Actor and director Clint Eastwood addresses an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., a peculiar, rambling conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama that delayed programming to help promote GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

FILE – This Aug. 30, 2012 file photo shows actor Clint Eastwood addressing an empty chair at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. More than a week after Clint Eastwood delivered a speech to the Republican National Convention, the veteran Hollywood actor-director continues to be mocked for his peculiar, rambling conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama in an empty chair on stage, begging the question: Will his latest film also be playing to empty seats when it debuts later this month? (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)