I guess I’m the last person in the world to find out that Clint Eastwood is no hero. He only plays one in the movies. He’s a great actor and a director, but not a good judge of politicians.
Also, the last film he directed and acted in, Grand Torino, is generally considered a racist movie — and I didn’t know that either.
Where has Dirty Harry gone? His movies of the San Francisco cop who did things his own way (but for the right reasons) helped make Clint tons of money and made him famous. But it also implied that he was on the side of “right”. Does he really believe that the poor deserve no sympathy and help? Is he totally unwilling to share the wealth he made from the dollars of people worldwide who paid to see his movies?
It would appear that Clint is the kind of guy who would laugh at me for believing he really is anything like the roles he plays, but I don’t think I’ll be seeing any more of his movies.
Art-itorial by Barbara Broido. Visit Barbara’s Doodle Blog for more of her art, design work and socio-political commentary.