Clint Eastwood Jokes: I Didn’t Threaten Michael Moore, but ‘It Isn’t a Bad Idea’

Documentarian Michael Moore was very critical of Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper when it came out, and amid the criticism Moore claimed that Eastwood had threatened to kill him.

Moore wrote, “Clint Eastwood stood in front of the National Board of Review awards dinner and 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.”

Eastwood was at CinemaCon today and was asked about Moore’s claim and had this to say:

“Everyone is saying I threatened to kill Michael Moore – that’s not true … but it isn’t a bad idea,” he joked, getting a big laugh from the crowd.

“Once years ago somebody asked me what I would do if a guy like [Moore] came to my house and started filming like they did with Charlton Heston … and I thought, well if he’s on your property, I guess you can shoot him,” he said.

Eastwood also said Moore’s entitled to his views on him and the movie because it’s a free country.

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