He had an incredible hall of fame career AFTER this award
He has had a hall of fame career AFTER this on it's own merit!!
So many masterpieces after this
He needs a 2nd one of these
wow…There are only two actors that I absolutely love…Eastwood AND Nicholson..i am proud of both
WTF! In 1996 far to soon i would give him now 2018 but not back then
Feel lucky, punk????!!! My all time favorite actor, loved & have all his spaghetti westerns & Dirty Harry movies ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
We will never forget
He’s the best, he’s always been my favorite, I admire his hard ass ways along with his integrity and humility, he’s a huge inspiration to anyone that wants to have a long and happy life, with hard times as well but nothing has ever gotten old Clint down! NO I don’t worship any celebrities or have any weird obsession with Clint Eastwood but no doubt he’s the best, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington would be tied for 2nd in my book, and we’ll put Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt at a close 3rd, what do you guys think? Who’s your top 3? This is actually research for a class, I’m 34 by the way, leave your age too if you don’t mind, seriously it’s for research but I didn’t know what my project was going to be until now, help me out!
4.00 take notes not with what he says but what he does
If you watch Clint here, or on the utube vid with he and Ali on a talk show almost 3 decades before this in 1969 you will see that he's almost exactly the same. Think about that, in almost 30 yrs with about as much success as a man can have there is STILL no ego on the man, just a polite, easy going, and totally respectful man that is comfortable in his own skin. He is as big of Hollywood name as anyone but there's absolutely nothing "Hollywood" about him. Go Clint!
When I feel low, I see God in him, his expressions to turn around and definitely you are, ought to be, you are there, Where Eagles Dare….
Clint Eastwood is a CHUMP!
Known Fact…When The Academy gave Alfred Hitchcock his Honorary Oscar back in the 70's…Hitch ONLY said…Thank You. That was it. But When the AFI Presented Hitch his lifetime award…Hitch spoke beautifully about his Editor, Script Writer, Mother of Pat, and the 4th person was the finest cook to perform miracles in a domestic kitchen….Alma Reville…His Wife for 54 Years. IT was Beautiful. He never spoke at the Oscars..because he was not respected by the Academy as a Whole . AFI..Hitch truly respected and admired.
The family and I just watched Gran Torino. After growing up with those awesome westerns in the 70s and 80's it's one of his movies that somehow we missed. What a great story, acting and directing job. Just saw star wars too which we loved but I have to say if I had to pick between them I'd vote Gran Torino. After watching this AFI achievement clip it shows how humble a person he is. Way to go Clint.
Only 68K views so far? Pretty pathetic for the actor who has emulated James Cagney!
You Can Do It. mix entertaining What's happening, guys. !!
2:44 Rene Russo awoooooooooooooooooooooooo!
I'm always confused by this whole awards thing, cause what he says "you need lots of elements of luck to make it" so at what point does it change from "I'm so lucky to get this part" to "Give him/her an award" let's face it, nearly every actor, given the luck, could be huge in the industry, and I think it's important also for all the people standing out in the rain on premiere night to remember, the Stars you're all scrambling to see are really just very VERY lucky & are just like you!!!
Yea, he will be seeing everyone again after his masterpiece "American Sniper" hits the screens and he wins again for Best Director and Best Picture in 2015
@American Film Institute Please upload Don Rickles roasting Clint from this evening.
I'll see you again! What does that tell you about Clint Eastwoods career! He just might become the 2nd AFI recipient later on because he is still cranking out beautiful pictures
True God- makes everyone else look like adolescent kids fumbling with the bra in the backseat. Even people like Harrison Ford.
With Heston and Peck we have the true and last real MEN ACTORS; not the young ball-less crap today on screens, or the fake monsters played by Reid, Boehner, and that living 'puke' with legs: Obama-Mama.
Amazing watching all the Hollywood Libtard's saluting a Republican voter. I think only Eastwood can get away with that. Ok, Charlton Heston and a few others as well
This was a premature award for Eastwood. He is turning out his greatest work in his 80's. They will have to have a 2nd AFI for him and he will speak again in his 90's because his mom lived a long time
They should have waited another 15 yrs on this man. He seems to turn out his best work in his golden years
What a man always makes my day 😉
I don't believe in God …… But if there was one, he sure is. Taught me a lot of things that I am today, and taught me a lot of things I can never be …
If the AFI waited that long, Eastwood would be walking with a cane while talking to an empty chair.
How could 9 people actually dislike this to the point where they needed to deliberately click the Dislike button? That's a lot of dislike, considering they could've merely moved on to another page.
I don't think that's possible. You can't get two life time achievement awards.
You may already know this fact, but Cagney was Eastwood's movie idol.
As for "Trouble with the Curve," one can't judge a film from commercials or trailers, so we'll see. Of course, he didn't direct that one, handing over the directorial assignment to his longtime assistant director, Robert Lorenz.
Personally, I'm more interested in his next directorial project, his remake of "A Star is Born" with Beyonce. I'd especially like to see him cast Tom Cruise as the male lead …
In my opinion, "Invictus" constituted Eastwood's weakest film since "Blood Work," but still a worthwhile exercise. It may have been his most sentimental directorial film, yet also his most inspiring. I thought that "Hereafter" and "J. Edgar" proved much better, the first nearing masterpiece status, the second reaching it through a fascinating deconstruction and inversion of masculine values. But neither film fulfills audience expectations at all, so they haven't scored that well with viewers.
Hey, if it still works, it still works …
Yeah I didn't like that either, it was in very poor taste.
J. Edgar and Hereafter weren't very good movies and Invictus was okay at best.
That's just my opinion. Problem is, Trouble with the Curve doesn't look very good either.
Well, his faculties may now be in decline.
I disagree strongly … what wasn't good was his performance at the RNC, the total opposite of the class and eloquence on display here.
well his last few films weren't really that good.
what you talking aboutclint eastwood cant die
Would love to see Kyle Eastwood make that squint…bet he´ll look just like his dad, lol
…and Sutherland and Eastwood acted in Space Cowboys…it seems to me that Mr. Eastwood is a very loyal person, works with people that made good work with him previously. Nice to see that.
Oohh, Renee Russo…(droool!!)
If Clint Eastwood is the ultimate badass in all the world, his mom (at 0:53) was even more badass. What else could she be, if at one of the Academy Awards, in the red carpet, she turns to him, in front of all the cameras, and starts pinching Mr. Eastwood´s cheek, just like he was a small kid? Awesome.
When Clint Eastwood passes away, the world will lose 50% of its balls and 50% of its coolness.
It's incredible that they gave him this award at a time when everyone thought he'd got his Oscars, had built an impressive body of work and would now quietly retire. Nobody could have forseen the rich and varied masterpieces that lay ahead as this man moved into his 70's. And yet in a way perhaps we should have done. Because nobody has ever had a career like Clint Eastwood. Nobody.
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