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Clint Eastwood on politics: It’s complicated

Christian Toto: Clint Eastwood’s early work, particularly the Dirty Harry series, made him a target for politically-charged questions. He rarely shies away from the subject. He shrewdly uses his star status to back various causes.

He opened up during a 1974 Playboy interview about his political mindset. The Man with No Name eschewed labels back then, saying his views couldn’t be easily pinned down.

“I’m liberal on civil rights, conservative on government spending,” he told the magazine, noting his anger at President Richard Nixon for taping conversations in the Oval Office.

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