Everybody knows that genes exist, but it’s still surprising to see two family members who look exactly alike. Think about it, you probably know someone who looks like just their mother and/or father that you have to do a double take every time you see them. When it comes to celebrities, these similarities can be even more noticeable – especially when both the parent and child are famous. Either way; however, some of the biggest stars in the industry bear such a close resemblance to their parents that it’s been mentioned throughout their entire careers. When you look at these stars, it’s not hard to tell exactly who they came from. Here are 10 celebrities who look exactly like their parents.
Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, but long before she had a booming career, her father, Jon Voight was in front of the camera doing his thing. Although she has now surpassed her father’s fame, there’s no denying that talent isn’t the only thing she gets from her father. These two look a lot alike for a father and daughter pair and it’s clear that there are some strong genes in this family.
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Tom and Colin Hanks
After decades of success, it’s safe to say that Tom Hanks is one of the most legendary names of his generation. Through out his career he’s starred in several big films including Forrest Gump and Cast Away. These days though, Hanks is passing the torch to his son, Colin Hanks, who just happens to look exactly like a younger version of his dad. Only time will tell whether or not Colin has what it takes to follow in his father’s foot steps, but at least as far as his looks are concerned, he’s off to a great start.
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Donald and Kiefer Sutherland
It’s actually kind of creepy how much Donald and Kiefer Sutherland look-alike. Seriously, looking at Donald Sutherland is like getting a glimpse into the future of Kiefer. These two Hollywood hot shots have both been very successful over the course of their careers, and this father-son duo enjoys working together when they get the chance.
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Although he’s been dead for nearly 15 years, George Harrison lives on in the form of of his son, Dhani who looks exactly like him. As a son of one of the members of The Beatles, Dhani Harrison has a lot to live up to in the music industry; however, he’s managed to have a pretty decent career of his own and is the leader of his own band.
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John and Jason Ritter
Throughout his career, John Ritter became one of the most well-known actors of his generation. During the 80s, 90s, and early 2000 she worked on several successful film and TV productions. Although his son, Jason Ritter, isn’t as well-known, his uncanny resemblance to his father has helped him to stand out in Hollywood. With the same eyes and smile, there’s no doubt that he has what it takes to light up a screen.
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Jaden and Will Smith
Once known as the Fresh Prince, Will Smith was once the coolest guy on TV. These days, his youngest son, Jaden, seems to be working hard to follow in his dad’s footsteps. Currently working on an acting and rapping career of his own, Jaden Smith is making quite the name for himself as an up and coming young star. Although he’s working hard to do his own thing, there’s no getting away from the fact that he’s Will Smith’s son – and that he looks an awful lot like him.
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Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.
Let’s be real, there are so many famous people in the Wayans family that it can be a little hard to keep up with who’s who. However, one thing is for sure, there’s no mixing up this famous father-son pair. Damon Wayans and his son, Damon Wayans Jr. look just a like, and that isn’t the only way Damon Jr. is trying to be like his dad. The saying ‘like father, like son’ couldn’t be any truer for these two, both of whom are successful comedians and actors.
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Meryl Streep and Mami Gummer
Academy Award winning actress, Meryl Streep is by far one of the most recognizable names and faces in Hollywood. But she isn’t the only one with that face. When it comes to celebrities who look exactly like they’re parents, her daughter, Mamie Gummer, who is also an actress, looks just like her mother. If they ever make a biopic on Meryl, they already know who to call.
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Mariska Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield
Thanks to her role as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, Mariska Hargitay has become a huge fan favorite. Seriously, who doesn’t love her?! But before the world ever heard of Mariska, her mother, Jayne Mansfield, was also a successful actress. Sadly, Mansfield’s life was cut short when she tied in a tragic car accident in 1967.
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Robin and Alan Thicke
It’s kind of hard to believe that smooth R&B singer, Robin Thicke, is the son of the all-American Growing Pains dad, Alan Thicke, but hey, stranger things have happened. This father-son pair looks so much alike that it’s hard to believe, and if anyone didn’t believe they were related – the proof is definitely in the pudding.
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