50 Days of Scott Eastwood, Day 2: His Relationship with His Father

Scott says Clint is “old-school.”

Welcome to 50 Days of Scott Eastwood, a Just PMSing original series, where we dive deep into the man, the myth, the legend, Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Scott Eastwood, actor and Hottest Man Alive, might be best known for being the son of Clint Eastwood and flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves. (Scott is Clint’s fifth child, however on Scott’s birth certificate, it reads “Father Declined.”) In almost every interview Scott does, the reporter asks about his father.

Scott grew up in Hawaii with his mother but moved to California to live with his dad when he was in high school. Scott says he first realized his dad was the Clint Eastwood when he was 8 and watched Unforgiven. Scott was a rebellious child, often sneaking out. One time Clint punched Scott in the face for leaving his sister at a party. Scott always describes his father as old-school, adding that Clint makes Scott audition to be in Clint’s movies. Scott auditioned for American Sniper (he didn’t get it, but editor’s note: He should have). In the beginning of his career, Scott didn’t want to get jobs by simply being Clint’s son, so Scott went by his mother’s last name until eventually taking on Eastwood.

“My dad is very old-school and he’s very, very tough on his sons —I have an older brother — and it just doesn’t happen like that in our family,” Scott said on Joe Rogan’s podcast. “There’s no handouts. You want something, you gotta go get it and I can’t thank him enough for that because it never gave me any backup. It didn’t make me go, ‘Well, I can just sit around.’ It created drive. Hard work and drive and those are all the things it takes to make somebody successful.”

One time Scott took a date to dinner with his dad and Clint told the date to ditch Scott and go out with him. I think about this once a week.

The point is: They have a relationship. An old-school one!

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