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Old 02-29-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
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People who would not be famous if their parents weren't famous

I know, of course, you can say this is just opinion, but really now, don't you ever think that some people might not have gotten famous on their own if not for their name or coattails of already famous parents? The first one that comes to mind is Ben Stiller. The second is Stella McCartney. Oh sure, they might be good, but millions of people are good and don't get anywhere because they have nothing to help them break in. Does anyone really believe Stella would have made head of a fashion designing company at barely 30 years old if she didn't have the advantage of a rich famous dad? Add some more to the list, you know they're there!
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The one that did NOT get help from a famous parent is Jakob Dylan. When the Wallflowers first came out, a lot of people were surprised to find out he was Dylan's son, and had even bought the album having no idea until I told them. From what I heard, Bob and Jakob are not that close and he did nothing to help him. So there is that side of it too.
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I think Ben Stiller would have eventually made it himself.

Who was John Lennon's son?
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Julian and Sean Lennon
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Haha yeah. Which one did the Saltwater tears song? Sean or ...the other one...lol.

Lisa Marie Presley would not be famous.
Nor Kelly Osbourne. Or Jack for that matter.
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Julian! Thanks Iris lol
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and now I see Lisa Marie's 14 year old daughter is already a runway model so is Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall's daughter.
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Julian! Thanks Iris lol
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Might as well toss Gwyneth Paltrow in to this category.
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I have to add the Hiltons. And that other bimbo, Lionel Ritchie's daughter. They literally aren't known for doing anything except who their fathers are.

Can I add GW as well?


It's a joke...dont yell at me
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It's a joke...dont yell at me
well how about his niece who is a model now.
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Yes, George W. Bush is at the top of the list!!!!!!

I agree about Ben Stiller, because his big break came with The Ben Stiller show, which was hilarious but didn't last but half a season. I would hardly call Jerry Stiller and Ann Myra (sp?) players in the Hollywood community circa 1990, so I think Ben made it on his own (with a little help...but who doesn't have help with connection?).

Michael Douglas
Sophia Coppola
Ron Reagan Jr.
William Baldwin
Stephan Baldwin
Daniel Baldwin
Nicolas Cage
Alison Eastwood
Carrie Fisher
Sean Astin
Nicole Kidman (without Cruise she'd be half the star she is today)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (without Douglas she'd be a has-been)
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Firstly can I ask, who is Ben Stiller's dad????

I think the main area to point out is that some of these famous offspring are actually quite talented and in nearly all circumstances in life a lot of people's opportunites come about by who they know. I think that people like Michael Douglas and Sophia Coppola are talented and I dont be-grudge them for where they are in life. However when I see that bimbo Paris Hilton, Lisa-Marie Presley (has she ever done anything, apart from being Elvis' daughter??) or the Osbourne kids it irks me big time that they are doing what they are by way of their parents and the fact that they have zero talent, obviously shows that not always does talent or class run in some families
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Firstly can I ask, who is Ben Stiller's dad????
Jerry Stiller... Jerry Seinfeld's dad on his show Seinfeld.
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