It is not uncommon for certain actors to have parents who also worked in the film industry. Scott Eastwood is the son of Hollywood legend, Clint Eastwood, who is a veteran actor. The details of Scott Eastwood’s family is one that makes for an interesting story as he hails from a blended family of some sorts. In his effort to build his career, Scott Eastwood sought to move away from his fathers’ influences and make a name for himself. He tried to earn recognition without having to rely on his father’s fame or success in Hollywood. This was a herculean task for him, but he ultimately found a way to achieve this.
Scott Eastwood’s Birth Was The Result Of An Affair
The actor was born Scott Clinton Reeves on the 21st of March, 1986 to Clint Eastwood and Jacelyn Reeves. But the state of his parent’s relationship was not one that was conventional. The relationship between Jacelyn Reeves and Clint Eastwood is believed to have started when the two met at an inn called Hog’s Breath.
Reeves worked as a flight attendant when she met Clint and their relationship began sometime in the 1980s. What they had was an affair, as Eastwood was in a relationship with fellow actress Sondra Locke at the time. His promiscuity and inability to remain faithful were a feature of all his relationships including the one he had with Locke who he claimed was the ‘love of his life’.
He Pretended Not To Be Clint Eastwood’s Son When He Began His Career
As the son of one of Hollywood veterans, choosing to lead a career as an actor meant that he had big shoes to fill. It also meant that he had his father’s career to leverage on and grow as an actor, but Scott Eastwood did not want to go through this route.
Instead, he chose to identify with his birth name, Reeves. This meant that it took him longer to get to the point he was hoping to get in his career but Scott Eastwood did not mind. He had his debut as an actor in 2006 when he played Roberto Lundsford in Flags of Our Fathers. Eastwood was credited as Scott Reeves for this role as well as the four roles he subsequently featured in.
He Has Numerous Half-Siblings
Scott Eastwood is the fifth of Clint Eastwood’s eight children and the latter is well known for the many relationships he had in his prime and the children that came from those relationships – some of which have been called bastards by the media because of the actor’s refusal to acknowledge them as his kids. As a result of this, Scott Eastwood has a number of siblings.
The only sibling that Scott Eastwood shares the same mother with is his younger sister, Kathryn Eastwood, who was born on February 2, 1988. Like all the other children Eastwood has, he was not present for the birth of any of Reeves’ children. Scott and his sister were both assigned their mother’s surname when they were born. The lives of Scott and Kathryn Eastwood were kept away from the public eye for many years as Jacelyn chose to not file for a paternity suit, and kept her kids away from unwanted attention.
Scott’s eldest sibling is Laurie Murray who was born in 1954 from an affair that his father had with a woman who has remained unknown. Laurie was also given up for adoption by her mother. Then in 1964, Clint Eastwood’s second child, Kimber Tunis was born. She was followed by Kyle and Alison Eastwood in 1968 and 1972 respectively and they were the result from Clint’s relationship with Jazz singer, Keely Smith.
After Scott, Francesca Eastwood was born in 1993 from Clint Eastwood’s relationship with Frances Fisher, an actress he met while he was making Pink Cadillac. The youngest of the lot, Morgan, was born in 1996 while Hollywood veteran was married to Dina Ruiz, a news anchor.
Scott Eastwood Has A Good Relationship With His Father
The relationship Scott Eastwood had with his father while growing is one that he remembers fondly as the senior Eastwood made it a point to be active in his son’s life.
On the other hand, the nature of the relationship Scott Eastwood has with his half-siblings is not clear. Some of them are successful artists and entertainers such as Kyle, Francesca, and Alison but the rest lead quiet lives away from the public.
Losing His Girlfriend Has Added To His Struggle With Love
Taking a cue from his mother who bore children for one of the most famous men in the world and kept it a secret, Scott Eastwood has mastered the art of keeping his private life very private. He, however, has revealed how the death of his girlfriend affected him.
Scott Eastwood was in a relationship with Jewel Brangman but she died in 2014 after she was killed by a faulty airbag after being involved in a minor car accident. The actor talked about how this has affected his ability to fully give himself to any relationship.
What Major Works Is Scott Eastwood Known For?
As Clint Eastwood’s career grew, he transitioned from just acting to becoming a director and Scott Eastwood made attempts to audition for his father’s work, which to a very large extent has been an effort in futility as he has not been very successful.
He made a small appearance in the 2008 film Gran Torino which his father directed and also took up a minor role in the biographical Invictus, playing Joel Stransky. One of Scott Eastwood’s failed attempts to work with his father was when he auditioned for a role in another biographical film, this time it was the 2014 American Sniper.
On the bright side, Scott Eastwood has been able to establish himself out of his father’s influence and has not been stuck lurking in the shadows of his famous father’s career. In 2016, Scott Eastwood played one of his biggest roles when he was cast as Lieutenant GQ Edwards in the anti-superhero film Suicide Squad.
Later that year, he was in Snowden, a biographical film on the life of Edward Snowden. Scott Eastwood was cast alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. Fury, a 2014 film features the actor in the supporting role of Sergeant Miles. The Fate of the Furious, Overdrive, and Pacific Rim: Uprising are some other films that have featured the talents of Scott Eastwood.