Monday, February 16, 2015


I really liked American Sniper. It was really controversial, with some people seeing Chris Kyle as a villain while others see him as an American hero. I thought the scenes where the camera looked through the rifle's scope and had the viewer deciding whether Chris should take the shot were tremendous. Bradley Cooper was really good.

And how about Clint? He has probably made himself in to the best actor / director combination in history. As an actor he was in the iconic Dollars Trilogy. He was Dirty Harry and starred in Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, The Outlaw Josey Wales and  Gran Torino. Iconic roles for a really good actor.

But then Clint also directed thirty seven movies including The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Gran Torino and American Sniper.

Who else has had such a distinguished acting and directing career? Case can be made for Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen and Orson Welles, but Clint is right up there with the best.