The Internet was made for moments like these.
Clint Eastwood says it's time for a businessman president and revs up the RNC crowd by reciting a classic line.
For years, Republican presidents and presidential candidates have strip-mined Clint Eastwood movies for rhetorical nuggets. Ronald Reagan warned Congress in 1985 that he had his veto pen at the ready if it voted a tax increase. "Go ahead, make my day," he baited, quoting Eastwood's Dirty Harry character in "Sudden Impact." "Read my lips," promised candidate George H.W. Bush in 1988, echoing Eastwood in the original "Dirty Harry," adding, "No new taxes."
The success of any tightly scripted, live event is certainly measured in ratings, ticket sales, buzz, and -- with regard to quadrennial political nominating conventions -- voting returns. But the real yardstick for any major pop-culture event comes down to one simple element: The surprise celebrity cameo. Recent examples include James Bond and Queen Elizabeth skydiving into the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies; Tupac Shakur's hologram at Coachella; and when Jon Hamm popped up to say goodbye to Kristen Wiig on "SNL."
What's uncool about a $100,000 factory job? These days not much. In fact, factory jobs -- once considered back-breaking and low-paying -- have become high-tech and high-salaried.
With the election getting nearer, Hollywood's few, proudly open conservatives have been heating up the rhetoric. Some have been quietly campaigning in a way that dodges the headlines. Vince Vaughn, for example, endorsed Ron Paul early in the campaign, an act as refreshing as it is sadly redundant. But most of the news reports have been dominated by the antediluvian antics of some pretty aged (and by now probably unemployable) actors.
Democratic leaders are calling on Mitt Romney to condemn rocker Ted Nugent's comments about the Obama administration.
Clint Eastwood is better known for playing '"Dirty Harry" and other hyper-masculine tough guy characters than holding nuanced public policy positions. But the actor is now throwing his weight behind a plan to reduce the country's massive deficits.
Karl Rove is obviously a smart guy. And yet, recently, the political strategist and former senior adviser in the George W. Bush administration did something that wasn't very smart. He picked a fight with Clint Eastwood.
In a commercial for Chrysler during the Super Bowl, Clint Eastwood talks about "halftime" in America.
Many Americans worry that our country has seen its best days. That's particularly so in Michigan, where the auto industry has suffered so greatly in recent years. On Super Bowl Sunday, two television ads that emerged from that state revealed two very different ways to reckon with anxieties about national decline.
Moments after the energetic Madonna entertained fans during the halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl, millions of television viewers got an emotional jolt back into reality.
A look at the best and worst commercials from Super Bowl XLVI.
Once again, Chrysler's Super Bowl ad won the hearts and minds of football fans, this time with a little help from Clint Eastwood and, of course, Detroit.
Giants fans celebrate the victory over the New England Patriots in the streets of New York City.
In the social media age, you don't need to be at a party to enjoy clever or catty comments about the Super Bowl.
Much like Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" before it, Phyllida Lloyd"The Iron Lady" (from a script by "Shame" writer Abi Morgan) fails partly due to its attempt at covering the entire life of a controversial figure by taking a rather dull, middle of the road position on their life and partly by whitewashing what that person did.
"J. Edgar" is the latest in what seems to be a never-ending trend of treating a biopic as being compelling and interesting simply because the subject may be.
Now that you can fly to Iceland on the Iron Maiden plane (check out our recent Q&A with the plane's captain, Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson), we thought we'd acknowledge a few other ways you can travel 'with the stars' -- by going to their own shops, restaurants or private islands.
Law enforcement fatality figures nationwide have climbed during the first half of 2011, according to a preliminary report from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Clint Eastwood and Beyonce team up, Britney Spears debuts at #1, Kim Kardashian's war with "Teen Mom."
Acclaimed director Clint Eastwood and singer Beyonce Knowles may team up in a remake of "A Star Is Born," a Warner Bros. official said.
