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  • WH disses Clint Eastwood over anti-Obama speech

    09/01/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies ^ | Sept. 1, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s spokesman derided Clint Eastwood for his remarks at the Republican National Convention, in which Eastwood made a series of jokes at the president’s expense by pretending to conduct an interview with Obama while only talking to an empty chair. “I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday of Eastwood’s performance. He prefaced that dismissal by saying, “I’m a huge fan and admirer of Clint Eastwood’s work, both as a director and an actor.” Eastwood made several jokes at Obama’s expense and that of Vice President Joe Biden (whom he called...
  • Dirty Harr's In Obama's Kitchen!

    09/01/2012 9:39:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-1-2012 | MOTUS
    It looks like R2 has gotten into Big Guy’s kitchen again. And this time they’re eating his Twinkies. em>Hey, aren’t those Twinkies a little…racist? You can tell R2 raided the Twinkie supply in Big Guy’s pantry because everybody’s still talking about Clint Eastwood’s empty chair this morning, 2 days after the fact...Anyway, the empty chair threw Big Guy’s teamsters into overdrive. They’ve pulled out all the stops to employ RULE 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Unfortunately Dirty Harry doesn’t seem to give a rat’s patoot about them or their opinions. In fact it may...
  • Rachel Maddow: Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Was ‘A Political Disaster’ For The GOP

    09/01/2012 9:16:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Rachel Maddow arguably had the most stunned reaction of anyone in cable news last night to Clint Eastwood‘s speech at the Republican National Convention last night. She followed up on her show tonight, putting particular emphasis on the RNC’s bizarre decision to not air the Mitt Romney biographical video in the primetime slot in favor of Eastwood spending over ten minutes scolding an empty chair. Maddow said that the timing of Eastwood’s speech was not good for the GOP, because they needed the “maximum political impact” from Romney’s speech last night, and it was completely eclipsed by Eastwood’s confusing rambling....
  • Top Ten Obama Movies (not what you think :)

    09/01/2012 8:45:05 AM PDT · by LS · 56 replies
    self | 9/1/2012 | ls
    1. They Call Me MR. Chair 2. The Chair on the River Kwai 3. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Chair 4. Chair-y McGuire (sorry :) 5. Star Chairs 6. The Longest Chair 7. Twelve Angry Chairs 8. The Invisible Chair 9. Sweet Chair-ity 10. Top Chair Have at it :)
  • Did The Romney Campaign Read Rules for Radicals?

    09/01/2012 4:56:08 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 32 replies
    Vanity | 9/1/12 | Lee Roggenburg
    Did the Romney campaign read Rules for Radicals and apply them to the RNC Convention? Lost in the discussion of the Clint Eastwood evisceration of the Empty Chair character of Barack Obama was maybe the most obvious explanation for why the Romney campaign allowed this presentation: RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. Have the conservatives finally found the backbone to learn something from their liberal brethren? Romney, as a long-time financier and business consultant, understands the...
  • Carmel stands by Eastwood after speech

    09/01/2012 3:23:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 31, 2012 | Benny Evangelista and Kevin Fagan
    When "Dirty Harry" interviewed "Invisible Obama" at the Republican convention Thursday night, Clint Eastwood gained a new kind of fame, as the butt of jokes all over the Twitter-verse. "Idea for a cable drama: Clint Eastwood is a hard-boiled cop that sees his dead partner in every empty chair. It's called 'La-Z Boys in Blue,'"read one tweet. "Give Clint Eastwood a break. ...The RNC asked him to speak about ObamaCare and he thought they said ObamaChair," read another. The actor's mock interview of an empty chair purportedly representing President Obama turned into one of the most-talked-about events of the entire...
  • Eastwood Rightly Mocks An Empty-Chair Presidency

    08/31/2012 4:23:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 141 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | August 31, 2012
    Tampa 2012: In remarks to a chair as vacant as the one in the Oval Office, a Hollywood icon reminds us that the president is a failed employee of the people and it's time to let him go. As performance shtick, it may not have come off perfectly. But judging from the reaction from those "left of Lenin," as 82-year-old Hollywood legend described it during a sort of surprise appearance at the Republican National Convention Thursday, it skewered our absentee president perfectly. "Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic," tweeted "left of Lenin" film critic Roger Ebert...
  • Clint Eastwood puts liberals in full panic mode

