Clint Eastwood is best known for the character he played in the 1970’s movies, Dirty Harry. In those movies, Eastwood plays a no-nonsense police detective that walks the line, he doesn’t care about anything but getting the bad guy.
In 2016 he was a vocal supporter of Trump, stating that he liked that Trump did care about political correctness and that people secretly love that about Trump.
In a lot of ways, Eastwood really is Dirty Harry. He talks in a crass husky voice, and when he can get in front of a room full of people watch out. He loves to slam liberals and their soft feelings, the 87-year-old actor is fed-up with political correctness and he is making snowflakes melt.
Clint had something to say to all of Hollywood and didn’t hold back when he was given the stage and a microphone. He lit everyone in the room up and beyond after tricking people who thought he was there to express his gratitude for the industry but used the opportunity for a much better announcement. He didn’t hold back and likely won’t be welcome in Tinsel Town anymore, which he’s completely okay with.
Hollywood screen legend Clint Eastwood sounded off on what he described as the scourge of political correctness in an impassioned speech this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival.
While addressing a packed audience Sunday, the Oscar-winner said his seminal crime drama Dirty Harry could not have been made in today’s politically correct climate.
“A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect,’ Eastwood said of the 1971 film he starred in. “‘That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now, where everybody thinks everyone’s politically correct.”
“We’re killing ourselves by doing that,” the 86-year-old star warned, declaring that “we’ve lost our sense of humor.”
Of course, this wasn’t the first time that Eastwood has warned of the dangers of political correctness.
In an interview last August with Esquire, Eastwood said then-candidate Donald Trump’s political success was due in part to his disregard for political correctness.
“He’s onto something because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up,” the actor said, “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells.”
“He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides,” he added. “But everybody —the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f*cking get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
While the filmmaker told festival-goers that he would return to acting “someday,” he did impart some filming wisdom on a crowd that featured A-listers and entertainment industry executives.
“If you have good luck with your instincts, you might as well trust them,” he said. “It’s an emotional art form. It’s not an intellectual art form at all.”
Eastwood was honored with several screenings of his films over the weekend.
Clint Eastwood is a dying breed of old patriots. It’s time for all of us to consider taking a page out of Eastwood’s book and just speak the plain truth. All of the touchy-feely talk has diminished Americans into a bunch of wimps. In not being afraid to call it exactly how it is and hold Hollywood accountable for ruining America, Eastwood just did a major service for the entire country. Someone had to do it and he was the right man.
We need a few more Clint Eastwood’s in the world to slap us every time we start being enamored by a silver-tongued snowflake. We need someone to guide our nation that doesn’t hide behind pleasantries and pollyanna. Luckily, we have that in President Trump who is supported by brave men like Eastwood.