Being underestimated is, for some people, a misfortune. For Eastwood, it became a weapon...Those who were skeptical of Eastwood forty years ago (I’m one of them) have long since capitulated, retired, or died. He has outlasted everyone.
David Denby's profile of Clint Eastwood for the New Yorker is really wonderful.
(Detail of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Clint Eastwood dress from Cherrybombed.)