    08/31/2012 1:51:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 131 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-31-2012 | Derek Hunter
    August 31, 2012 Clint Eastwood puts liberals in full panic mode Derek Hunter Liberals wanted nothing more than to see a divided Republican Party this week, sputtering out of Tampa and limping across the country. They didn’t get that.   What they got was a party united behind their nominee and in purpose.   This unity has caused even more panic than normal.   While waiting to interview former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, I listened to a reporter from CBS ask him three questions in a row about how he’s out of the mainstream of the party because of...
  • Limbaugh: Clint Got Under Obama's Skin

    08/31/2012 10:08:50 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 71 replies ^ | August 31, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Hollywood may be bashing Clint Eastwood's performance at the GOP convention, but Rush Limbaugh said Friday the reason is that he touched a nerve with leftist celebrities — and with the president himself. Pointing to the photo the Obama camp tweeted after midnight showing the back of the president's head above the office chair in the Oval Office, Mr. Limbaugh said that proves the White House was worried. And he wondered whether it was Mr. Obama himself. "It must have gotten to him because he tweeted at 12:30," Mr. Limbaugh said Friday on his radio program.
  • Eastwooding?

    08/31/2012 8:42:50 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 66 replies
    8/31/12 | Originalbuckeye
    Apparently there are videos being posted on the Web of people scolding an empty chair.
  • How the Dems in Charlotte can compensate for Clint Eastwood in Tampa

    08/31/2012 11:12:18 AM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 41 replies
    self | Aug 31, 2012 | Bob Ireland
    The Dems are meeting in Charlotte next week. They follow a spirited, zealous scene in Tampa this week. The appearance by film actor Clint Eastwood helped the GOP gathering reach a foot-stomping crescendo. What can they do to counteract this burst of enthusiasm? Here is a suggestion that might prove useful. THEY COULD INVITE THEIR OWN FILM STAR, ALEC BALDWIN!!! Instead of an empty chair, Baldwin could put his daughter in the chair next to Him with a sign around her neck with 'Mitt Romney' printed thereon. Then he could unload on her as only Alec Baldwin could. He could...
  • After Clint at the RNC, There's Only One Question Left to Ask Obama: "Well, do ya', punk?"

    08/31/2012 9:29:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 42 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-31-2012 | MOTUS
    I’ll get to Clint in a minute. First, an important announcement: The R2 Team has officially embraced Alinsky’s Rules as their own! Who knew they had it in them? It seemed as though everyone spent an inordinate amount of time last night practicing Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” Take Marco for example: Under Barack Obama, the only “Change” is that “Hope” has been hard to find(snip) Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer. (snip) Just who does that little whippersnapper think he is, ridiculing HOPE and CHANGE like that? As for Mitt himself...ridiculing Big Guy. Who...
  • *SATIRE* *Vanity* Eastwood banned for life - stripped of Oscars *Satire*

    08/31/2012 8:44:34 AM PDT · by Never on my watch · 11 replies
    Self | August 31, 21012 | Never on My Watch
    As a result of the Mathews/Madow report of inquiry into the presence of Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention (dated August 31, 2012), The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS) stated that they have stripped Actor/Director Clint Eastwood of his Academy Awards and banned him from the motion picture industry for life. Continued below...
  • Elderly-bashers diagnose Clint Eastwood with dementia again

    08/31/2012 7:46:25 AM PDT · by Qbert · 63 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 31, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Watching Clint Eastwood's speech (albeit a little late) and oh my god. Who gave the neighborhood grandpa with dementia a microphone? — Hannah Greenberg (@hannahgre) August 31, 2012 When 82-year-old veteran actor/producer Clint Eastwood announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney earlier this month, tolerant liberals could think of only one good reason a Hollywood legend would choose a Republican over Planet Healer and Tinseltown money-grubber Barack Obama: Dementia. The disrespectful armchair geriatricians are back. After his memorable, crotchety, completely ad-libbed convention speech tonight, senior citizen-bashers took to Twitter to deride Eastwood’s state of mind: I didn't expect the RNC to...
  • Media Strikes Back After Dirty Harry Dares To Mock Obama (Boo Hoo, Bambi!)

