Clint Eastwood Likes To Keep It In The Family

March 18, 2009 by  
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In a world where it’s all about who you know, not what you know, nepotism is the holy grail for creatives who would otherwise struggle pennilessly for years to get where they are today.

We can only wonder at where talents like Stella McCartney and Peaches Geldof (I use the word ‘talent’ as loosely as a worn out pair of sagging swimming trunks in Peaches’ case) would be in a world where Daddy wasn’t famous. And now the untouchable Clint Eastwood is playing the game too, presumably in a more dignified cowboy-style manner, elevating his son through the competitive ranks of film to sit atop his gilded pedestal.

With a cameo in Gran Torino under his belt (as the hapless whiter-than-white homeboy Trey) Scott Eastwood (or Reeves as he prefers to be known) is soon to appear in his father’s next project which sees Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela in an epic about South African Rugby and apartheid.

Clint has a history of keeping his friends close and his enemies – sorry, family – even closer, son Kyle has previously worked on the soundtracks for Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and Flags of Our Fathers, and daughter Alison played the female lead in Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil. For twenty first century success, it’s all about connections people.

It’s just a shame my Dad’s a plumber…sigh.