Hollywood is full of good-looking people and, apparently, strong genes. From David Beckham and his mini-me Brooklyn to Prince William and his near-clone Prince George, here's what some of your favorite celebrity fathers and their doppelgänger offspring looked like at the same age.
Will Smith and Jaden Smith at 21
When Will Smith was turning 21, the rapper was going by Fresh Prince, but he hadn't yet landed his breakout role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. By the same age, Jaden is also pursuing a career in music and has already had a strong influence in the fashion world.
Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks at 41
By the age of 41, Tom had already won two Academy Awards for best actor in consecutive years. His son, Colin, has followed his father into show business and now, at the same age, has a solid number of credits under his belt—from King Kong to House Bunny.
Prince Charles and Prince William at 37
Prince Charles was nearing the end of his marriage to Princess Diana and had recently welcomed his second son, Prince Harry, by his late 30s. As for Prince William, he's been married for nine years and has three kids.
Prince Charles and Prince Harry at 35
Prince Charles welcomed his first son, and heir, a couple of years before his 35th birthday. As for Prince Harry, he was a couple years behind his father and welcomed his first son at 35.
Ice Cube and O'Shea Jackson Jr. at 23
The son of the N.W.A. rapper-turned-actor, Ice Cube, looks so much like his famous father that he played him in the 2015 biopic about his 1980 group, Straight Outta Compton. Ice Cube was already a well-known rapper by the same age.
Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas at 30
Both Kirk and Michael Douglas had distinguished acting careers and are considered part of A-list Hollywood. Back when Kirk was 30, he had just landed his first role in the film The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, while Michael, at the same age, was busy starring on the show The Streets of San Francisco.
Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood at 28
By the time he turned 28, Scott was already following in his father's footsteps and pursuing a career in acting, landing roles in The Longest Ride (2015) and Suicide Squad (2016).
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Patrick Schwarzenegger at 23
Former Mr. Universe, Arnold, and his son with Maria Shriver, Patrick, prove that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. At the age of 23, Patrick has worked as both a model and an actor—though we don't think he'll be running for governor any time soon.
Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller at 44
It's no wonder Ben Stiller is one of comedy's biggest names—comedic genius runs in his blood, as his father is Jerry Stiller, who enjoyed a successful career spanning almost 70 years. Both actors were well-known in Hollywood by their mid-40s.
John Lennon and Sean Lennon at 40
Although his father was assassinated in 1980 at the age of 40, Sean Lennon has upheld his father's name with honor by working as a musician, singer-songwriter, and guitarist.
Bob Marley and Ziggy Marley at 36
Sadly, at the age of 36, Jamaican musician and cultural icon Bob Marley passed away. At the same age as his late father, Ziggy Marley looks almost identical and is carrying on his dad's legacy as a musician.
Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland at 52
Donald Sutherland, who rose to fame in shows like M.A.S.H. and Dirty Dozen, hit his stride in the film industry when he won acclaim for his roles in 1900 and Ordinary People. His son, Kiefer, rose to fame for the '80s film, The Lost Boys, and was later on the hit TV show 24.
Marlon Brando and (Grandson) Tuki Brando in Their Mid-20s
There's no mistaking that jawline. The grandson of Marlon Brando, Tuki Brando, carries on the iconic actor's legacy of devilish good looks working as a model for brands like Versace.
Alan Thicke and Robin Thicke at 42
Alan Thicke was America's favorite sitcom dad on Growing Pains throughout his late 30s and early 40s. But the late actor's son, Robin Thicke, has paved his own way in the entertainment industry as a singer and has had several big hits by the same age, including "Blurred Lines."
Rob Lowe and John Owen Lowe at 24
Rob Lowe was an '80s heartthrob during his teenage years. While his son, John, didn't spend his teen years in the public eye, he has appeared in a few projects with his father and brother as of late, including a reality series called The Lowe Files.
Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez at 29
Martin Sheen clearly passed some serious acting chops onto son, Emilio Estevez, who was a member of the Brat Pack in the 1980s and has made a name for himself in his own right in Hollywood.
Tommy Lee and Brandon Thomas Lee at 23
At 23 years old, Brandon Thomas Lee, the son of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, has opted for a different career than his father's in Mötley Crüe. Instead of music, he's pursuing acting and is one of the newcomers on The Hills: New Beginnings.
