Clint Eastwood to retire from acting

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London, Nov 23 : After a career spanning more than 50 years, Clint Eastwood is set to retire from acting.

The 78-year-old, whose iconic roles include Dirty Harry, the cop with .44 Magnum revolver, the most powerful handgun in the world, has said that he has no plans to appear in films again after starring in Gran Torino, a drama about a racist veteran of the Korean War.

"That will probably do it for me as far as acting is concerned," the Daily Express quoted him, as saying.

"You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best," he added.

'Gran Torino' revolves around the relationship between a disgruntled war veteran and his young neighbour, an Asian American teenager who tries to steal his prized possession, a 1972 Gran Torino car.

Clint also directed the film, which will be released in the UK next year.

The veteran said that he has no intention of giving up his successful career behind the camera.

"I've got no plans to stop making films," he said.

ANI

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