Clint Eastwood tends to walk on the more conservative/libertarian side of the political road, and famously gave a 2012 RNC speech in which he mocked President Obama as little more than an “empty chair.” Many now believe it is Eastwood’s political inclinations that had one of his (and Meryl Streep’s) most critically-acclaimed films omitted from Streep’s recent Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement Award – an award which included Ms. Streep mocking Middle Class America with her anti-Trump rant and elitist views on fans of popular sports such as football and MMA fighting.
Streep was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Bridges of Madison County, a film both starring and directed by Clint Eastwood.
And yet, the film was noticeably absent in the montage of Streep’s works juts prior to her accepting her Lifetime Achievement Award. Could both Streep and the Hollywood Foreign Press be so petty as to snub a Hollywood legend of Mr. Eastwood’s stature – a man who has acted and directed in television and film spanning decades and earning well in excess of a BILLION Box Office dollars worldwide?
One thing is certain.
Clint Eastwood most likely could give a sh*t – and that is a big reason why he remains the iconic figure he is with a career the likes of Meryl Streep can only dream of.