Prince William and Prince George at age 5
Is style a prerequisite for being the future King of England? For Prince William and his son, George, who both pulled off the preppy sweater game even at the age of five, it certainly seems like it.
Prince Harry and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at 6 Months
Prince Harry's son attended his first official royal engagement while in South Africa for his parent's royal tour, and people can't get over how similar the two royals look at just 6 months old.
Ryan Phillippe and Deacon Phillippe as Teenagers
Ryan Phillippe got his start in the industry on One Life to Live when he was still a teen. He later married his Cruel Intentions costar, Reese Witherspoon, but it's unclear yet if their son, Deacon, will follow in their acting footsteps or not.
Jude Law and Rafferty Law at 22
At 22, Jude Law hadn't snagged any of his more notable roles, but he had been tagged as an up-and-coming actor to watch. His son, Rafferty, has also made a play for the spotlight by the same age and is currently a model and musician.
Pierce Brosnan and Dylan Brosnan in Their 20s
Dylan Brosnan seems to have caught the acting bug just like his famous father, Pierce Brosnan. The former model recently made his movie debut in Iconic. Around the same age, his father was also just getting his start.
Denzel Washington and John David Washington at 35
By 35, Denzel had been working in Hollywood for over 10 years. The actor's son, John David Washington, has followed him to Hollywood and landed impressive roles in BlacKkKlansman's, The Book of Eli, and the television show Ballers.
David Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham at 18
At 18, David Beckham was just starting his athletic career as a soccer player. Similarly, his son Brooklyn waited until he reached adulthood to jump into modeling and acting.
Daniel Day Lewis and Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis in Their 20s
Daniel Day Lewis is known as one of the best method actors of our time and has won three Academy Awards for it. But his son, Gabriel Kane Day Lewis, has a different passion and is pursuing a career as a musician in New York City.
David Cassidy and Beau Cassidy at 28
David Cassidy was one of the biggest pop stars and heartthrobs of the 1970s thanks to his starring role on The Partridge Family as Keith Partridge. Beau has gotten a later start and made his acting debut in 2014 in his mid-20s.
Jeremy Irons and Max Irons at 33
It seems like good looks aren't the only thing that run in the Irons family. British actor Jeremy Irons' son, Max, is also an actor and has had roles in films like Terminal and The Wife.
Jack Nicholson and Ray Nicholson in Their Early 20s
In his 20s, Ray Nicholson has more in common with his father, Jack, than just his looks. The famous offspring is also working in Hollywood and has experience as an assistant and second director, as well as an actor.
Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. at 36
Damon Wayans and his son look so similar, we're not convinced they aren't the same person. They even share the same name. Damon Wayans Jr. took after his father with a career in comedy and has had numerous parts on sitcoms, like New Girl and Happy Together.
Dennis Quaid and Jack Quaid at 27
Although Dennis Quaid's most notable roles happened a bit later in life, at 27 years old he already had a pretty impressive resume. His son Jack has decided to venture into film as well, and has appeared in blockbuster films like The Hunger Games.
Stellan Skarsgård and Alexander Skarsgård at 42
Stellan Skarsgård rose to fame in Sweden as one of the biggest actors in the country and later took on Hollywood with roles in movies like Mamma Mia!. Meanwhile, his son Alexander has landed some huge parts in recent years, including a main character on HBO's Big Little Lies.
James Caan and Scott Caan at 40
You probably remember James Caan from The Godfather, which was one of the actor's most notable roles during his 40-year career. His son, Scott, inherited his movie star looks, but strays from his father in a small way: He's taken his career to the small screen, starring in shows like Hawaii 5-0 and Entourage.
Sean Penn and Hopper Penn at 26
Sean Penn's son, Hopper Penn, had a solid start to his acting career in his 20s, but ran into some legal trouble when he was arrested for drug possession in 2018. Sean, on the other hand, was just getting started in his early 20s.
Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell at 33
It's obvious that Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's family is insanely attractive, and the only biological son of the Overboard actor, Wyatt Russell, is a chip off the old block—other than the fact that Wyatt delayed his acting career when he was playing ice hockey.
Lloyd Bridges and Jeff Bridges at 39
It seems like Lloyd's acting career, during which he starred in more than 150 films, inspired his son, Jeff Bridges. Jeff has been working as an actor since 1960 and is best known for his roles in The Big Lebowski and True Grit.
