Clint Eastwood feels he is an older dad

Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 09:37 AM IST

London: Oscar-winning actor-director Clint Eastwood admits he feels "ridiculous" when he watches his children playing sports because he is so much older than other dads.

The 80-year-old, who has seven children with five women, including 14-year-old Morgan with current wife Dina Ruiz - thinks he is now a better dad than he used to be, but sometimes feels uncomfortable that he is much older than other parents.

"When I was younger, I was desperate to find the brass ring. So I worked constantly and I wasn`t as good a father as I am now, because now my daughter takes precedence," a website quoted him as saying.

"I go to the school activities, all the softball games. I look kind of ridiculous out there. Almost everybody`s got a younger father than me. But it`s fun. I think you appreciate everything when you get to my age."