The 27-year-old actor gets a photo opportunity and major lift from the October 2013 issue of Town & Country magazine, looking every inch the manly man stepping out of his 83-year-old father’s shadow.
By this time next year, after David Ayer’s big-budget World War II action movie, “Fury,” comes out, he’ll likely be an A-Lister–in his own right, that is.
“People assumed that I would have everything handed to me, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,” he tells the magazine. “I was on my own just doing the grind.”
Scott Eastwood Ready for Leading Roles
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Well, almost. He had small roles in four of his Dad’s films: “Flags of Our Fathers” in 2006, “Gran Torino” in 2008, “Invictus” in 2009 and last year’s “Trouble with the Curve.”
He’s also scored a half-dozen parts on his own in movies like 2007 film “An American Crime,” with Ellen Page and Catherine Keener and a small part in 2012 film “The Forger,” starring Lauren Bacall, Alfred Molina, Dina Eastwood, Hayden Panettiere and Josh Hutcherson.
He grew up mostly with his mom flight attendant Jaclyn Reeves, in Hawaii.
Clint wasn’t much of a presence in his early life. For years, the rugged actor was a serial womanizer, had dozens of affairs, a couple of marriages and other illegitimate children.
He dated Reeves secretly during his 14-year cohabitation with actress Sandra Locke. Although he had no children with Locke, he had two with Reeves, Scott and sister Kathryn Reeves.
Eastwood’s relationship with Locke ended in a bitter palimony suit. She filed it after he boxed up her belongings and changed the locks to their house while she was out of town.
Not the most manly way to end a relationship, but that isn’t deterring Scott. “I want to be a man’s man — not a kid actor or a glitzy pop star but a no-bullshit leading man,” he said.
“As a director and an actor, my dad’s motto is ‘Tell the truth.’ The only way of doing that is having life experiences and being a storyteller.”
In “Fury,” due out in 2014, Scott will get his chance, opposite Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman. The movie is about a U.S. tank crew in the closing days of of the war.
The photo shoot by photographer Noe DeWitt takes place aboard Freesia, a classic, 76-foot Hinckley yacht, styled by Will Kahn, with hair by Zaiya Latt, makeup by Carmindy & Co. and produced by hgproducers.com.