Citações Clint Eastwood
„I wanted to play it with an economy of words and create this whole feeling through attitude and movement. It was just the kind of character I had envisioned for a long time, keep to the mystery and allude to what happened in the past. It came about after the frustration of doing Rawhide for so long. I felt the less he said the stronger he became and the more he grew in the imagination of the audience.“
On playing the Man With No Name character
Fonte: Clint: The Life and Legend (1999), p. 133.
„Westerns. A period gone by, the pioneer, the loner operating by himself, without benefit of society. It usually has something to do with some sort of vengeance; he takes care of the vengeance himself, doesn't call the police. Like Robin Hood. It's the last masculine frontier. Romantic myth. I guess, though it's hard to think about anything romantic today. In a Western you can think, Jesus, there was a time when man was alone, on horseback, out there where man hasn't spoiled the land yet.“
Fonte: Clint: The Life and Legend (1999), p. 217.
Reported in Leslie Halliwell, John Walker, Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2003), p. 149.
In the first part, Eastwood was reportedly quoting a favored instruction from acting coach Jack Kosslyn.
Clint: The Life and Legend (1999)
„Having the security of being in a series week in, week out gives you great flexibility; you can experience with yourself, try a different scene different ways. If you make a mistake one week, you can look at it and say, 'Well, I won't do that again,' and you're still on the air next week.“
On Rawhides impact on his beginning acting career
Zmijewsky, Boris; Lee Pfeiffer (1982). The Films of Clint Eastwood. p. 20. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press. ISBN 0806508639.
„There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.“
Reported in Investor's Business Daily (April 9, 2001), A-4.
„I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president, anyway. … I think it is maybe time -- what do you think -- for maybe a businessman. How about that? A stellar businessman.“
Speech at the Republican National Convention on August 30, 2012 ( transcript http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/30/transcript-clint-eastwood-speech-at-rnc.html)
„Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino play losers very well. But my audience like to be in there vicariously with a winner. That isn't always popular with critics. My characters have sensitivity and vulnerabilities, but they're still winners. I don't pretend to understand losers. When I read a script about a loser I think of people in life who are losers and they seem to want it that way. It's a compulsive philosophy with them. Winners tell themselves, I'm as bright as the next person. I can do it. Nothing can stop me.“
On his role in The Beguiled
Fonte: Clint: The Life and Legend (1999), p. 189.
On the $31 million cost of making a film
"Figures and quotes", Bristol Evening Post (June 19, 2007), p. 36.
„In recent times it just seems that women have been relegated to either romantic roles or fluff pieces. So the appeal, for me, is to make a picture about a real woman.“
Maher, Kevin, " Clint Eastwood the bashful legend: somebody stop me http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article5137911.ece," Times Online, (2008-11-13).
„I thought I might die. But then I thought, 'Other people have made it through these things before'. I kept my eyes on the lights on shore and kept swimming.“
On surviving a plane crash in 1951
Zmijewsky, Boris; Lee Pfeiffer (1982). The Films of Clint Eastwood. p. 16. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press. .
„Lazy, and would cost you a morning. I never started a day with Clint Eastwood in the first scene, because you knew he was gonna be late, at least a half hour or an hour.“
Rawhide director Thomas Carr on Eastwood
McGilligan, Patrick (1999). Clint: The Life and Legend. p. 111. London: Harper Collins. ISBN 0006383548.