Scott Eastwood was a rebel during his younger years.

The 31-year-old actor - who is the son of movie icon Clint Eastwood - is currently one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood, but Scott has admitted to losing focus as a child and getting himself into trouble.

He shared: ''I sort of took it day by day. I wasn't always theatrical - I did a few plays and then I got in a bit of trouble in high school and I was sort of trying to find my way.''

Scott admits that his father has served as an inspiration to him during his own career.

Appearing on the 'Today' show in Australia, he explained: ''It was great. I think I'm blessed to have been around someone like that. I love acting.''

Scott has also been able to rely on the advice of other Hollywood stars during his career, including Matt Damon, who he appeared alongside in the 2009 movie 'Invictus'.

The Hollywood hunk said: ''There are people that are really open and helpful with advice.

''Matt Damon was one of those people that I worked with early on in my career in my early twenties. He would always ask me how I am doing and take me aside to give me advice.''

Meanwhile, Scott previously revealed he doubts his family ties have helped his career.

The actor insisted that his success is largely the result of his own talent and hard work.

He said: ''That's just not how it works. To be honest, the film business is not a business where, just because your dad is an actor, you get to be an actor. It's like any other line of work. It's all built on reputation and on your work ethic.

''There are a tonne of talented people out there. But they are too hard to work with. Or they are a pain in the ass. Or they just don't have the drive or dedication. It doesn't matter who you are: it doesn't mean they are going to be putting you in movies. You can't just show up.''