Clint Eastwood's son Scott changed his stage name to reflect his family connection at the request of his father.
The movie legend's 27-year-old son has followed his dad into the film industry but started his career as Scott Reeves, using his mother's last name in a bid to distance himself from the veteran actor/director.
Scott says he wanted a chance to prove himself as an actor without trading off his father's fame, but his dad eventually convinced him to change his name back.
He tells the New York Post, "I wanted to make it on my own and to at least see if I could do it by myself. Everyone wants to pitch Eastwood; that's the cheapest game in the book. Can you make it on your own? Can you stand on your own two feet? If you're not good, if you can't carry your weight in the audition room... it doesn't matter what your last name is... It (changing my name back to Eastwood) was one of those things, it was always going to happen."
True story: 1995?
I had a kid in my Jr. golf class, that was pretty active with a fairly short attention span and after 5 weeks of class he asks me if he could bring his dad next week to class. I say "sure" hoping this will help keep the kid "focused" (aka inline).
So the next week, I get a call from the driving range saying Clint Eastwood was up on the range and that I have a lesson with his kid. I'm thinking there has to be a mistake, I've got Jr. golf class ?
It turns out the kid was Scott Reeve's and he brought his dad Clint to class...Pretty cool.