Clint Eastwood talks gay marriage and his RNC speech on ‘Ellen’


Clint Eastwood may not think too highly of President Obama, as evidenced by his speech to an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, but the star of “Trouble With the Curve” does agree with the president on one issue. Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show on Tuesday, Eastwood clarified his stance on gay marriage.

“It’s part of the libertarian idea of leave everybody alone,” Eastwood told DeGeneres.

Eastwood is far more concerned with the state of the economy and the national debt, which is what he railed against to an invisible Obama during his speech. But one thing he doesn’t seem to care about is how people percieve that widely ridiculed speech.


“The Democrats who were watching thought I was going senile,” Eastwood said. “And the Republicans knew I was.”

One other thing Eastwood doesn’t seem to have a strong opinion about is his family’s reality show, “Mrs. Eastwood and Company.” The actor-director seemed vague when DeGeneres brought up the show, which features the 82-year-old Eastwood’s much younger wife and children.


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