Clint Eastwood, "Every Which Way But Loose" (1978)
The pitch: Clint Eastwood Will Turn Every Which Way But Loose!
There’s no doubt that Eastwood is a tough guy. He’s a straight-talking, butt-kicking leather-faced man. But put an orangutan on his arm, and you’ve got "Every Which Way But Loose." Eastwood stars as trucker Philo Beddoe, and his best buddy happens to be an orangutan named Clyde. It’s an odd pairing, but then again so was Eastwood and Rene Russo.
Does it work? Yes!