Will Gran Torino be Clint Eastwood’s last acting gig? According to an article on the UK’s Sky News website, it may very well be. The Oscar winning director says, he has no plans to step in front of the camera after Gran Torino, which he directed and stars in as angry Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski, who attempts to reform his new neighbor’s son, a young Hmong teen who tried to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino.
The 78-year-old icon, will surely be missed if he does stop acting. His charismatic style will never be recreated. Let’s just hope he changes his mind on that decision.
Eastwood was quoted as saying “That will do it for me as far as acting is concerned. You always want to quit while you’re ahead. You don’t want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring, until you’re not performing at your best. But I’ve got no plans to stop directing…”
Below is the trailer for Gran Torino, which begins a limited release tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 12th), and is then scheduled to be in additional theaters on January 9, 2009.