Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s subjective. Argue all you want about how your favorite piece of art is more notable than someone else’s, but at the end of the day, there’s no accounting for taste. Objectivity be damned—even when it has to do with how handsome someone happens to be.
When it comes to stardom, beauty is hardly difficult to come by. In fact, it’s no secret that individuals tend to have an easier chance at getting their big break if their visual appeal complements their respective talents. In fact, even the child of someone who’s already benefitted from successes within the entertainment industry, their chances at personal success (and notoriety) rely just as much on appearance as it did for their parents. And it just so happens that some young gentleman whose mothers or fathers have benefitted from stardom themselves turned out to be arguably more handsome than their famous parents.
Now, it’s not exactly fair to judge people based on their physical attributes, but in La-La Land, that’s just how things tend to work. And in that case, you might as well go right ahead and indulge.
Keep reading to appreciate the visual perfection of 15 Famous Sons Even Hotter Than Their Parents.
15. Scott Eastwood – Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood helped define the cinematic American hero in the 20th century. He fashioned the epitome of cool with roles in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Dirty Harry, and Escape from Alcatraz, and then redefined himself as both a filmmaker and seasoned actor with films like Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and Letters from Iwo Jima. Thankfully, when it comes to passing the torch, he has his son Scott to take the reins.
Scott Eastwood made his cinematic debut under the direction of his father in Flags of our Fathers (this is back when he went by Scott Reeves). He then played various bit roles over the years before becoming more established in Hollywood. He’s tackled horror with Texas Chainsaw 3D, war with Fury, politics with Snowden, and next year he’ll be piloting a Jaeger of his very own in the sequel, Pacific Rim Uprising.
14. Manolo Gonzalez Vergara – Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara didn’t have it easy on her climb to stardom. Her brother, Rafael, was murdered, her other brother, Julio, had suffered a serious battle with drug addiction, and in 2000, she was diagnosed with cancer. Despite all of her setbacks, though, she endured. She had to. As a working mother, Vergara persevered while raising her son, Manolo, as a single mother.
Now, it’s safe to say that the perseverance has paid off (she’s currently the highest-paid actress on television, according to Forbes).
As for the son she raised single-handedly, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara is following in his mother’s footsteps, tackling various acting projects— including projects that his mother was attached to (Hot Pursuit). Vergara has also worked in directing, helming two short films of his very own.
13. Bill and Alexander Skarsgård – Stellan Skarsgård
Underneath all of that clown makeup, Bill Skarsgård is definitely a sight for sore eyes. And underneath all of those impeccably sculpted muscles, Alexander Skarsgård is… well, he’s no different than his brother. So, for that, cue the collective round of applause for their father, Stellan, whose career in acting helped inspire (much to everyone’s pleasure) his children’s appreciation for the craft, thus propelling them into the spotlight alongside their veteran father.
On one hand, you have Bill, who, even though he is newer to fame than the rest of his family, just spawned a new wave of nightmares as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the adaptation of Stephen King’s It. His older brother, Alexander, on the other hand, has been in the world of acting for a slightly longer time, starring in True Blood and Big Little Lies on television and The Legend of Tarzan in film.
12. O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Ice Cube
While casting the younger version of Ice Cube in the film Straight Outta Compton, it would have been borderline blasphemy to cast anyone other than Ice Cube’s own son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Not only does he share an obvious physical likeness to his father, but he is new to Hollywood with an obvious raw talent. Straight Outta Compton proved that to audiences.
Also not unlike his father, Jackson has embraced his hip-hop roots, releasing his own music under the stage name OMG. A distinguishing factor, however, is Jackson’s passion for writing. He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California.
As far as his film career, Straight Outta Compton was hardly a one-and-done gig, which is proven in spades by his upcoming filmography. Having starred alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza in Ingrid Goes West, Jackson will fend off giant lizards in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, while also starring alongside Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in the comedy Flarsky.