The veteran filmmaker says the soon-to-be first-time director will "be tough to stop"
Directing movies has gone exceptionally well for many leading men in Hollywood. Clint Eastwood has been nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times, and Warren Beatty, Robert Redford, and Kevin Costner have all gotten Oscar nods for stepping behind the camera. Oh, and George Clooney didn't do too shabby with his directorial debut, "Good Night, and Good Luck," did he?
For most college freshmen starting school this fall, e-mail is passe and wearing a watch on your wrist is, well, unnecessary, according to the Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2014, most of whom were born in 1992.
The Screening Room's Myleene Klass looks at the rise of acclaimed British music biopics.
Whether they're overcoming odds to reach stardom, battling inner demons or dealing with tragedy, the personal histories of our musical heroes are made for the big screen.
SI.com selects the best (and worst) sports movies, TV shows, books and blogs of the 2000s.
Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" dominated the pre-holiday weekend with a $25 million nationwide debut, pushing the frame up over the same weekend last year.
As another Oscar season kicks into gear, Clint Eastwood returns with his annual contribution to Hollywood's self-esteem, in this case a solidly uplifting historical drama about President Nelson Mandela and South Africa's bid to win the Rugby World Cup in 1995.
The grateful star thanks his Invictus director for his thoughtfulness
The 1974 subterranean thriller "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" isn't what anyone would call an untouchable classic. If it's remembered for anything, it's for the hangdog Walter Matthau's garish shirt/tie combinations and the squalor of New York's subways.
After a lifetime of playing characters past-their-prime, Clint Eastwood appears to still be enjoying his own.
"Benjamin Button" received more life, but Batman ended up in the dark.
Actor Anil Kapoor talks to CNN's Mallika Kapur about starring in "Slumdog Millionaire".
Seventy-eight-year-old Clint Eastwood continues to be a big draw at the box office -- in fact, he's bigger than ever. The actor-director's latest action-drama, "Gran Torino," was No. 1 on the first competitive weekend of 2009, grossing $29 million, according to Sunday's estimates.
AOL's Russ Leatherman previews the new films: 'The Unborn,' 'Bride Wars' and 'Gran Torino.'
You may have noticed: Clint Eastwood has become respectable in his old age.
Clint Eastwood doesn't know if he's a legend.
Jaden Smith is getting a small taste of what it's like to walk in dad Will's action-blockbuster shoes.
The Jolie-Pitts get into the Christmas spirit by building Hansel and Gretel-style houses, she tells PEOPLE
The 99-year-old National Board of Review honors the stars for their roles
The actress slips into a Hollywood gala to honor her Changeling director
In this complex story of kidnapping and corruption, Angelina Jolie looms a bit too large
But Jolie's great looks may be a stumbling block, says her Changeling director
Over the last few weeks, there has been a definite Italian flavor pervading "The Screening Room" offices.
I know what you're thinking. "Did he see all five films in this box set or only four?" Truthfully, in all the excitement, I kind of lost track.
Spike Lee says Clint Eastwood didn't show any African-Americans at the battle. Who's right?
The French film The Class takes top honor and Clint Eastwood's Changeling stands out in a mostly disappointing year
A "small" French film takes the big prize at the festival while the Americans are shut out, except for Benicio del Toro
Two movies and two babies on the way, she leaves the festival amid Oscar talk
The two have a leisurely night out with Mick Jagger and Clint Eastwood in Cannes
Will the Hollywood legend win the top prize of the Palme d'Or with Changeling? Richard Corliss thinks he might have a shot
Palm trees, mild weather, the Mediterranean -- what more could you want? For film aficionados, the answer is movies, movies and more movies.
Blogger Karina Longworth explains why documentaries are so popular this year and previews the Cannes Film Festival.
Organizers of the Cannes Film Festival say Clint Eastwood's Changeling and Wim Wenders' Palermo Shooting will lead this year's streamlined competition
"I don't do television. I've never done a talk show, never was on with my dear friend Johnny [Carson]. And I won't play golf on television, either. I tell 'em I'm too expensive for television."
