The Self-Worship Of Directors Who Make Themselves Their Own Stars

This will come as a real shocker, but a lot of these people are men such as Clint Eastwood. Eastwood wrote and directed The Mule, and … well: “All those closeups of himself looking incorrigible, or lapping up the adoration of others, or getting down to business with women young enough to be his great-granddaughters – these were staged and approved by him. Perhaps he even asked for extra takes. Better safe than sorry.” – The Guardian (UK)