You may have seen some of Scott Eastwood’s movies and thought to yourself how you have seen him somewhere before but can’t remember. Well, folks, if you’re a fan of either Clint Eastwood films such as Gran Torino or watched Taylor Swift’s Wildest Dream 2015 music video, then that’s where you might have seen the gorgeous blue-eyed actor.
Scott Eastwood: A Rising Hollywood Star
He’s handsome, sweet, and talented – Scott Eastwood is one Hollywood icon of Clint Eastwood’s children. Born on March 21, 1986, his mother is flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves, and he was conceived when his father was dating his first wife, Maggie Johnson. Two years after he was born, he had a younger sister named Kathryn, and the rest of their six remaining siblings are only from their father’s side.
In terms of Clint Eastwood’s fame and fortune, Scott shared that the pros and cons are related to the American actor-director. The young actor actually used his given name to avoid nepotism and proudly shared how he pretty much auditioned in all of his father’s movies. This means he relied on his skills and talents rather than on his connection.
Moreover, his charming physique and Eastwood’s charisma didn’t miss by the crowd. In fact, his love life is always part of interview questions of reporters. Scott revealed in 2016 that he was traumatized when his former girlfriend, Jewel Brangman, died in a vehicular accident in 2014. It scared him to enter a new relationship and, even after to this day, remained single.
Today, Scott focuses on creating more films and increasing his current net worth of an estimated $10 million. With this, let’s take a look back on the 10 best Scott Eastwood movies.
1. “The Longest Ride” (2015)
Who could go wrong with Nicholas Sparks’ romance novel? Scott Eastwood played the cowboy and risk-taking bull-rider protagonist Luke Collins. They love interest with a young college student named Sophia Danko that’s played by Britt Robertson. In the story, the couple helped an elder widower Ira Levinson who was trapped in his car after an accident. Their love gets intertwined with Levinson’s past love story, and they must face the challenges of Luke’s dangerous career.
For “The Longest Ride” film, Scott Eastwood won Choice Movie Actor in a Drama for Teen Choice Awards in 2015.
2. “Texas Chainsaw 3D” (2013)
One of the best slasher films franchise of all time, “Texas Chainsaw 3D” is the seventh film in the franchise. In the direction of John Luessenhop, fans highly anticipated this project which earned $47.2 million over the movie’s $20 million expenses. Scott played Deputy Carl Hartman. He was a child of Burt and the Town deputy as well. The success of this film opened up more doors for another sequel Texas Chainsaw 4 and Leatherfacein 2013 and 2017, respectively.
3. “Fury” (2014)
“Fury” encompassed how it was in World War II. US tank crews fighting in Nazi Germany circles around their lives like a big documentary special. Fury was a highly-anticipated film that earned a total of $85.8 million among the Canadian and US fans. Meanwhile, the movie also earned $126 million in other countries worldwide. They had a budget of $68 million and had a total sale of $211.8 million which means it deserves a spot on Scott Eastwood’s best movies.
4. “The Outpost” (2020)
Although the premiere was canceled due to COVID-19, “The Outpost” still generally garnered positive reviews and praises for the battle sequence concerning the portrayal of soldier characters. Directed by Rod Lurie, it stayed on the highest-ranking on iTunes and AppleTV. It got a 93% approval rating out of 96 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, which resulted in a rating of 7.9/10. The film was praised by the ones who have experienced the war. They have captured the real perspective of a soldier’s life, the warfare, and the atmosphere during that time.
5. “Pride” (2007)
On March 23, 2007, “Pride” was released as a biopic drama in Lionsgate Entertainment. It took inspiration from James “Jim” Ellis’s life. He was a pool instructor from Philadelphia. The plot is about the life of a black male who’s struggling to find employment, even college-educated. Racist opposition and treachery are some of the topics that are given light into the film. It won Best Film For Mature Audiences in MovieGuide Awards and Consiglio dei Bambini Prize in Rome Film Fest both in 2008.
6. “Suicide Squad” (2016)
One of the most popular films at the box office, “Suicide Squad,” an American DC Comic’s supervillain team superhero that brought a lot of attention for its unconventional group. Thanks to comic book fanatics, it has a strong start and earned $746 million, which earned the tenth spot on the rankings for film grosses. It created mixed reactions among viewers. The critics applauded the cast and makeup effects, but the plot, direction, editing, and characters were questioned. Nevertheless, it still deserves a spot on the list.
7. “Gran Torino” (2008)
Clint Eastwood is the producer and director of “Gran Torino” who is Scott’s father. The first big-screen American movie to have Hmong Americans, it’s full of funny, moving, and fascinating old-school fables. What makes it stand out among other films of Scott Eastwood is that out of 237 surveyed critics it received 81% positive reviews in Rotten Tomatoes. Nicole Sperling of Entertainment Weekly says that it’s a film with a commercial clasp on the lives of people. The film was named Best Foreign Film at the France César Awards in 2010.
8. “The Fate of the Furious” (2017)
The film is a balanced mix of funny and serious. This is an action and suspense film directed by F. Gray Gray with the script of Chris Morgan. Following the Furious 7 in 2015, many praised the performances and action sequences grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide. The heroes have walked to the unfortunate zone of the world, where it is necessary to save it from the charming and beautiful beast crowned by the wisdom of Joker.
9. “Invictus” (2009)
Nelson Mandela is the most beloved and by far the greatest of all South African leaders. “Invictus” is directed again by Scott’s famous father, Clint Eastwood, and made into a biographical film. Scott tried out for the film and won a role as the Springboks’ goal kicker and fly-half Joel Stransky. The film’s main leads are Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.
10. “Snowden” (2016)
With excellent cinematography, solid emotional dialogue, solid character development, and perfect pacing, “Snowden” is a masterpiece that needs to be watched by everyone. It’s a drama where you can see Gordon-Levitt’s & Shailene Woodley giving their most mature and excellent performance as it is based on a true story. Scott Eastwood did tremendously well in the movie where he played Trevor James. Snowden earned a staggering $21.6 million in the borders of Canada and the US and $15.7 million from other parts of the globe.
Clint Eastwood’s son has made an excellent name for himself without needing the help of his Hollywood icon father. He’s like a total package, just like the senior Eastwood, but minus the affairs and children. What among Scott Eastwood’s movies do you love?
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