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First Look At Eastwood's Gran Torino

Clint has a serious glint in his eye

He's back, and this time it's serious. This new poster for Gran Torino shows Clint Eastwood is in shape and looking scarily bad-ass for a 78 year old.

He plays a racist Korean War veteran with a classic car which has caught the eye of a local gang from the immigrant community he despises.

The poster shows us the serious septuagenarian with his 1972 Ford muscle car and M-1 rifle, ready for a showdown. Both are said to symbolise elements of his character Walt Kowalski's life: the weapon is left over from his days in service, and his car was bought when he worked on the Ford plant.

First Look At Eastwood's Gran Torino
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First Look At Eastwood's Gran Torino
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Despite spending most of his time behind the camera these days, Eastwood is now returning to his stance as brooding leading man. Although the film is still being finished, it has prompted Oscar buzz, alongside his other project Changeling, which will opens in US cinemas with a trailer for Gran Torino attached