Wilde said she did not mean to suggest that Scruggs had sex with Tom Shaw, played by John Hamm, in return for information about a suspect. Scruggs died in and the newspaper she worked at, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , has threatened to sue director Eastwood and Warner Bros over the issue. Nothing in my research suggested she did so, and it was never my intention to suggest she had. That would be an appalling and misogynistic dismissal of the difficult work she did. While Warner Bros has not responded to Wilde's tweets, the company replied to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution letter with a statement insisting the film is based on "a wide range of highly credible source material". You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
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Sign In. Edit Dirty Harry Showing all items. In his first re-write, the bank robbery scene ends with Harry not pointing the gun at the robber, but placing it against his own temple. He pulls the trigger, laughs, and then walks away. Eastwood and Siegel both felt this was too extreme, even for Harry Callahan. Serial killer Scorpio was loosely based on the Zodiac killer, who used to taunt Police and media with notes about his crimes, in one of which he threatened to hijack a school bus full of children. The role of Harry Callahan was loosely based on real-life detective David Toschi , who was the chief investigator on the Zodiac case. After this movie was released, Andrew Robinson received several death threats, and had to get an unlisted phone number.
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This scene goes on and on and I almost flee the theater screaming. I mean, I like Philip Seymour Hoffman. I think he's a terrific actor. I've seen him at the neighborhood market and he seems quite pleasant, but I don't want to have that image of his big, bare, flabby ass branded on my brain, and now every time I see him that's what I'm going to see.
Directed by: Don Siegel. Despite his long and acclaimed career, Clint Eastwood will always be most remembered for his portrayal of Dirty Harry. He's won awards and had a long, distinguished career as a director, but this character will be his most famous legacy. It's hard to believe that other actors, from Frank Sinatra to Paul Newman, were ever even considered for the part since it is so iconically Eastwood's. The AFI named Harry the 17th greatest movie hero of all time and I doubt if Sinatra had taken the role that he would have received the same honor. In this, the first of five films to feature San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan, the movie opens with a sniper shooting and killing a woman from the rooftop of a skyscraper. Harry is the no-nonsense detective assigned to the case.