Clint Eastwood tells Cannes he might act again some day

Lawrence Kim
May 22, 2017

Hollywood screen legend Clint Eastwood said Sunday that he isn't ruling out a return to acting - at the age of 86.

"And it was the last Western, because I have never read one that worked as well as this one since that". We're killing ourselves by doing that. "It was at the beginning of the era that we're in now where everybody thinks it was... We've lost our sense of humour".

Sofia Coppolas remake of Don Siegels 1971 film “The Beguiled, ” which starred Eastwood, is to premiere this week in Cannes, but Eastwood sounded unfamiliar with Coppolas movie.

The news outlet noted that his next film, "The 15:17 to Paris", spotlights a foiled terrorist attack in August 2015 where two American servicemen and two civilians subdued an ISIS sympathizer on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. He said he missed performing "once in a while but not often", but added he plans to return at some point, "I did a lot of it for a long time".

Festival-goers mobbed Eastwoods talk.

"Your instincts are sometimes better than your intellect", Eastwood said. "Film is an emotional art form, not an intellectual art form at all".

Last year, he hailed Mr Trump as a foe of political correctness and "the kiss-ass generation".

"Everybody's walking on eggshells", he said. 'We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. "Secretly everybody's getting exhausted of political correctness, kissing up".

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