At the age of 93, Clint Eastwood carries with him what most aspiring actors and directors might wish to accomplish in their careers: a legacy. Solidifying himself as a respected and admired actor and director, The Mule star is aiming to direct his last film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Juror No.2 is set to be released via Warner Brothers, which has been Eastwood’s home studio since 2008. The film is a legal drama surrounding the premise of a juror on a murder case who realizes he might have caused the victim’s death. This film will mark Eastwood as one of the oldest working directors.
Eastwood’s ability, though, is not in question as he’s garnered multiple Academy Award nominations as well as awards for films such as *Unforgiven* and *Million Dollar Baby.* Let it be noted that these films also won Best Picture the years they were nominated.
His legacy doesn’t just extend to his career; he’s also made himself a cultural icon for what masculinity looks like. This idea was tackled by his 2021 project Cry Macho, a Western drama that focused on a rodeo icon out of his prime doing one last job. The New York Times’s A.O. Scott said that the movie was “something different—a deep cut for the die-hards, a hangout movie with nothing much to prove and just enough to say.”
Eastwood made a name for himself in Italy after starring in the 1964 film A Fistful of Dollars, the beginning of the trilogy that would produce A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Eastwood played the iconic “Man With No Name” in these films.
Juror No.2 is set to begin production in June 2023 and there is no set release date.