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Enough already with Clint Eastwood

So in addition to being the first person to recieve an Academy Award for being a good person (“previous post”:http://duenos.net/article/5/for-the-mpaa-its-republicans-over-refugees ) Clint Eastwood has just been given membership in the French Legion of Honor. The reason for the award? According to Jacques Chirac, Eastwood represented the “best in Hollywood” and the award was in recognition for his “immense talent” and “genius as a director.” At least it’s not Charlton Heston.
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For the MPAA it's Republicans over refugees

Actor/director Clint Eastwood is set to receive the first humanitarian award ever given by the MPAA. The reason given for the award is "decades… of decency and goodness of spirit in his movie making" which I”ll admit is true. Eastwood”s recent movies have been heartwarming and admittedly both decent and good, but should this award be going to someone more rewarding?

In the last 6 years Angelina Jolie has exemplified humanitarianism bringing millions of dollars, an international spotlight, and legislative attention as a UNHCR goodwill ambassador to the problem of refugees and displaced persons. Eastwood, the former mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA is hardly in the same league.

BBC Article on Eastwood”s upcoming award and another to an Angelina Jolie fan site that I may or may not have spent two hours exploring.