93-Year-Old Clint Eastwood Spotted Directing ‘Juror No. 2’

CRY MACHO, Clint Eastwood, 2021
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Clint Eastwood was seen giving a big smile while working on his latest film. The 93-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down as he directs Juror No. 2 in Savannah, Georgia. The film stars Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette. Hoult plays a juror in a murder trial who “finds himself struggling with a serious moral dilemma … one he could use to sway the jury verdict and potentially convict — or free — the wrong killer.”

The film also stars Gabriel Basso, Zoey Deutch, Chris Messina, Leslie Bibb, and Kiefer Sutherland. This will be Eastwood’s 40th directing credit. His last one was Cry Macho in 2021, which he starred in and directed. When some fans speculated Cry Macho may be his final work, he opened up about why he still works so much in his 90s.


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He admitted, “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?’” Although he still loves to work, Juror No. 2 will be his final film with Warner Bros. after a long-standing partnership.

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, director Clint Eastwood (at camera) on set, 1973

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For decades, Eastwood has seemingly worked exclusively with Warner Bros. on films such as Gran Torino, American Sniper, and Invictus. With Juror No. 2 currently filming, a premiere date is being set for sometime in 2024 as Eastwood is known for his quick filming schedule. In the past, some stars have spoken out about Eastwood’s directing style. Tom Hanks, who worked with Eastwood on the film Sully, joked that he treats his stars like horses.

CRY MACHO, Clint Eastwood, 2021

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Hanks explained that most directors yell “Action!” when the cameras start rolling but Eastwood quietly raises his finger instead, a practice that began on the set of Westerns not to disturb the horses. He said, “So he and all the other cast members of ‘Rawhide‘ were on their horses, and they were supposed to have a conversation, and that whole build-up to “Action!” would make the horses [freak out and buckle]. So, one day, he just said in his inaudible way, “Is there any way that you could just, y’know, tell us to ‘go’ instead of saying ‘action’ so the horses won’t flee?”

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