Hollywood star Clint Eastwood will speak at
the Republican National Convention Thursday, news reports said.
Convention officials said there would be a "mystery speaker" before Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes the stage, but they would neither confirm nor deny that it was Eastwood as reported by CNN and Fox News.
Eastwood, who is known for playing rugged, gun-slinging characters and directing blockbuster movies, has been a Republican supporter for a long time. In 2008 he supported John McCain and earlier ths month endorsed Romney for president earlier this month.
"Now more than ever do we need Governor Romney. I'm going to be voting for him," said the 82-year-old Eastwood in his endorsement. The Academy Award winner is not a stranger to politics. He served as mayor of the California town of Carmel from 1986-88.
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