Clint Eastwood: How the Actor’s Son Scott Could Be Following in His Footsteps

by Samantha Whidden

Clint Eastwood’s son Scott Eastwood is making quite a name for himself in Hollywood these days. Now it seems like the younger Eastwood may be following in his father’s footsteps in terms of acting as well as producing and directing.

Born in 1986, Scott Eastwood is the son of Clint Eastwood and Jacelyn Reeves. Clint had an affair with Jacelyn and she conceived Scott and Kathryn Eastwood during the relationship.  The kids seemed to remain out of the spotlight until the mid-2000s. Scott’s first acting job was in 2006 in the film Flags of Our Fathers. His first breakout film was The Longest Ride. Most recently, Scott starred alongside Josh Hartnett, Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, and Rocci Willaims in the 2021 film, Wrath of Man. 

In a 2015 interview with Cowboys & Indians, Scott shares his thoughts about following in Clint Eastwood’s footsteps in terms of producing and directing.

“I just take it day by day,” Scott says. But producing, I think is something I’m doing more and more.” He then says directing may be the next project. He also calls himself a Clint Eastwood fan.

Scott Talks Relationship With Clint Eastwood 

In a 2016 interview with Esquire, Scott and Clint Eastwood share details about their relationship.

“My father’s definitely old-school,” Scott declares. “And he raised me with integrity – to be [at] places on time, show up, and work hard.” 

While sharing more details about his childhood, Scott says that he lived with his mother in Hawaii until he “pissed” her off. Then he came to live with Clint Eastwood and did the same thing – pissed him off. Clint proclaims, “He was a pretty good kid. Not much of a problem. His mother gave him a lot of values because she’s a good person.” 

Scott then discusses his experience working with his father by stating he has seen from Clint Eastwood’s transition into being a director that’s where the power lies in the entertainment industry.  Clint then describes the younger Eastwood as smart and doing a lot of things. He is also learning about every film he works on.

“And that’s one of the secrets,” Clint states. “With everything you do, learn something new about yourself.”

Scott also reflects on the advice that Clint gave him years ago.

“As an actor, I never went back to my trailer. I always hung out on set and learned.” Scott explains that the advice stuck with him and even asked questions on the set of The Fast of the Furious about camera angles. 

In regards to how he is similar to Clint Eastwood, Scott goes on to add, I just do what he does: Keep moving forward. You can’t look back or think about that kind of stuff too much.”

Scott Eastwood’s latest projects Dangerous and I Want You Back are both in post-production. He is also producing House of the Holy.