Everyone know Clint Eastwood, but little they know about his life.
Eastwood was born during the period of Depression in 1930. His father was a migrant worker while his mother worked in a factory.
He was born with an amazing 11.50 pounds which in that time was considered as anomaly. He grew up 6 feet and 2 inches tall and signed into Army.
At 21 he was a passenger on a World War II-era Naval aircraft that crashed in the Pacific.
“I was catching a free ride from Seattle down to Almeda,” he said. “It was stormy and we went down off of Point Reyes, California, in the Pacific. I found myself in the water swimming a few miles towards the shore. I remember thinking, ‘well, 21 is not as long as a person wants to live’.”
His film “Sully: Miracle on the Hudson “ which chronicles the final moments of of U.S. Airway Flight 1549 and the dramatic aftermath, which was based on Eastwood’s experience of fighting and swamping before reaching the shore and climbing up a cliff to look for help.
“I suppose having been in a similar situation as the pilot I would have chanced a water landing rather than go someplace where there’s no runway,” he says.
“And of course Sully was familiar with that area. He knew where the helicopter ports and ferryboats were, so he picked the right spot, where everyone could get to them fast. It wouldn’t be like being out in the middle of the ocean. He knew that somebody would see them.”
Tom Hanks is staring Captain Chesley Sully Sullenberger, whose story is about a pilot put in front of an extremely tough decision that was contested by authorities afterwards.
“Anybody who keeps their wits about them when things are going wrong, who can negotiate problems without panicking, is someone of superior character, and interesting to watch on film,” he says.
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