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'Be a man': Clint Eastwood's son, Scott, reveals dad's best advice

Sep. 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM ET

Even without the famous last name, it wouldn't be hard to guess the identity of Scott Eastwood's father. The rising star is the spitting image of venerable actor Clint Eastwood. But the similarity doesn't end with their shared good looks. In addition to the genes, dad has passed on his best advice to his son.

Scott recently sat down with TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager and revealed some of the gems he's received.

  • "(Dad) didn't care what I did. He didn't care if I was a plumber or if I was an actor. He said, 'Whatever you do just do it well.'"

  • His father also told him to "be humble about (what you do), and be a good guy and tell the truth.'"

  • ... and to "be a man."

But being a man doesn't mean hiding one's emotions. While the younger Eastwood isn't sure if his upcoming film, "The Longest Ride," will prove to be a big-screen tearjerker, he's just fine with guys — including himself — turning on the waterworks at the movies.

"I'll tell you what, I cried when I watched 'The Notebook' for the first time," he admitted. "Any guy who tells you they didn't cry when they watched 'The Notebook's' just lying."

ICYMI: Even Matt Lauer and Al Roker admit to tearing up during "The Notebook." Watch Al tell the story here.

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