Monday, 1 February 2010

He made my day

Spent some time in the company of Clint Eastwood yesterday and it was a thrill. I've been doing this job for a good many years and have met and/or interviewed nearly everyone I admire. But, until yesterday, I'd never been in a room with Clint who I've been watching onscreen since I was a boy and who holds a special place in my cinematic heart. I sat next to him for almost an hour, chairing a press conference for Invictus (he was there with Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, both of whom I've interviewed before). He may be 80 this year, but he's still most definitely the man.

6 comments:

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J.D. said...

Wow, that must've been pretty cool and intimidating as hell!

Mark Salisbury said...

It was indeed very cool. Yet his manner instantly puts one at ease. Well, did me... Even got to call him Clint a few times.

Adam said...

My cousin was an extra when he was filming in London a month or so ago, and experienced his legendary charm at first hand! No scandal, he just sauntered up to her for a chat a couple of times. The fact that she looks like a young Sondra Locke didn't hurt I'm sure...

Mark Salisbury said...

That's nice.

What did she say about the film?

Anonymous said...

I almost had the chance to meet Clint when he came to Wyoming to open up a part of the museum. My dad is a huge fan of Clint but chickened out on the idea.