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The Greatest Clint Eastwood Tweets

The actor went off script at the Republican National Convention today, yelled at an empty chair, lit up the crowd, and may have alarmed his TV audience. Twitter caught fire.

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Clint Eastwood's hologram looks so real!!!

Clint Eastwood's hologram looks so real!!!-- Jenny Johnson

That's what I thought! RT @dagdahlcast: Clint's doing an old Albert Brooks routine!

That's what I thought! RT @dagdahlcast: Clint's doing an old Albert Brooks routine!-- Albert Brooks

I was watching the convention, fell asleep on the couch, and had this weird dream that Clint Eastwood...Oh, wait a minute...#GOP2012

I was watching the convention, fell asleep on the couch, and had this weird dream that Clint Eastwood...Oh, wait a minute...#GOP2012-- Warren Smith

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eastwood representing libertarians around the country: pro freedom. anti war. and, more than likely, baked.

eastwood representing libertarians around the country: pro freedom. anti war. and, more than likely, baked.-- David Harsanyi

no i can't watch because i love Clint Eastwood so i can't watch because if he's having a weird live tv not-so-sane-moment i can't watch.

no i can't watch because i love Clint Eastwood so i can't watch because if he's having a weird live tv not-so-sane-moment i can't watch.-- Joe Hill

This is a perfect representation of the campaign: an old white man arguing with an imaginary Barack Obama.

This is a perfect representation of the campaign: an old white man arguing with an imaginary Barack Obama.-- Jamelle Bouie

Clint Eastwood has totally made my day-- Ezra Klein

Backstage somewhere, Clint Eastwood is yelling at people for almost sitting on Invisible Obama.

Backstage somewhere, Clint Eastwood is yelling at people for almost sitting on Invisible Obama.-- delrayser

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Eastwood/Chair 2012 http://t.co/rPXNyw3S

Eastwood/Chair 2012 http://t.co/rPXNyw3S-- Josh Rogin

Only possible Democratic response to Eastwood's performance is to have William Shatner sing "Rocket Man" as their keynote. #RNC

Only possible Democratic response to Eastwood's performance is to have William Shatner sing "Rocket Man" as their keynote. #RNC-- Christopher Orr

That was so awesome. Biden has to go shirtless for DNC to top it.

That was so awesome. Biden has to go shirtless for DNC to top it.-- Seth Meyers

If Clint ends this bit with "The Aristocrats!", I swear I'll vote for Romney.

If Clint ends this bit with "The Aristocrats!", I swear I'll vote for Romney.-- Erik Malinowski

Romney campaign says Eastwood was "ad libbing."

Romney campaign says Eastwood was "ad libbing."-- Sarah Huisenga

Respect to Clint. 82 years old and putting Twitter over capacity.

Respect to Clint. 82 years old and putting Twitter over capacity.-- Seth Meyers

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