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George Christy Exclusive: Inside Clint Eastwood's 'Invictus'

Famed Beverly Hills Courier columnist George Christy gives you an insider's peek into Hollywood's A-list parties and personalities.Clint Eastwood ’s "Invictus," which translates as “undefeated,” stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar, captain of the South African Springboks.  We’re pleased to report it’s a friendly family affair, with original music by son Kyle Eastwood, and son Scott Eastwood cast as one of the Springboks, the rugby team of Afrikaner players who won the 1995 World Cup Final. This became the turning point in healing the wounds of South Africa ’s apartheid crisis.   Chosen from 500 rugby players who auditioned, Scott, 23, plays Joel Stransky, who was responsible for all of the points scored by the team.   “He got knocked around a lot,” muses Clint.“You only create winners,” PR veteran Dale Olson complimented Clint, referring to Clint’s Oscar winning and nominated films ("Million Dollar Baby," "The Unforgiven," among others) during the ...

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