When possibly choking to death on a piece of cheese, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?”
If Clint Eastwood is in the house, the answer is yes.
The Oscar-winning director and “Dirty Harry” star saved a man’s life Wednesday night by using the Heimlich maneuver, according to multiple media reports. In his guise as the chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Eastwood attended a volunteers party at the Monterey Conference Center on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which is a PGA Tour event.
It was there that tournament director Steve John began choking on a piece of cheese.
“I saw that look in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes,” Eastwood told local newspaper the Carmel Pine Cone.
Eastwood sprung into action and performed the Heimlich maneuver on the 200-pound tournament director, whose credited the 83 year-old Hollywood legend with saving his life.
“He’s strong,” John told the Pine Cone. “The cheese popped out, and I was fine.”
Eastwood said it was his first time using the Heimlich in a real life-threatening situation. “I gave him three good jolts, and that got it out,” Eastwood told the Pine Cone.
Warner Bros. will release Eastwood’s next film, “Jersey Boys,” this summer. The director will then segue to the Bradley Cooper movie “American Sniper.”