Scott Eastwood’s star has been getting bigger and bigger in Hollywood since he starred in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride and was the love interest in Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” video. His unbelievable good looks, natural charm and down-to-earth personality have started to turn heads, not only in Hollywood but with fans around the world. He only had a handful of acting roles when he took on The Longest Ride but has gained momentum with roles in major films including Suicide Squad, The Fate of the Furious and Snowden. Many are well aware that he is in fact the son of the legendary Clint Eastwood, however there are many things still not widely known about the budding star. Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Scott Eastwood.
10. Dad’s Legacy
When Scott Eastwood first started out, he decided to use his mother’s last name, Reeves, to avoid nepotism given his dad’s status in Hollywood. “People assumed that I would have everything handed to me, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I was on my own doing the grind,” he told Town & Country. In fact, that was part of the reason his acting career didn’t take off until his late twenties — he didn’t want his dad to influence his career and decided to do many different jobs before acting and deciding he could make it on his own, but still enjoy the legacy of being an Eastwood. “I wanted to earn it on my own merit [but] at some point you say, ‘F–k it. That’s my dad’s last name, that’s my legacy.”