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Danny Boyle left starstruck

entertainment Updated: Jun 09, 2009 10:09 IST

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Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was left starstruck after meeting legendary actor Clint Eastwood during an awards dinner.

The British moviemaker is a big fan of Eastwood's work and was stunned to spot the actor-turned-director at a Hollywood event during this year's awards season in Los Angeles, reports imdb.com.

Boyle was extra excited about the encounter because he was able to boast to his father about meeting a movie icon.

"I met Clint Eastwood, because as part of the awards season they do these dinners for directors who are 'in consideration', as they say, and they put you all together in a room," he said.

"So I met Clint Eastwood, and that impressed my dad and not much impresses my dad! He thought, 'Clint Eastwood, blimey!' That was wonderful, actually, and to meet him was a real thrill. Extraordinary," Boyle added.

Elaborating his encounter with the Changeling director, Boyle said: "He makes everything seem easy, and he makes the making of his films seem so easy as well - and they're not all like that! So he was great."