make my day

My philosophy is basically this (and this is something that I live by, and I always have, and I always will): dont ever, for any reason, do anything to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who, or who you are with, or where you are going, or where youve been, ever, for any reason, whatsoever

- Michael Scott

unforgivenSome people may not realize that Clint Eastwood is a badass. I know this to be true, but Im basing this solely on his portrayal of a retired gunslinger in Unforgiven. He wrestles with hogs, cures their ailments, and raises his kids, all after having been reformed by his departed wife. And yet, theres more to him than that. Hes laconic in a I know I could best you but I dont need to prove it right now kind of way, and he has a stone face that you could feel glaring at you even if the room were pitch black. Hes comical, but at the same time extremely fierce, and hes not limited by false perceptions of perfection.

Still, he is not above falling back into some of his old habits. If that means he gets to kill the narcissistic, abusive sheriff or the whore-cuttin cowboys, then hell do it, and well watch, but he doesnt want us to enjoy it. He knows what his shortcomings mean to his character: they define him as a person and condemn him at the same time. Everything about him that is exceptional is hauntingly despicable, and he acknowledges that.

So heres to you, Clint Eastwoods fictional character and/or Clint Eastwood himself. Because I have little doubt that the real Clint Eastwood is a full embodiment of his on-screen personas.