The now 79-year-old actor was in his mid-30s when he started his family and believes it was the perfect moment because his lifestyle had calmed down.
The `Gran Torino` star - who most recently became a father, to 12-year-old daughter Morgan, at the age of 66 - told the American edition of GQ magazine: "I`m a loyal citizen to the family. And that wasn`t necessarily a given thing. That was acquired. I think when you`re younger, you`re driven by a lot of hormonal effects. It`s like Everest, ?Because it?s there.? There?s a lot of people who learn a lot faster than me, that?s for sure."
Eastwood - who has six children with four different women - is one of Hollywood`s most revered actors and directors and as he approaches his 80s the actor is proud of his legacy and life.
Speaking about his own mortality, the five-time Oscar winner added: "I`m not one of these guys who wants to check out early. But when you check out, it`s when you`re supposed to check out. I take care of myself. I like working. That`s when I`m feeling my best."