ON a recent afternoon at the Warner Bros. There, his armed-and-dangerous past was waiting for him, and the filmmaker winced when he looked it in the eye. Up on the screen was Eastwood, circa , staring down the barrel of a huge gun with an expression of cruel calmness. He kept reloading for four sequels over 17 years, amassing a body count that began in the Nixon era and lasted into the twilight of the Reagan years.
The actor and director, 86, was speaking at the Cannes Film Festival during a planned presentation that included the 25th anniversary of his Western "Unforgiven". Eastwood didn't talk about current political events, but while discussing his then-controversial film Dirty Harry, he waded into a topic he's touched on before: so-called political correctness. Three Americans, two of them off-duty members of the military, contributed to the subduing of the gunman. Eastwood said the film suited today's "strange times. Eastwood has previously criticised political correctness.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Five film series featuring Lieutenant Harry Callahan Clint Eastwood - a bad-tempered, right-wing San Francisco policeman, not averse to bending the rules to get his man. In the first film, 'Dirty Harry' , the maniacal Scorpio Killer is on the loose and Callahan disregards procedure in his efforts to track him down, regularly using his trusty Magnum.
Nowadays, the. Back to the Model in , a young San Francisco police inspector named Harry Callahan first appeared on the silver screen in Dirty Harry. We learned early on that Inspector Callahan got his nickname from not playing nice with criminals. While other police settled for. The original movie script called for Dirty Harry to carry a nickel finish Model 29, but with a four-inch barrel.