Clint Eastwood tells things like they are. He has got a spine and a pair of balls. He is from an older generation of Americans.
The Hollywood Reporter says Clint Eastwood’s latest slams the press for skewering the Olympics hero without evidence.
Timing is everything for living legend Clint Eastwood.
The actor/director served up “American Sniper” after Hollywood stopped firing cinematic shots at the U.S. Military. The results? “Sniper” earned $350 million at the U.S. box office.
Two years later Eastwood directed “Sully,” just when movie goers craved a true American hero story. That movie hauled in $125 million domestically.
He may have topped himself with “Richard Jewell.” The film, out Dec. 13, recalls how the FBI and media unfairly painted the portly security guard as the main suspect in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The blast killed one and injured 111 people.
And here come the media attacks on Eastwood.
Clint Eastwood Atlanta bombing film criticized over ‘sex-for-tips’ reporter
Clint Eastwood’s new film Richard Jewell has been criticised for its portrayal of one of the key journalists involved in reporting on the 1996 Atlanta bombing case on which the film is based.
Jewell was a security guard who discovered the bomb and led bystanders away; he was investigated by the FBI for several weeks but never charged. After two further bombings, Eric Robert Rudolph was identified as a suspect, and convicted in 2005. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution controversially named him three days later.
Kevin G Riley, editor in chief of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, said in a letter to the Wrap that the film’s suggestion that its reporter Kathy Scruggs traded sex for information from an FBI agent was not true, and that the film’s intention was to undermine confidence in the media and law enforcement agencies.