Vandalized Clint Eastwood Cutout Seeks Safe Home in Glendale Hills

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    A life-sized cardboard cutout of actor, director and politician Clint Eastwood stands next to an empty chair cutout September 5, 2012 north of Los Angeles, California. Eastwood's 12-minute conversation with an empty chair representing President Barack Obama sparked much attention at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Cutout figures of movie western icons Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Gene Autry have been erected overlooking the Glendale Freeway by a local artist.

    Clint Eastwood may soon be available at all hours to take photos with hikers in the hills of Glendale - sort of.

    The Glendale City Council is considering accepting a life-sized plywood cutout of the actor and director dressed as a cowboy from an artist whose previous cutouts were vandalized along a trail.

    The artist first erected the cutout in 2012 in a pose from the 1964 film "A Fist Full of Dollars," designed to greet hikers and silhouette against the sky for drivers on the freeway below. Similar cutouts of John Wayne and Gene Autry were also put up on nearby hills, the city said.

    The Eastwood cutout was vandalized and eventually went missing , the city said.

    The artist is now proposing that the city accept his cutout as an art piece and find a secure location in the hills for the next cutout, yet still be visible for hikers and drivers along the freeway.

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