Clint Eastwood, 86, who is working on the 35th movie that he’s directed – “Sully,” about pilot hero Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger – has revealed to Esquire magazine his favorite movie.
It’s Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic “Sunset Boulevard.” Says Clint, “Erich von Stroheim. My favorite film.”
Asked by Esquire what he loves about the film, Eastwood replies, “Two different styles: the style of the silent-movie actress, and then with William Holden’s character, someone more contemporary. The two styles working so well together. And I always liked [the film’s director and co-writer] Billy Wilder.”
Eastwood, a well-known conservative who, famously, during the 2012 Republican National Convention, spoke to an empty chair as if it were President Obama, also tells Esquire he’ll vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in November.
To read the entire interview with Eastwood and his son, Scott, please click here, which will take you to the original Esquire piece.