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Clint Eastwood on dumb politicians and those Expendables 3 rumors

Sep. 18, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Clint Eastwood is turning into my favorite crazy old man. In fact, he may not be as crazy as everyone thinks.

In a recent interview for Extra for TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE, Eastwood as asked about the events of the Republican National Convention that have since turned into the fodder for every type of media. Clint, who is very outspoken politically, may not be as party-affiliated as once thought. When asked about what happened at the RNC, Clint responded by saying if somebodys dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, theyre gonna have to take what they get.

Eastwood was criticized as coming across as old and out of touch but it seems that he was completely aware of what he was doing. When asked if he would do it again, in regards to the empty chair speech, Eastwood said I dont know. I never look backwards. Its done and its done. I probably would.

Eastwood also addressed the rumors that he was being sought for an appearance in THE EXPENDABLES 3. His response was likely a joke, but Eastwood said he would probably not appear in it but would direct instead. If I had to choose between John Woo and Clint Eastwood to direct, I think I would have to lean Eastwood. The man has not directed an action movie like that before but he would definitely make an interesting choice.

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Extra Tidbit: What do you think? Is Eastwood crazy or just crotchety?

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2:05AM on 09/19/2012
Yeah, you gotta owe Harry some respect, "Punk"!
Yeah, you gotta owe Harry some respect, "Punk"!
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11:50PM on 09/18/2012
Firstly, I'd like to say I don't see how JoBlo owes their respect to anyone in the acting world. Guys get paid to act out all the time, and I include Eastwood in that group.

Few actors have been so in command of how they are seen by the world than Cling Eastwood. From cutting his own lines in "A Fistful of Dollars" to his long directing career. Hell, Unforgiven and Gran Torino were Valentines to his two most famous personas, the Cowboy and the Vigilante. As such, he's untouchable. And
Firstly, I'd like to say I don't see how JoBlo owes their respect to anyone in the acting world. Guys get paid to act out all the time, and I include Eastwood in that group.

Few actors have been so in command of how they are seen by the world than Cling Eastwood. From cutting his own lines in "A Fistful of Dollars" to his long directing career. Hell, Unforgiven and Gran Torino were Valentines to his two most famous personas, the Cowboy and the Vigilante. As such, he's untouchable. And seriously, his little chair speech wasn't what was wrong with the RNC, it was just what everyone remembered. Which says more about the politicians than it does about him. Man is in a class by himself and his work in movies reflects a much more complex man than your basic Left/Right kind of guy.

Which is why I completely endorse him NOT being in The Expendables. As awesome as that could be.
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11:37PM on 09/18/2012

He should have called the empty chair a zipperhead

Clint gives zero f***s
Clint gives zero f***s
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7:35PM on 09/18/2012
Clint Eastwood IS Clint Eastwood. Nobody comes closer. He's a legend.
Clint Eastwood IS Clint Eastwood. Nobody comes closer. He's a legend.
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5:49PM on 09/18/2012
Oh come on Clint. You gotta at least have a cameo.
Oh come on Clint. You gotta at least have a cameo.
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5:37PM on 09/18/2012

love Eastwood and hope to see him in Ex3 but

yeeeeeeeeah Eastwood to direct over John Woo? ya gotta be nuts!
yeeeeeeeeah Eastwood to direct over John Woo? ya gotta be nuts!
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5:08PM on 09/18/2012
"Clint Eastwood is turning into my favorite crazy old man"
"What do you think? Is Eastwood crazy or just crotchety?"

Being a film website I would expect a bit more respect for someone like Clint Eastwood.
"Clint Eastwood is turning into my favorite crazy old man"
"What do you think? Is Eastwood crazy or just crotchety?"

Being a film website I would expect a bit more respect for someone like Clint Eastwood.
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