Clint Eastwood, 91, on aging: ‘I don’t look like I did at 20, so what?’

Clint Eastwood (pictured in 2019) opens up about aging and his new film. (Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

At 91, Clint Eastwood shows no signs of slowing down, either as an actor or a director.

With his latest film, Cry Macho — in which he does double duty as leading man and filmmaker — premiering this week, the Hollywood icon is reflecting on his legacy, and age, in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times.

“I don’t look like I did at 20, so what?” Eastwood says of life as a nonagenarian. “That just means there are more interesting guys you can play.”

That includes Mike Milo, an ex-rodeo star and horse breeder who is the main character in Cry Macho. Eastwood says the 1970s-set Western is a film that’s been on his radar since 1988, when he was in his late 50s.

“I’m too young for this,” he thought at the time. “Let me direct and we’ll get Robert Mitchum, an older dude.”

But the movie didn’t come to life until now, with Eastwood taking on the role he’d once considered himself too young play to play.