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For Nearly 60 Years Clint Eastwood Stayed Silent, Finally He Shares Heart Wrenching Story

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The Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood shared a story that most people didn’t know.

The veteran actor was born during the Great Depression in 1930.

His father was a migrant worker, while his mother worked in a factory.

Clint Eastwood weighed an astonishing 11.59 pounds at birth, which was considered as a medical anomaly back then. He grew up to be 6 feet and 2 inches tall and enlisted in the Army. When he was 21, Clint was a passenger on a World War II-era Naval aircraft that crashed in the Pacific.

“I was catching a free ride from Seattle down to Almeda,” he said. “It was stormy and we went down off of Point Reyes, California, in the Pacific. I found myself in the water swimming a few miles towards the shore. I remember thinking, ‘well, 21 is not as long as a person wants to live’.”

According to our source, Opposing Views, the actor says he fought and swam his way through beds of kelp before reaching the shore and climbing up a cliff to look for help. This experience prepared him to direct his latest movie, “Sully: Miracle on the Hudson,” which chronicles the final moments of U.S. Airway Flight 1549 and the dramatic aftermath.

“I suppose having been in a similar situation as the pilot I would have chanced a water landing rather than go someplace where there’s no runway,” he says.

“And of course Sully was familiar with that area. He knew where the helicopter ports and ferryboats were, so he picked the right spot, where everyone could get to them fast. It wouldn’t be like being out in the middle of the ocean. He knew that somebody would see them.”

Tom Hanks stars as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a pilot that makes a very important decision that was contested by authorities.

“Anybody who keeps their wits about them when things are going wrong, who can negotiate problems without panicking, is someone of superior character, and interesting to watch on film,” he says.

 “But for me the real conflict came after, with the investigative board questioning his decisions, even though he had saved so many lives.”
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