood told a CinemaCon audience on Wednesday that Moore's criticism helped the film's record-breaking box office success.
Bradley Cooper starred as Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper
"Everyone keeps saying I threatened to kill Michael Moore. That's not true," said Eastwood, before joking, "It isn't a bad idea."
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood: "People Say I Threatened To Kill Michael Moore"
The Academy voters are mostly white and male. But mainly idiotic.
The Academy Awards voting process gets more depressing the more we learn about it. It's becoming more apparent that some of the people given the opportunity to have a say in the Oscars race don't really care about movies that much.
Bradley Cooper [L] and Sienna Miller [R] in American Sniper
In its latest series of interviews with Academy members, the Hollywood Reporter published an insider commentary with one "anonymous female Academy member", who starts off by addressing the apparent "snubbing" of the Ava DuVernay movie Selma.
Continue reading: Academy Awards Voting Process Under-Fire After Insider Profile Published
The ending used in 'American Sniper' was one of five alternatives thought up by Eastwood and screenwriter Jason Hall.
Clint Eastwood and the team behind the box-office smash American Sniper changed the movie's ending following a request from the widow of Chris Kyle. The final scene showed the death of the US navy seal Chris Kyle though it was changed after screenwriter Jason Hall received a telephone call from Taya Kyle.
Bradley Cooper [L] as Chris Kyle and Sienna Miller [R] as Taya Kyle
Hall told the New York Daily News that Taya asked himself, Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood not to include a scene in which Chris was seen killed at a Texas gun range by a troubled former soldier.
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood Persuaded To Change Gory 'American Sniper' Ending
President Obama has praised 'American Sniper'
American Sniper, Clint Eastwood's war drama that gained middling reviews though continues to storm the U.S box office, has set a new record for a Super Bowl weekend. The film starring Bradley Cooper took $31.85 million to secure the highest ever total taken over the sporting weekend, beating out Miley Cyrus's Both Worlds Concert Tour movie by $700,000.
Bradley Cooper [L] and Sienna Miller [R] in American Sniper
The Oscar-nominated drama, criticized in some quarters for its flag-raising patriotism, has clearly chimed with the American public and has taken $248.9 million domestically in just three weeks.
Continue reading: 'American Sniper' Breaks Super Bowl Record With $31.85 Million
The film has been raising controversy ever since it hit cinemas.
Over the past few weeks, American Sniper has been touted as an example of quality military action, one of Clint Eastwood’s best, and even received several award nods. However, the film has also ignited plenty of controversy over its depictions of a soldier’s return home. Ostensibly, American Sniper is a character study of a tortured soldier.
Bradley Cooper portrays Chris Kyle in American Sniper.
The movie’s detractors point out Chris Kyle’s apparent lack of trauma – both in real-life and his onscreen portrayal. Intentionally or not, Kyle has painted himself as a remorseless sniper who said his job was “fun” and wished he could return to Iraq to fight even more, and who made millions of dollars and gained worldwide fame writing about his exploits.
Continue reading: American Sniper Is Popular, But Is It Misleading?
With a budget of nearly $60 million, why does ‘American Sniper’ contain one of the worst fake babies in cinema history?
Ever since Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper stormed the US box office the film has been the subject of many debates. But amidst the controversy over the film’s depiction of Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL with the most kills in U.S. history, another debate has risen online among moviegoers. Just what is going on with that fake baby?
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
To give some context for those who have not yet seen the film, in one scene Sienna Miller hands Bradley Cooper what must be the most plastic looking baby in recent cinematic history. Cooper then holds and pats the baby for just over one minute and even manages to make the doll’s hand move.
Continue reading: Lets Talk About That Fake Baby In 'American Sniper'
Bradley Cooper is nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars, while 'American Sniper' landed a nod for Best Picture.
American Sniper may be on-course to be the biggest grossing war movie of all time, and it may have scored surprise Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor, but should we really go along with the whole hero narrative? Not according to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who has described snipers as "cowards".
Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper, is credited as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. He was killed at a Texas shooting range by a former soldier after returning from Iraq in 2013, though his Hollywood story was already in the works. The movie has already set box-office records for a January movie and pulled in an estimated $105 million for the long holiday weekend.
Continue reading: Is American Sniper's Chris Kyle Really A Coward?
