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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 eight years and has three kids.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 2015’s The Longest Ride and 2016’s Suicide Squad.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland at 52
Donald Sutherland, who shot 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.
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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.
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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.”
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Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. at 41
Donald Trump has paved the way for his son, Donald Trump Jr., who works for his father at The Trump Organization and is closely linked to his father’s political endeavors.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bruce Jenner and Brody Jenner at 35
At 35 years old, Brody Jenner is the spitting image of his father at 35, Bruce Jenner, who now goes by Caitlyn Jenner. Both have made their mark in reality TV, with Caitlyn starring in Keeping Up with the Kardashian for 10 years and Brody joining the recent reboot for The Hills.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 5, it certainly seems like it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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