Scott Eastwood who is the son of legendary actor/director, Clint Eastwood tried to get roles for his father’s films but he was turned down. Yes, turned down by his own father. Scott auditioned for a role in “American Sniper” and badly wanted to be a part of that film but Clint said no. There were also other films that Scott wanted to be a part of too but Clint also said no. The reason? Clint gave him advice that if he wants to become an actor then he must earn it. Scott also said that Clint is old-school and there are no “hand outs”. Meaning just because you have a parent in the movie business doesn’t mean he/she will give you free hand-outs and free opportunities, you have to earn your way into the business yourself. Clint is trying to keep it real.
However, Clint didn’t turn down his son in all of his movies. Scott was in a few of Clint’s directed films such as “Flags of Our Fathers”, “Gran Torino” and “Invictus” probably because Clint had something that Scott could fit in.
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