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K&AJones 09-03-12 06:58 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
Safe to say he won't be on Letterman anytime soon but so what. And it's a sure bet no matter what he does he'll never win a Oscar period.

Supermallet 09-03-12 07:00 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by wm lopez (Post 11370125)
George Clooney and Spike Lee have been hurt at the box-office because of their politics. Their movies always get good reviews but don't do well at the box-office. They have more misses than hits.

Have they, though? Could it be they're simply making movies that don't seem very interesting?

JumpCutz 09-03-12 07:06 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by K&AJones (Post 11370134)
Safe to say he won't be on Letterman anytime soon but so what. And it's a sure bet no matter what he does he'll never win a Oscar period.


Well he'll never win an Oscar for his acting that much is guaranteed. He's a mediocre actor at best.

clckworang 09-03-12 07:09 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen (Post 11370086)
Anyway, I thought Gran Torino was supposed to be his last acting role. I don't know anything about this movie, so I'm curious what made him want to come back. I'm assuming it isn't some movie like The Bucket List.

I think I remember reading that this is the first film to be directed by someone who worked as a producer for him on a few movies or something like that. I just remember thinking it had to with being swayed by his prior working relationship with the guy.


Originally Posted by Supermallet (Post 11370137)
Have they, though? Could it be they're simply making movies that don't seem very interesting?

I agree. They aren't really making the type of movies that will be mondo blockbusters.

Michael Corvin 09-03-12 08:27 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
He's a crotchety old rich white man spewing crotchety old rich white man politics. It was as surprising as the sun coming up.

mickey65 09-03-12 08:34 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
I still love Clint - no matter his poor choice of political leanings.

Heck, I still like Mel Gibson, even tho he's apparently an a-hole off-screen.

inri222 09-03-12 09:15 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
I still love Robert Duvall even though he is a Sarah Palin supporter.

Groucho 09-03-12 09:26 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by K&AJones (Post 11370134)
Safe to say he won't be on Letterman anytime soon but so what. And it's a sure bet no matter what he does he'll never win a Oscar period.

:hscratch: He's won two, plus he's received the Thalberg award and multiple nominations.

Rizor 09-03-12 10:11 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by wm lopez (Post 11370125)
George Clooney and Spike Lee have been hurt at the box-office because of their politics. Their movies always get good reviews but don't do well at the box-office. They have more misses than hits.

I think it has more to do with their films being relatively non-commercial rather than their politics.

cungar 09-03-12 10:18 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
The only thing he said that bothered me was when he said he cried when Obama was elected. Like McCain/Palin would have been cause for joy.

Charlie Goose 09-03-12 10:41 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
I love Clint Eastwood, he's my all-time favorite actor.

I agree with a lot of his political views, but he did come off poorly at the RNC.

I almost definitely will not see his new movie in the theater, only because the subject doesn't really interest me.

I will likely see it on DVD just because I love Eastwood.

I don't think it will affect the BO.

Roybq 09-03-12 10:57 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
I don't think Eastwood's political views will affect the BO of this movie at all. He's got 50+ years of work under his belt and one 12-15 speech isn't going to spoil his film history or future.

Josh-da-man 09-03-12 11:46 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
I wasn't interested in that baseball before the speech, and I'm not interested in it now.

Mr. Flix 09-04-12 07:00 AM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
Anytime any actor (or entertainment star in general) opens their mouth to make a public political statement, even if I agree with them, my respect for them goes down. So you can memorize a script and re-enact it with creativity and talent? So you can write a song and perform it well? And these abilities have brought you fame and recognition? Why does this somehow make you an authority on politics and worthy to be listened to?

I like Matt Damon as an actor and have enjoyed many of his movies, but I HATE how self-important he gets in interviews concerning politics. I wish celebs (including Eastwood, who I happen to agree with) would just do their jobs well and keep their yawning maws out of the political arena (unless they're actually running for office, of course, then that's a different matter).

