Clint Eastwood Returns To Western Roots In New Cry Macho Image

Legendary actor-director Clint Eastwood is back in a cowboy hat in a new image from the upcoming modern-day Western Cry Macho.

Clint Eastwood is back in Western mode in a new image from Cry Macho. The legendary Eastwood’s 38th feature film as a director sees him pulling double-duty as both helmer and star.

There was of course a time when Eastwood seemed to have retired entirely from acting in his own films, preferring instead to remain behind the camera. Indeed after starring in Gran Torino in 2008, Eastwood did not appear in one of his own films again until 2018’s The Mule. But the acting bug must’ve bitten the Hollywood legend all over again because 2021’s Cry Macho sees him again taking on the lead role in one of his own films. Based on a novel by N. Richard Nash, the neo-Western movie stars Eastwood as a washed-up rodeo rider and horse breeder who takes a job bringing a young man back from Mexico to live with his father in the United States. This leads to a mentoring opportunity for the older man, who is himself in need of redemption. Eastwood’s young charge is played by newcomer Eduardo Minett.