quote by Charlton Heston

Dirty Harry, for example. Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop. He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.

— Charlton Heston

Most Powerful Clint Eastwood quotations

The life of an action star is very short.

I want to be an actor like Robert De Niro , like Dustin Hoffman or Clint Eastwood who in their 70s or 80s can still act.

I'm good when I've got a bit of an edge, like the Clint Eastwood type of archetypal character. The tough guy that doesn't say a lot.

Clint Eastwood, to me, is Clint Eastwood.

He's great at being Clint Eastwood. But, I don't know how to be that guy. I just don't know how to be one person.

My wildest tipping point moment came when I was introduced to Clint Eastwood.

He was sitting there, typical Clint Eastwood, wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, holding a Budweiser. He looks at me and says, "I watch your show from time to time." I just stopped. I was like, "I can't even think about that. I'm not even sure if I'm happy about that."

I have a great respect for actors like Clint Eastwood, who's a wonderful director. I think two pictures that I directed were not successful, so I decided not to make any more.

Some people burn out, and some people like Clint Eastwood, he was a wild, international movie star in his 30s, and he's doing the best work of his life now. Go figure.

I guess my style is a cross between David Bowie and Clint Eastwood.

I think Clint Eastwood is a well oiled machine.

Everyone that works with him has the same reaction, "Can I stay with you?"

Just saw American Sniper. Powerful. Another view of Coming Home. Bradley Cooper sensational. Bravo Clint Eastwood.

Clint Eastwood's speech was kind of a metaphor for the entire Republican Party: A confused old person yelling at something that doesn't exist.

Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because he knows the value of a buck. He knows where it will show on the screen.

Clint Eastwood's a good friend, too - he and I used to play in softball games together.

I identify with the Clint Eastwoods and Harrison Fords. Those are my heroes.

In my 20s, my mom and I went and saw the bridges of Madison County, which are in Iowa, and I had seen that movie with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. I've always done these Iowa road trips. I did this transcendental meditation course in Fairfield, Iowa. So I've known since my early 20s that someday I would buy a farm in Iowa.

I watched Westerns from the time I was a girl.

My dad was a big Western fan. I always loved Clint Eastwood movies and Westworld, where the guy gets trapped in a western-themed amusement park. The western motif was fascinating to me.

I was growing up with a single mom who'd be at work when I came home from school. So I'd just turn on the TV. I grew up watching old Clint Eastwood westerns. I adopted him as one of my male role models.

My parents were New Yorkers, and I was conceived in Los Angeles.

My father was a makeup artist to Clint Eastwood and Richard Chamberlain.

The guys I grew up with, my cinematic heroes, have always been men of few words, but of action. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach.

My parents thought all actors were secretly drug addicts, except for Clint Eastwood, whom they admired. But they thought it was very unlikely that I would ever be Clint Eastwood.

Next? Growing up to be Clint Eastwood, I hope.

Clint Eastwood has always been a hero.

Tupac Shakur is something that, of course I want to make the Tupac movie, I love Tupac, but when that movie was announced, we didn't even have a script yet. It was just being written. People announce things too soon. If you go to any filmmaker - Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, Ben Affleck, Michael Mann - you go in their offices and there are scripts everywhere and there's about four or five of them you really want to make.

Ed Harris seemed to be as a man, it seems, like a Clint Eastwood, this country is one that has produced more than one of this kind of man that's iconic and enormously appealing to the world, as part of American film culture.

I remember something Clint Eastwood told me early on.

I don't remember how old I was when you told me this, Dad. But you said, "As an actor, I never went back to my trailer. I always hung out on set and learned." That stuck with me.

I just do what Clint Eastwood does: Keep moving forward.

You can't look back or think about that kind of stuff too much. You just keep making movies; hopefully you make some good ones.

What Clint Eastwood meant was when you are directing and starring in a film, there's a temptation to spend more time on the other actors' performances, and then when you get to your own work, you kind of go, "Oh, yeah, well, let's cut that." And he said, "Take your time and make sure you do your work right." It's especially good advice if you're going from one career to another.

Clint Eastwood just runs an incredibly tight ship, but it's really laid back.

Clint Eastwood enables and allows things to happen.

You walk on some sets and it's like walking into an emergency room. It's like, "Come on guys, we're just making a movie here." That tension runs into the performances and into the movie.

Maybe if we sit out for the next few years and let Clint Eastwood get a little experience, he's going to be a good director.

Clint Eastwood expects you to know what you're doing.

He's going to take two giant steps back and let you do it. I have such appreciation for that part of him.

Everyone else can do violence. You know, Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, they can all do shoot-'em-ups. Arnold Schwarzenegger can kill 10 people in one minute, and they don't call it "white exploitation." They win awards and get into all the magazines. But if black people do it, suddenly it's different than if a white person does it. People respond differently because people come from different places.

When I was little, I met Ronald Reagan.

I think I said something to him. He was talking about somebody - he said somebody was like the Clint Eastwood of something, and I said, "I thought he was the Arnold Schwarzenegger," or "more like Arnold Schwarzenegger." He just looked at me like I was crazy. He didn't know what I was talking about.

Some people make movies and think, "Well, I'll just keep asking for more money if this isn't enough." And then there are other people, like Clint Eastwood, who always come in under budget.

As soon as you think you know Clint Eastwood, you don't know Clint Eastwood.