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1 Clint Eastwood Film Gave Tom Hanks a Bad Reputation Due To a Long List of Hilarious Coincidences

The actor is known to be one of the most influential actors in the world and his Forrest Gump character is an iconic role that people still remember. Hanks has also appeared in movies including Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, The Post, etc. One thing that critics and audiences often point out and joke about, is the fact that his chosen films often invited doomed journeys and travel-related plots.
Tom Hanks in Sully

Tom Hanks in Sully
Critics joked about Tom Hanks’ film choices after Sully
Tom Hanks appeared in the 2016 biographical drama movie Sully based on the 2009 autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles. It was directed by Clint Eastwood and follows Sully’s quick act of emergency landing of US Airway Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January 2009. The flight had about 155 passengers and crew who survived and suffered minor injuries.
The movie received positive responses from the critics and the audience with people appreciating the performances of the actors. The movie was also caught up in a controversy with its fictionalized portrayal of the NTSB as being prosecutorial and closed-minded. However, Sully was picked as one of the best movies of 2016 and garnered a lot of attention at the time.
The situation took an interesting and funny turn when critics started to draw a pattern with Tom Hanks’ choices of movies and dubbed him as someone dangerous to travel with. According to a film critic for the Washington Post, Hanks’ movie choices make it clear that he does not have a safe track record when it comes to traveling.
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His other travel movies include Apollo 13 in which the actor travels to space but after an explosion, spends the entire movie trying to get back home alive. 2000’s Cast Away in which the actor boards a plane that crashes into the Pacific Ocean and ends up spending four years on the remote island. Next was Road to Perdition in which Tom Hanks is in a car chase followed by The Terminal in which he lives at the airport terminal for nine months after the United States does not recognize his passport.
Hanks also appeared in Captain Phillips in which he is the captain of the unnamed container ship, which gets hijacked. Chris Lee for the LA Times wrote,
“Often overlooked in the star’s nearly 60 film oeuvre, however, is a recurrent theme of foiled plans and unreached destinations, of crash landing and turbulent seas, of interrupted journeys and uncertain repatriation.”
The critic further wrote that what was so interesting to note was that many of Hanks’ movies have him play a character that sets off on a trip but does not get where he is going. He also mentioned that the audience just doesn’t get tired of watching stories about Hanks’ failed travels.
Tom Hanks says he was honored to play a real-life hero in Sully
Clint Eastwood’s Sully may have given the actor a bad reputation for picking travel tragic movies but he says he was honored to play a real-life hero in the movie. Hanks shared that he indeed met with Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger who had to battle to prove that the emergency landing was not caused by the pilot error.
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Hanks upon meeting Sully said via Female First,
“I think heroes are people who voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way. And by that criteria you could say that anybody that puts themselves in an airplane for a living and cheats death somehow.”
Tom Hanks continued that Sully was able to utilize his instinct and expertise that came from 40 years of experience for which there is no substitute. It’s extraordinary and he feels honored to have played him on-screen.

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“He was too expensive”: Clint Eastwood Starred in ‘Dollars Trilogy’ After Director Couldn’t Afford Another Oscar Winning Actor With $15000 Salary

In today’s day and age, Clint Eastwood’s name is one that echoes with terms such as legendary and brilliant. His ability to be expressive as an actor without having to say too many dialogues was one admired by many. Not only his skills as an actor, but being a talented director helped build his reputation in the best way possible.
Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
During his days as an actor, there were many films offered to him. Some he let go of, others he grabbed as soon as he could. One of his most iconic works is the Dollars Trilogy with director Sergio Leone. Despite the massive amount of fame that he got from it, there was an unfortunate yet slight chance that Eastwood would have lost out on the role because Leone wanted another actor altogether.
Sergio Leone’s Initial Choice for His Trilogy was not Clint Eastwood
One of Clint Eastwood’s biggest movie trilogies, the Dollars trilogy was something that came along his career, giving him a boost the actor never knew he needed. The year 1964 saw a rise in his fame from then on. However, as per BBC (via Farout Magazine), Eastwood was not Sergio Leone’s first choice for the film.
James Coburn
“I really wanted James Coburn, but he was too expensive,” Leone stated. “The Italian cinema is very poor. We got Clint for $15,000, Coburn wanted $25,000.”
The director revealed that because of the budgetary limitations that they had, there was no way possible for him to get James Coburn for the role. The actor wanted $10,000 more than what Eastwood had settled on, making it an absolutely impossible choice for them to hire Coburn. He elaborated on how being in the Italian cinema at that time did not give him flexibility with the budget. Due to this, Eastwood became his ideal choice and that in turn benefitted his career.
Clint Eastwood Almost did not Join Sergio Leone
Clint Eastwood’s career has been a rising climb for decades now. One of the reasons for this is his credible fame because of the Dollars trilogy. However, there was a slight chance that the actor would have given up on the role. According to a BBC documentary (via Farout Magazine), the actor was hesitant about saying yes.
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 “I was doing Rawhide, and I was coming to a hiatus,” Eastwood remembered. “I took three months off, usually around February, March and April every year, and my agent in Los Angeles called me up and asked me if I’d like to go to Europe and make an Italian, German, Spanish co-production of a remake of a Japanese film [Yojimbo] in the plains of Spain.”
The actor/director stated that he was asked to make a film in a rather peculiar setting right after he was coming back from a three-month-long break. His reply to the same had been a rejection. In the end, he warmed up to the idea.

