After staying behind the scenes directing "J. Edgar," "Hereafter," and "Invictus,"
Eastwood must have felt the call of Thespis for "Trouble with the Curve."
There are shades of the actor's iconic past in this role, but "Trouble with the Curve" is Eastwood's sweetest movie in thirty two years, since "Bronco Billy." As Gus, Eastwood portrays a veteran baseball scout who is suffering from either macular degeneration or glaucoma. He is too stubborn to get his eyes tested. Since he is unable to use a computer, Gus fears future umemployment.