Universal Terminated Their 7 Year Contract With Clint Eastwood Due to Insane Reason

Universal Terminated Their 7 Year Contract With Clint Eastwood Due to Insane Reason
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Clint Eastwood’s iconic movies gave him the status of a veteran actor who turned to direct movies. After becoming famous, Eastwood started getting attention and adoration from the people and offers from several studios.

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Talking about the old days when he and his friend Burt Reynolds were not that famous, Reynolds talked about the time Universal Pictures fired them both. Revealing a hilarious reason for their departure, Burt Reynolds and Conan O’Brien shared a laugh.

Clint Eastwood in Rawhide
Clint Eastwood in Rawhide

Why Clint Eastwood And Burt Reynolds Were Fired From Universal

In an interview with Conan O’Brien, actor Burt Reynolds sat down for a chat with the talk show host on Conan on TBS. Recalling the good old days when he and Clint Eastwood were contractually bound to Universal Pictures, Reynolds talked about the time they were fired.

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Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood.
Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood.

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The actor gave a hilarious reason for why Eastwood was fired from the studio and it pertained to a single characteristic of the veteran actor. Talking about the departure, Conan O’Brien started the topic by asking about it to Burt Reynolds. Reynolds, in his response, stated that Clint Eastwood spoke too slowly and that was the reason Universal Pictures gave the actor for his removal!

“Well, Clint…they said ‘you know, you talk too slow and your tooth is chipped and you won’t get it fixed and you don’t listen to anybody. You just want to do things your way’ and I said ‘why are you firind me?'”

As for Burt Reynolds, the actor had an even more comedic reason for his removal since Universal Pictures bluntly told him…that he can’t act.

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“And they said…you can’t act”

Well, turns out that Universal Pictures were wrong to remove Eastwood from their contract since the actor attained the status of a legendary actor due to his movies. After his acting days, Eastwood turned to directing and has got somewhat of a bad reputation due to his behaviors on set.

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Mission: Impossible Villain Was Inspired By Clint Eastwood!

Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood

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Pom Klementieff has been known to the world as Mantis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actress recently portrayed the character of Paris, an assassin whose only aim is to kill Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. Speaking to Variety about her inspiration for the character, Klementieff named several directors and actors including Eastwood.

“I was inspired by movies with Jean-Paul Belmondo to find a cockiness to the character. And movies with Clint Eastwood, Takeshi Kitano, all these beautiful characters that barely speak but convey so many emotions as well.”

Alongside inspiring people, Clint Eastwood is currently working on his upcoming film titled Juror #2. The film is currently in production with Eastwood helming the project as the director.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.