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Clint Eastwood Tells Spike Lee To Shut His Face!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an entry regarding Spike Lee's criticism of Clint Eastwood's lack of African American representation in his two World War II movies, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima (You can read that post HERE). Not one to back down from a fight, the 78-year old Eastwood was quoted in an interview with the UK Guardian, stating, in response to Spike Lee, "A guy like him should shut his face!"

Well then... Dirty Harry has spoken!

He says a lot more than that, and you can read the entire article below. Now, let's see what Spike says in response, since we all know that he isn't exactly one to back down easily either!

Spike Lee gets in Clint Eastwood's line of fire
Friday June 6, 2008

Clint Eastwood has advised rival film director Spike Lee to "shut his face" after the African-American complained about the racial make-up of Eastwood's films.

In an interview with the Guardian published today, Eastwood rejected Lee's complaint that he had failed to include a single African-American soldier in his films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, both about the 1945 battle for the Japanese island.

In typically outspoken language, Eastwood justified his choice of actors, saying that those black troops who did take part in the battle as part of a munitions company didn't raise the flag. The battle is known by the image of US marines raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi.

"The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn't do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people'd go: 'This guy's lost his mind.' I mean, it's not accurate." Referring to Lee, he added: "A guy like him should shut his face."

Read the rest HERE.


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