Celebrities with famous parents

Although many parents who are actors, actresses, musicians and the like probably discourage their offspring from following in their famous footsteps, sometimes -- just like non-celebrity kids -- the youngsters just don't listen! If they are encouraged to pursue the showbiz life, they do at least (one would hope) get some great advice and maybe even a helping hand along the way.

  • This hunky guy made our day in a recent Town & Country photo spread, bringing to mind the younger version of his actor/director dad. He's Scott ... Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

  • ... Eastwood, son of screen legend Clint Eastwood. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

  • You know this guy, Chris Pine, as Captain Kirk in "Star Trek." But did you know his dad was a regular on the hit TV series, "CHiPs"? Ethan Miller/Getty Images

  • Robert Pine played Sgt. Joseph Getraer on "CHiPs" from 1977-83. He made dozens of other TV appearances, including episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star Trek: Enterprise." Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

  • He was Spartacus, and a whole lot of other memorable characters in a legendary big-screen career. But he's also Liberace's dad? Not really, but he is ... Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

  • Kirk Douglas, dad to another screen legend, Michael Douglas (whose middle name is Kirk). His recent role as Liberace in the HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra" earned him an Emmy nomination. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

  • This guy once rapped that "parents just don't understand." Now his kids are probably explaining it all to him. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

  • The offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith rapped "I whip my hair back and forth" and Jaden recently tweeted "School is the tool to brainwash the youth." Maybe parents don't understand after all. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV

  • Quincy Jones is an iconic producer (Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album). He and actress Peggy Lipton also produced a daughter who's on the sitcom "Parks and Recreation" ... Jason Merritt/Getty Images

  • Rashida Jones had a recurring role on "The Office" before landing the role of nurse Ann Perkins on "Parks & Recreation." She's also a singer, songwriter and classical pianist. Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive

  • You know him from "The Godfather" and other Hollywood hits, but James Caan's actor son has booked himself a role that moves him a little farther west ... Dominique Charriau/Getty Images

  • Scott Caan is currently starring in the rebooted version of the long-running "Hawaii Five-0." His dad returns to TV this fall in "Back in the Game." Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

  • He's played the president but something tells us he's had an even tougher job keeping up with the exploits of one of his three sons ... Michael Buckner/Getty Images For Palm Springs Film Festival

  • Charlie (who was born Carlos Estevez) is the only one of his dad Martin's four children to also use Sheen as his last name. Michael Buckner/Getty Images

  • Oscar winner Jon Voight has been father-in-law to Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. But not Brad Pitt ... yet. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (or, if you prefer, Brangelina) are expected to tie the knot soon. But it probably won't get any media coverage. Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

  • You've seen him on "Dexter" and on the big screen too. When your dad's as "big" a movie star as this kid's, life is like a box of chocolates. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

  • Yep, in case you don't recognize him, it's Colin Hanks' dad, Tom Hanks. We hear he's a pretty good actor. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

  • Like mother, like daughter. This mom, Goldie Hawn, earned an Oscar for her first major film role in 1969's "Cactus Flower" ... Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

  • While her daughter, Kate Hudson, took home a Golden Globe award for her big-screen breakthough. Now she's more than "Almost Famous." Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

  • Her most iconic character, Princess Leia, is (spoiler alert!) the daughter of Darth Vader. Carrie Fisher is the real-life daughter of ... Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

  • Stage and screen legend Debbie Reynolds. In 1959, Reynolds lost her husband, Eddie Fisher (Carrie's dad), to Elizabeth Taylor. That union didn't last, but the women remained lifelong friends. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

  • Yo, Adrian! Talia Shire knocked out critics with her roles in the "Rocky" and "Godfather" films. The sister of Francis Ford Coppola is also mom to ... Robert Mora/Getty Images

  • Jason Schwartzman, best known for his role in "Rushmore." He's also a musician, like his brother, Robert, who's in the band Rooney. Jason Kempin/Getty Images

  • Laura Dern and her mom appeared together in 1991's "Rambling Rose." Her dad is actor Bruce Dern and mom is ... Mark Davis/Getty Images

  • Diane Ladd, who played Flo in the film, "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." In the TV adaptation, "Alice," Ladd briefly played the role of Belle. Patrick Riviere/Getty Images

  • He's President Snow in "The Hunger Games" films, but Donald Sutherland has been making films since the '60s. In 1966, he made ... Didier Baverel/Getty Images

  • Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland. Yes, that's his full name. But "24" fans just call him Jack Bauer. Jason Kempin/Getty Images