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Clint Eastwood on Superman, 007 offers: ‘That’s not for me’

HollywoodNews.com: He’s been Dirty Harry and the Man With no Name, but Clint Eastwood was almost – James Bond and Superman.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the legendary actor, whose next directorial title “Hereafter” bows in October, reveals that he passed on both offers as he felt they didn’t jive with his dramatic sensibility.

After Sean Connery left the 007 franchise following 1971’s “Diamonds Are Forever,” Eastwood received a call.

“I was offered pretty good money to do James Bond if I would take on the role,” he said. “But to me, well, that was somebody else’s gig. That’s Sean’s deal. It didn’t feel right for me to be doing it.”

And if Warner Bros. had their way, it would have been Clint in tights, not Christopher Reeves.

“I can remember, and this was many years ago, when [Warner’s President] Frank Wells came to me about doing Superman. So it could have happened,” says Eastwood.

“This was when they first started to think about making it. I was like, ‘Superman? Nah, nah, that’s not for me’. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. It’s for somebody, but not me.”

IMDB describes the plot of “Hereafter” as “A supernatural thriller centered on three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — who are touched by death in different ways.”


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