You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Eastwood toasted, roasted in N.Y.

Museum of Moving Image honors prolific director

Clint Eastwood was toasted and only slightly roasted by thesps, including Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, when he was feted Tuesday in Gotham by the Museum of the Moving Image, following an unspooling of his pic “Invictus.”

On first working with Eastwood and harboring a bit of a crush, Marcia Gay Harden confessed, “I bit a hole in my tongue to shut myself up.”

She then dispelled the myth that the helmer never does more than two takes, because it took more like 10 takes for her to nail a scene thanks to the lisp she had acquired from her injury.

Kevin Bacon noted that working with Eastwood was quite “different from working with other directors throughout my career — for instance, Oliver Stone.”

Eastwood said he experienced mild discomfort over seeing himself age in his film clips. “As you get older and wiser — some of us do — hopefully, I’m not regressing!”

The septuagenarian multi-hyphenate also warned: “I’m going to stick around: Don’t cut me short.”

More Film

  • Peter Baldwin

    Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

    Clint Eastwood was toasted and only slightly roasted by thesps, including Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, when he was feted Tuesday in Gotham by the Museum of the Moving Image, following an unspooling of his pic “Invictus.” On first working with Eastwood and harboring a bit of a crush, Marcia Gay Harden confessed, “I bit […]

  • Peddling Pictures launches with Discovery’s ‘Prison

    Peddling Pictures Launches With Discovery’s ‘Prison Food’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Clint Eastwood was toasted and only slightly roasted by thesps, including Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, when he was feted Tuesday in Gotham by the Museum of the Moving Image, following an unspooling of his pic “Invictus.” On first working with Eastwood and harboring a bit of a crush, Marcia Gay Harden confessed, “I bit […]

  • SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for

    SGIFF: Controversial ‘Sexy Durga’ set for Singapore Debut

    Clint Eastwood was toasted and only slightly roasted by thesps, including Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, when he was feted Tuesday in Gotham by the Museum of the Moving Image, following an unspooling of his pic “Invictus.” On first working with Eastwood and harboring a bit of a crush, Marcia Gay Harden confessed, “I bit […]

  • Taiwan's 'Cock Robin' Heads for North

    Taiwan's 'Cock Robin' Heads for North America With Cheng Cheng

    Clint Eastwood was toasted and only slightly roasted by thesps, including Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, when he was feted Tuesday in Gotham by the Museum of the Moving Image, following an unspooling of his pic “Invictus.” On first working with Eastwood and harboring a bit of a crush, Marcia Gay Harden confessed, “I bit […]

  • Michael Pena Extinction sold

    Michael Pena-Lizzy Caplan Movie 'Extinction' Disappears From Universal Schedule

    Clint Eastwood was toasted and only slightly roasted by thesps, including Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, when he was feted Tuesday in Gotham by the Museum of the Moving Image, following an unspooling of his pic “Invictus.” On first working with Eastwood and harboring a bit of a crush, Marcia Gay Harden confessed, “I bit […]

  • James Mangold First Time in Variety

    'Logan' Director James Mangold Discusses His Early Career, Mentor Alexander Mackendrick

    Clint Eastwood was toasted and only slightly roasted by thesps, including Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank, when he was feted Tuesday in Gotham by the Museum of the Moving Image, following an unspooling of his pic “Invictus.” On first working with Eastwood and harboring a bit of a crush, Marcia Gay Harden confessed, “I bit […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content