Clint Eastwood discusses Richard Jewell

Director Clint Eastwood discusses Richard Jewell

December 15, 2019 A DGA Q&A in Los Angeles

A security guard must fight to clear his name after being falsely accused of being a terrorist in Director Clint Eastwood’s new biographical drama, Richard Jewell.

Eastwood’s film tells the true story of Jewell, an American security guard who saved thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics. But his life starts to unravel when he becomes the FBI's prime suspect in the bombing attempt and is vilified by press and public alike.

Following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on December 15, Eastwood sat down with Director Scott Cooper (Hostiles) to discuss the making of Richard Jewell.

In addition to Richard Jewell, Eastwood currently has 41 directing credits on his filmography which includes earlier features such as Play Misty for Me (1971), The Eiger Sanction (1975), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Heartbreak Ridge (1987); and later works such as The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Sully (2016) and The 15:17 to Paris (2018). He was nominated for DGA Awards for his features Mystic River (2003) and American Sniper (2014.) He won DGA Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Unforgiven (1992). In 2006, Eastwood was the recipient of one of the Guild’s highest honors, the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Eastwood has been a DGA member since 1970.

You can listen to Eastwood's Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.


Event photos by Shane Karns — Print courtesy of Warner Bros.

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