In the October issue of GQ Magazine, actor Clint Eastwood comes out in favor of gay marriage.
The Oscar-winning director is promoting “J. Edgar,” his biopic about J. Edgar Hoover, the controversial longtime FBI chief, who many suspected to be closeted.
“These people who are making a big deal about gay marriage?” Eastwood tells GQ.
“I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of … Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”
“I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21, because he promised to get us out of the Korean War,” Eastwood tells the magazine. “And over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked. And then they lost it. And libertarians had more of it. Because what I really believe is, let’s spend a little more time leaving everybody alone.GQ Magazine, via Reuters
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars in the film as Hoover, said it is most infuriating to watch “people focus on these things … Meanwhile, there’s the onset of global warming and these incredibly scary and menacing things with the future of our economy.”
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