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Clint Eastwood, 93, Smiles While Directing His Next Film Juror No. 2 on Set in Georgia

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood, the legendary figure of Hollywood at the age of 93, was captured exuding a joyful demeanor as he assumed the directorial reins for his forthcoming film, "Juror No. 2," on the set in Savannah, Georgia. This much-anticipated project, featuring the remarkable talents of Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette, signifies Eastwood's triumphant return to the director's chair following his dual role as actor and director in the 2021 film "Cry Macho."

In "Juror No. 2," Eastwood entrusts the spotlight to an ensemble cast that boasts exceptional talent, including Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Gabriel Basso, Zoey Deutch, Chris Messina, Leslie Bibb, and Kiefer Sutherland, according to reports from The Hollywood Reporter. The film's narrative, as detailed by THR, revolves around a juror, portrayed by Nicholas Hoult, grappling with a profound moral quandary that has the potential to sway the jury's decision and shape the destiny of the accused.

Chris Messina assumes the role of a public defender, while Toni Collette embodies the character of a prosecutor. Zoey Deutch takes on the role of Hoult's spouse. Kiefer Sutherland portrays a pivotal figure who testifies in the case while serving as the Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor for another character.

"Juror No. 2" adds another shining achievement to Clint Eastwood's illustrious career, marking his 46th directorial credit. While he initially gained recognition in Hollywood as an actor in the 1950s, Eastwood ventured into directing with his debut film, "Play Misty for Me," in 1971. Throughout his enduring career, he has helmed acclaimed productions such as "Mystic River" (2003), "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), "American Sniper" (2014), and "Richard Jewell" (2019).

During the promotion of "Cry Macho" in 2021, Eastwood shared his perspective on his enduring dedication to filmmaking with the Los Angeles Times. He emphasized his steadfast commitment to staying true to himself and his creative journey, regardless of how the filmmaking landscape has evolved.

"I never think about it," he remarked regarding his long-standing presence in the industry. "If I'm not the same guy, I don't want to know anything about it. I might not like the new guy. I might think, 'What am I doing with this idiot?'"

Eastwood's passion for directing continues to burn brightly as he embraces the distinctive perspective he brings to each of his projects. He concludes, "I just like it. I have nothing against other directors, but I might have a whole different take on things, and I don't want to be thinking, 'Why did I give it to him?'"