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An unlikely harmony for Eastwood in ‘Jersey Boys’

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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 7:00 pm

NEW YORK — Amid the swirl of an early 1960s party scene in Clint Eastwood’s latest, an adaptation of Jersey Boys, the hit Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, a television screen flashes an unexpected face: young Clint, himself, in black-and-white.

The period-appropriate shot from the TV Western Rawhide — a wry Hitchcockian cameo — condenses in a moment the almost unfathomable breadth of Eastwood’s career: fresh-faced cowboy to steadfast Oscar-winning director. Does it feel like a lifetime ago to Eastwood?

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