Clint Eastwood’s "American Sniper" broke box office records this weekend en route to a $100+ million opening. By both critical and commercial measures, the film appears to be an overwhelming success.
Despite that success, some have taken issue with the movie – most notably documentary maker Michael Moore.
“My uncle killed by sniper in WW2,” he tweeted out on Sunday. “We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse.”
It’s probably a safe bet that Moore isn’t Eastwood’s favorite person in the world right now.
This week, MRC TV dug up an old National Board Review dinner from 2005, and as it turns out, Moore and Eastwood were never shy about taking shots at each other. While the two were being honored for their movies that year, Eastwood said something pretty funny during his speech.
"Michael Moore and I actually have a lot in common – we both appreciate living in a country where there’s free expression,” he began. “But, Michael, if you ever show up at my front door with a camera – I’ll kill you.”
As noted by the Washington Examiner, the audience ate it up.
“I mean it. . .” Eastwood added.
Well, if he didn’t mean it back then – he definitely means it now.