translated from Spanish: Celebrating Clint Eastwood’s 90th Birthday

He is a natural narrator, who knows how to tell stories in his time, does not rush them, does not take them away, and creates the exact climate so that we can see those conflicts that all his characters go through. And that would seem to be the common thread of all his films, «the inner conflict», characters who go through the pain and who walk on the side of life alone, but who finally an environment moves them. Clint Eastwood is an actor, director, composer, musician, and politician. In the 1960s he revolutionized cinema with a genre they called «Spaguetti Western» and with «The Unnamed Man» of the Dollar Trilogy (For a handful of dollars, for a few dollars more and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly).  By the time the 1970s arrived came his iconic Harry Callahan character, Dirty Harry, who would also become a saga. Already a Hollywood star, his concerns began to become others. And when the 90’s came, so did consecration as a director in 1992 with «The Unforgivables,» that awkward western that won several Oscars. From that moment Eastwood was considered more of a director than an actor. Then came the second Oscar with «Million Dollar Baby». And behind him I leave the image of a tough guy, to consecrate himself as a film director. Today, at the age of 90 he is still releasing one film a year and selection is difficult. But here we leave you some of the most representative, so that you can get into the world of this man who is his birthday today. Without Forgiveness (Unforgiven), 1992.

A masterpiece that enshrined him as a director and earned him his first Oscar (the film would win three other awards, including Best Film of the Year). Some say it was his best performance, and a clear homage to the genre that made him famous. Madison Bridges, 1995.

An unbeatable duo, an obligatory classic. What surprised the film the most was the change of Eastwood, the rude, unfeedsless, hostile guy, who was accustomed to, evaporates through the air to introduce us to this lone photographer, who on a work trip falls in love with a housewife, former teacher and live for a few days the love story, the prettiest in the cinema. If you didn’t see her, grab the handkerchiefs and let yourself be seduced by this impossible story. Mystic River, 2003.

Sean Penn, Tim Robins, and Kevin Bacon, tell us about the weight of the past, guilt and silence. A deep film, and an adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel, with a script by Brian Helgeland. Million Dollar Baby, 2004. 

If you thought that with the Madison Bridges, you had your fee of crying from this actor-director, you were wrong, Million dollar baby, his second Oscar, is a heartbreaking, painful and brilliant story. It gets us into the world of boxing, but to teach us the love of a teacher and his pupil, willpower and finally to deal with a subject as necessary as euthanasia. A jewel of the cinema. Gran Torino, 2008

Here he takes up the role of reluctant a little, but to show us that he is actually a lonely man, racism and inequality are the subject of the film. An ending to clap standing and a film that doesn’t disappoint. 

Original source in Spanish

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