Idols and Icons

Even living legends hope for good weatherWho’d I talk to for this week’s NOW? Who didn’t I talk to? (No, seriously, there must be someone I left out.)

There’s Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon and Peter Morgan, director, star and screenwriter of “Hereafter”; Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson, director and star of the Young John Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy”, and Karl Urban, who plays Bruce Willis’ CIA nemesis in “RED” and a youngish Leonard McCoy in the “Star Trek” reboot. Good folk, all of them. Even if that Eastwood fella isn’t exactly prone to introspection, as you’ll see if you read the piece.

Still, but I couldn’t hold it against him. He be in a bit of a creative slump, and he might not want to waste time on introspection, but Clint Eastwood is still the man. You’ll want to isten to the audio clips on that one, once they’re up; turns out the guy who made his bones playing heroes of few words is a goddamn raconteur.