Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Barbershop plays part in new Eastwood film

By Jeremy Carroll | C & G Staff Writer | January 7, 2009

ROYAL OAK — When asked if he liked the new Clint Eastwood film, “Gran Torino,” Ted Widgren smiled.

“I liked it, but of course, Clint Eastwood is a good buddy of mine now,” he said pointing to a picture of the two of them that hangs in his barbershop on 11 Mile Road in downtown Royal Oak.

The barbershop served as a backdrop for three separate scenes in the film, which follows Eastwood as Walt Kowalski, an aging Korean War veteran who begins to mentor a Hmong neighbor after he catches the teen attempting to steal his prized 1972 Gran Torino.

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