If we mention Clint Eastwood, dozens of things will come to mind. films in which he has participated as an actor but also others as a director, and nevertheless, he has won some awards throughout his entire career such as Oscars and Golden Globes.
In fact, Clint Eastwood He is currently still active as a film director, although recently he also participated in some as a protagonist such as La Mula released in 2018 or Cry Macho from 2021.
Be that as it may, Clint Eastwood, for various reasons, does not usually grant many interviews, so we must go back to a few years ago when he was asked which film directors he admired the most.
At that time, he named some of the film directors who had made the greatest impact on him both as a director and as an actor, speaking specifically of Akira Kurosawa, John Ford and Federico Fellini, among others.
Specifically, this was his answer to the question:
“I liked Italian movies: [Mario] Monicelli, [Vittorio] From Sica, [Federico] Fellini. I always liked it [Akira] Kurosawa. And now that I revisit old movies, there are some directors you appreciate more. You watch a movie like The Grapes of Wrath [de John Ford] and you realize that it’s a small film shot in a relatively short period of time and yet it has a lot of scope. [William Wellman] “The Ox-Bow Incident is also an intimate story.”
As you can see, looking at Eastwood’s career as a director, the fact that he likes those classic directors has been reflected in all of his subsequent films.
In this way, we could say that Clint Eastwood’s favorite directors throughout his life are Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, John Ford, Akira Kurosawa, Mario Monicelli and William Wellman.
We will see what surprises Clint Eastwood has in store for us in his next appearances as a director, because it seems that he is close to announcing what would be his last film.