    08/31/2012 7:13:23 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/30/12 | John Nolte
    Newsflash: Obama can't take a joke. But we already knew that. For four long years we've waited, hoped and prayed that some young comic would break free of the politically correct demands of The State and mock Obama the way all presidents and all people in power should be mocked. But for four long years (with a few exceptions) all we've seen instead are cowardly toadies of The State: Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Chris Rock, the cast of "Saturday Night Live"… Since Obama won the presidency, comedy has pretty much gone straight to hell as our Entertainment Overlords...
  • Clint Eastwood’s Speech At The Republican National Convention - Full Transcript

    08/31/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 7 replies ^ | August 30, 2012 | Clint Eastwood
    Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Save a little for Mitt. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what’s a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there, left of Lenin. At least that is what people think. That is not really the case. There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it. So...
  • TRANSCRIPT: CLINT EASTWOOD at the Republican National Convention RNC GOP

    08/31/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies ^ | Aug 30, 2012 | Clint Eastwood
    Click photo below to link to Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention RNC GOP On the stage is a podium and an empty chair, with an image of "the Outlaw Josie Wales" on the screen behind him. CLINT EASTWOOD: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. THANK YOU (AUDIENCE: Make my day, Make my day. Make my Day, … ) Heh, heh, heh.Save a little for Mitt. (APPLAUSE) Now, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what’s a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there,...
  • Transcript of Clint Eastwood speech at RNC

    08/30/2012 8:50:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-30-2012 | transcript
    Transcript of Clint Eastwood speech at RNC The following is a transcript of actor Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012. EASTWOOD: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Save a little for Mitt. (APPLAUSE) I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what's a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there, left of Lenin. At least that is what people think. That is not really the case. There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood....
  • Clint Eastwood Endorses Mitt Romney

    08/30/2012 5:44:48 PM PDT · by Weedle · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/30/2012 | Douglas
    Clint Eastwood Endorses Mitt Romney Hell of a thing electing a Democrat...they take all a man's got...and all he's every gonna have.
  • Clint Eastwood at the GOP convention [Rush parody]

    08/30/2012 5:41:53 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    Rush archives (youtube video) ^ | 2/7/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Video only ... vanity
  • Humor Eastwood endorses Romney UNFORSAKEN parody

    08/05/2012 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Weedle · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-5-2012 | john douglas
    Parody of Unforgiven, view UNFORSAKEN @
  • Mitt Romney picks up two big endorsements from the entertainment industry

    08/04/2012 7:24:29 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 95 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 4, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    Not all celebrities are Democrats. It may seem that way sometimes, but there actually are a few Republicans in the entertainment industry. And Mitt Romney scored endorsements from two big-name stars earlier this week.
  • Romney lands Clint Eastwood endorsement

    08/03/2012 11:15:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | August 4, 2012 | Shawna Shepherd
    It could have been a scene from one of his films, but fortunately for Mitt Romney, it was no act when Clint Eastwood endorsed him Friday night. At a fundraiser in the Idaho resort town of Sun Valley, where Eastwood owns a home, Romney said the legendary actor and director "just made my day." But Eastwood showed up at the Sun Valley resort as a citizen concerned about the direction of the country, telling reporters beforehand he was backing the Republican presidential candidate "because I think the country needs a boost somewhere." He later told hundreds at the outdoor reception...
  • Clint Eastwood endorsing Romney's presidential bid

    08/03/2012 4:55:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Clint Eastwood just made Mitt Romney's day. The Oscar-winning director and longtime movie star says he's endorsing the Republican presidential candidate.
  • Clint Eastwood's daughter under fire after destroying a $100,000 Hermes Birkin handbag

    05/30/2012 4:45:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 91 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 29, 2012 | Belinda White
    As the daughter of one of Hollywood's most prolific actor/directors, and star of realty TV show Mrs. Eastwood & Company chronicling the lives of her extended family, Francesca Eastwood is well used to being in the eye of the storm. But Clint Eastwood's 18-year-old daughter is on the receiving end of vicious public outcry after a photographic stunt with her artist boyfriend Tyler Shields backfired. Eastwood and Shields - known for his work with video portraits and celebrity photography - decided to publicly demolish a $100,000 crocodile Hermès Birkin bag by setting it on fire before taking a chainsaw to...
  • It’s Butt Kicking Time In America

    02/09/2012 9:03:37 PM PST · by writer33 · 21 replies
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 02/09/12 | Chris Davis
    It’s halftime. Right now Mitt Romney is trying to figure out how he got his butt kicked in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. He’s yelling at his campaign staff, making phone calls to his Super PAC and texting Ann Coulter so she can contort herself like a pretzel trying to explain Romneycare for the fifteenth time. Speaking of Ann, she reminds me of a...
  • A Fistful of Rebates

