In 1972 Clint Eastwood was shooting the western Joe Kidd together with director John Sturges. In an interview with Peter Bogdanovich for Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung in 2012, the actor recounted something that happened while filming in Bishop, California: A preview of Dirty Harry had been shown at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, and the next day they called Eastwood and said he should have been there. That the crowd had gone wild. Eastwood remarked that perhaps the movie would go on to make some money. What he didn’t realize at the time was that the character of Harry Callahan would make film history, and that four more Dirty Harry movies would follow. The ninety-three-year-old is currently working on his fortieth film – and rumor has it that this one will be his last. Though that’s also what they said about 2021’s Cry Macho. And the one before that. And before that.