I wanted to title this post "Clint Eastwood is Eighty."
But I didn't because....
You might think this is a post about it being Clint Eastwood's birthday (which it's not) and actually Clint Eastwood is 81 years old (birthday May 31, 1930).
So, why did I title my post "Eighty" and paste up a picture of Clint Eastwood (in younger days).
Because Clint Eastwood's age starts with an 8 - and he's still churning out movie after movie like there's no tomorrow, and frankly I find it pretty incredible.
This year, Clint Eastwood directs J.Edgar (his tenth film in ten years). I can hardly get over it.
Clint Eastwood is already the oldest winning best director winner (Million Dollar Baby, he was 74), and the oldest nominee is John Huston (he was 79 when he was nominated for Prizzi's Honor in 1986).
So the fact that Clint Eastwood is doing "buzz worthy work" (even though some recent efforts have had both praise and detractors), at eighty (or eighty-one in his case), I'm amazed.
There's something very exciting about the thought of creating as he is doing at in his eighties.