August 31st, 2012
10:03 AM ET
Clint Eastwood isn't running for office, but his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday has drawn just as much attention as anything Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said.
The 82-year-old actor's conversation with a chair, meant to symbolize an invisible President Obama, drew reactions from all sides, including plenty of jokes from his Hollywood contemporaries. Who knew a piece of furniture could elicit this much response?
Actor Zach Braff and "SNL" star Seth Meyers kidded:
While Zachary Quinto and Olivia Munn were plainly confused:
Patton Oswalt gave a nod to the immediate and overwhelming reaction Eastwood's speech had on Twitter ("SNL's" Meyers also gave a tip of the hat, posting, "Respect to Clint. 82 years old and putting Twitter over capacity."):
And while Roseanne Barr succinctly summed up some of the more negative reactions:
Some of Eastwood's celebrity peers tweeted words of support:
Of course, we can't talk about Twitter reaction without offering the president's response:
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