Half genius, half madman.
The movie director played by Clint Eastwood in this harrowing tale is loosely based on John Huston, who gave us The Maltese Falcon and later played pure evil in Chinatown.
Huston was a rough ‘n rowdy Tinseltown legend, and few could hope to fill his shoes.
Eastwood, flinty-eyed and never afraid of showcasing the messy sides of his characters, is up to the task, however.
Stalking an elusive African elephant, in a twisted bid to prove his manhood to those who think he’s a Hollywood softie, his character dances with the devil in the pale moonlight.