|Actor Clint Eastwood addresses an empty chair and questions it as if it is U.S. President Obama, as he endorses Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the final session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed
President Barack Obama is taking the high road after watching Clint Eastwood poke fun at him at the Republican National Convention in Florida last week, insisting the opinionated movie legend is "a great actor".
The Dirty Harry star pretended to grill an invisible Obama, suggesting it was time he was replaced as President, during a quirky appearance at the last night of the political get together.
But the U.S. leader is refusing to fight back and take aim at the actor, as he prepares for his Democrat party's convention this week.
The President says, "He (Eastwood) is a great actor, and an even better director. I think the last few movies that he's made have been terrific.
"One thing about being President or running for president - if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession."