Thursday, December 18, 2008

'Gran Torino' drinking scene makes actor's day

By Ed Bradley | Contributing writer | December 18, 2008

When he got a call about auditioning for a Clint Eastwood movie, Tom Mahard couldn't have known he'd become the drinking buddy of a screen icon.

But Flint resident Mahard does hoist a brew -- on screen, anyway -- with the legendary director-star in the Detroit-filmed "Gran Torino." The Warner Bros. release is slated to open next week in select Detroit theaters and Jan. 9 elsewhere in Michigan.

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