Clint Eastwood stands tall at six-foot-four and 91 years old, remaining one of the most iconic Hollywood cowboys in history. And in honor of the Clint Eastwood legacy, his son Scott Eastwood, an equally dynamic American actor, shared a gritty throwback photo of the “The Mule” star on Instagram.
Scott Eastwood provides little context for the Clint Eastwood throwback photo in the caption. He simply writes, “Eastwood.”
The photo shows the American icon working on a chicken wing which explains the seemingly random emoji at the end of Scott Eastwood’s caption. The grainy black and white captures the dynamic actor with his long legs sprawled in front of him, elbows resting on his thighs, and his eyebrows furrowed. Aside from the chicken wing dwarfed by Clint Eastwood’s large hands, the image is the perfect conveyance of classic Hollywood masculinity.
Clint Eastwood fans took to the comments section to share their love for both the elder and younger Eastwood.
“The best,” wrote one Clint Eastwood fan. “Miss seeing him on screen.” To Scott Eastwood, they said, “You look a lot like your dad.”
Another Scott Eastwood follower wrote, in reference to the central chicken wing, “You’re dad really is that cool at everything he does.”
Well, when you have one of the biggest names in Hollywood, you’re bound to set trends, no matter how menial that trend might be.
Clint Eastwood Regrets Just One Acting Decision
Alongside John Wayne, Clint Eastwood’s name is practically synonymous with the Western film genre. But at one time, the Western film actor partook in a musical and it turned out to be one of the worst experiences of his career.
Eastwood spoke about his experience acting in the 1969 musical “Paint Your Wagon” during an interview with Empire. And he made it clear he wouldn’t do it twice.
In speaking to the outlet, the dynamic actor said, “I was crazy enough to try anything. I’ve always been interested in music. My father was a singer. And I had some knowledge of it. Although what I was doing in that picture was not singing.”
“Paint Your Wagon” follows the story of two unlikely prospector partners as they share the same wife in one of California’s goldrush-era mining towns. In creating the musical, Clint Eastwood starred alongside Lee Marvin and Jean Seberg.
Instead of just straight-up singing, as we might expect from a modern-day musical, Clint Eastwood was instead left navigating his lines in a sing-song-like way. And unless your a diehard musical fanatic, the thought sounds absolutely unappealing.
In fact, the style of the musical almost lead Eastwood to quit. Eastwood shared of the experience, “I was away shooting, ‘Where Eagles Dare,’ and they flew over (Alan Jay Lerner and Director Joshua Logan) and talked me back.”
After multiple rewrites, Eastwood further shared the musical had become much lighter, stating, “it just didn’t have the dynamics that the original script did.”