Clint Eastwood and his son, Scott, didn’t live under the same roof until Scott was in high school. That’s when Scott moved from Hawaii to California.
“Shut up and listen.”
Scott, an actor and model, relayed that morsel of Clint Eastwood advice during an interview with Route magazine. It was printed last December. He’s one of Clint Eastwood’s seven children. His mother is Jacelyn Reeves, who was a flight attendant when she met Clint.
Scott Eastwood spent the early part of his life in Hawaii. He initially went by Scott Reeves. No one realized his dad was Clint Eastwood.
“I grew up fishing, doing a lot of diving, a lot of surfing, a lot of ocean activities,” Scott Eastwood told Route. “I had a pretty simple childhood to be honest.
Eastwood added: “I lived with my mom for the first half and we lived between California and Hawaii. When I was young, we spent a lot of time in rural California, like up at my dad’s ranch in Northern California, riding horses and fishing. Same in Hawaii.
“We had a bunch of acres. We lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, on thirty acres of ranchland (behind) Parker Ranch, which is one of the biggest ranches in Hawaii. Actually, I think one of the biggest ranches in the United States. It was known for Black Angus cattle.”
Scott Used To Use Different Last Name to Audition for Clint Eastwood Movies
Scott Eastwood is now 35. He looks so much like a younger version of Clint Eastwood. But he didn’t want other movie people to know who he was. Scott wanted to get parts based on his talent, not his dad’s last name. That’s probably another lesson Clint Eastwood taught him. He actually was turned down for a part in American Sniper, one of his dad’s movies.
He said he never grew up around a ton of famous people, other than his father. But Clint Eastwood was probably one of the most famous people in the country. Scott described him as “old school.”
“I lived more of a normal childhood because my dad was pretty old school when I lived with him,” Scott Eastwood said. “There were no real handouts. It wasn’t like that. It was like, ‘Get a job. You want something, go out and get a job and make a career for yourself.’ “
Scott Eastwood certainly has made something of himself. His latest project is the Guy Ritchie movie Wrath of Man. Two other movies are in post-production — Dangerous and I Want You Back.
He’s appeared in several Clint Eastwood movies including Flags of Our Fathers, Gran Torino and Invictus.
And there’s another piece of solid advice that father passed on to son.
“He raised me with integrity,” Scott Eastwood told Esquire. “To be places on time, show up and work hard.”