what we talk about when we talk about scott eastwood
Photography by Randall Mesdon
WHEN ANYONE TALKS ABOUT SCOTT EASTWOOD THESE DAYS — and make no mistake, people are talking about Scott Eastwood with increasing frequency — the conversations almost always entail a very specific qualifier. Whether it’s his career as an actor and a penchant for swaggering displays of rugged manhood, or that hard-eyed Spaghetti Western hero’s squint, it all tends to be chalked up to patrimonial good fortune, even if that is only part of the story. Put another way, Eastwood’s genetic inheritance as the son of Clint Fucking Eastwood must be weighed against Scott’s self-determination to progress as an actor — a real actor, the face of quality films — not a wannabe second-gen movie star.
“I’ve been doing this for thirteen plus years now and it’s been an interesting evolution. First, it’s smaller parts in bigger films. Then it’s a little bigger part(s) in smaller films. Then it’s a lead in a really small film. A slightly bigger part in some slightly bigger films. And then a lead in a studio film.” — Scott Eastwood
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