In the October issue of GQ magazine, Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood says that he doesn't think gay marriage should be a controversial issue.
Eastwood tells the magazine: "I don’t give a f*** about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not? We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of. Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."
Eastwood is a Republican, but one from a by-gone era: "I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21, because he promised to get us out of the Korean War. And over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked. And then they lost it. And libertarians had more of it. Because what I really believe is, let's spend a little more time leaving everybody alone."
Eastwood is busy promoting 'J. Edgar,' his film about J. Edgar Hoover, the controversial FBI chief, who many suspected to be a closet homosexual and/or cross-dresser.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars as Hoover, shared his thoughts on gay marriage as well: "That’s the most infuriating thing, watching people focus on these things. Meanwhile, there’s the onset of global warming and these incredibly scary and menacing things with the future of our economy."
'J. Edgar' hits theaters on Nov. 9. It's written by Dustin Lance Black, 'Milk,' a gay screenwriter who has been active in the gay marriage movement.