Mr. Clint Eastwood, one of my favorite film icons, turns 81 today. After roughly 56 years in the film business he is still going strong as he currently edits J. Edgar, a biopic about former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
Do yourself a favorite and celebrate by watching one of his cinema classics. You can never go wrong with Bronco Billy, Coogan’s Bluff, the Man With No Name trilogy, Unforgiven, Hereafter, Dirty Harry, or High Plains Drifter to name a few.
I’ll be celebrating through an Escape From Alcatraz. With any luck, I will make it through the “hand removal” scene without squirming like I did when I was 11.
If you would like to learn more about Clint, check out this interview he did with Charlie Rose in 2006.
P.S. I was unable to access a computer on May 27th to celebrate Harlan Ellison‘s birthday but let it be known that the speculative fiction author is now 77 as he accepts his latest Nebula award.