Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami,New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, one of the film industry’s most influential veterans, Clint Eastwood, proves there is no slowing him down.
What Made Him Haute: While he’s best known for appearing on the silver screen, Eastwood also owns the extremely private, invitation-only Tehama Golf Club in Carmel-by-the-Sea and is an investor in the Pebble Beach Golf Links.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Cecile de France, the actress that plays a high-profile reporter in the new feature The Hereafter, was out promoting the movie last week, and she had only good things to say about Clint Eastwood: when asked about the differences between the aforementioned low budget movie and other high budget movies she’s done, like Around the World in 80 Days, she insists that the connection between the actors and the director is what makes or breaks the experience.
Apparently, Eastwood has so much confidence in the groups he works with that he does unheard of things, such as shoot only one take, or give his casting directors complete freedom over who to pick for the roles. De France says she really enjoyed the experience of working with the talented director, adding “In France he’s like God. He is the favorite director of a lot of actors, so I was the happiest person in the world when I received positive word from him. And I wasn’t disappointed…”