Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the Republican National Convention
Actor Clint Eastwood addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Photo by AP
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Clint Eastwood is starring in a new ad to support Republican Mitt Romney's election to the White House.

The actor criticizes President Barack Obama's economic record over video of a shuttered factory and an unemployment line. Eastwood says a second term would be a "rerun of the first, and our country just couldn't survive that."

The Academy Award winner was mocked after he made an unscripted appearance at the Republican National Convention, addressing an empty chair as if it were Obama.

The independent Republican group American Crossroads unveiled the ad Wednesday.