35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons

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Celebs Dad: 35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: If you are looking for handsome men, you need look no further than Hollywood. Most of the actors are not only good-looking, but some are extremely talented as well, with undeniable work ethic and dedication to the perfection of their craft. If you’re surrounded by actors, it won’t be unusual if you also follow the same path.

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons

Hence, venturing into acting is a no brainer for most of the Hollywood offspring as it is a world they are familiar with. Although some may get distracted and choose an alternative career path away from the limelight, there are only a few individuals who manage to divorce themselves from show business.

So, to quench your thirst for the most talented, charming and gentle men of Hollywood, we have come up with this list. And as a bonus, we’re throwing in their equally knockout progeny, too. What more could you ask for?

#1 Denzel Washington and John David Washington

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: Denzel Washington is considered the most beautiful person because of the perfect symmetry of his face. We’re not surprised that their son is about to show up too. People would have been more disappointed if their son was not as handsome as him.

Denzel Washington and John David Washington
Denzel Washington and John David Washington

John has chosen to follow in his father’s footsteps and although his name is not yet recognizable as his father’s, he is working hard to forge his own path and is not relying on his famous last name. . Some of his works that are worth seeing are Bowlers and The Book of Alley.

#2 Michael Keaton and Sean Douglas

With the number of blockbusters Michael Keaton has starred in, it would be a challenge to pick just a few. We are grateful for the blessings of an actor who takes his work seriously, no matter how small his role.

Michael Keaton and Sean Douglas
Michael Keaton and Sean Douglas

We hope that this is a quality that Michael passed on to his son, Sean. He may not be an actor but it seems that his career as a singer and songwriter is progressing slowly but surely. He already has a Grammy for co-writing the country song “Die a Happy Man.”

#3 James Caan and Scott Caan

Where does one even begin with James Cain? No one will argue with you if you say that his best film role is that of Sonny Corleone in the award-winning mafia family film The Godfather, which remains our favorite to this day.

James Caan and Scott Caan
James Caan and Scott Caan

You would think that his son Scott would feel hesitant and hesitant to act because of his father, but acting runs in the family and there is no way to avoid it. He has appeared in various shows, including Hit Hawaii 5-0 and Entourage.

#4 Stellan Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: The Skarsgard father and son duo has to be one of the best looking and talented people in Hollywood. Stellan has starred in some of the most memorable and loved films, and although he is in his 40s, he still has a lot of energy and incredible acting talent. Who doesn’t remember them from Mamma Mia?

 Stellan Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard
Stellan Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard

Stellan has also made his mark on the box office hits Avengers and Thor. Alexander, on the other hand, has had parts both small and big in various productions, and his performance in HBO’s critically acclaimed Big Little Lies is unforgettable.

#5 Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood

Clint Eastwood is one of the most recognized and respected names in Hollywood. Apart from being an actor, Eastwood has also won Oscars for directing The Unforgiven in 1992 and Million Dollar Baby in 2004. If there is one career in Hollywood that most people aspire to, it would be theirs.

Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood
Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood

From the 1960s until now, Clint Eastwood has not lost his magic touch in films. His son Scott, who looks uncharacteristically like him, has also taken up acting and has featured in a few movies. Although his films do not have the same potential as his father, there is no doubt that he has a good chance of achieving greatness.

#6 Daniel Day-Lewis and Gabriel-Ken Day-Lewis

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis has the distinction of being one of the few actors to have won more than two Academy Awards in a starring role. He has three Oscars for his Best Actor performance in There Will Be Blood and Lincoln.

Daniel Day-Lewis and Gabriel-Ken Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis and Gabriel-Ken Day-Lewis

Gabriel-Kane looks a lot like his father, but has some similarities after him. Unlike the actors’ other celebrity sons, he forged his own path and pursued musicals in New York City. How far his music career will take him, only time will tell.

#7 Sean Penn and Hopper Penn

Sean Penn has made a name for himself in Hollywood, and when people thought he was only Madonna’s better half in the ’90s, he proved them wrong by achieving great things and starring in some of the most important Hollywood movies.

