Clint Eastwood Seven Children 5 Different Women
"When I was younger, I was desperate to find the brass ring," he said.
"So I worked constantly and I wasn't as good a father as I am now, because now my daughter takes precedence.
"I go to the school activities, all the softball games. I look kind of ridiculous out there. Almost everybody's got a younger father than me. "But it's fun. I think you appreciate everything when you get to my age."
Looking back over his illustrious movie career, which includes five Oscars, Clint told Total Film magazine that he had done a "nice" job to successfully turn to direction.
"When I directed my first film, Play Misty for Me in 1971, I thought, 'Gee, if I could pull this off, maybe I could get behind the camera because I may be 78 some day and not want to look at myself in front of the camera.'
"As you go along, every chapter is a new chapter and someday you look back and say, 'I have been doing that.' And it's been a nice journey."