• Clint Eastwood: Killing Michael Moore ‘Isn’t A Bad Idea’

    Legendary Hollywood actor and director Clint Eastwood was honored at an event at CinemaCon and finally addressed the loudest critic of his record-breaking film American Sniper: Michael Moore.

    Moore claimed in a facebook post back in January that Eastwood directly threatened his life in 2005.

    “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.”

    Eastwood told his audience at the annual convention Wednesday he had been asked about Moore’s comments many times since so he decided to address the controversy with the liberal filmmaker.

    “Everybody’s saying I threatened to kill Michael Moore,” Eastwood said. “That’s not true.”

    After a pause, he added, “It isn’t a bad idea.”

    Eastwood’s comment reportedly prompted vigorous applause and laughter from the audience.

    “Once years ago somebody asked me what I would do if a guy like [Moore] came to my house and started filming like they did with Charlton Heston and I thought, well if he’s on your property, I guess you can shoot him,” he continued.

    “Any way you look at it, it’s his opinion,” the director said. “That’s what’s great about this country — you can think about it any way you want.”

    When asked about the success of American Sniper, which is one of the highest grossing war movies of all time, Eastwood said the film’s story is one that audiences are familiar with.

    “I think that for a lot of Americans, there’s been a lot of news in the last year about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and everybody has opinions on it,” he said. “Some of us think it’s a great idea and some of us don’t think it’s a great idea. There are a lot of questions, and that’s fun to broach.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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