 Sean Penn and Hopper Penn
Sean Penn and Hopper Penn

Some of Sean Penn’s best movies are Dead Man Walking, Milk, and Mystic River. Sean’s son Hopper with actress Robin Wright has also ventured into acting, but he still has a long way to go if he wants to achieve even half that of his father.

#8 Stevie Wonder and Kwame Morris

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: One of the most successful musicians in the world, Stevie Wonder has cemented his place in history. Some of her most unforgettable songs are “Superstition,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” “Ain’t She Lovely,” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You.”

Stevie Wonder and Kwame Morris
Stevie Wonder and Kwame Morris

His third child, a son named Kwame, inherited his form. Just like her father, she is into music and modeling and has worked with several major modeling companies. Now 33-year-old Kwame is slowly making a name for himself and moving out of his father’s shadow.

#9 Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Now, this is one of the few father and son duos that will make you question yourself whether you’re seeing the same person twice because they look alike. At 25, Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. would have no problem playing his father’s younger self.

 Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Well, it looks like he’s already done that in the 2015 documentary Straight Outta Compton. O’Shea has also appeared in various films, including Den of Thieves and Ingrid Goes West. Looks like Hollywood is waiting for her big hit.

#10 David Cassidy and Beau Cassidy

Here’s a photo of David Cassidy in his late 20s and his son Beau almost the same age. They look alike, but we think Beau is a bit prettier. Of course, David was one of the biggest heartthrobs and musicians of the ’70s, and he had the lead role as Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family.

David Cassidy and Beau Cassidy
David Cassidy and Beau Cassidy

His son Beau is also trying to make a big mark in the music world and does acting and composing on the side. Although he only started acting in 2014, he is constantly trying to prove to Hollywood that he is as talented as his father.

#11 David Bowie and Duncan Jones

David Bowie, aka David Robert Jones, is one of the legends of music. When he died of liver cancer in New York in 2016, people all over the world were saddened by the loss. Devotees gathered in the streets to pay their respects.

David Bowie and Duncan Jones
David Bowie and Duncan Jones

His son, Duncan Jovi Heywood Jones, has proved himself to be one of Britain’s best filmmakers. Apart from directing, he is also a writer and musician. Some of his more popular works are Mute, Warcraft and Moon. He has also received a BAFTA award for the latter.

#12 Jack Nicholson and Ray Nicholson

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: In addition to an uncanny resemblance to his father when they were about the same age, young Ray Nicholson also took to acting, as well as serving as an assistant and second director. He hasn’t matched his father’s career yet, but he is working on it.

 Jack Nicholson and Ray Nicholson
Jack Nicholson and Ray Nicholson

At only 29 years old, Ray still has a long way to go as older Nicholson has twice won the Academy Award for Best Actor for films like It’s Good and One Flies Over a Cuckoo’s Nest; and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Conditions of Love.

#13 Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke

Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke are one of the best looking father and son duos in Hollywood. Alan Thicke was America’s favorite sitcom dad in the sitcom Growing Pains, where he played Dr. Jason Seaver when he was in his ’30s and 40s.

Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke
Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke

On the other hand, his son, Robin took a break from acting and made his way into the music industry as a singer and songwriter. They have had several number-one hits, but the most controversial song is “Blurred Lines”, a collaboration with rapper Pharrell Williams.

#14 David Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham

This British father and son duo has to be one of the most famous in the world. David Beckham used to play football for Manchester United, and Brooklyn is his son with his wife and former Spice Girl Victoria Adams, aka Posh Spice.

David Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham
David Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham

David got his early taste of stardom when he started playing football at the age of 18. His son Beckham, on the other hand, started modeling a little later, but he came into the limelight with the rest of the Beckhams.

#15 Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks has to feel a lot of pressure while acting because he is the son of Tom Hanks, one of the few who won back-to-back best-selling for his films Philadelphia in 1994 and Forrest Gump in 1995. The actor has won an Oscar.

Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks

The actor, now 41, is the same age as his father when he won his Oscar. Colin has had key roles in Fargo, Orange County and The Good Guys, but he still has a long way to go if he wants to match his father’s accomplishment.

