10: Two Mules for Sister Sara

#10: Two Mules for Sister Sara

Coming on the heels of his Spaghetti Western success, Clint Eastwood’s performance in Two Mules for Sister Sara helped lay the groundwork for the next decade of his career.

Comfortable with director Don Siegel, the same man with whom he would make Dirty Harry a year later, audiences got a better look at Clint Eastwood’s acting range. Playing opposite Shirley MacLaine, the film solidified Eastwood’s position as a versatile leading man, transitioning him from the stoic, mysterious gunslinger to a more charismatic and humorous companion. Two Mules for Sister Sara also proved Eastwood had a knack for forging compelling on-screen chemistry, a skill he would continue to refine throughout the 1970s and beyond.