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“I got to take her, and I still remember that”: Clint Eastwood Had A Personal Reason To Cherish His Oscar Win Despite His Anti-Semitic Comments Against Academy

Clint Eastwood is a legendary figure in Hollywood, not only because of acting prowess but also because he is a brilliant storyteller. From countless nominations to multiple wins, the Dirty Harry star has had enough accolades to his name, proving that he is every bit deserving of the fame he has received all these years. However, despite his immense fame, the actor has said some very concerning things in the past.
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Clint Eastwood
Years ago he had made some alleged antisemitic remarks about the Academy Awards committee but when he won his first Oscar, the actor-director accepted and enjoyed the experience for a very personal reason.
Clint Eastwood’s Reason For Cherishing His First Oscar
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It has been decades since Clint Eastwood made his debut in Hollywood and ever since then he has been unstoppable. A recipient of numerous accolades and maker of multiple successful movies, the actor-director once had expressed his reservations about Academy Awards, even before he won his first-ever nomination.
While certain people labeled him as anti-semitic because of his Academy-related comments, he went on to get his first-ever nomination just sometime later at the age of 62. It was his movie Unforgiven that gave him an Oscar each for Best Picture and Best Director and a nomination for Best Actor.
Despite his earlier comments, the actor enjoyed his first nomination and win for a very personal reason which was being able to take his mother Ruth Wood to the ceremony (via Parade).
“It was nice, I guess. The nicest thing was that I got to take my mother to the Oscars. I’d been successful as a movie director and actor but not as successful in that kind of hoopla. So that was fun. I got to take her, and I still remember that. The trophies are tucked away in the house somewhere.”
Stated the director when asked if he even cared at that point about awards like the Oscars for he was already a pretty successful filmmaker at that point.
What Alleged Anti-Semitic Comments Did Clint Eastwood Make?
Clint Eastwood in UnforgivenClint Eastwood in Unforgiven
Clint Eastwood was 62 when he received his first Oscar nomination. Even though he lacked an Academy Award before, he was already a successful filmmaker and actor, having acted and directed several fan-loved movies.
However, before he ever won or was nominated for an Oscar, the actor was said to have stated in the book Clint: The Life and Legend of Clint Eastwood, a biography of his life written by Patrick McGilligan,
“I will never win an Oscar and do you know why? First of all, because I’m not Jewish. Secondly, because I make too much money for those old farts in the Academy. Thirdly, and most importantly, because I don’t give a f**k.”
His comments were understood by many as anti-semitic. However, things began to change for soon he went on to earn multiple Oscar nominations in the subsequent years after his first win with Unforgiven.
Unforgiven can be streamed on HBO Max.

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It’s a Clint Eastwood – Hot News

Tarantino’s films, beyond the taste of each person, doses of violence and references to other titles, are in their scripts and dialogues which, in some cases, like Pulp Fiction, are more than the film itself. In the almost endless list of the best phrases in the history of cinema, Tarantino has his favorite. And this one is uttered by an expert in giving us many phrases in his films: Clint Eastwood.
This can be one of the best lines from the Dirty Harry movies, like his famous “come on, make my day” (Sudden Impact), or Clint Eastwood’s lines of dialogue in the Dirty Harry scene where he said: “I know what. you’re thinking. Did I fire all six bullets or just five. The truth is that in all this fuss and confusion I also lost count. But this is a 44 Magnum, the best revolver in the world, capable of blowing your brains out with one shot, don’t you think you’re lucky?
Or something from Unforgiven, like “when you kill someone you not only take everything they have, but also everything they can be”; When it comes to Tarantino, it’s harder for him to choose a sentimental or romantic phrase from The Bridges of Madison like “I don’t want to need you because I can’t have you.” But no.
Tarantino’s favorite phrase in the history of film belongs to the movie The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and was uttered by Clint Eastwood: “The world is divided into two categories: those with loaded guns and those who dig.” You dig.”

Tarantino has never hidden his weakness for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In addition to recently including the film directed by Sergio Leone in his list of the 10 best westerns in history, in 2020 he chose The Good, the Bad and the Ugly among his 12 favorite films in history movie theater

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