Maybe this is good politics. There is a segment of the American electorate that is impressed by celebrities and Romney needs their votes. Just what has this man who makes his living pretending to be other people actually accomplished? Somehow wish celebrities could be marginalized and left to the Democrats. However in a democracy everyone has to suffer their influence.
I’m not certain I agree with your sentiment, but I sure do love how you expressed it.
“Just what has this man who makes his living pretending to be other people actually accomplished?”
You might look at the many decades of Eastwood’s career, as actor, director and producer.
There is a lot there, covering a wide range of types of material.
He makes movies, movies employee people, and other people pay their money to watch the movies.
Free enterprise, entertainment industry.
He has been the mayor of his town:
...”Since 1967, Eastwood has run his own production company, Malpaso, which has produced all except four of his American films. He also served as the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, from 1986 to 1988....”
If Clint Eastwood doesn’t fire you up, then your brain pan done buckled in. I bet you “didn’t cry when Old Yeller died and you wasn’t a John Wayne fan.”
He’s an accomplished film director. Directors make things.
“Maybe this is good politics. There is a segment of the American electorate that is impressed by celebrities and Romney needs their votes. Just what has this man who makes his living pretending to be other people actually accomplished? Somehow wish celebrities could be marginalized and left to the Democrats. However in a democracy everyone has to suffer their influence.”
Agreed! Well said!
Just what has this man who makes his living pretending to be other people actually accomplished?
Below are some fast facts about the Oscar-winning actor and director confirmed to be speaking tonight at the Republican National Convention. Fast fact did you know Eastwood actually served as a swim instructor in the U.S. Army?! Neither did we. Check out more:
He was born in San Francisco on May 31, 1930 and raised throughout northern California
Eastwood attended Los Angeles City College under the G. I. Bill
He once dug swimming pools in Beverly Hills
He served as mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988.
Eastwoods parents, Clinton and Ruth, were itinerant workers.
Eastwoods decision to get into acting came in 1953 whilst he was serving as a G.I. and boot camp swimming instructor in the US Army.
Based in Northern California, he was encouraged by fellow Army friends, David Janssen and Martin Milner, to move to Los Angeles and try acting.
Eastwoods breakthrough was in spaghetti western directed by Sergio Leone, A
Fistful of Dollars.
Eastwood was an Oscar winner as director and producer of Unforgiven.
He was an Oscar nominee for acting in Unforgiven.
Eastwood was an Oscar nominee for directing/producing Mystic River.
Other credits: The Bridges of Madison County, Dirty Harry, Play Misty for Me
1955-1966: Eastwood starred on the TV series Rawhide
Eastwood served as swim instructor in U.S. Army.
Eastwood on endorsing Mitt Romney on Friday Aug 3, 2012 during a Sun Valley fundraiser (Source: AP):
I think the country needs a boost, Eastwood told The Associated Press. Now more than ever do we need Gov. Romney. Im going to be voting for him.
Standing at Romneys side, Eastwood said he was filming Mystic River in Massachusetts almost a decade ago when he first saw political advertisements featuring Romney, who was running for governor at the time. I said, God, this guy, hes too handsome to be governor, but he does look like he could be president, Eastwood joked. As the years have gone by I began to think even more so about that.
In February, Eastwood told Fox News that he wasnt supporting any politician at that time. Some saw the halftime in America ad he made for the Super Bowl as a nod toward President Barack Obama. Eastwood responded then by saying he was not politically affiliated with the president.
Heres the statement he gave Fox on the Super Bowl ad: I just want to say that the spin stops with you guys, and there is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain, Eastwood told Fox News, in a statement read on-air by Bill OReilly. I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK.
He added, If Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that ad, go for it.