#16 Pierce Brosnan and Dylan Brosnan

Say what you will about his performance in the James Bond franchise, but one thing is true – Pierce Brosnan is one of the most beloved actors, playing the suicidal detective and debonair. Like his dad, Dylan is also into acting.

Pierce Brosnan and Dylan Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan and Dylan Brosnan

But she is more successful as a model, having worked with some of the most recognizable brand names such as Yves Saint Laurent and Burberry. She switched to acting in 2019 and made her debut in the film Iconic, and we can say that her performance was superb.

#17 Mel Gibson and Milo Gibson

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: The name alone, Milo Gibson, is a giveaway that he is somehow related to the great Mel Gibson. Well, Milo is Mel’s son and he’s just starting to make a name for himself in the film world, and he already has film credits in movies like All the Devil’s Men and Hacksaw Ridge.

Mel Gibson and Milo Gibson
Mel Gibson and Milo Gibson

Mel Gibson needs no introduction after working in such unforgettable films as the Lethal Weapon series, Braveheart and The Patriot. Although he remained embroiled in some controversies, he remains a beloved figure in Hollywood. As for Milo, we expect his IMDb credit to increase in the future.

#18 Lloyd Bridges and Jeff Bridges

If you thought Will Smith or Tom Hanks’ sons are under a lot of pressure because their fathers are so famous, you may not have heard of Jeff Bridges and his father Lloyd. Old Bridges has starred in over 150 films. Yes, you read that right, 150 movies!

Lloyd Bridges and Jeff Bridges

But Jeff has done just fine in Hollywood, where he is well respected and has been married to Susan Geston for decades. Some of his most notable works are The Big Lebowski, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Last Picture Show, and True Grit.

#19 Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller is one of the actors people think of when the comedy genre is mentioned. After all, he has featured in several hilarious movies like Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and Night at the Museum.

Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller

If you’re wondering where he got his weird bone, you don’t have to look very far. It’s in his bones (pun intended). Just look at his father, Jerry Stiller. Comedians have been making people laugh for over 70 years. Talk about a successful career.

#20 Nicolas Cage and Weston Coppola Cage

As part of the famous Coppola family, it’s no surprise that Nicolas Cage is one heck of an actor and before he got into serious financial troubles, he scored adrenaline-inducing hits such as Face Off, The Rock and Con Air given the title. He was the biggest action star of the 90s and early 2000s.

Nicolas Cage and Weston Coppola Cage

In 1990, they had their first son, Weston. He followed in his father’s footsteps into acting, although he also has a history in music as the lead vocalist of the death metal band Eyes of Noctum, which disbanded in 2012, and Arsh Anubis, who was established after that.

#21 Jeremy Irons and Max Irons

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: If you asked us the names of our favorite British actors, Jeremy Irons would definitely be on our list. Not only does he have serious talent, but he also has good looks, which he passed on to his son Max. One look at Max, and you can tell he’s related to Jeremy.

Jeremy Irons and Max Irons

Although still a rising star who has a long way to go to make up for his father’s work, Max is hard at work and doesn’t despair. You may have seen him in movies including Terminal and The Wife. We should see more from this beautiful face.

#22 Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell

Kurt Russell’s career has always been one that newcomers to Hollywood envy. At 71 years old, he has projects left and right that are hitting theaters around the world. Some of his highest-grossing and most memorable films are Bone Tomahawk, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Grindhouse.

Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell
Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell

Their son, Wyatt Russell, is 33 years old and is a replica of his father at 33 years old. He still has a long way to go, but we are confident that he will make a name for himself and emerge out of his father’s shadow.

#23 Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.

The Wayans are renowned for being a comedic genius, and the countless movies he has starred in have made us laugh time and again. Luckily for us, the new generation of the Wayans family will continue what their predecessors started – making people laugh until their stomachs hurt.

Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.
Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.

Damon Wayans Jr. is bravely putting his best foot forward as a standup comedian, emulating his famous father. He has one foot in the door and his eye on Hollywood. Want to see some of his work? Watch Happy Together and New Girl.

