Yesterday afternoon, banabear and I watched a beautiful movie which I highly recommend for everyone to see. Gran Torino is Clint Eastwood's latest movie and possibly one of his best.
The 78 year old action star plays Walt Kowalski, a grumpy Korean War veteran and retired Ford auto worker who lives in an old Michigan neighborhood dominated by immigrants, particularly the Hmongs. His prized possession is his 1972 Gran Torrino.
I was too young to appreciate Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies in the early '70s but I admired him in his later movies like Bridges of Madison County and In the Line of Fire. At 78, he is still good-looking and sexy.
Aside from being the lead star of Gran Torino, an action movie with a heart, Eastwood is also the movie's director, producer, and co-wrote the score (his son is one of the co-writers).