Clint Eastwood Talks Recreating 'Miracle on the Hudson' in 'Sully'

The actor-turned-director opens up about his bucket list, who should be president and how he drew on personal experience to make his latest film.
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Transcript for Clint Eastwood Talks Recreating 'Miracle on the Hudson' in 'Sully'
For the top of the box office they knew briefings and download. Movies from. How could anybody would put Eastwood impersonation. Now okay. And they. A 155. People on board. It's a haunting image 155. People crowded onto the wings of US Airways flight 1549. Floating on the Hudson River and a photo Clint Eastwood never forgot. But remember seeing the picture in the paper and that's. That's. This is while we're. The 35 time feature film director taking on the arduous task of re creating a miracle in his latest movie solid. Plus plus Wimbledon today chronicling that shocking water landing in 2009. And the controversy following. We got good. Brace for an. A situation Eastwood was all too familiar when you oddly lived through a similar scenario back in the 1950s. When you're with the army. Yeah I was on the military plane as a passenger. And we went and that it Pacific Ocean off a point raised California guy did a terrific job landing is in the water because it is tricky. Did you draw on any of that experience when directing this film closed Diaz helped a little bit because I knew exactly how it felt. Passengers Tom Hanks at the top of eastwood's list a play the role of captain Sullenberger. Hillary did a great day. To be remembered for a very little time on. But delivered a million passengers over forty years and there. But in the end I'm gonna be judged on 200 it's. The first thing ended when I was busy with the captain Sullenberger is Diane Simonsen who do you see playing. And he's. I don't know Tyson is dear life Tom Hanks and he says oh degrade. I understand that you didn't say Saleh should run for president watched. Willing because he's just say good casting that he is distinguished any Smart. Something country could use right now he makes good decisions under extreme pressure yes exactly. With a career spanning six decades the 86 year old Hollywood icon now passing on the family business to a son Scott. But Eastwood isn't giving up his director's chair anytime soon but still in a bucket list. I don't know I never know until this well and I don't have anything minted I've been. Oh going for years or dreaming about doing it just sick comes along. Thank you all is this cool slipped down you know things just come along he reaction to have like crude began in the Aaron. Pop up. I can say they're really well on the weekend it's in theaters nationwide.

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