Red Stovall

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Clint Eastwood is the titular character in 1982's Honkytonk Man. He plays Red Stovall, a Hank Williams-like character who is suffering from tuberculosis and hopes to get to that Mecca of country music, the Grand Ole Opry, before he dies. Eastwood does his own singing, a gutsy but misguided move. Unless that's what you're supposed to sound like singing with tuberculosis, in which case, bravo, Mr. Eastwood! Bravo!