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Clint Eastwood – Out of the Shadows
November 20, 2001 | Warner Home Video | 87 minutes
Meryl Streep notes in the documentary: “I had taken it upon myself to have my hair dyed the day before I went to Iowa because I had an image in my mind of a woman that lived up the street from me when I was a girl growing up and she was an Italian warbride. There was a certain way that she held herself. It was just like there were nuns in that upbringing and propriety and also a self-contained aspect that I liked which is working against the Magnani mold. There was a scene in the film, we’re having a big fight and he was crying. He was very upset. But he wouldn’t give it to the camera. He wouldn’t let the camera see him. I thought, “Wow, that’s weird”. You know, most actors are just [weeps] pushing that… towards the Academy (laughs). And he wasn’t, didn’t want that seen. I said to him: “Why did you withhold that?” And he said, “People don’t want to see me cry.” And I thought, wow, That’s really knowing your audience.”