"What crawled up your ass?" an offended friend asks Clint Eastwood in his new movie, "Trouble With the Curve." "Old age," rasps the screen legend.

Yes, Clint has made a career of playing men who'd just as soon shoot you as look at you. But now, he's mostly shooting dirty looks and insults -- and he isn't the only one. Eastwood has joined a pantheon of classic actors and aging action heroes who enjoy playing crusty old coots on screen as they've gotten older. (Look for the grouchy gangster fest "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, to enter the competition soon.)

So, in honor of Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" character, let's take a look at older stars who prefer to go grumpy in front of the camera.

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