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Clint Eastwood Made Dirty Harry’s Ending Iconic the Same Way Tom Hiddleston Did in Loki Finale

Tom Hiddleston repeated the Dirty Harry story with his Loki, providing his character a full arc like Clint Eastwood

clint eastwood made dirty harry’s ending iconic the same way tom hiddleston did in loki finale


  • Tom Hiddleston became an icon with his portrayal of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • The character completed a full arc going from the God of Mischief to the God of Stories
  • His character pulled off a similar tale as Clint Eastwood did with Dirty Harry

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has essentially made the careers of many actors who were not big names before their inclusion in the franchise. Among them, Tom Hiddleston is certainly one such name, whose portrayal as Loki has cemented him as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. He even got a spinoff on his character titled Loki, whose second season concluded recently.

Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of Loki was truly second to none, as his character development from a hateful and deceptive God of Mischief to a selfless and understanding person was one of the best payoffs for fans who stuck with his journey to the very end.

Also read: ”Tom Hiddleston Admits He Would be Terrified to Replace Daniel Craig as James Bond”

Tom Hiddleston looking on in Thor
Tom Hiddleston in Thor (2011)

Tom Hiddleston’s Role As Loki Surpassed All Expectations

When Tom Hiddleston made his debut as Loki in 2011’s Thor, fans didn’t know what to expect from him as they had not heard all that much about him prior to the film. They quickly got their answer as Loki went on to become one of the most significant characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both as a villain as well as a hero towards the end.

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Loki went through a lot of character growth in Loki, developing a sense of self-reflection and empathy that was not seen in his previous iterations. Naturally, fans were pleasantly pleased to see just how good Tom Hiddleston had become in the role. This was especially the case after what he did in the second season of Loki. The finale delivered a satisfying and emotionally resonant conclusion for its characters and story in a way that made fans happy.

Also read:’‘Tom Hiddleston Doesn’t Think He’s “Kenough” For Barbie’s “Beautiful Pink World” Sequel”

Tom Hiddleston looking sad in Loki
Tom Hiddleston in Loki

Tom Hiddleston Did The Same Thing in Loki’s Season Finale As Clint Eastwood Did In Dirty Harry

Clint Eastwood is one of Hollywood’s most masterful and skilled directors, who took on the role of Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry film series. Of course, fans of the film remember one of the most iconic lines from the movie, where Harry Callahan held one robber at gunpoint during a bank robbery and said:


I know what you’re thinking: ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?

Clint Eastwood would once again repeat the last bits of the dialogue at the very end of the movie, bringing a full circle moment to the film. In the same vein, Tom Hiddleston did the same exact thing in the season finale of Loki, where he said:

For you. For all of us

Tom Hiddleston would say the exact same dialogue at the very end of Thor(2011), thereby channeling Clint Eastwood in his own way as both actors came up with an impactful line from a time earlier in their character’s arc to bring the story a full circle.

Also read: ”Loki Willingly Gave Up His Life in Infinity War For Thor’s Sake and We Finally Know Why — Theory”

Clint Eastwood with a gun in Dirty Harry
Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry

Tom Hiddleston’s journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be over, but that doesn’t mean fans will ever forget all he has done for the franchise over the past 12 years. We’ll have to see what the future holds for Tom Hiddleston.

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