After dominating the Oscars race, "American Sniper" stakes a claim for the January box office.
American Sniper is on track to win this weekend’s box office. Unsurprising, given the six Oscar nods the Bradley Cooper starrer scooped up this week, including Cooper’s third Best Actor nod in as many years. It earned six Oscar nominations on Thursday, including Best Picture and a Best Actor nod for Bradley Cooper. The Time Warner release even made it seem like even more of an event via asking IMAX to do a lightning-quick conversion for yesterday’s wide release.
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper.
Having played in just four theatres since its December release, American Sniper had already grossed $3,4 million. According to Forbes, it checked in at $30,5 million on Friday, with $5,3 million coming from Thursday previews. The movie is currently on track for a $90 million Friday to Sunday with a possible $100 million taking for the full Friday to Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend.
Once again, director Clint Eastwood lurks in the background, springing a stunningly atmospheric thriller on audiences when they least expect it. Honestly, for an 84-year-old Eastwood is an astoundingly nimble filmmaker, able to take an audience right into a tense situation while never cheating with flashy movie trickery. This film grabs us without mercy, pulling us into a morally complex situation that gets our head spinning.
It's the true story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the Navy Seal sniper credited with the most official kills after serving four tours of duty in Iraq. Based on his memoir, the film traces him from his religious upbringing, during which he's taught about guns and encroaching evil from an early age. So after the 9/11 attacks, he enlists in the Navy. His sharp-shooting skills are quickly apparent. And as he prepares for his first assignment abroad, he romances local girl Taya (Sienna Miller), a feisty woman who knows what she's getting into. Chris, on the other hand, is instantly thrown into a quandary when his first targets as a sniper are a woman and child who seem to be carrying a bomb. Over the next few years, his marriage to Taya and his moral centre are tested by his military service. And when an Iraqi sniper challenges him, he takes it personally.
Jason Hall's script sticks close to Chris' perspective, which is intensified by Eastwood's coolly efficient direction and Cooper's beefy performance. By putting the audience so tightly within Chris' point of view, we are unable to escape the psychological impact of his experiences, even if real warfare is no doubt much more horrific even than what's depicted here. Cleverly, the film never asks us to judge Chris, merely to see how battle changes him. And Cooper is terrific at finding tiny details that reveal both Chris' altered state and the core stability that never leaves him.
Continue reading: American Sniper Review
After a good year for movies and television in 2014, the American Film Institute has honoured the very best that the year had to offer.
For the past fifteen years, the American Film Institute has honoured ten films and ten television shows that truly show off what the year had to offer. 2014 had a particularly good year for films, however, so for the first time, the AFI Awards actually awarded eleven motion pictures with the honouree status. A whole host of celebrities gathered in celebration.
Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
The honoured films consisted of 'American Sniper', 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', 'Foxcatcher', 'The Imitation Game', 'Interstellar', 'Into The Woods', 'Nightcrawler', 'Selma', 'Unbroken' and 'Whiplash'. For the celebration, Academy Award-winning Matthew Mcconaughey ('Interstellar') was seen, along with Ethan Hawke ('Boyhood'). Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ('Birdman') were also seen together, after appearing opposite one another in 1999's 'Fight Club'.
Continue reading: American Film Institute Honours Best Films Of 2014 [Photos]
Into the Woods and Testament of Youth bring out starry red carpets in London, while celebrities line up for the People's Choice Awards in L.A. and the National Board of Review in New York. We also get the first glimpse of Paul Rudd in Ant-Man, the next Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and the digitally animated Peanuts Movie...
In London, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone and Tracey Ullman were on hand for the UK premiere of Into the Woods this week. The film has been a box office hit in America over the past two weeks, and opens in Britain this weekend.
'Vice' star Bruce Willis was seen arriving with his wife Emma Heming at the National Board of Review Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, alongside a string of Hollywood's biggest superstars. From actors to directors, and even various music stars, this gala definitely seemed to be the celebrity place to be this month.
The latest Nicholas Sparks story sees Clint Eastwood's son in handsome cowboy role.
Hold on to your hearts, girls; one of the sons of Hollywood, Scott Eastwood, is set to become the next Ryan Gosling in the latest Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Longest Ride'. Prepare to shed even more tears than you did for 'The Notebook'!
