Posts Tagged clint eastwood

Wingsuit Daredevils

This video shows a 120 mph wingsuit flight from the 13,000-foot-high Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. It interested me, because I recently watched a 1975 movie called The Eiger Sanction, which starred Clint Eastwood, who though 44 years old trained for the climb and did his own stunts. These included hanging from a rope and cable over a 4000-foot drop.

Eastwood also directed the film and produced some revolutionary footage long before digital special effects were possible. Unfortunately an experienced climber and guide helping out died during the shooting. Over 60 people have died trying to climb the mountain since 1935.

The Eiger is famous for its 5,900 ft north face of rock and ice, which is the biggest north face in the Alps.

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Growing Stomachs And Wrinkles Over The Years

I’m really laughing at myself…and you can too. Back in January I posted a story about aging and showed pictures of a number of celebrities when they were young and then decades later. How they changed. My, my, oh my. Included snaps of myself over the years and a high school friend. But all the celebrities were women.

So why didn’t I also show photos of male film stars? I dunno. Maybe I couldn’t take the pain of making their evolutions a bit more real. Too close to home, my gender-mates, mates. This week I TV-surfed into an old James Bond movie starring Roger Moore…and I remembered a recent picture of him that froze his figure in the guillotine of time. Finally I am motivated to publish these images of movie gods who were so physically attractive in their youth and have morphed into less glorious specimens of our species. Whatever. Maybe more fitness, less calories and minimal alcohol would make a big difference. But it’s so hard to be disciplined. We need more food police…

roger moore

clint eastwood

arnold schwarzenegger

mickey rourke

alex baldwin

russell crowe

rod stewart

val kilmer

richard gere

brendan fraser

pierce brosnan

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