— Larry Elder (@larryelder) August 10, 2021
It was not clear whether Eastwood’s message constituted a formal endorsement.
Eastwood, who spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention, has continued to make groundbreaking films into his nineties.
Elder has emerged as the main contender in most polls, out of a field of more than 40 candidates vying to replace Newsom. Other leading candidates include Democrat Kevin Paffrath, a real estate investor and YouTuber; former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; former gubernatorial challenger John Cox; and former Olympian and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner.