For decades Clint Eastwood has been one of the best known American Western actors and an award-winning director. Working steadfastly through all eras of his life, he has truly become an American film icon. At age 90, Eastwood produced, directed, and starred in a film adaptation of the 1975 novel called Cry Macho which was released in 2021. Just two years prior, Eastwood had starred and directed in The Mule – which was his first acting role since 2012.
Now, it appears, that the veteran filmmaker and actor is looking to turn away from the spotlight and public life. In a message tweeted out on Sunday, July 18th, 2021, Eastwood exclaimed at how much “time flies” as he shared a series of photographs chronicling his many, many roles.
Along with the photo series, Eastwood revealed his opinion on aging…admitting that he had passed the point where he would be able to “age gracefully.”
Time flies pic.twitter.com/Ai26Yc0zla
— Clint Eastwood (@ClintEastwo_) July 18, 2021
“I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent,” he wrote with finality. “It is too late for me.”
Previously, Eastwood had reflected on his career as part of a 2010 Warner Brothers documentary called The Eastwood Factor. Speaking in the film, he said:
“Everybody wonders why I continue working at this stage. I keep working because there are always new stories. … And as long as people want me to tell them, I’ll be there doing them.”
At the time, he was only 80…and has continued to work since.
Watch a clip from the IGN series The Clint Eastwood Connection below.