Clint Eastwood

<b>The feud:</b> “ <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001256" title="Malcolm X" href="/topic/arts-culture/malcolm-x-PEHST001256.topic">Malcolm X</a>” director <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004221" title="Spike Lee" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/spike-lee-PECLB004221.topic">Spike Lee</a> vs. “Flags of Our Fathers” director <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001518" title="Clint Eastwood" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/clint-eastwood-PECLB001518.topic">Clint Eastwood</a><br>
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<b>The accusation:</b> Lee told the press at Cannes that Eastwood used too few black actors in his World War II film “Flags of Our Fathers.”<br>
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<b>Back story:</b> Eastwood’s film depicted the story behind the famed flag-raising photo taken at the battle of Iwo Jima. Lee has a forthcoming film, “The Miracle at St. Anna,” which shows black troops in Italy during World War II.<br>
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<b>Trash talking:</b> Talking to the Guardian, Eastwood responded to Lee’s accusation by saying Lee should “shut his face” and that his films were historically accurate. On his upcoming film on post-apartheid South Africa, Eastwood said, “I’m not going to make Nelson Mandela a white guy.”
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( Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times )

The feud: “ Malcolm X” director Spike Lee vs. “Flags of Our Fathers” director Clint Eastwood

The accusation: Lee told the press at Cannes that Eastwood used too few black actors in his World War II film “Flags of Our Fathers.”

Back story: Eastwood’s film depicted the story behind the famed flag-raising photo taken at the battle of Iwo Jima. Lee has a forthcoming film, “The Miracle at St. Anna,” which shows black troops in Italy during World War II.

Trash talking: Talking to the Guardian, Eastwood responded to Lee’s accusation by saying Lee should “shut his face” and that his films were historically accurate. On his upcoming film on post-apartheid South Africa, Eastwood said, “I’m not going to make Nelson Mandela a white guy.”

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