    02/09/2012 6:39:08 AM PST · by andy58-in-nh · 4 replies
    Iowahawk ^ | 2/8/2012 | Iowahawk
    A Fistful of Rebates It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker rooms discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half. Diagramming plays. Texting their agents and German supermodel wives. Reviewing Belichick's aerial spy photos. It’s halftime in America, too. People are hurting, and it isn't because of towel snapping and the ol' Kramergesic-in-the-jockstrap prank. They’re beat up and bruised, and wondering what they’re going to do to make a comeback. We’re all scared, because this isn’t a game. And because we're up against the Dragons and their all-Asia linebacker Hong Kong Chong with his...
  • Mark Levin Critiques Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl Ad - It's Halftime in America

    02/08/2012 5:18:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mark Levin
    Clint Eastwoods Halftime in America Chrysler propaganda commercial is taken apart by the great one. Mark Levin.
  • Clint Eastwood Says Super Bowl Chrysler Ad Not Linked to Obama

    02/07/2012 10:15:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2012 | Lyneka Little
    Clint Eastwood says his recent Super Bowl commercial wasn’t about politics. Chrysler Group LLC aired a two-minute television commercial called “It’s Halftime in America” during Super Bowl XLVI that featured the veteran actor and director. Some pundits have argued that the tone seemed to favor the re-election of President Obama.
  • THE GOOD, THE AD AND THE UGLY (Firm that wrote Eastwood ad worked for Obama campaign)

    02/07/2012 10:03:16 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 33 replies ^ | February 7, 2012 | By Luke Jerod Kummer and Erik Hayden
    The creative minds behind the ad are in the agency’s Portland, Ore., branch. Aaron Allen designed a poster for the 2008 Obama campaign and Jimm Lasser designed a basketball sneaker called the “Obama Force One,” with an image of the president on the soles and the message “A Black Man Runs and a Nation Is Behind Him.” Lasser displayed the shoe in a 2008 gallery exhibition with the tagline “The Dunk on McCain.”
  • Half Time in America; We Need a New Quarterback

    02/07/2012 4:54:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 7, 2012 | John Ransom
    If you are keeping score at home it’s Chrysler $12.5 billion, NBC $12 million, with a taxpayer loss of $133 billion. Oh, and the city of Detroit is just minutes away, literally, from being more broke than Greece. Look, I’m a sucker for marketing as much as the next guy, but I have a lot of friends who were rightly outraged by Chrysler’s political ad for the auto bailout that starred Clint Eastwood and aired at halftime on NBC during the Super Bowl. It was more than just the subverted boosterism for Obama that was outrageous. There were many levels...
  • Eastwood ad not filmed in Detroit

    02/07/2012 6:52:09 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 22 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 7, 2012 | Don Surber
    Clint Eastwood and Chrysler ticked off plenty of conservatives who usually back the actor and director. The ad’s message is that everything is peachy keen now that taxpayers bailed out Chrysler for a second time. It is halftime in America, the ad said. That ticked off conservatives. Saying it is halftime in America is echoic of Ronald Reagan’s morning in America and is seen as a political ad for President Obama’s re-election. From Mark Steyn: “Do you know who owns almost 60% of Chrysler, this great American institution? Fiat! Yes, nothing could be more American than an Italian company that’s...
  • Clint Eastwood: "I am Certainly Not Affiliated with Mr. Obama'

    02/06/2012 1:50:28 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 79 replies ^ | Feb 6 | Staff
    Following the fall out over the controversial Chrysler Super Bowl halftime ad, Clinton Eastwood spoke exclusively with O’Reilly Factor producer Ron Mitchell…"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. l am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message about just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK....
  • Detroit ‘Comeback' Ad Filmed in New Orleans, L.A.

    02/06/2012 2:15:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2/6/12 | Daniel Halper
    But contrary to what the might ad suggest, the spot was actually filmed in New Orleans and Los Angles. “Yes, part of it was filmed in New Orleans . . . and some was filmed in various parts—such as Los Angeles,” Dianna Gutierrez said. She specifically points to the tunnel scenes as being taken at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, while the stadium shots were in New Orleans. Asked whether any part of the ad was filmed in Detroit, Gutierrez said that previously taken footage from various parts of the Motor City was used. No image of Detroit was shot...
  • Rove 'offended' by Eastwood's Super Bowl ad touting Chyrsler

    02/06/2012 12:38:28 PM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/6/12 | Christian Heinze
    Karl Rove sees politics written all over Clint Eastwood's new Chrysler ad and even compares it to "Chicago-style politics." "I was, frankly, offended by it," Rove said on Fox News Monday. "I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, I thought it was an extremely well-done ad, but it is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago-style politics, and the President of the United States and his political minions are, in essence, using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising and the best-wishes of the management which is benefited by getting a bunch of our money that they'll never...
  • The spot featuring Clint Eastwood echoes Obama's campaign themes. Coincidence?

