By Lynne Gowers on 17th June 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there!

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In honour of father’s day this Sunday (19th June), we take a look at showbiz fathers who have passed on their star quality to their offspring. Some have even gone on to become even more famous than their celebrity dads!  

Donald and Kiefer Sutherland

There’s no doubt about the parentage here. Star of hits such as The Lost Boys and 24, Kiefer Sutherland is the spitting image of his Hollywood legend father Donald. They are pictured here with lesser-known sibling Rossif.

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Credit Aaron Harris / Getty Images

Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie

The actress and humanitarian have a famously tempestuous relationship with her actor father. Periods of estrangement included Voight’s notable absence from Jolie’s wedding to Brad Pitt in 2014.

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Credit Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Frank and Nancy Sinatra

Daughter of “ol blue eyes” himself, Nancy had big shoes to fill. She certainly made a good attempt with her 1966 hit “These Boots are Made for Walkin”.  Art imitated life in the film Marriage on the Rocks where Frank and Nancy Sinatra played a fictional father and daughter.

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Credit Getty Images

Steven and Liv Tyler

Liv only found out at the age of 8 that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was her biological father. She is quoted as saying, “I kind of figured it out because he looked exactly like me and I have a sister named Mia who is a year younger than me and I saw her standing at the side of the stage at a concert and I was literally like looking at my twin”.

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Credit Getty Images

Julio and Enrique Iglesias

The son of this 70’s Spanish crooner, set a new generation of hearts a-flutter when he followed in his father’s footsteps to become a successful singer. Enrique’s chart hits include “Hero” and “Escape”.

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Credit Getty Images

Kirk and Michael Douglas

Undoubtedly Hollywood royalty, these father and son actors have notched up an impressive filmography between them. Douglas senior starred in such movies as Spartacus and Paths of Glory while his junior is known for his roles in The Game and Basic Instinct.

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Credit Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (spoiler alert!)

Starwars super-baddy Darth Vader delivered the shocker moment of the original trilogy in The Empire Strikes Back when he rasped the news to his son with the immortal line “I am your father”.


On another note… happy first father’s day to these celebrity dads:

Andy Murray, tennis champ

Nick Carter, former Back Street Boy

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor

Louis Tomlinson, One Direction star

Michael Phelps, swimmer

Who knows, maybe someday we’ll be reading about their kiddies in a blog about famous fathers and their equally famous offspring!

Happy father’s day from all the team at Boox!

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Lynne Gowers Written by Lynne Gowers

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