#24 Tommy Lee and Brandon Thomas Lee

Being the son of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson either makes or breaks you. Brandon Thomas Lee is watching his glass half full and taking advantage of all the good things being the son of a star.

Tommy Lee and Brandon Thomas Lee
Tommy Lee and Brandon Thomas Lee

But he is forging a path that is different from that of his father. Instead of becoming the drummer of a rock band, he chose acting like his mother. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that she isn’t close to her old man.

#25 Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe

He may be a little older now, but we think Rob Lowe is still one of the most beautiful actors in the world. Just look at those piercing blue eyes! We don’t need to say anymore. In the 1980s, he was one of the most sought-after heartthrobs.

Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe

He has maintained his good looks all these years and has managed to pass on some of his genes to his son, John Owen. Though she spent her teen years running away from the media, it seems that the acting bug has bitten her as well.

#26 Val Kilmer and Jack Kilmer

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: Another popular actor in the 90s is Val Kilmer. Although he hasn’t been as visible in Hollywood as before, people can’t forget his acting talent and his memorable film roles in the films Top Gun, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Heat and Tombstone.

Val Kilmer and Jack Kilmer

His son, Jack, is expected to follow in Val’s footsteps and has starred in some critically acclaimed films such as Lords of Chaos, Dead and Under the Graveyard. We wouldn’t be surprised if he makes it big one day. It’s just a matter of when.

#27 Henry Fonda and Peter Fonda

Ah, the great Fonda acting clan, who doesn’t recognize them? You might not have heard of them if you haven’t been into movies or have lived under a rock for decades, but most movie lovers know them and are in awe of them.

Henry Fonda and Peter Fonda
Henry Fonda and Peter Fonda

Henry Fonda is the great patriarch who worked in Hollywood for 50 years. His son, Peter, made his debut in the film Tammy and the Doctor, and has continued to flex his acting muscles over the years, to the delight of audiences everywhere. Tragically, he died of cancer in 2019.

#28 James Brolin and Josh Brolin

We think it is a loss to be the child of someone very famous who has achieved great success. So, how and where do you begin to break out of the shadow of your parents? There will definitely be a lot of pressure.

James Brolin and Josh Brolin
James Brolin and Josh Brolin

Thankfully for Josh Brolin he knew what to do. The son of the great James Brolin took everything in stride and started small. He had several important roles, which allowed him to show people that he got what it took.

#29 Bill Pullman and Lewis Pullman

Who remembers Bill Pullman from while you were sleeping? He was once our celebrity crush, and we can say that as of now, he has maintained his good looks and is every inch the dashing and kind gentleman that he was in the movie.

Bill Pullman and Lewis Pullman
Bill Pullman and Lewis Pullman

His son Louise is a little less good looking than his father – don’t hate us, but we love Bill so much! Like his old man, Lewis has also starred in a few movies, and one of the most famous is the thriller The Strangers: Pre at Night.

#30 Jean-Claude Van Damme and Christopher Van Werenberg

One of the biggest action stars from the late ’80s to the early 2000s, Jean-Claude Van Damme starred in some successful action flicks. In addition to acting, the Belgian actor also directs, produces and choreographs fights. Many people know that his son Christopher worked with him in the film Quest.

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Christopher Van Werenberg
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Christopher Van Werenberg

But this was not the young man’s first foray into acting as the film got derailed. In an interview, he said that apart from acting, he also likes writing and directing like his father. The apple does not fall far from the tree.

#31 Jude Law and Rafferty Law

One of the best English actors of his generation, Jude Law has garnered a handful of accolades throughout his acting career. Some of his best movies are The Aviator, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Road to Perdition, Hugo, The Nest and Spy.

Jude Law and Rafferty Law
Jude Law and Rafferty Law

At 22, when his father began acting, his son Rafferty is pursuing a singing, acting and modeling career. He has starred in short films and will soon be seen in a new version of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.

#32 Eugene Levy and Dan Levy

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: Who could forget Eugene Levy as the deadpan hilarious dad in American Pie? It’s safe to say that everyone in that movie loved him. The Canadian actor and comedian has been acting since the 70s and has made his mark in show business.

