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Eastwood talks Gran Torino

ClintEastwood.jpgClint Eastwood has revealed a little about his upcoming film Gran Torino, the title of which was revealed a little while ago and instantly brought rumours of a film about anything from Gran Turismo to just the plain car.

However Eastwood has revealed what the film is all about and it is a car, but also about a racist war veteran whose hatred of Asians is eroded by the very car, the Gran Torino.

Clint Eastwood reveals his character and the story for Gran Torino:

“I’m a weirdo in it. I play a real racist. … It’s a great time in life (to do that) because, you know, what can they do to you once you’re past 70? There’s nothing they can do. But it also has redemption. This Hmong family moves in next door, and he has been in the Korean War, in the infantry, and looks down on Asian people and lumps everybody together. But finally they befriend him in his time of need because he has no relationship with his family.”

He was speaking about the film during The Changeling press tour through USA Today and /Film. The official blurb, or as official as we can get right now, says that Clint Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski, a racist Korean War veteran who reluctantly bonds with an immigrant Asian neighbor over a classic car - his 1972 Gran Torino.

Sounds like an interesting role for him, and these days you have to be a fan of Eastwood's directing skills, he's just so damned good.



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