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First Look At Eastwood's Gran Torino
Clint has a serious glint in his eye

23 October 2008  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: USA Today

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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


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Your Comments

RE: hard as a bag of hammers
I burst out laughing when Clint actually said the line "GET OFF MY LAWN!"   They should use that for the poster. More

Posted by Fit Kisto at 16:01 on 25 October 2008 | Report This Post

hard as a bag of hammers
You see the occasional old fella who you think "he can still handle himself him!" Clint Eastwood is one such chappy...man he look's good! More

Posted by Bobby1975 at 13:18 on 25 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Clint and classic cars!
the trailer is up over at apple and it looks spectacular. i cant believe how quick clint gets things done, its ridiculous. the film does look like it would have worked as a final dirty harry flick, but im kinda pleased its not. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 11:20 on 25 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Clint and classic cars!
Can't wait i prefer Clint on the screen More

Posted by kargon at 10:14 on 25 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Clint and classic cars!
Oooooh...this sounds deliciously gritty, and Clint is a legend. Count me in. More

Posted by Pigeon Army at 08:18 on 25 October 2008 | Report This Post

Clint and classic cars!
Awesome. Wish I looked that in shape. he's 78. I'm 38. More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 19:08 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

Trousers
it seems that no matter how in shape you are, no one over seventy can avoid the high-waisted trouser look! Go Clint! More

Posted by cunningmunki at 17:59 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

He's a hard bastard, isn't he? Looks like it'll be another belter! More

Posted by muchobenny at 09:53 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

aaaAAAAAAAAAAaaah....
So THIS is Gran Torino. Not quite the Harry Callahan movie I thought it might be when first I heard about it, but maybe that's for the best. Consider me excited about this project again. More

Posted by Paxton at 23:11 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

"I mean, what's more chickenshit than fucking with a man's automobile?"
Go Clint! More

Posted by Cameron1975Williams at 20:56 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry to get geeky
L: bigbadmatrixfan Does anyone else think that Clint would make an awesome Marvel Max Punisher or Dark Knight Returns Batman? asn't the look of batman from The Dark Knight returns based on Clint? Or am I confusing that with something else edit: I think it was the cop Bruce Willis played in Sin City actually More

Posted by Drew_231 at 19:22 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Once a tough B*****d always a Tough B*****d
Just look at that poster. He'd chew you up a spit you out like he did with his tobacco in those westerns. Then he burn you as he's kicking you to death. I hope he's begins a racist and sees the errors of his ways by the end - can't stand racists. More

Posted by Taz69 at 18:57 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Sorry to get geeky
Think he'd make a cool Punisher. More

Posted by durelius at 18:56 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Awesome had no idea Clint was going to star in a film again, premise for this sounds like it could be really good, Clint with an axe to grind. To think your average 78yr old is probably fit for nothing passing the remainder of their existence sipping tea and nibbling biscuits in a home watching mind numbing spirit crushing TV and then there's Clint directing and acting in near masterpieces. I need to catch up on his recent films I've missed. More

Posted by durelius at 18:52 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Monkeyshaver L: Najemikon L: douglas71 Clint is the only remaining screen legend. And before anyone bangs on about Deniro and Pacino, i'll give you Rocky and Bullwinkle and 88 minutes. When was the last time Clint directed or starred in a turkey....? o be fair, Clint did very little of note in his 50s, along with Burt. rom Pale Rider really t about the little matter of directing Bird? ood catch, I was thinking that was later... More

Posted by Najemikon at 16:45 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Sorry to get geeky
Does anyone else think that Clint would make an awesome Marvel Max Punisher or Dark Knight Returns Batman? More

Posted by bigbadmatrixfan at 16:44 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Surely one of the great movie makers of the 20th/21st century with a huge body of great movies both behind and in front of the camera. The man is a real craftsman and not many directors or actors ever reach his level. lets hope he keeps on working as he seems to have many great films left in him. More

Posted by bagrot1 at 16:28 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Najemikon L: douglas71 Clint is the only remaining screen legend. And before anyone bangs on about Deniro and Pacino, i'll give you Rocky and Bullwinkle and 88 minutes. When was the last time Clint directed or starred in a turkey....? o be fair, Clint did very little of note in his 50s, along with Burt. rom Pale Rider really t about the little matter of directing Bird? More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 16:24 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: douglas71 Clint is the only remaining screen legend. And before anyone bangs on about Deniro and Pacino, i'll give you Rocky and Bullwinkle and 88 minutes. When was the last time Clint directed or starred in a turkey....? o be fair, Clint did very little of note in his 50s, along with Burt. Apart from Pale Rider really. So De Niro and Pacino are in their crap decade and will hopefully come back bigger and stronger. That said, neither of them come close to Clint as an icon. And I More

Posted by Najemikon at 16:10 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Only Clint.
When he goes, the world is going to be a far worser place for it. Long live the Clint!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by coomi01 at 16:04 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Clint is the only remaining screen legend. And before anyone bangs on about Deniro and Pacino, i'll give you Rocky and Bullwinkle and 88 minutes. When was the last time Clint directed or starred in a turkey....? More

Posted by douglas71 at 13:48 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Eastwood is so damn cool. Very much like the look of it already. More

Posted by Leeorami 2.0 at 13:30 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Bad ass.
Damn double postings. More

Posted by O_Goncho at 13:23 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Bad ass.
The coolest thing about this is that Clint could easily have bowed out after Million $ Baby, which was a fantastic capper of a final performance for such an icon, but no, that's not good enough for Clint - Clint still feels the need to get on-screen and fuck some shit up! So awesome. I salute you, in awe, sir, and pray that you can go on kicking ass for many more years to come. Woop! More

Posted by O_Goncho at 13:10 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

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Clint Eastwood is an icon of modern cinema  More

Posted by Drew_231 at 12:41 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

78 YEARS OLD?! he's in better shape than i am at 23, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA More

Posted by Hughezy at 12:35 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Good lord, I hope I can be as busy when I'm 78! Restecp! More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 12:19 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

he looks proper badass, this could be amazing. More

Posted by clarkkent at 11:52 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

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