Clint Eastwood’s pals fear the worst as iconic 92-year-old actor has been missing in action for 454 days
By Shreeja Das
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Clint Eastwood has been a man of few words throughout his remarkable seven-decade career. However, the ‘Rawhide’ actor may be hanging up his cowboy hat and retiring from Tinseltown forever, as friends believe his health is failing, according to reports.
“Clint goes through spells of talking about retirement, but what’s worse for him, he feels the movie industry has retired on him,” said an insider, as reported by Radar Online. He’s had a 50-year partnership with Warner Brothers, but there are new people in charge there now and they were very disappointed that Eastwood’s last movie ‘Cry Macho‘ bombed at the box office.
The actor hasn’t been seen in public in 454 days, prompting many to label him a “recluse” and fearing that his health has deteriorated. “Clint has always enjoyed great health and been vital and active despite his advancing age, but the fact that he hasn’t been around as much lately has a lot of people in Hollywood worried about him,” the source explained. “It’s difficult to imagine him in anything but fine.”
Is Clint retiring from cinemas?
“He was happy to finally get a go-ahead from Warner for his new film, but he isn’t counting on it happening again.” The Pale Rider star, who turns 93 on May 31, is preparing to film his final picture, Juror No. 2 alongside Toni Collette and Nicholas Hoult, which is set to begin filming in mid-June.
“He wants to do this movie as a swan song and go out in a blazing sunset,” the insider revealed. Some thought ‘Cry Macho’ was going to be his last film two years ago because he seemed frail even then, but the movie wasn’t well received so Eastwood’s gathering up the troops one last time — and hoping for a blockbuster.
‘Clint has always enjoyed great health’
Eastwood has previously discussed retirement. “I never got to the day I said I’d quit. I’ve been toying with the idea a lot recently, but every now and then, a script comes along and I think, ‘That’s a challenge I haven’t been able to do before,'” he explained. However, according to sources, Eastwood is also a realist.
“It’s still a lot for a guy in his 90s,” said a source. They added, “People are concerned about his health. He’s the director, but he’s also involved in every other area, such as casting, and he’ll most likely create the score, like he has with his previous projects.”