Clint Eastwood fills in for Charlton Heston at the 1973 Oscars

Clint Eastwood talks to Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show about how he was pegged to fill in for the absent Charlton Heston at the 1973 Academy Awards.

Here’s the broadcast itself, with Eastwood appearing at 11:25.

According to the Academy, “Charlton Heston got a flat tire on the way to the ceremony and arrived late.”