Clint Eastwood immediately comes to mind. Rare is the actor who is able to define and subvert a genre with equal aplomb. Rarer still is a man capable of achieving excellence as both a performer and an auteur. In addition to his polymathic talents, he has also been undaunted by unorthodox roles and films. ("Every Which Way But Loose" comes to mind.) Through it all, he has remained as dignified a figure as Hollywood has ever seen. A living legend indeed.