If you've ever wondered, how, a, uh, you know, a legendary speech is conceived, we finally have some insight into Clint Eastwood's process.
“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it."…
“They vett most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood recalled.
Clint Eastwood was going to write the speech out, but every time he started, he had to stop and yell at an inanimate object to shut up. Besides, he works best on the fly…
…he was taken backstage to wait for his cue. And that was when inspiration struck.
“There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down,” Eastwood said. “When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”
Thank God for screenwriters or else no one would be quoting, "Make my, uh, you know, uh– I'm not going to tell him to do that, gun! You're getting worse than my lamp — the thing that happens after night… uh, day."
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