The 20 Most Successful Acting Dynasties Ever To Rule Over Hollywood

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They say success runs in the family, and that seems particularly true of Hollywood. Examine the family tree of a famous actor, and the chances are there’s at least one other big-screen big shot in there. For some, though, it’s pretty much the whole tree. Here we look at 20 families who have presided over Hollywood like monarchs…

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20. The Sutherlands

Kiefer Sutherland is instantly recognizable – he’s Jack Bauer, for crying out loud. And his father, Donald, was a huge star in the ’70s who continues to work to this day. It doesn’t stop there, though. Indeed, Kiefer’s daughter, Sarah, is an established actress in her own right, best known for playing the vice president’s daughter on Veep.

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19. The Stillers

Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara rose to fame in the ’60s as the “Stiller and Meara” comedy act. Jerry subsequently went on to find more success on Seinfeld. Meanwhile, his son Ben has become one of the most celebrated comedy actors of his generation. Ben’s wife, Christine Taylor, is also a comedy actress, making a guest appearance of her own on Seinfeld in 1997.

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