Clint Eastwood. He’s a man you shouldn’t mess with. And he’s got his eyes on Glendale — or, at least, his life-sized cutout does.
The cutout of Eastwood, in a pose from his 1964 Spaghetti Western “A Fistful of Dollars,” stands atop a hill near the Glendale (2) Freeway west of Verdugo Hills Hospital and looks out on North Glendale. Someone set him up just steps off a trail that begins near Descanso Gardens and connects with other trails and fire roads in the San Rafael Hills.
Reg Green, 83, of La Cañada Flintridge, ran into the Eastwood figure during a weekend hike earlier this month.
“I was up there minding my own business and suddenly out of the mist I saw this figure. He was tall and obviously a man, and I did a double-take,” Green said. “For a split-second, it did look as though there was a genuine, old-fashioned cowboy out there.”