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Clint Eastwood subject of new documentary

February 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
"Dirty Harry," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Torino" are just a few of the films that make up Clint Eastwood's long career at Warner Brothers.Now there is a movie about the legendary actor and director. Eastwood's friend, film critic and documentary filmmaker Richard Schickel, is the man behind "The Eastwood Factor," which takes viewers behind-the-scenes of Clint's career.

"It's very artful what he does," said Shickel. "Because he just does it, you know, without a lot of fuss and feathers and blah blah blah blah blah."

"I was a late bloomer so it took me a little longer to grow up maybe than most contemporaries. But I've waited everybody out, " said Eastwood.

"You don't feel like it's something hyped up. It's like walking or dancing or music. He won't even say 'action'' He'll say, 'whenever you're ready,' which I love," said Diane Venora, who worked with Eastwood in the movie "Bird."

Morgan Freeman also loves working with Eastwood. "Million Dollar Baby" got him an Oscar and he's got a nomination this year for "Invictus."

So what happens when Clint calls with a job?

"Sure, Clint! That's how it goes," said Freeman "It's a no brainer. You want to send me the script? You don't have to."

At almost 80 years old the beat goes on for the actor, director, writer, producer and composer.

"I just like working, I guess. I enjoy the process. I enjoy filmmaking. I enjoy storytelling," said Eastwood.

The documentary film is included in a new DVD set called "Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, 35 Years at Warner Brothers."