11. Jack Quaid – Dennis Quaid
Though Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan’s marriage didn’t last, there was one notable outcome from their union, and it came in the form of their son, Jack.
While his parents crafted their careers in the spotlight, Jack Quaid has taken a more background approach to stardom, landing supporting roles, but all the same climbing his way up the Hollywood ladder as any respectable actor would.
His first role landed him alongside Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence in the YA adaptation The Hunger Games, as well as its sequel, Catching Fire. He’s appeared in other films and shorts, on television, and has even performed voice work for the Lord of the Rings-inspired game Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor, as well as its sequel, Middle-earth: Shadows of War.
10. Romeo Miller – Master P
Master P (AKA Percy Robert Miller) is a major contributing force within the world of hip-hop. He built his musical empire from the ground up, and over the years, his significance within the industry has made a lasting effect. The thing is, though, his industry successes pale in comparison to the living, breathing success that is Romeo Miller, his son.
Aside from his father affiliation with his father, Miller’s initial fame came in two parts: first as the rapper Lil’ Romeo (he performed alongside his father on occasion), and secondly as the titular star of the Nickelodeon series, Romeo! As he got older, he eventually played for University of Southern California’s basketball team, the Trojans, for which he received a scholarship. In between, he’s starred in films like Honey, Jumping the Broom, and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection.
9. Rafe Spall – Timothy Spall
You’re forgiven for disliking Timothy Spall on account of playing a character who betrayed Harry Potter’s parents, but considering the fact that he’s not actually Peter Pettigrew—despite how convincing his performance might have been—let’s consider cutting the guy some slack, yeah?
By all accounts, Spall is a brilliant actor, having proven his abilities time and time again in films like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The King’s Speech, and Mr. Turner, but it’s fair to say that his son, Rafe, is taking some notable cues from pops. Rafe Spall took a swing at acting in the 2001 comedy Beginner’s Luck, but he’s perhaps most recognizable in Edgar Wright’s “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy” alongside the likes of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. His prominence grew over the years, especially after small, but significant, roles in Ang Lee’s adaptation of Life of Pi and Adam McKay’s adaptation of The Big Short.
The next blockbuster he’ll be showing up in is the sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
8. John David Washington – Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is a two-time Academy Award winning actor, which is another way of saying that the man is untouchable. Throughout his career, Washington has played the broken man (Fences), the cool guy (Man on Fire), and the bad dude (Training Day), but his role as a father has been the most rewarding—not just for himself, but for audiences.
His son, 33-year-old John David Washington, dabbled in acting as a kid (he starred alongside his father in Malcolm X), but he ultimately turned towards athletics, joining the NFL, and then the UFL, before reintegrating himself into the performing arts.
Aside from being his father’s son, Washington eventually solidified recognition among audiences through a starring role in HBO’s Ballers. While not exactly toe-to-toe with his father in terms of fame, Washington has more than proven his worth on and off-screen, establishing a solid foundation within the Washington family name.
7. Chet Hanks – Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
In every generation, there is going to be a rebel without a cause. In the current Hanks family tree, there is Chet, Tom Hanks’ son who is more beefcake than leading man (not that anyone minds). His dad warmed more than a few hearts during his Hollywood rise in the ’80s, and his brother Colin made a unique name for himself starting in early ’00s, but Chet Hanks is different. Chet is unmistakably the black sheep of his family, for better or worse.
Though he’s been associated with some negative press (alleged drug-use, driving under the influence, etc.), Hanks has tried his hand at acting, casually aligning himself with the family business.
He’s played bit roles in movies like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Larry Crowne (which starred his father), and Fantastic Four, but he’s currently focused on playing the role of Dad after welcoming his daughter into the world.
6. Kwame Morris – Stevie Wonder
There’s no denying the fact that Stevie Wonder is a musical deity. Despite his inability to see, Wonder’s raw, difficult-to-rival talent made him a household name well over 50 years ago, following his first chart-topping song, “Fingertips, Pt. 2.”
