Eastwood: ‘Older Directors Shouldn’t Retire’

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October 25, 2010 | 4:05am EST

Clint Eastwood fails to understand why movie directors retire in their twilight years – because he plans to continue working until at least the age of 100.
The Dirty Harry star turned 80 in May, but he has no interest in retirement and he’s determined to spend at least two more decades behind the camera.

He says, “I’m always sort of shocked when directors retire. I figure your best years should be at a point when you’ve got a lot of so-called knowledge.

“There’s a Portuguese director, Manoel de Oliveira, who’s still making films and he’s over 100. I plan to do the same.”