Lastdaysofrain 09-04-12 07:18 AM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
They are people who live in America, why are they not entitled to a political opinion? I never understood that argument. SO you're a plumber, or a crossing guard or the CEO of a company, why do that somehow make you an authority on politics and worthy to be listened to?

That's a ridiculous argument. They are public figures, so often their opinion may be heard more easily and louder than an average person, but that doesn't make it any less valid.

Jaymole 09-04-12 08:05 AM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
Doesn't matter what an actor's political stance is, so no, it doesn't affect me and it won't affect the BO for his new film.

Mr. Flix 09-04-12 08:23 AM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by Lastdaysofrain (Post 11370570)
They are people who live in America, why are they not entitled to a political opinion? I never understood that argument. SO you're a plumber, or a crossing guard or the CEO of a company, why do that somehow make you an authority on politics and worthy to be listened to?

I agree that they have freedom of speech and are entitled to an opinion. But a plumber, crossing guard, and CEO of a company aren't given the platform that celebs are. Celebs are given access to the airwaves with their opinion, allowing them to use their star power to elevate and magnify said opinion. My point is that, just because they're famous doesn't mean they deserve such a platform. But many of them assume that it does.

I'm not arguing against the freedom of speech. I'm arguing against that assumed line between celebrity and automatic political influence.


Originally Posted by Lastdaysofrain (Post 11370570)
They are public figures, so often their opinion may be heard more easily and louder than an average person, but that doesn't make it any less valid.

It doesn't make it any more valid, either. But many of them behave as if it does.

Jaymole 09-04-12 08:23 AM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by Mr. Flix (Post 11370566)
Anytime any actor (or entertainment star in general) opens their mouth to make a public political statement, even if I agree with them, my respect for them goes down. So you can memorize a script and re-enact it with creativity and talent? So you can write a song and perform it well? And these abilities have brought you fame and recognition? Why does this somehow make you an authority on politics and worthy to be listened to?

Then you must have really hated Ronald Reagen

Mr. Flix 09-04-12 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaymole (Post 11370606)
Then you must have really hated Ronald Reagen

No, I liked Reagan. Like I said before (read my post again), it's a different ball of wax if a celebrity actually dips their toe into the arena by running for office. I'm fine with that, because they're actually DOING something actively as opposed to just being a talking head who assumes their opinion is worthy of national broadcast simply because they're famous.

Groucho 09-04-12 08:30 AM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
That reminds, whatever happened to Joe the Plumber?

banthafett 09-04-12 11:11 AM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
This new movie wasnt going to make much money anyways, but now it will just be blamed on his speech.

Josh-da-man 09-04-12 11:46 AM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by Groucho (Post 11370614)
That reminds, whatever happened to Joe the Plumber?

Still not a plumber.

WeylandYutani 09-04-12 12:24 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 
No. It was going to bomb regardless.

Jaymole 09-04-12 01:17 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by Mr. Flix (Post 11370610)
No, I liked Reagan. Like I said before (read my post again), it's a different ball of wax if a celebrity actually dips their toe into the arena by running for office. I'm fine with that, because they're actually DOING something actively as opposed to just being a talking head who assumes their opinion is worthy of national broadcast simply because they're famous.

I see, so basically anyone who uses the media to express their political opinions should not do so unless they are running for office...Is that correct?

Ash Ketchum 09-04-12 01:28 PM

Re: Do you think Clint Eastwood speaking at the RNC will affect his new movie's BO?
 

Originally Posted by wm lopez (Post 11370125)
George Clooney and Spike Lee have been hurt at the box-office because of their politics. Their movies always get good reviews but don't do well at the box-office. They have more misses than hits.

Well, those two don't really make movies for the audience anymore. I'm not sure who Spike makes his movies for these days. I used to be a fan--up to and including BAMBOOZLED--but nothing he's done since has interested me.

Clooney is more interested in making self-important movies than in making crowd-pleasers for the audience. I'd love to see him in a western. Or a serious, gritty down-and-dirty crime drama. But he doesn't care what I think. Quentin Tarantino does care what I think. And so does Jason Statham. So I tend to go to their movies.


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