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Gran Torino And The Death Of The American Hero
David Moats , February 20th, 2009 14:28

Gran Torino, Clint's last acting role, sees an old-school Eastwood hero faced with the complex and sensitive issue of inner city gangs. Dave Moats wonders if he's he up to the task. Plus a gallery of cinematic swan songs.


James Dean

Reason for leaving cinema:
Living fast and dying young

Final Film: Giant
There Will Be Blood no doubt took some pointers from this sweeping drama about discovering oil in the American West. While Rebel Without A Cause made his name, this is his most outstanding feat of acting. Dean died while the film was in post production and another actor had to re-dub many of his lines.