Clint Eastwood Covers Esquire October 2012

Posted Thursday September 13, 2012 8:06 PM GMT

With his new movie "Trouble With The Curve" set to hit theaters on September 21st, Clint Eastwood found himself covering the October 2012 issue of Esquire magazine.

Sitting on a bar stool chair, the 82-year-old actor cleaned up in a dark suit and tie for Nigel Perry shot front page while opening up about his views on President Barack Obama and execution.

Highlights from Mr Eastwood's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Esquire!

On President Barack Obama:
"Can you imagine being him, surrounded by people all the time? I'd hate it. But he seems to like it. He seems to like what I'd hate, all the trappings of power. He said that if he failed in his first term he wouldn't seek a second. Well, here it is - unemployment's still up around 8 percent - and he's doing anything he possibly can to keep power."

On the difference between him and Mr. Obama:
"There are two kinds of people in this world. 'I' people and 'we' people. I've always tried to be a 'we' person. I think that our president is an 'I' person. He speaks as though he killed Osama bin Laden himself."

On the death penalty:
"There's not a guy in the world that wouldn't want to drop the hammer on [killers]. But in our society you have certain people trying to analyze what we give them for lethal injection. What's the difference? Battery acid would be fine."

On his wife's reality show, "Mrs. Eastwood & Company:"
"I have nothing to do with that. I'm not a reality-TV kind of guy, but it's almost like we're living in a reality show. Every day in this country, everybody keeps worrying about the deterioration of America and it's like a big reality show."

Photo Credit: Nigel Perry for Esquire