However, in 1988, Wonder created another master work: his son, Kwame Morris. Though the identity of Morris’ biological mother is unknown, she definitely made for a good match with Wonder, seeing as the two of them are to thank for the beauty that is this 29-year-old knockout.
5. Max Irons – Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons somehow balances his ability to play heroic Alfred Pennyworth in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with his almost natural proclivity for perfecting despicable villains like Simon Gruber in Die Hard with a Vengeance and Scar in The Lion King. Doesn’t seem possible, but the guy is a pro for a reason. And as it turns out, his son, Max, is following closely in his shoes.
Dabbling in various supporting roles in films like Being Julia, alongside his father and Annette Bening, and Dorian Gray, Irons earned his first lead in Red Riding Hood. This then propelled him to equally significant roles in films like The Host and Woman in Gold.
4. Patrick Schwarzenegger – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger has some impressive genes. He’s proved this with his physique, he’s proved this with his unyielding mental endurance, and he’s proven it with his children. Physically-speaking, they’re chips off the ol’ block. The chiseled features, the confidence, the determination— it’s present in spades. Especially when it comes to Arnold’s son, Patrick.
The oldest of the Schwarzenegger children at 24, Patrick Schwarzenegger is partly following in his father’s footsteps. He’s tried his hand at acting from time to time, showing up in movies like Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and Grown Ups 2, as well as the TV series Scream Queens, but his first foray into putting his name into the spotlight came into the form of charity.
When he was just 15 years old, Schwarzenegger founded Project360, where the slogan is: “Look good. Do good.” Schwarzenegger seems to be following his own advice.
3. Cordell Broadus – Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg isn’t just a musician, he’s a brand – and not by happenstance. Since his early career, Snoop Dogg has been a pioneer and entrepreneur, which is exactly what got him noticed by Dr. Dre in the first place. As it turns out, that same success has transcended beyond himself to his son, Cordell.
At only 20 years old, Cordell Broadus (Broadus is Snoop Dogg’s real surname) is leaving the music to his father in exchange for a hand in fashion. He is currently the creative director for Joyrich, where he doubles as his brand’s own model as well. With someone like Broadus at the helm, it certainly doesn’t hurt having his face grabbing people’s attention.
He’s an inspired and proven entrepreneur with the same motivated force as his father, and where his father took to the spotlight, Broadus is putting his faith in the products he’s creating to craft his professional image.
2. Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis – Daniel Day-Lewis
This past year, three-time Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis vowed to retire from acting. His final film will be Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, and he’ll take a cue from the character he portrays in the film by shifting his career from acting to designing, evidently taking method acting to new heights.
But fear not. Just because Daniel is leaving the spotlight doesn’t mean the Day-Lewis name is, too. You’ll just now have to get your fix through his son, Gabriel-Kane (a guy so nice, they named him twice). This 22-year-old is a tatted, camera-friendly model who also happens to double as a musician. In fact, since music already comes second nature to him, he’s also a shoe-in for Morrissey if a biographic film about the former Smiths frontman ever goes into production. For obvious reasons.
1. Rafferty Law – Jude Law
Jude Law is getting older, but that’s not to say he’s getting any less handsome. In fact, the opposite is actually true. Age is doing him justice, and whether he’s playing a pope in The Young Pope or a bearded Count in Anna Karenina, his slivery-blond fox game is on point. That said, the Law family clearly has some young blood in the handsome department, as proven by his son, Rafferty.
Not only is he obviously his father’s son in the looks department, but Rafferty is clearly following in his dad’s footsteps when it comes to ambition as well. Rafferty Law is building his career from the ground up, with a focus on music and modeling. He DJs, he models, and he is in the process of starting up his own independent record label. So, he’s pretty much ambition personified.
Are there some deserving young men missing from this list? Let us know in the comments!
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