Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima won a Golden Globe for best foreign language film. What are your favorite Eastwood films?

THE QUESTION:

you're such a critic

January 26, 2007

WHAT YOU SAY

My favorite Clint Eastwood movies are Two Mules for Sister Sara and The Outlaw Josey Wales. Both are packed with action, but are of a more refined style than the "spaghetti" westerns of his early career. The romantic and comedic interplay between Clint and co-star Shirley MacLaine in Two Mules is great. In Josey Wales, Clint plays a more conflicted character than in Two Mules. The viewer can empathetically understand Clint's transformation from simple farmer to aggrieved avenger after the wanton destruction of his home and family by border raiders.

Their crimes give a moral grounding to the violence that Clint later inflicts on the guilty parties (and anyone else who gets in his way).

They're both classics in my opinion, and I'll rewatch them any chance I get.

Rich Klug, Bel Air

In my estimation, all the shows of Clint Eastwood are synonymous with the words successful and most entertaining, and I have enjoyed every one. However, I felt Million Dollar Baby co-starring Hilary Swank was outstanding and will always be one of my favorites.

Freda Garelick, Baltimore

THE NEXT QUESTION Will Smith is nominated for an Academy Award for best actor in Pursuit of Happyness. What's your favorite Smith movie and why?

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