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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Clint Eastwood's Face to Replace Angry Facebook Emoji

At 86 years old, Hollywood renaissance man Clint Eastwood refuses to lose relevance. The iconic cranky face of such characters as Dirty Harry and Chair Talking Grouch will now become the cranky face of the Facebook "angry" emoji.

The idea came from the Facebook design team that began sending in-house work messages with the sour expression of Eastwood as a joke. The joke caught on and eventually, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave the go ahead to make Mr. Eastwood's face an official Facebook response option. In a deal with the actor/director, he will receive fractions of a penny for each time his image is used. While this alone removes the need for Eastwood to work another day in his life, he is currently editing a four hour feature on the story of how his face became a Facebook fixture. "Emoji" stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Brie Larson, Rooney Mara, Mark Ruffalo, Kate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Mickey Rourke, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bryan Cranston.

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