4:12 pm Aug. 30, 2012
Clint Eastwood will be the surprise speaker at the Republican National Convention tonight, according to Fox News and CNN.
Eastwood has been relatively active in politics over the years, on both sides of the aisle.
He served as mayor of Carmel, and supported Gray Davis as California's governor. But he also endorsed and gave money to John McCain in 2008, and had some kind words for Ron Paul early in the primary season.
He seems to be a kind of libertarian-conservative, but that didn't stop him from partnering with Nancy Reagan to do some dramatic PSAs in the 1980s, to help fight the war on drugs.