Yeah Gran Torino shows how badass he can still be. He’s the man, no question about it.
I think the fact that he’s a vegan might have something to do with how good he looks for his age.
Sadly, I think the vegan thing is just a rumor. I’ve read quotes of him saying that he isn’t vegetarian because he sometimes eats fish, but that could still make him a borderline vegetarian ;D !
Also props to Clint for being intelligent enough to understand that eating fish IS NOT vegetarian, considering how many celebs (and people I know) claim to be veggie while chowing down on sushi.
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He does oppose hunting, which makes him even cooler in my books (but he’s pretty damn cool already, so it’s all just a bonus).
I think staying in good shape at such an age has a lot to do with always having pride in your self, physically. My grandfather was still chopping firewood and bailing hay when he was 85. He actually looked like Clint, very tall and a surprising amount of muscle for an old fella. My great uncle is 94 and he just built a section onto his house all by himself, including mixing and laying cement. These guys have always prided themselves on their abilities, and I would think Clint does too, or he should, because he’s amazing!