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.

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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.)