Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood: ‘We are killing ourselves’ with political correctness

Legendary actor and film director Clint Eastwood told a crowd at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday that political correctness is killing the entertainment industry. The Western film icon, who was visiting the festival in southern France for a 25th anniversary screening of his 1992 film “Unforgiven,” said America’s obsession with political correctness started around the time of the release of his 1971 movie “Dirty Harry,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to [director] Don [Siegel], and he liked it,” Mr. Eastwood said. “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness. We are killing ourselves, we’ve lost our sense of humor. But I thought it was interesting and it was daring.” Mr. Eastwood made the comments during a master class conducted by Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan. Mr. Eastwood, who went to Cannes to introduce the screening of “Unforgiven,” said he initially hadn’t planned to sit through the entire movie. “I thought I’d just sit through the first five minutes, but after a while I thought, ‘This isn’t so bad, so maybe I’ll stay for it,’” he said, THR reported. “I enjoyed it. I saw a lot of things that I’d forgotten.” Mr. Eastwood’s current movie project is “The 15:17 to Paris,” the Warner Bros. Pictures’ retelling of the 2015 heroics of three Americans who stopped an Islamic State attack on a train from Brussels to Paris. Mr. Eastwood, who describes himself as libertarian, has been outspoken against political correctness in the past. He told Esquire magazine in August that then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had been so successful in his campaign because “everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up.” “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a p–- generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells,” the director said at the time.

Clint Eastwood blasts ‘pussy generation,’ praises Trump for ‘saying what’s on his mind’

Legendary actor and film director Clint Eastwood fell short of endorsing Donald Trump for president, but acknowledged the Republican presidential nominee is “onto something” for not being afraid to speak his mind. “He’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” Mr. Eastwood, 86, told Esquire magazine in an interview published Wednesday. “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells.” “We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist,” he continued. “And then when I did ‘Gran Torino,’ even my associate said, ‘This is a really good script, but it’s politically incorrect.’ And I said, ‘Good. Let me read it tonight.’ The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, ‘We’re starting this immediately.’” Asked to elaborate on his praise for Mr. Trump, the director responded, “What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it’s — I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it.” Mr. Eastwood hasn’t yet endorsed a candidate in the presidential race but said he would cast a vote for Mr. Trump over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “I’d have to go for Trump,” he said. “‘Cause she’s declared that she’s gonna follow in Obama’s footsteps. There’s been just too much funny business on both sides of the aisle. She’s made a lot of dough out of being a politician. I gave up dough to be a politician. I’m sure that Ronald Reagan gave up dough to be a politician.” He said Mrs. Clinton would be “a tough voice to listen to for four years.” “It could be a tough one. If she’s just gonna follow what we’ve been doing, then I wouldn’t be for her,” he added. Mr. Eastwood’s 30-year-old son, actor Scott Eastwood, appeared alongside his father during the Esquire interview, but he refrained from getting political. “It’s an interesting time,” he said. “My father’s definitely old-school. And he raised me with integrity — to be places on time, show up, and work hard.”

Excellent!!  🙂

‘American Sniper’ highest grossing war film of all time

The high-flying “Mockingjay” has been shot out of the sky by the powerhouse drama “American Sniper.” The Jennifer Lawrence-led “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” had the distinction of being the highest-grossing film released in 2014 after earning $336.9 million at the domestic box office. Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated war drama “American Sniper,” which was in limited release in four theaters on Dec. 25, opened wide Jan. 16 and spent four straight weekends at the box office top spot. As of this weekend, “American Sniper” came in 11th place — the first weekend since its release that it wasn’t in the top 10 — has earned a grand total of $337.1 million in the U.S.

Excellent!   🙂

Michael Moore whines: Clint Eastwood threatened to ‘kill me’ in an ‘American ISIS’ attack

Michael Moore, Hollywood’s outspoken left-leaning film maker, confirmed in a Facebook post that Clint Eastwood did in fact threaten to kill him during an awards dinner held ten years ago. And what’s more: He concluded his remarks by saying vicious verbal attacks are akin to an “American Isis,” he wrote. He posted on his Facebook page a message entitled: “The Day Clint Eastwood Said he Would ‘Kill’ Me, 10 Years Ago This Week,” and that included — in conclusion — that those who issue scathing verbal attacks are akin to Islamic State terrorists. He then went on: “A lot of people are asking me if this is true as this ‘rumor’ about Clint Eastwood confronting me in 2005 has now re-surfaced and floated around the internet in the past few days. So I thought I should say a few words … Ten years ago this past week, Clint Eastwood stood in front of the National Board of Review awards dinner and announced to me and to the crowd that he would ‘kill me if I ever came to his house with my camera for an interview. ‘I’ll kill you,’ he declared.”

Yeah..  sure he did, Michael…ya big baby.  You really can’t make this stuff up.  Let’s stop and think about this..  Clint Eastwood is a pretty soft spoken gentleman.  Assuming this happened 10 years ago (he’s currently 84), Clint would have been 74.  And, we’re talking about Clint Eastwood; aka Dirty Harry.  It’s hard to fathom “the Enforcer” making ANY threats to anyone.  He doesn’t have to.  He’s Clint Eastwood.  Ya know?  And, the former mayor of Carmel, CA is well liked and respected (regardless of political ideology) throughout the HollyWEIRD community.  Michael is just making up outrageous bs to get back in the limelight, and is probably jealous that Clint’s movie is breaking all sorts of records.  Michael is just a little, jealous, liberal, child…whining like the calorically-challenged sissy la la that he is.  Loser..

Michael Moore invokes Jesus in ‘Sniper’ rant, Todd Starnes fires back

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” had another jaw-dropping weekend, reaching an impressive $200 million at the domestic box office. Despite the film’s colossal success, liberals like former DNC chairman Howard Dean and director Michael Moore just won’t let “American Sniper” go. Over the weekend, Moore invoked Jesus in a slew of incendiary tweets aimed at dishonoring American soldiers and the Iraq war.

Michael Moore is an disgusting, self-righteous, limousine-liberal hypocrite.  That calorically-challenged blow-hard will show up unshaven in his goofy baseball cap, and claim to be a regular union-joe…in a limousine, or his personal Lear jet, of couse.  Michael lives in a multi-million dollar mansion on a Michigan lake, paid for from the millions he’s made making movies that tear America apart.  In other words, he uses capitalism (and makes millions through it) to attack capitalism.  If that’s not brazen hypocrisy, I don’t know what is.  And, when he’s not making movies, he’s doing and saying any vulgar thing he can to get on tv.  This is just the latest example of that.  It’s probably driving him bonkers that a movie like “American Sniper” is doing so well at the box office.  Good on Todd Starnes for calling him on it.

‘American Sniper’: Same Leftists Defaming Chris Kyle as ‘Killer’ Wanted Every Iraqi Dead

Because they are freaked out over what the critical and box office success ($105 million opening weekend) of “American Sniper” might mean for our culture and on Oscar night, the very same Hollywood Left (and Left in general) who poured their wicked hearts and souls into a campaign that would have resulted in the murder of millions of innocent Iraqis, are now falsely accusing American hero Chris Kyle of murdering Iraqis.

Exactly.  John Nolte over Breitbart nails it here with his assessment of “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s new movie about Chris Kyle, and the liberal elite’s reaction to it in HollyWEIRD.  Excellent!!