    02/06/2012 9:16:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/6/12 | Tina Daunt
    The Super Bowl is televised advertising’s equivalent of the Cannes Film Festival, so White House political strategists must have been smiling when what’s generally being hailed as this year’s best spot -- the Chrysler "Halftime in America" commercial -- subtly echoed the themes of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.(snip)Just to ice the cake, the gritty two-minute spot featured actor/director Clint Eastwood, whose politics usually put him on the Republican side of the aisle. In the spot, Eastwood’s voice narrates an account of Detroit’s comeback and, then, when his unmistakably craggy face appears on screen, U.S. closes Syria Embassy,
  • Rawhide now on Encore Westerns.

    01/01/2012 2:24:41 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 17 replies
    I don't believe it, Rawhide is finally on tv again on Encore Westerns. Head 'em up. Move 'em out.
  • Hollywood's GOP Supporters Include Bruce Willis, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Clint Eastwood

    12/13/2011 4:41:39 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/13/11 | THR Staff
    The latest actor to throw his support behind presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is Gary Busey, who announced that he will be endorsing the former Speaker of the House of Representatives in his bid for the oval office. Hollywood has long held a reputation of liberal agendas, but not all celebrities fit that mold.
  • Clint Eastwood: Pro-Herman Cain and Anti-Bailout

    11/10/2011 11:10:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 10, 2011 | John Hanlon
    Just when you thought that Hollywood is completely liberal, one of the few known conservatives in Tinseltown recently stepped forward to remind us otherwise. In this case, it's actor/director Clint Eastwood, who recently did an interview with the L.A Times where he talked about his political beliefs. Some highlights: Having started voting for GOP presidential contenders in 1952 with Dwight Eisenhower, Eastwood said he was tempted to break ranks only once — in 1992, for Ross Perot. “I liked him,” Eastwood said. “I guess because I like rebels.”... “...I’m a big hawk on cutting the deficit. I was against the stimulus thing...
  • Clint Eastwood Likes Herman Cain Best Amongst GOP Presidential Candidates

    11/09/2011 11:22:59 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 20 replies ^ | November 08, 2011 | By Noel Sheppard
    While Herman Cain struggles to defend himself against charges of sexual harassment over a decade ago, he might take some solace in knowing the great actor and film director Clint Eastwood likes him best amongst the Republican presidential candidates. That was only one of the surprises published by the Los Angeles Times in an article about the Oscar-winning director Monday: When it comes to the current crop of Republican presidential candidates, if Eastwood is enthusiastic about anyone, it’s Herman Cain. “I love Cain’s story,” he says. “He’s a guy who came from nowhere and did well, obviously against heavy odds....
  • Clint Eastwood talks politics: Who's the Democrat he voted for? (Read the Article...He's a Cain Fan)

    11/08/2011 7:46:35 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 57 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8 November 2011 | Patrick Goldstein
    When it comes to the current crop of Republican presidential candidates, if Eastwood is enthusiastic about anyone, it’s Herman Cain. “I love Cain’s story,” he says. “He’s a guy who came from nowhere and did well, obviously against heavy odds. He’s a doer and a straight-talker, which I don’t see enough of from either party.”
  • Filmmaker Eastwood asked FBI about Hoover's sexuality

    10/05/2011 2:46:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    USA Today ^ | October 5, 2011 | Kevin Johnson
    <p>WASHINGTON — The director and star of the upcoming Hollywood film on J. Edgar Hoover sought information from officials at FBI headquarters about disputed aspects of the iconic former FBI director's sexual life while preparing the movie.</p>
  • J. Edgar Hoover Biopic Punts On Gay Question

