Friday, June 4, 2010

Letter to Billy Wilder from aspiring actor Clint Eastwood, age 24,
about a screen test for the lead role in Spirit of St. Louis.

Eastwood writes:
"When the time comes for casting, I would appreciate so much your letting me talk with you rather than seeing this test, for I have improved in every way since that time. I feel the qualities you might be seeking can better be found in a personal interview."

(via Letters of Note)