Scott Eastwood is a cowboy in 'The Longest Ride'
Nicholas Sparks has done it again. 'The Longest Ride' is the latest heartbreaking romance tale of his to be adapted to film, eleven years after his debut novel 'The Notebook' (written in 1996) hit screens to much acclaim. To this day it remains one of the top tear-jerkers for film lovers everywhere. Now, it seems, there's competition! The film version of Sparks' 2013 novel 'The Longest Ride' is set to reach theaters this Spring - and it's another weepy one. Of course, all his romance films have had their moments: 'A Walk To Remember', 'The Lucky One' and 'Dear John' to name but a few. But this one really looks set to pull at the heartstrings.
After Steven Spielberg dropped out of directing 'American Sniper' following the real-life death of the main character, Clint Eastwood stepped in - yet he had to find out a little bit about the recently deceased sniper.
Production for 'American Sniper' began back in May, 2012, after Warner Brothers acquired the rights to Chris Kyle's autobiography of the same name. On 2nd February, 2013, Kyle was shot dead at a shooting range in Texas by a fellow ex-marine, suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. That sort of devastating twist in the tale was enough to cause director Steven Spielberg to leave the project, yet it wasn't enough to keep Clint Eastwood from stepping in and bringing the hero's story to the big screen.
Clint Eastwood - Director of 'American Sniper'
"The studio called and asked if I would be interested in being involved with this picture," explained Eastwood, "and ironically I was reading his book. In fact I was down to about the last 30 pages." Eastwood officially joined the project as a director on 21st August 2013. After receiving the offer, he sat down and finished the book, calling back the following day to accept the job.
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood On Crucial Research For 'American Sniper'
'American Sniper' is one of the most remarkable movies of the year.
The heart-pounding teaser trailer for American Sniper had so much promise that perhaps a current "fresh" score of 74% for Clint Eastwood's movie seems underwhelming. That figure will probably climb in the coming days leaving the tense drama starring Bradley Cooper with a one way ticket to the Oscars.
Bradley Cooper stars as sniper Chris Kyle in American Sniper
It tells the story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history who is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. However, in pinpoint accuracy and incredible kill record puts a price on his head, making his the prime target for insurgents.
Continue reading: 'American Sniper' Is A Late Arrival To The Oscars Party
Clint Eastwood and his wife of 18 years Dina are officially divorced. The final paperwork was signed on Monday (22nd December).
Dina and Clint Eastwood, photographed together in 2010, have separated after 18 years of marriage.
Continue reading: Clint Eastwood Is Divorced - Separation From Wife Of 18 Years Finalised
Steve Martin has been awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award which he will receive in a special ceremony in June 2015.
Steve Martin will receive the "highest honour in film", the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. The AFI announced the news on their website on Friday (3rd October).
Steve Martin has been awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award.
Continue reading: Steve Martin Awarded AFI's Life Achievement Award
Clint Eastwood Tuesday 1st December 2009 The Museum of The Moving Image salutes Clint Eastwood with a gala and screening of his new film 'Invictus' at the Paris Theatre - Outside Arrivals New York City, USA
Clint Eastwood Saturday 31st January 2009 leaves Dan Tana's restaurant after having dinner with his son Kyle and friends West Hollywood, California
Clint Eastwood Monday 5th November 2007 on the set of his new film, 'The Changeling' Los Angeles, California
Date of birth
31st May, 1930
Chesley Sullenberger has been a pilot all of his adult life. Having had an interest...
Tab Hunter was America's Boy Next Door in the 1950s, attracting a large female following...
Once again, director Clint Eastwood lurks in the background, springing a stunningly atmospheric thriller on...
What would you do when your own morals come into direct confrontation with your duty...
Music-lover Clint Eastwood adapts the long-running stage musical for the big screen with mixed results:...
A biography of iconic filmmaker John Milius, this engaging documentary features some of the biggest...
With beautiful but bland direction and a script that can't help but overstate everything, this...
Gus Lobel is one of the most formidable baseball talent scouts around, however his age...
Exquisitely designed and directed, with finely tuned performances that shine even through some heavy make-up,...
Anna Marie Hoover, like any mother, knew that her young son, John Edgar, would grow...
Eastwood's skilfully unrushed direction merges with Morgan's astute, thoughtful screenplay to create a thoroughly unusual...
Watch the trailer for Invictus Throughout the early to mid 1990's South Africa remained a...