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Spitting Image: Celebrity Kids and Their Famous Parents

While some children inherit family heirlooms, these celebrity children have definitely won the genetic lottery of life. They were all born into a famous family acting and musical dynasties, and many of them have clearly inherited their parents’ famous genes.

Although you might think life would be smooth sailing if you have celebrity parents, having connections and a substantial trust-fund certainly does give you a head-start in life. Some celebrity kids have used their status as a fast-track to becoming a celebrity themselves. So we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite celebrities and their children at the same age, many of whom decided to follow in their parents’ talented footsteps.

Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas at age 30

It’s fair to say that Michael Douglas was destined to be a star. With talented acting parents like Diana Dill and Kirk Douglas, it’s understandable that he inherited the star gene and so much talent. He has gone on to established a blockbusting career which has spanned over 50 years.


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Michael has many hit movie credits to his name and has received numerous awards and accolades for his work. There’s no doubt that he has established himself as a respected Hollywood A-lister and followed a similar path to his famous father.