07:29 AM EDT 04/17/2014
Originally posted 05/25/2012 10:15AM
Growing up, Francesca Eastwood's friends felt uneasy going over to her house – not because of her famous father, Clint, but because of the rat room.
"We call it the rat room because we have, like, really, 14 rats," she tells PEOPLE. "But they're really sweet animals. They're very clean and loving."
Francesca, 18, who stars with step-mom Dina and 15-year-old sister Morgan in the new E! reality series Mrs. Eastwood and Company, has joined her animal-loving family in caring for chinchillas, chickens, pigs and tortoises over the years, but don't expect to see any dogs or cats.
Originally posted 03/14/2012 06:00AM
Justin Timberlake was spotted enjoying a low-key dinner at South City Kitchen in Atlanta with two companions – and he was diving into Southern specialties. On the menu: fried green tomatoes and buttermilk fried chicken.
The actor-singer has been in Macon, Ga., filming Trouble with the Curve alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. At dinner, though, Timberlake was joined by a male and female companion, and a restaurant source says the newly engaged star was "very unassuming and undemanding."
– Jennifer Bradley Franklin
Originally posted 09/18/2010 03:00PM
Now that Angelina Jolie is set to direct her first feature, her pal and Changeling director Clint Eastwood is offering a few tips.
"My advice for her is to get more sleep than the actors,” Eastwood, 80, told PEOPLE at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his latest, Hereafter. "And to have good management – know what you want and know what you are looking for and go after it."
Jolie, 35, is also producing the film and writing the screenplay for the sweeping love story set during the Bosnian War. Despite the many hats she'll have to juggle, Eastwood says he has no doubts Jolie will succeed – and create a masterpiece.
Originally posted 09/18/2010 06:00AM
Natalie Portman’s extraordinary performance in Black Swan may have been a foregone conclusion, but there were some delightful moments in the Toronto International Film Festival that took me by surprise. Here are a few:
The Metaphysical Clint Eastwood:
The guy can do anything, sure. But who knew he wanted to explore such a big, ethereal question as what happens after you die? In Hereafter, he intertwines three stories of people who have brushes with death, including Matt Damon as a reluctant psychic, slowly unspooling their lives, then bringing them together in unexpected and not altogether tidy ways. It’s certainly not Eastwood’s best film, but it’s a welcome departure for a man who tends to dwell in a world that’s entirely more visceral and elemental.
Originally posted 12/03/2009 11:05AM
Matt Damon has plenty of reasons to thank Clint Eastwood for keeping his wife Luciana happy.
"I have come to judge good jobs and good directors by how my wife feels about them," Damon, 39, told guests at Tuesday's Museum of the Moving Image gala in New York City honoring Eastwood, 79. "And my wife loves Clint Eastwood."
In addition to Luciana's approval, Damon heaped praise on the Oscar-winning director for providing the leading man with a balanced family life and the sort of work experience that PEOPLE's 2007 Sexiest Man Alive had always hoped for.
Originally posted 12/04/2008 04:25PM
Small proved big with the National Board of Review, which named Anne Hathaway 2008's best actress for her role in the indie movie Rachel Getting Married and the art film Slumdog Millionaire best picture of the year.
Clint Eastwood was cited as top actor for his role as a grouchy widower in the still-to-be released Gran Torino, while The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt, was singled out for its direction, by David Fincher.
Slumdog Millionaire, about an Indian man who wins a fortune on a TV show, additionally took awards for breakthrough performance by an actor – Dev Patel – and for screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who tied with Benjamin Button writer Eric Roth for best adapted screenplay.
Comprised of film historians, experts and buffs, the National Board of Review was founded in 1909. On Thursday, its 125 members helped kick off awards season by naming their selection of the year's best.
In the supporting actor categories, the board honored John Brolin for his role as the assassin Dan White in Milk, and Penelope Cruz in Woody Allen's romantic comedy Victoria Cristina Barcelona. Best animated feature was Wall-E.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 10/28/2008 08:55AM
She may be the most photographed woman in the world. But even Angelina Jolie can fly under the radar.
The actress – who recently returned from a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan – made a surprise appearance at Monday night's Hollywood Film Festival Awards Gala, where she payed tribute to director Clint Eastwood.
In fact, Jolie's appearance was so unexpected, the A-list crowd gasped audibly when she was introduced.
The mother-of-six took time out of her busy schedule to present Eastwood – who helmed her most recent move, The Changeling – with the director of the year award.
"There are some people in this business that are icons, and we often wonder if, when we meet them, they'll live up to what we imagine them to be," she told the audience. "And Clint Eastwood in person is even better."
Originally posted 10/05/2008 03:00PM
He's won Oscars and ridden to the top of the box-office charts – so Clint Eastwood knows his movies. And his stars.
Of Angelina Jolie – the leading lady in his latest directorial effort, the period drama Changeling – Eastwood, 78, says: "I've always admired her talent. She's somewhat hampered sometimes by having this gorgeous face, the most gorgeous face on the planet. She's on covers and all that stuff.
"But," Eastwood told veteran movie journalist Lillian Ross at a Saturday Q&A sponsored by the New Yorker magazine at the Directors Guild of America, "she is a great talent, and it would be easy to overlook that, except after seeing this you realize that she is this great, talented person."
Originally posted 12/14/2006 02:00PM
For Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Sacha Baron Cohen and the other Golden Globe nominees, Thursday morning's news might have come before dawn, but it didn't take long for the reality to set in.
Originally posted 01/31/2005 08:00AM
Clint Eastwood solidified his chances to take home the Best Director Oscar on Feb. 27 by being named the Directors Guild of America's filmmaker of the year on Saturday, for the stark boxing drama Million Dollar Baby.
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