Clint Calls Us 'Generation Pussy'

Toughness and learning the 'secret to life'

By Victoria Floethe,  Newser User

Posted Dec 16, 2008 2:09 PM CST

(Newser) – "We live in more of a pussy generation now," Clint Eastwood tells Esquire upon the release of his new film Gran Torino. "Everybody's become used to saying, 'Well, how do we handle it psychologically?' " Eastwood, who grew up having to duke it out with bullies, looks back to a more stoic time: "My father had a couple of kids at the beginning of the Depression. There was not much employment. Not much welfare. People barely got by. People were tougher then."

But stoicism didn't mean a lack of sentiment, Clint adds. "Look how fast—seven years—people have been able to forget 9/11. Maybe you remember if you lost a relative or a loved one. But the public can get pretty blasé about stuff like that. Nobody got blasé about Pearl Harbor."


What can they do to you after you get into your seventies? - Clint Eastwood
"What can they do to you after you get into your seventies?" - Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood, director and star of Gran Turino, arrives at the premiere of the film at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008.
Clint Eastwood, director and star of "Gran Turino," arrives at the premiere of the film at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Gran TorinoAb 26. Februar 2009 im Kino.In hoher Qualit?t anschauen: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=l8SoqUJt-Yc&fmt=18Clint Eastwood als Kriegsveteran der den Nachbarsjungen auf den rechten Weg f?hren m?chte. Der hat n?mlich versucht sein Auto, einen Gran Torino, zu klauen.Darsteller:Clint Eastwood, Cory Hardrict, Geraldine Hughes, Brian Haley, Dreama Walker, Brian Howe, Doua Moua, Sarah Neubauerhttp://www.grantorino-derfilm.de/Mehr Informationen zu aktuellen Kinofilmen:- http://youtube.com/user/TheEyeMaster- http://www.foren.gaming-society.de/film-und-fernsehen/   (TheEyeMaster)

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I was a shy kid. But a lot of my childhood was spent punching the bullies out. - Clint Eastwood

As you get older you're not afraid of doubt. Doubt isn't running the show. You take out all the self-agonizing. - Clint Eastwood

I don't know if I can tel you when exactly the pussy generation started. Maybe when people started asking about the meaning of life.
- Clint Eastwood

That's the secret to life, really--never stop learning. It's the secret to career. I'm still working because I learn something new all the time. It's the secret to relationships. Never think you've got it all. - Clint Eastwood

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