Currently starring in the big screen adaptation of hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, which tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Vincent is lightening up cinemas with his portrayal of bad-boy of the band Tommy DeVito.

Helmed by legendary actor, and now celebrated director, Clint, the film brings together the turbulent true life tale with hit pop songs of the '60s.

"And I don’t have to tell you, it’s a Clint Eastwood movie so it looks and feels very true to the times," Vincent told British magazine The Big Issue when they quizzed him on the rags-to-riches plot.

"You’re absolutely right," he added when asked if Clint is a man of few words. "But when the words do come out they’re specific, they’re on point and they’re very meaningful. He exudes this incredible confidence, which is contagious."

Throughout Clint's nearly sixty year career in the business he's bagged four Oscars, five Golden Globes and countless other accolades.

Vincent knows how lucky he is to have been directed by the Hollywood heavyweight, and treated the process as an enormous learning curve.

"Oh it’s just a massive education. What I’ve noticed about great directors is they have this unbelievable, almost innate ability to calm. When they enter the set it creates a space where you can hopefully bring out the best within yourself," he mused.

While Vincent was the only lead actor in the movie to not have starred in the stage production, he admits saying yes to a musical was a no-brainer.

"There has been a real nice run, with Les Mis and Chicago that have adapted well to the big screen. When music and cinema come together in that way it’s pretty special," he smiled.