Like a potential hit movie, the 79th Academy Awards come equipped with any number of promising storylines.
Talk about musical chairs.
Looking at some of the Golden Globe nominees, you wonder if anyone speaks the same language.
It has become almost meaningless to talk of "the year" in American film. The business is now more seasonal than the climate. No less than three of my top five choices were released within the last two weeks of December; such is the magnetic lock of the Oscar period.
There aren't many examples of war films made from the vantage point of "the enemy," but perhaps there should be more.
"Babel," the intertwined, cross-cultural story of desperate people in three far-flung parts of the world, led all films in nominations for the 64th Golden Globes, picking up seven nods Wednesday.
Clint Eastwood was 14 when Battle of Iwo Jima took place in 1945, old enough to know how Joe Rosenthal's famous picture vouched for victory and -- with a little help from John Wayne's "Sands of Iwo Jima" -- endowed the Marine Corps with a mythic luster that persists to this day.
This is a splendid weekend for entertainment. Three notable movies -- "Flags of Our Fathers," "The Prestige" and "Marie Antoinette" -- are receiving wide openings. The World Series begins. And a DVD of "SCTV's" early years is due out Tuesday.
Paris Hilton says her upcoming album will be a mix of reggae, pop and hip-hop, with the first single being a reggae song called "Stars Are Blind."
In making a movie about U.S. Marines in the battle of Iwo Jima, Clint Eastwood became concerned that he was telling only half of the story.
I'm not sure what the statute of limitations on movie spoilers is, so if you're still not hip to the big twist in "Million Dollar Baby," you'd probably best skip this page and go read about "The Nanny" or something.
"The Aviator" had more Oscars, but it was "Million Dollar Baby" that scored the knockout punch at the Academy Awards Sunday night.
The Oscars this year seem to have inspired more yawns than awe, particularly when it comes to best picture.
Movie screens across the country lit up in 2004 with some exceptional films and dozens of outstanding performances, some of which are now up for Academy Awards.
Maybe Clint Eastwood should have called his latest flick "Ten Million Dollar Baby."
Here are the major nominations for the 77th Academy Awards announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
Two years ago, Martin Scorsese won the best director Golden Globe for "Gangs of New York." However, the directing Oscar that year went to Roman Polanski -- who wasn't even nominated for a Globe -- for "The Pianist."
The Golden Globes celebrated Hollywood's time-tested veterans and its more youthful side for the 62nd annual edition of the awards show Sunday.
It's always a great party -- even if its influence is debatable.
Amid all the big hits, sequels and comic-book-inspired capers, one trend ruled the year: the biography film.
There's Hollywood, and then there's Hollywood.
"Million Dollar Baby" has one of the worst titles I've heard in awhile. It's a film set in the boxing world, but the title makes it sound like a Busby Berkeley musical.
"You will never hear me ask what someone is wearing again," says Pat O'Brien, talking about his new syndicated entertainment show, "The Insider."
In Sergio Leone's magnificent Western, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach are hunting for stolen gold. The treasure, they discover, is buried under a headstone in a huge...
Step into a movie theater and there's an overriding scent lingering above the popcorn and cleaning solvent. It's the sweet, sticky aroma of revenge.
This year, for some reason, conventional wisdom has settled early on several favorites for the 76th annual Academy Awards, scheduled for Sunday.
Even Dirty Harry likes clean energy. Three years ago, with the California energy crisis in full swing, Clint Eastwood was looking for a "clean" energy source for his Tehama Golf Club in Carmel, Cal...
--Feb. 3-9: AT&T Pebble beach national pro am When Bing Crosby wasn't crooning, he loved to play golf. He started this tournament back in 1937, and it's now an official PGA tour event, pairing amat...
Though few would say it to his face, admen would call Clint Eastwood and the others below virgins -- personalities who have never appeared in a commercial except for charity. Compromising any of th...