Clint Eastwood 2020 Pick: It Looks Like "The Good" Has Turned Ugly
Actor-Director Clint Eastwood is known for his spaghetti westerns, like "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," and "For A Few Dollars More." He has also directed newer movies like Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino. But outside of Hollywood Eastwood seemed to be a staunch Republican supporter as he supported Romney verse Obama, and Trump in the past election. But it appears his allegiances have changed and turned ugly, as he is now in support of Democrat, Michael Bloomberg.
"Eastwood's comments about Trump come years after the actor caused a social media frenzy for his infamous empty-chair speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention, where he put on an uproarious mock interview with a chair as a stand-in for Barack Obama.Then, ahead of the 2016 election, Eastwood told Esquire it was Trump over Hillary Clinton in his eyes, admitting it was his anti-Obama views that influenced his decision.
"I'd have to go for Trump … you know, '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."
"The Mule" actor also touched on the #MeToo movement to WSJ, sharing that sexual predatory behavior has been "very prolific" in the film industry, dating back to the 1940s.
The actor and director shared his appreciation for women who are "standing up against people who are trying to shake you down for sexual favors."