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: Eastwoods 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 Lees 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, Im not going to make Nelson Mandela a white guy.
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