With his new film, which will be released in France on November 10, the legendary American actor and director shows that at 91 he is not about to unhitch.
Thinking of the incredible longevity of Clint Eastwood, who at 91 is promoting his new movie Cry Macho (Cry macho), the desire to divert his famous line in The good, the bad and the ugly immediately comes to mind: “You see, the world falls into two categories: those who stop and those who continue. I continue.“
The hero of American-style action films is therefore not tired and retirement is not on his program. At 91 in the spring – Clint Eastwood was born on 31st 1930 in San Francisco – the Hollywood legend not only made his fortieth film, Cry Macho, but he also rides there and even finds time to throw a punch.
Cry Macho, in theaters Friday in the United States (November 10 in France) returns to the westerns which made the glory of the actor. He plays there a former rodeo champion, Mike Milo, in charge of a last mission. Milo must travel to Mexico and find the son of his ex-boss, Rafo, and in the process teach him to ride a horse.
“The idea for this film dates back to forty years.», Recalls Clint Eastwood. With humor he said at the time to a producer: “I’m too young for the role, why don’t I direct the movie and we take Robert Mitchum?“
This beautiful project was lost in the limbo of the seventh art and Clint Eastwood, after a few decades of reflection, finally felt that he now had the ideal profile, with age and wrinkles helping, to play himself, Mike Milo, the main character.
“What everyone likes to see in the background is Clint with a cowboy hat, perched on a horse», Said Tim Moore, his longtime collaborator and producer. “He hasn’t ridden a horse since Merciless “, he noted again, in reference to this western rewarded at the Oscars in 1993.” And the first day of filming that he was on horseback, the crew were excited. It was a special moment», He concluded in a tone of admiration.
A contemporary western
Winner of multiple Oscars, Eastwood became an international star in the 1960s with Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, the famous trilogy. For a handful of dollars, and for a few more dollars and The good, the bad and the ugly.
Since his debut behind the camera in 1971 with A thrill in the night, he went from film to film, often with success, and expressed his desire to continue working as long as he found projects “worthy of interest“. He had announced to end his acting career after Gran Torino in 2008, but had returned to service four years later for A new chance, then again in 2018 with The mule.
The trailer for Cry Macho, which is released simultaneously in theaters and on the streaming platform HBO Max, makes numerous references to the age difference between the two heroes of the film, which forge a bond on the way back to Texas, strewn with pitfalls .
And as in The good, the bad and the ugly, a replica of Cry Macho may go down in history: “Before you were strong, machoSays Rafo, played by young Mexican Eduardo Minett. Laconic Mike Milo, replies: “Before, I was a lot of things.“
Cry macho (Cry Macho ), in theaters November 10, by Clint Eastwood, with Eduardo Minett, Clint Eastwood, Dwight Yoakam, Natalia Traven …