Clint Eastwood sent a message Sunday night that wasn’t very cryptic about his future in the public spotlight. The actor and former politician said he’s too old for gracefully aging in the eyes of the world anymore.
From a Fistful of Dollars to the Million Dollar Baby, Eastwood has played so many memorable roles in Americana cinema. This goes from The Outlaw Josey Wales to Bronco Billy, and from driving beat-up trucks to a Gran Torino. All the while, he’s held his characters in cinema at top echelons.
Eastwood on Sunday night sent a tweet that was rather poignant, and so subtly said as only an Eastwood character could say.
“I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me,” the 91-year-old actor said.”
Time flies pic.twitter.com/Ai26Yc0zla— Clint Eastwood (@ClintEastwo_) July 18, 2021
Eastwood has been a high plains drifter, a pale rider, one dirty Harry, helped with two mules for sister Sarah and he seeked out a perfect world. He escaped from Alcatraz, played ‘Misty for Me’ on the radio, trained high-level marines for Heartbreak Ridge and told an orangutan to give a “right turn” to a stalking biker gang.
This still barely drips from the iceberg of this actor’s gargantuan career.