    09/21/2011 8:23:43 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 44 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/21/11 | Friends of Ours
    Clint Eastwood's new film about J. Edgar Hoover which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the storied FBI Director declines to expressly address his sexuality, and leaves it to viewers to draw their own conclusion about his relationship with Associate Director Clyde Tolson. * * * M. Wesley Swearingen, an agent from 1951 to 1977, writes in FBI Secrets about the long-standing rumors within the Bureau concerning Hoover and Tolson which include allegations that the FBI Director ignored the Mafia for decades because the wise guys had incriminating goods on the supposed lovers. * * * The allegations were fleshed out --...
  • Mother of bystander injured by 'Gran Torino' gunman who shot at 'dangerous' Brooklyn teens hails sho

    06/20/2011 6:55:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2011
    The 'Gran Torino' gunman who opened fire on a group of mischievous teens in Brooklyn was hailed as a hero Monday... by the mother of an innocent bystander hit with shrapnel. Larisa Kaprovskaya told the New York Daily News that accused shooter Thomas Dunikowski, 30, was just trying to protect their neighbourhood when he used his rifle. Ms Kaprovskaya, 50, told the paper: 'He shot because he wants to protect us. I don't know what would have happened to us if he didn't try to protect us. I appreciate him'.
  • Clint Eastwood's tsunami film 'Hereafter' ends Japan screenings

    03/14/2011 8:52:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | March 14, 2011 | Corinne Heller
    Clint Eastwood's tsunami movie "Hereafter" will no longer be shown in Japan following the country's recent earthquake, which is believed to have killed almost 10,000 people.
  • Clint Eastwood on Obama: Nice Fella but "Not a Fan"

    10/21/2010 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/21/10 | staff
    Clint Eastwood, legendary actor and director, told Katie Couric that while President Obama is a "nice fella," he's "not a fan of what he's doing at the moment." During an interview about his latest film "Hereafter," Eastwood told Couric that the president is not "governing" and he's laying out lines in the hopes that people will believe him "so he can stay in his position." Eastwood, who was once the Mayor of Carmel, Calif., expressed his view on the political election process.
  • Clint Eastwood turns 80 today

    05/31/2010 9:48:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies · 1,049+ views
    Clint Eastwood, 80, 'one of the greats' Happy birthday Eastwood as acting legend turns 80Old is Gold- ‘Dirty Harry’ star Clint Eastwood turns 80 todayClint Eastwood Turns 80, But Refuses To Celebrate His Birthday IMDbWikipedia
  • Clint Eastwood rightly rejected James Bond role

    02/11/2010 9:48:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 145 replies · 2,049+ views
    Oneindia ^ | 02.11.10
    Legendary actor Clint Eastwood has revealed that he has no regrets about turning down the role of James Bond, as he believes the 007 agent should be played by a British actor. Buzz up!Eastwood, 79, who had been approached by Bond bosses after Sean Connery quit the franchise, insists that he made the right decision, as he did not want the surperspy to be portrayed by an American. “I thought James Bond should be British. I am of British descent but by that same token, I thought that it should be more of the culture there and also, it was...
  • Movie Review: "Invictus" (History News Network gives Clint Eastwood film a thumbs up)

    12/14/2009 9:13:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies · 1,145+ views
    History News Network ^ | 12/14/2009 | Jim Castagnera
    “Invictus” means “unconquered.” The poem of that name, by 19th century Scotsman William Ernest Hensley, is said to be Nelson Mandela’s favorite. As the title of Clint Eastwood’s new film, which opened last week in the U.S., the word has a dual significance. Mandela, played to perfection by Morgan Freeman, claims that it helped carry him through his 27 years of incarceration at the hands of the Apartheid. When Mandela writes out the verses and gives them to Springbok team captain Francois Pienaar --- another perfect portrayal, this by Matt Damon--- they become the symbol and inspiration for the South...
  • Clint Eastwood's Invictus: A Colossal Bore

    12/13/2009 1:06:45 PM PST · by Publius804 · 73 replies · 2,381+ views ^ | December 11, 2009 | John Boot
    Clint Eastwood’s Invictus: A Colossal Bore South Africa is plagued with astonishing levels of crime and poverty, its peoples segregated and suspicious of one another. But the new Clint Eastwood-directed movie Invictus says that’s all okay, because the country’s rugby team won a few games in 1995. Coming off last winter’s excellent and far more challenging Gran Torino, Invictus is shockingly pedestrian and cliché-ridden. Its level of racial naivety makes it a sort of Driving Mr. Damon, with Morgan Freeman accepting a demotion from his usual roles as God or the president of the United States. This time he merely...