John Ritter and Jason Ritter at 29
John Ritter's most notable role was on the '70s sitcom, Three's Company, which he landed at 28. And his son inherited more than just his million watt smile: He's gone on to act just like his late father, and had been on several TV shows by his late 20s.
James Brolin and Josh Brolin at 29
What profession do you go into when you're the son of legendary actor James Brolin? Well, acting, of course. Josh has been in the industry for over three decades and has starred in everything from The Goonies to Avengers: Endgame.
Henry Fonda and Peter Fonda at 37
Peter Fonda was born into Hollywood royalty. His father, Henry Fonda, was one of the biggest actors of his time. But Peter made his own mark on Hollywood, and became a symbol for the counter-culture movement. He reached acclaim with his movie Easy Rider in 1969.
Eugene Levy and Dan Levy at 35
Besides the fact that both father and son have similar taste in eyewear, by the age of 35 both Eugene and Dan had found themselves starring on the silver screen. For Eugene, that was as a star of SCTV, while Dan was starred in Schitt's Creek—with his father and sister.
Mel Gibson and Milo Gibson at 28
When Mel Gibson was 28, he had just starred in Gallipoli, one of his many acclaimed films. While his son, Milo, doesn't have quite as many films under his belt by the same age, he has starred in projects like All the Devil's Men and Hacksaw Ridge.
Stevie Wonder and Kwame Morris at 28
Stevie Wonder's son, Kwame Morris, inherited far more than his father's infectious smile. A 31 years old, Morris has built a successful career in the music industry and as a male model.
Rance Howard and Ron Howard at 22
Although Ron Howard first made a name for himself by acting Happy Days, directing has since become his calling. But did you know his father was in the business, too? Both of the actors had successful careers by the age of 22.
Dustin Hoffman and Jake Hoffman at 39
Dustin Hoffman's son, Jake, followed him into the film business. After becoming a Graduate (see what we did there?) of New York University's acclaimed film school, Jake went on to star in, direct, and write various film projects.
Michael Keaton and Sean Douglas at 34
Michael Keaton's son, Sean Douglas, is known for keeping a low profile. The celebrity offspring didn't follow his movie star dad into the business. Instead, he's made a career as a singer-songwriter and even won a Grammy for his song "Die a Happy Man."
Mick Jagger and James Jagger at 33
While born into rock 'n roll royalty, James Jagger—the son of the Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall—turned to an acting career instead of music. He's starred in films like Vinyl and The Unravelling.
David Bowie and Duncan Jones at 47
Duncan Jones was born to David and Angie Bowie in 1971 at the height of his pop icon father's career. Jones has since gone on to become one of Britain's top directors, working on films like Moon and Source Code.
Bill Hudson and Oliver Hudson at 24
Singer Bill Hudson divorced Oliver's mom, Goldie Hawn, in 1980 and, unfortunately, didn't have much of a relationship with his son afterwards. Oliver has gone on to pursue a career in acting, much like his famous mother, and currently hosts the podcast, Sibling Revelry, with his sister Kate Hudson.
Don Johnson and Jesse Johnson at 38
If anyone wants to reboot Miami Vice, look no further than the former TV star's son, Jesse Johnson. Not only does the celebrity offspring look nearly identical to his father, Don, but he's also an actor.
Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kristopher Van Varenberg at 30
The son of Belgian action star Jean-Claude Van Damme has followed in his father's footsteps, including collaborating with his father on projects like the 1996 film Quest.
Alain Delon and Alain-Fabien Delon at 26
Alain Delon rose to fame as a French movie star in the '60s. His son, Alain-Fabien Delon, bears half of his father's famous name and has also followed him into acting. Along with a successful modeling career—he was the face of Dior Homme—Delon was in Golden Youth in 2019.
Val Kilmer and Jack Kilmer at 25
At 25 years old, Jack Kilmer—the son of Batman Forever's Val Kilmer—has already appeared in several successful films, such as Palo Alto and Lords of Chaos.
Bill Pullman and Lewis Pullman at 27
Bill Pullman's career took off in the early '80s and he earned steady roles for the next few decades. His son Lewis, now 27, has earned quite a few roles of his own and recently landed a part in Top Gun: Maverick, the Top Gun remake.
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