If you have to film a fight scene on the set of a Clint Eastwood movie, you better learn how to do it right. While shooting the upcoming biopic 'J.Edgar,' Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer (or, more specifically, their characters) were required to get into a brawl. But before the camera started rolling, Dirty Harry himself stepped in to show them the ropes.
In this week's Hollywood Reporter, Hammer talks about how it all went down.

"Clint was there with one of his stunt-guy friends, Buddy Van Horn, and they put on an impromptu fight scene for us." said Hammer. "There's Buddy standing in the middle of the room and Clint says, 'I think it should be something like this' -- and he explodes into Clint Eastwood the fighter and they start smacking each other around and rolling on the floor. And then Clint just gets up and says, 'OK, something like that.'"

That's right: 81-year-old Clint Eastwood can still throw down with the best of them. Although, if you have ever watched 'Gran Torino,' then you'd know that already.

'J. Edgar' opens Nov. 11 nationwide. To read about the making of the film, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter.

[via THR]

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J. Edgar
R 2011
Based on 42 critics

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