Clint Eastwood Mystery Speaker RNC: What He'll NOT Say

Clint Eastwood Trouble with the CurveClint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve

Clint Eastwood is mystery speaker at Republican National Convention

Clint Eastwood, who won Best Director Academy Awards for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby, and whose family has its own reality show (Mrs. Eastwood & Company), is reportedly the “mystery speaker” at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, which comes to a close tonight. [Photo: Clint Eastwood Trouble with the Curve.]

I've no idea what Mystery Speaker Eastwood will tell the right-wing Christian extremists at the Republican gathering, but I can guarantee you, he'll not say this:

“These people who are making a big deal about gay marriage? I don't give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this bullshit about 'sanctity' — don't give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”

Late last year, some (very, very naive) people mistook Clint Eastwood's “I don't give a fuck” for an actual endorsement not only of marriage equality, but of equality, period. But as pointed out in this article about the Eastwood family's reality TV show, the Dirty Harry star has openly declared his enthusiasm for the likes of Herman Cain (“I love Cain's story. He's a guy who came from nowhere and did well, obviously against heavy odds. He's a doer and a straight-talker”), Chris Christie (“I'm a Chris Christie fan, but that didn't work out”), and Newt Gingrich (“I think Newt Gingrich is still the smartest guy in the room”) — all of whom have declared themselves adamantly against gay marriage.

This year, Clint Eastwood has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for the presidency of the United States. Both Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan have supported anti-marriage equality (i.e., anti-gay marriage) and anti-gay-rights legislation, and have come out on the side of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the U.S. (Also, check out “Jon Voight vs. Obama / Hollywood Liberals, including list of dozens of Old Hollywood Democrats and/or Liberals, from Charles Chaplin and Paul Newman to Myrna Loy and Katharine Hepburn.”)

Clint Eastwood: Trouble with the Curve plug?

Clint Eastwood's next movie is Trouble with the Curve, a baseball / family flick co-starring Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman. Robert Lorenz (assistant director in Eastwood's Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby) directed from a screenplay by first-timer Randy Brown. Trouble with the Curve opens on Sept. 21.

Here's wondering if Eastwood will hawk his upcoming movie at the RNC. Gran Torino was a box office success, but his last three films as director – Invictus, Hereafter, J. Edgar – have bombed in North America. Trouble with the Curve could surely use an extra plug.

See also: “Obama movie vs. Fahrenheit 9/11.

Clint Eastwood Trouble with the Curve image: Warner Bros.

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  1. Stephanie Batchelder

    I think Mr. Romney's face said it all (Mitt's face was pinch tightly and lips were pursed, as if he was about ready to foam at the mouth as Clint Eastwood went through his ranting unrefined performance/speech). Bravo Mr. Eastwood, you have more than infuriated your next President.