Clint Eastwood

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Bad Boys for Life: The performances are mere delivery systems for the violence

Is there a name for those films in which some superannuated star – say Will Smith or Martin Lawrence – repeatedly grinds to a halt at a chain-link fen(...)

In Eastwood’s film, Richard Jewell, Kathy Scruggs, played by Olivia Wilde, has sex with an FBI source to get information. There is no evidence this happened.

Gerry Conlon and his father Giuseppe never shared the same prison cell. No armoured cars were used by the British forces who carried out the Bloody Su(...)

Saoirse Ronan: the Irish star still has a decent chance of an Oscar nomination, but her chances of a win now seem slight. Photograph: Jon Kopaloff/Getty

The nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. The Irish actor Andrew Scott receives a nod for best actor in a(...)

Japan players celebrate their surprise victory in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan in Brighton. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty

South Africa’s head coach Heyneke Meyer said that the result was “unacceptable; I have to apologise to the nation.” Harry Potter author JK Rowling twe(...)

In this case, it helps that Bill Hader and Tom Cruise share certain facial traits

How odd that a harmless doctored video of Bill Hader impersonating Tom Cruise would be the trigger for full-on panic about the “deepfake” phenomenon. (...)

Tyrone’s Michael McKernan  gets in  Adrian Spillane’s face on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There used to be a fella locally who was known around the place as the laziest man alive. The lengths this lad would go to in order to avoid work were(...)

Leinster’s Rocky Elsom bursts through the Leicester  defence during the 19-16 win in the 2009 Heineken Cup final. Photograph: Getty Images

Rocky Elsom’s biographer wastes no time entering the realm of hagiography. “Rocky is like a modern day renaissance man, a Leonardo da Vinci in studs,(...)

On an October night in 1979, a navy man named John Collins rode his Triumph motorcycle over to the offices of a Honolulu health club. He brought nothi(...)

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in ‘The Mule’. Photograph: Warner Bros

We’ve all heard the stories about Clint Eastwood directing with a nonchalance that allows all shots to pass as long as the camera doesn’t fall over. H(...)

Sondra Locke and Clint Eastwood in Bronco Billy (1980)

Sondra Locke was an actor, producer, director and talented singer. But it was her destiny to be linked forever with Clint Eastwood, whose partner she (...)

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