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Clint Eastwood

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.” Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
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