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Eastwood's 'Letters from Iwo Jima'

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Eastwood's 'Letters from Iwo Jima'

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Eastwood's 'Letters from Iwo Jima'

Eastwood's 'Letters from Iwo Jima'

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Director Clint Eastwood and Ken Watanabe as General Kuribayashi on the set of Letters from Iwo Jima. Merie W. Wallace, SMPSP/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Clint Eastwood has examined the Battle of Iwo Jima from two sides this year. His acclaimed film Flags of Our Fathers followed the stories of the American soldiers who raised the flag in one of World War II's most enduring images. His new movie, Letters from Iwo Jima, explores the perspective of the Japanese soldiers who fought it. The actor once best-known as a western and action star has directed a number of great films, including Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby.