16 Celebrity Fathers That Have Really Talented Sons
The children of famous parents are lucky: they were born with a ticket to high society. But also, their lives can be kind of hard. Think about it, millions of curious eyes are watching these kids and noticing every mistake they make. But the people from this article were pretty brave when they chose creative professions and now, they have to endure never-ending comparisons to their fathers.
Bright Side was inspired by the success stories of these young men who managed to find the jobs they like. They are not just the sons of famous singers and writers, they are self-sufficient creative personalities.
1. Val Kilmer and Jack Kilmer
The son of one of the brightest actors of the ’90s, Val Kilmer, is Jack Kilmer. This young man decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and he is actively doing films. He has appeared in more than 20 films so far and he has also been a model.
2. Nicolas Cage and Weston Cage
Weston Cage is the older son of Nicholas Cage. This young man tried to start an acting career, but he hasn’t had any big roles yet. However, Weston is a talented musician. He was in the black metal band called Eyes of Noctum and has recorded several soundtracks for Hollywood films.
3. Jack Nicholson and Ray Nicholson
Ray inherited the appearance, the talent, and the charisma of his father. This young man has already started to appear in movies and also directs them. Despite his young age, he chooses his roles wisely — all the films he has been in have been critically acclaimed.
4. Robert Downey Jr. and Indio Falconer Downey
The older son of Robert Downey Jr. has appeared in the cinema just once, in his childhood when he was 9. Indio is part of the successful band The Dose that he organized together with his friend. This young man is totally focused on his music career and he has no plans to appear in movies.
5. David Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn Beckham didn’t choose a career in sports like his father or show business like his mother. This young man chose his path and became a professional photographer. Below, you can see one of the photos that Brooklyn Beckham took.
6. Jackie Chan and Jaycee Chan
Jaycee Chan was born in Los Angeles and at the age of 20, he left the US and moved to Hong Kong. There, he’s managed to become a popular actor and musician.
7. Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kristopher Van Varenberg
It seems that Kris didn’t have a lot of options in terms of his future profession. His father is an actor and his mother is a bodybuilder. This young man has been studying martial arts since he was a child and he has also been acting. Besides that, Kristopher produces his father’s films and writes scripts.
8. Tom Cruise and Connor Cruise
The adopted child of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Connor, has appeared in films a couple of times, but he chose to become a DJ. He performs in night clubs and he has become pretty famous among the fans of electronic music. This young man loves fishing and he often shares the results of his fishing trips with his fans.
9. Denzel Washington and John David Washington
John David Washington is a successful football player, but an injury put an end to his career in sports and that’s when he decided to star in movies. John David has won several big movie awards for acting in TV series and films.
10. Gary Busey and Jake Busey
In the ’90s, Gary Busey portrayed charismatic villains, so viewers liked him. His son, Jake is the spitting image of his father. He also became an actor and he looks pretty good as a villain. Jake appeared in the super-popular show Stranger Things.
11. Will Smith and Trey Smith
Trey is the oldest son of Will Smith, from his first marriage. This young man has appeared in the music clips of his father and has played several roles in movies. But he became really famous after his role in America’s Next Top Model.
12. Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.
Damon Wayans Jr. joined the acting clan of the Wayans: his father and his uncles are famous actors. And Damon has managed to prove that he belongs in the Wayans clan. He got his education at an art school and he is practicing his sense of humor at stand-up shows and on sitcoms like New Girl.
13. David Bowie and Duncan Jones
14. Don Johnson and Jesse Johnson
Don Johnson was one of the hottest men of the ’90s, and his son is trying to catch up. He loves sports, he records songs, and also appears in movies and TV series.
15. Pierce Brosnan and Dylan Brosnan
Dylan Brosnan recently appeared in the premiere of Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood along with his father. It turns out that this young man has been working as a model for quite some time and he is also a great guitar player that is interested in modern art.
16. Stephen King and Joe Hill
Stephen King’s son writes books under the fake name, Joe Hill. His real name is Joseph King. Back when he was in college, Joe Hill started writing horror stories. Later, he released several full-fledged novels and moviemakers instantly bought the rights for the screen adaptations. Hill’s books regularly appear on the lists of The New York Times bestsellers.
Do you think it’s easy to continue your father’s great work? Or is it easier to just do something completely different?
Tom Cruise, a Hollywood titan, has left an indelible mark on global cinema. Born in 1962 in New York, Cruise’s passion for acting emerged early, leading him to Los Angeles at 18. His breakthrough came with films like “The Outsiders” and “Risky Business.” The 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun” solidified his superstar status, followed by a series of hits, including the “Mission Impossible” series. The 2020s saw Cruise return with “Top Gun: Maverick” and upcoming “Mission Impossible” sequels. With plans to film in space with SpaceX, Cruise’s legacy continues to grow, promising more cinematic marvels.
Tom Cruise’s unwavering devotion to his mother, Mary, profoundly influenced his personal and professional life. Despite Hollywood’s allure, Cruise consistently prioritized his mother, offering unwavering support throughout her life. From a young age, after his father’s abandonment, Cruise shouldered familial responsibilities, working multiple jobs to support his mother and sisters. His bond with Mary remained strong, with her presence evident at various events, until her health declined. Mary’s teachings, emphasizing work ethic and resilience, significantly contributed to Cruise’s success.