Clint Eastwood threatened to kill Michael Moore, the liberal moviemaker claims. Eastwood made Michael Moore death threats a decade ago “this week,” the controversial documentary maker alleges. As previously reported by the Inquistir, Michael Moore made multiple comments via Twitter which were critical of snipers, Chris Kyle, and the American Sniper movie.
Michael Moore had this to say about the alleged Clint Eastwood death threats via Facebook.
“10 years ago this week at the National Board of Review Awards dinner [Clint Eastwood] announced to me and to the crowd that he would kill me if I ever came to his house with my camera for an interview, ‘I’ll kill you, he declared.’”
During the dinner referenced by Michael Moore, Clint Eastwood was being honored for the film, Million Dollar Baby. The Eastwood Michael Moore death threat was allegedly made in response to an on-camera confrontation with the NRA president Charleton Heston. The segment was part of Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling for Columbine.
While on stage, Clint Eastwood is reportedly quoted as saying, “Michael Moore and I actually have a lot in common. We both appreciate living in a country where there’s free expression. But, Michael, if you ever show up at my front door with a camera, I’ll kill you.”
Moore said at the time that he “laughed nervously along with the rest of the audience” and assumed the iconic actor was joking. Moore also claims there was a “smattering of approving applause” after Clint Eastwood’s comments but maintains most of the folks in the audience merely turned around to see the reaction of the liberal activist.
On Facebook, Michael Moore added this about the alleged death threat by Clint Eastwood.
“Having just experienced a half-dozen assaults in the previous year from crazies upset at ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ and my anti-war Oscar speech, plus the attempt by a right wing extremist to blow up my house, he was caught in time and went to prison, I was a bit stunned to hear Eastwood, out of the blue, make such a violent statement. But I instantly decided he was just trying to be funny, so I laughed the same nervous laugh everyone else did. Clint, though, didn’t seem to like all that laughter. I mean it, he barked, and the audience grew more quiet. I’ll shoot you. I tried to keep that fake smile on my face so as to appear as if he hadn’t gotten to me. But he had, I then mumbled to those sitting at my table, ‘I think Dirty Harry just said, Make my day, punk.’”
While Michael Moore said Clint Eastwood is a “great filmmaker,” he also claims that “something started to go haywire” during the past decade with the accomplished actor and director. Moore doubled down on his negative comments about American Sniper. He called it a “mess of a film that rewrites history” and enables “racist sentiment to Arabs.”
“This past week or so of hysterical attacks on me only proves that the American lovers of violence and the issuers of fatwas in OUR society haven’t gone away. They are our American ISIS. Criticize or mock those whom we deify, like our sainted sniper, and we will harm you most assuredly,” Michael Moore said.
Some feel that Michael Moore’s tweets about American Sniper are just a desperate cry for attention in an effort to bolster his career. What do you think about the alleged Michael Moore death threats by Clint Eastwood and the American Sniper movie?
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