Entrevista: Clint Eastwood cree que todavía le falta aprender

Les copio un fragmento de la entrevista que la agencia Associated Press le hace a Clint Eastwood para CNN.com sobre sus próximos films: (en inglés)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- By 76, most directors have put their heavy lifting behind them, their pace slowing, the quality of their films waning.

Not Clint Eastwood.

Clint Eastwood
For the follow-up to his 2004 Academy Awards champ "Million Dollar Baby," Eastwood chose the World War II epic "Flags of Our Fathers," chronicling the Iwo Jima invasion and the convoluted drama behind the legendary photo of troops raising the U.S. flag there.

Shot throughout the United States and at Iwo Jima and Iceland, the film has a scope that might exhaust a director half his age. (Watch why Eastwood wanted to get away from the "fantasy characters" -- 3:10 )

The film comes after a remarkable resurgence that began with 2003's morality play "Mystic River," launching Eastwood into the ranks of Hollywood's most revered directors after an early career built on low-budget Spaghetti Westerns and the "Dirty Harry" vigilante-cop thrillers.

Why is Eastwood at the top of his game at an age when most directors slow down, lose their edge or simply retire?

"Genetics, I don't know," Eastwood, whose mother died this year at 97, told The Associated Press. "My father always said you've got to keep learning, keep expanding or you will decline the other way. I've always adhered to that."

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