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Never Mind Pop Film has scored a major coup. Due to pure luck and circumstance, I was in the Tampa Bay area and able to score an interview with The Man with No Name himself, Clint Eastwood. The legend from such classics as High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Fistful of Dollars, Escape from Alcatraz, Dirty Harry, and Unforgiven. It was an incredible honor to sit down with the man and have a cinematic conversation. Below is the chat as transcribed.
Me: Thank you, sir, for taking the time out of your busy schedule promoting Trouble with the Curve to sit down with me. I cannot begin to express how lucky I feel right now.
Well, let's get down to business, shall we? You had stated publicly that Gran Torino would be your last acting performance. What made you change your mind? Did you find semi-retirement too dull?
Erm... speaking of acting, how did you enjoy working with Justin Timberlake? Were you tempted to cut a rug with him during one of the multiple scenes that takes place in the local bar? Karaoke perhaps?
Another actor you hadn't worked with previously was John Goodman, who is witnessing a sort of career renaissance first-hand with roles in The Campaign, Paranorman, Argo, Inside Llewlyn Davis, Flight and Trouble with the Curve in 2012. Has he shared any of that experience with you?
Heh. You weren't the one who told him to grow that mustache did you? When my friends and I watch Community we all wonder why he keeps sporting that. Did he lose a bet? I bet it was to Morgan Freeman, that guy is kind of weird when he's not playing God. Did he try to convince you to take the red pill? I brushed into him on the lot and he had a trench coat full of them.
My apologies. That was a clearly inappropriate question.
Look, I'm sure we can get around this faux pas, it's just that I've been going shopping with my girlfriend and we can't agree on the right furniture. The stress has been accumulating and I let it negatively affect this interview.
I'm not quite sure why you're asking about my kitchen now. It's a grey-blue with wood cabinets. Why do you ask?
I suppose I could have said that, yes, but who still gets coffee tables from IKEA?
Well, there's no need to use that kind of language. I mean, really, a "jim-dandy"? That hurts. If I had known that you were such a big fan of IKEA I would have never brought it up.
I completely understand, sir. This would be the best place to conclude. Thank you for your time, and, oh, don't forget to take the chair with you.