Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee

" <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001518" title="Clint Eastwood" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/clint-eastwood-PECLB001518.topic">Clint Eastwood</a> made two films about Iwo Jima that ran for more than four hours total, and there was not one Negro actor on the screen."<br>
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"If you reporters had any balls you'd ask him why. There's no way I know why he did that. That was his vision, not mine. But I know it was pointed out to him and that he could have changed it. It's not like he didn't know."<br>
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- <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN2134974820080521">Spike Lee in Cannes</a><br>
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"A guy like him should shut his face."<br>
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"He was complaining when I did 'Bird' [the 1988 biopic of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003372" title="Charlie Parker" href="/topic/entertainment/music/charlie-parker-PECLB003372.topic">Charlie Parker</a>]. Why would a white guy be doing that? I was the only guy who made it, that's why. He could have gone ahead and made it. Instead he was making something else."<br>
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- <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/jun/06/1">Clint Eastwood to the Guardian</a>
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( Associated Press; Warner Bros. )

" Clint Eastwood made two films about Iwo Jima that ran for more than four hours total, and there was not one Negro actor on the screen."

"If you reporters had any balls you'd ask him why. There's no way I know why he did that. That was his vision, not mine. But I know it was pointed out to him and that he could have changed it. It's not like he didn't know."

- Spike Lee in Cannes

"A guy like him should shut his face."

"He was complaining when I did 'Bird' [the 1988 biopic of Charlie Parker]. Why would a white guy be doing that? I was the only guy who made it, that's why. He could have gone ahead and made it. Instead he was making something else."

- Clint Eastwood to the Guardian

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