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No, Clint Eastwood Didn't Threaten To Kill Michael Moore

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 22:  Recipient of the Fandango Fan Choice award for Favorite Film of 2014, 'American Sniper,' Clint Eas
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 22: Recipient of the Fandango Fan Choice award for Favorite Film of 2014, 'American Sniper,' Clint Eastwood speaks onstage during CinemaCon and Warner Bros. Pictures Present “The Legend of Cinema Luncheon: A Salute to Clint Eastwood” at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Clint Eastwood was honored on Wednesday night at CinemaCon's “Legend of Cinema Luncheon: A Salute to Clint Eastwood." In addition to being recognized for his entire body of work, specifically last year's "American Sniper," he participated in a lengthy Q&A, which ended with a jab at filmmaker Michael Moore.

Moore notably criticized "American Sniper," and came under fire when he tweeted, "My uncle [was] killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders are worse." He then wrote a long Facebook post detailing his support for U.S. troops.

At the time, Eastwood stayed quiet about Moore's criticism, but on Wednesday, he addressed the alleged feud. “Everyone keeps saying I threatened to kill Michael Moore,” he said. “That's not true ... but it isn't a bad idea."

Later, he spoke about when Moore ambush-interviewed Charlton Heston for his 2002 documentary, "Bowling For Columbine." "Once years ago somebody asked me what I would do if a guy like [Moore] came to my house and started filming like they did with Charlton Heston … and I thought, well if he's on your property, I guess you can shoot him."

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