Controversial rocker Ted Nugent recently took to his Twitter account and posted a picture of Clint Eastwood who looked old in the picture.
— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) November 30, 2022
Clint Eastwood saved Ron Howard
Clint Eastwood has always been a well-respected veteran in the film industry. It has come to light that fellow director Ron Howard was embarrassed because of a certain film’s reception and Howard found himself saved by Eastwood and the respect he commanded. It has been noted that Howard always had great admiration for his fellow actor-turned-filmmaker. On a professional level, Eastwood made Howard believe that his directorial abilities wouldn’t peak as early as Howard thought they would.
Eastwood first started directing around his early 40s. He’s further done some of his best work as a filmmaker during his much older years. It’s an accomplishment that Howard himself aspired to replicate later on in life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a once 35-year-old Howard once believed he’d be at his filmmaking best in his 50s or 60s.
“Considering that Clint Eastwood is out with American Sniper, I think I can tack another decade onto that,” Howard said.
Meanwhile, Eastwood has also taught Howard how to avoid comparing himself to others in terms of talent and accomplishments.
“We’re all constantly keeping score. You can’t help it. But trying to pit ourselves against other people in some measurable way is largely a waste of time. Look at Clint Eastwood and Ridley Scott, two guys who, at least creatively, inhabit their space in a way that I admire. I don’t know them well, but I don’t think they are looking over their shoulders and wondering what people will think of them,” Howard once said in an interview with Men’s Journal.