Clint Eastwood speaks on stage during a presentation during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has hit out at political correctness, claiming one of his greatest films could not have been produced in today's climate.
The 86-year-old regaled the Cannes Film Festival also predicted a possible return to acting and decried what he perceives to be the world's collective loss of sense of humour.
Eastwood was honored with several screenings of his films, including one marking the 25th anniversary of 'Unforgiven.' In a conversation on Sunday, the 86-year-old director said he would revisit acting 'someday.'
The last time Eastwood appeared on screen was 2012's 'Trouble With the Curve.' Before that, he starred in his own 2008 film, 'Gran Torino.'
Eastwood didn't talk about current political events, but while discussing his then-controversial 1971 film 'Dirty Harry,' he waded into a topic he's touched on before: political correctness.
'A lot of people thought it was politically incorrect,' Eastwood said of 'Dirty Harry.' 'That was at the beginning of the era that we're in now, where everybody thinks everyone's politically correct. We're killing ourselves by doing that. We've lost our sense of humour.'