Here’s a match-up we wouldn’t have expected. After holding the premiere of Richard Schickel‘s documentary Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story, Tribeca Film Festival gathered Clint Eastwood and moderator Darren Aronofsky to discuss the project and the iconic Hollywood talent’s career in general. Part of Tribeca Talks: Directors Series, they’ve now put up the entire conversation online.

Beginning with Eastwood discussing how it was actually difficult to get Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby made in the studio system, we segue into what he does when he first gets to set, his love for Akira Kurosawa, shooting rehearsals and much more. Aronofsky even gets a chance to chime in, talking about difficulties with extras and a problem when it came to shooting his upcoming Noah on film. Check out the 40-minute conversation below in full, with a hat tip to for alerting us.

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