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Old 06-14-2009, 05:13 AM
11811 11811 is offline
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Clint Eastwood's Husk of a Voice

What was the first movie where Clint Eastwood spoke in a tracheotomy whisper?

If it's not his natural voice, and I'm kind of assuming it's not, what is it supposed to tell us about his character?
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 11811 View Post
what is it supposed to tell us about his character?
That he's a badass.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:42 AM
Alessan Alessan is offline
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I'm pretty sure it is his real voice - he didn't use it in Unforgiven or in any of his 90's films, and while his voice was weakening in Space Cowboys, it wasn't quite a rasp yet. As some point between 2000 and Million Dollar Baby in 2004, Eastwood lost his voice.

I don't see why that's so surprising - he is, after all, 79 years old.

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Old 06-14-2009, 10:37 AM
Beware of Doug Beware of Doug is offline
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He's exaggerating it. It burnishes that steely one-dimensionality people love about him.

Listen to him in interviews, where he's quietly conversational. That forced hiss, pushed out of a tight diaphragm and clenched jaw, isn't nearly as obvious there.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:17 PM
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It is like the wrestlers on TV. They learn a hoarse way of talking that makes them sound tough. They don't do it in real life very often.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:12 PM
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I think he did something like it in Heartbreak Ridge. It's a shame, he used to have much better range and did humor quite well.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:21 AM
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"Talk softly and carry a big stick."
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