Eugene Levy and Dan Levy
Eugene Levy and Dan Levy

His son Dan is also earning his credibility in both acting and writing. He helped develop and write the 2015 hit Shit’s Creek and appeared in it as David. The actor shows no signs of slowing down, and we are ready for bigger and better things than him.

#33 Don Johnson and Jesse Johnson

Donnie Wayne Johnson or Don Johnson is a multi-talented star. He is an actor, songwriter, singer, director and producer. Everyone remembers him for his role as Nash Bridges in the unforgettable hit TV show Miami Vice, which earned him a Golden Globe.

Don Johnson and Jesse Johnson
Don Johnson and Jesse Johnson

Her son, Jesse, is just as handsome as his father, and we have no doubt that he is just as talented. He made his debut in the CBS series Nash Bridges and went on to play roles in Word of Honor and Redline.

#34 John Lennon and Sean Lennon

John Lennon is a name that everyone recognizes. In addition to being the better half of Yoko Ono, he is a member of The Beatles, one of the most influential bands in history. Unfortunately, he passed away untimely when he was murdered at the age of 40.

John Lennon and Sean Lennon
John Lennon and Sean Lennon

Sean, his son, not only looks like his father, but he has musical talent as well. He made his music debut on Yoko’s album when he was only nine and is a guitarist and composer. He may never become as big a name as his father, but he is trying to make it on his own.

#35 Alain Delon and Alain-Fabian Delon

French actor Alain Delon became famous in the 1960s. One of Europe’s foremost thespians and sex symbols, she received France’s Legion of Honors award in 1991 for her substantial work in film. They have three children, one of whom also became an actor.

Alain Delon and Alain-Fabian Delon
Alain Delon and Alain-Fabian Delon

Alain Fabien Delon not only shares his father’s name but also good looks. Before venturing into acting, he was modeling and was no less than Dior Homme. His debut in the film Fabio Montale was well received, and fans clamored for more.

#36 Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

Martin Sheen’s performance in the movie Apocalypse Now is unforgettable, and if you ask people, most will tell you that his performance in that movie is one of his favourites. He has won countless awards and continues to act.

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

His two sons, Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen, are both actors, but we will focus on Emilio. He inherited his father’s good looks and that is why he became a part of the brat pack of the 1980s but he is more than just a pretty face.

#37 Bill Hudson and Oliver Hudson

Oliver and Kate’s biological father Bill Hudson does not seem to have a smooth relationship with his children. Although he gave him his famous surname and his looks, he believes Kurt Russell, who raised him with his mother, Goldie Hawn, as his father.

Bill Hudson and Oliver Hudson
Bill Hudson and Oliver Hudson

His son Oliver is the spitting image of Bill. Keeping relationships aside, Oliver pursued a career in acting just like his famous parents. She may not be as famous as her sister or her mother, but she doesn’t let it get in the way of giving her her all in every role.

#38 Dustin Hoffman and Jake Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman has so many unforgettable performances that it’s hard to pick one. However, his role as Bernie Focker in Meet the Fockers will always be one of our favorites. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but was enjoyed by most people – including us.

Dustin Hoffman and Jake Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman and Jake Hoffman

His son, Jake, may not be as famous as Dustin, but he has been acting alongside his father since he was a little boy. At the young age of seven, he made his debut in the film Rain Man, one of his father’s masterpieces. He has also appeared in the hit film The Wolf of Wall Street.

#39 Will Smith and Jaden Smith

35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons: Will Smith was one of Hollywood’s healthiest and most respected actors before the controversial slap that was heard around the world. He starred in some of the biggest films, including Men in Black and Independence Day, not to mention his music which earned him four Grammys!

Will Smith and Jaden Smith
Will Smith and Jaden Smith

His son Jaden, named after his wife Jada, also wanted a music career. Although he is not as successful as his father when it comes to films and music, he has made a name for himself in fashion and is one of the most recognized influencers today. 35+ Famous Fathers That Passed On Their Names, Looks, And Talent To Their Sons…

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