Like his pops, Scott Eastwood is a man of few words. He looks like him, too, or like he did at that age (which is 30). It really is surreal having the son of Clint Eastwood in front of you. Unlike his father, the actor's eyes are a sharp blue, and his hair’s blonde. But it’s still like his old man time-traveled to this interview room straight from his “Rawhide” days. They have the same chiseled jaw, that same mix of old-fashioned macho manliness and laid-back charm. (Here's a decent side-by-side.) And like his dad, he’s intimidating and welcoming at the same time. You want to impress him, even if you don’t.
Also surreal: Talking to Scott Eastwood about a film made by someone whose politics are far from his father’s. Eastwood — who is becoming a “next big thing” in Hollywood, thanks to roles in roles in the Nicholas Sparks movie “The Longest Ride,” with “Fast 8” coming next year — has a small but key role in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” the firebrand’s contribution to the debate over the still-exiled whistleblower.
True, both Stone and the elder Eastwood voted for Reagan in 1980. (Yes, Oliver Stone once voted for Reagan.) But Stone eventually veered to the left, while Clint, in an instantly infamous Esquire interview, said he was “a little bit of everything,” before wearily saying he may vote for Trump, if only because he’s no fan of Hillary.
Does the younger Eastwood stray far from the tree? Whatever the answer is, he’s not as forthcoming about his beliefs as Clint. When asked how he feels about Snowden, especially after making a film that more or less portrays him as a patriot and American hero, he’s cryptic
“It doesn’t really matter,” Scott Eastwood replies with a cool shrug. “My opinion isn’t really worth that much.”