Clint Eastwood is one of Hollywood's best known non-Democrats -- though it would be foolish to call the famed director an outright Republican. After all, while he voted for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1951, and supported Republican presidents through Ronald Reagan, Eastwood has considered himself a libertarian since 1997. However, in an interview with GQ for the October issue -- which features Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' star Leonardo DiCaprio on the cover -- the former mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea in California sounds like a regular MSNBC commentator when discussing the hot-button issue of same-sex marriage.

"Over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked," Eastwood told GQ writer Mark Harris. "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.' These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don't give a f-ck 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. [...] They go on and on with all this bullsh-t about 'sanctity' - don't give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."

'J. Edgar' -- the Eastwood-directed, Dustin Lance Black-scripted biopic of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover -- arrives in theaters on Nov. 9. Here's guessing National Organization of Marriage members will not purchase advanced tickets.

[via GQ]

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J. Edgar
R 2011
Based on 42 critics

J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) becomes the first director of the FBI. Read More

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