Eastwood on Political Correctness: 'We're Killing Ourselves' | LifeZette: You likely couldn’t make a movie like 1971’s “Dirty Harry” today. Clint Eastwood confirmed as much while visiting the Cannes Film Festival for a 25th anniversary screening of his Academy Award-winning 1992 masterpiece, “Unforgiven.”
“It was far-out at that time, so I brought it to [director] Don [Siegel] and he liked it,” Eastwood said from the Cannes stage about the original “Harry,” a film that spawned four sequels starring Eastwood.
“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. But I thought it was interesting and it was daring.”
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