Clint Eastwood Said Political Correctness Is ‘Killing’ Us

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Clint Eastwood thinks political correctness started with the release of his 1971 film “Dirty Harry” and it is “killing” us.

During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, the 86-year-old director and actor spoke at a screening of the 25th anniversary of his film “Unforgiven,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. (RELATED: Clint Eastwood On Hillary Clinton: ‘It’s A Tough Voice To Listen To For Four Years’)

Clint Eastwood. (Photo: Getty Images)

Clint Eastwood. (Photo: Getty Images)

“It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to [director] Don [Siegel], and he liked it,” Eastwood explained of his gritty film “Dirty Harry.”  “A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect. That was at the beginning of the era that we’re in now with political correctness.”

“We are killing ourselves, we’ve lost our sense of humor,” he added. “But I thought it was interesting and it was daring.”

The director also surprised the audience, sharing that he might return to acting “someday.” He didn’t give any information how soon that move would be ,nor if he had accepted any projects.

Recently, Eastwood announced that he would be directing the film “The 15:17 to Paris” based off the heroic efforts of three Americans that stopped a terrorist attack on board a train.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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