The new movie by Clint Eastwood, Trouble with the Curve, opens Friday. In this movie, Eastwood is not facing off against any empty chair as he did at the Republican National Convention. In the Curve, he plays a scout for baseball facing his own mortality.
His character in the movie is losing his hearing and eyesight and the scouting business relies more on players’ statistics than on the scout’s intuition. On top of that, he is in a fractured relationship with his only daughter played by Amy Adams. However, on a scouting trip the two search for and find common ground.
When Eastwood was asked about getting old, the 82-year old actor joked that you know much more when you are older, at least until you start to forget it all. Therefore, he said ask me next year and I will try to answer the same as I did this year.
The new movie marks Eastwood’s first in a number of years where he acts but does not direct. Robert Lorenz his long time associate directed the movie, his first. Eastwood praised Lorenz. He said that Lorenz has wanted to direct for some time and Eastwood noted that at his age he would prefer to do one or the other, but not both.
Eastwood said for the time being he definitely will not both act and direct. However, that might be short lived as he also said a few years ago he would never act again either.
As for his speech at the RNC, he jokily said that he did not get the result he hoped for since he was not nominated.