Live Poll: Actors With the Most Interesting Parents

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Since it's about halfway between Mother's Day and Father's Day let's turn the page to the parents of actors. Which of these actors has or had parents with the most interesting professions? 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069915262
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/mJ4uAVd9f00/

* parents who are/were actors, screenwriters or directors are excluded
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Posted 2 years ago

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it would be, for me, easy to say liv tyler...i mean...your dad is steven tyler...come on...

but i think i would slide that sentiment over to jemima kirke...her dad, simon kirke, not only was a founding member of the brilliant band free, as well as bad company, but he was also one of rock's most underrated drummers, and an incredibly nice guy as well...(probably a cool dad too...)...so he gets my vote...

p.s...some insignificant information...about maya rudolph, her mom (minnie ripperton) wrote and sang the hit single, 'loving you' in honor of maya when she was a baby...(you can even hear her, on record, saying maya's name several times...)
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very interesting idea jen...
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Jackie Chan

A port inspector married an opium smuggler? Go away! This story deserves a movie of its own!
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Random. Dina Merrill, who's on this list, just died.
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roger moore just passed as well...
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Added Ansel Elgort.
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Added a couple more people.
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My vote:
Bill Nye
Mother, Jacqueline Nye, WWII codebreaker who worked on the Enigma Code
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8.   Balthazar Getty
Great-grandfather, J Paul Getty, founder of Standard Oil

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Paul_Getty
Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976)
was an American-British industrialist.
He founded the Getty Oil Company,
and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Getty_III
John Paul Getty III (4 November 1956 – 5 February 2011)
the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.
At 3 a.m. on 10 July 1973, Getty, then age 16,
was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnese in Rome
A ransom note was issued, demanding $17 million (equivalent to $94 million in 2017
in exchange for his safe return
John Paul Getty Jr. asked his father, J. Paul Getty, for the money, but was refused,

His son is actor Balthazar Getty

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balthazar_Getty
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Oil
Standard Oil Co. Inc.
was an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company.
Established in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler as a corporation in Ohio

John D. Rockefeller was a founder, chairman and a major shareholder.
With the dissolution of the Standard Oil trust into 34 smaller companies,
Rockefeller became the richest man in the world

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller

John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)
was an American oil industry business magnate, industrialist, and philanthropist.
He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time

Net worth
US$400 billion (in 2017 dollars; inflation-adjusted) in 1913,
according to Forbes


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I'm not sure if you just knew that or if you fact-checked but, either way, good catch. This reminds me that I did, and still do, really want to see 'All the Money in the World.'
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Would go with Jackie Chan
That mother of his, damn
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Voted for Chackie Chan. Funny fact, that put a smile on my face.
Now I know why he is so funny. :)))
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Hey Jen, a lot of this information is interesting, indeed. I've never been to into "celebrity" so, while I love Woody Harrelson's work (his acting, as well as choice of scripts and movies), I had no idea that his father was so, hmm, infamous to use a euphemism. I guess that would get my vote.

Oh, can you make one little change? Act_1 (in his above post), besides including a lot of other interesting and sad related facts, is right that Balthazar Getty's ancestors didn't own Standard Oil, as is on your list, but rather the Getty Oil Company. 
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more ... stuff from WikiWiki...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Harrelson
Charles Voyde Harrelson (July 23, 1938 – March 15, 2007)
was an American organized crime figure
who was convicted of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood Jr.,
the first federal judge to have been killed in the 20th century.
In September 1980, Harrelson surrendered to police
after a six-hour standoff in which he was reportedly "high on cocaine".
During the standoff, he threatened suicide
and stated that he had killed Judge Wood and President John F. Kennedy

He was the estranged father of actor Woody Harrelson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Harrelson
Harrelson was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, in 1982
for disorderly conduct after he was found dancing in the middle of the street

On June 1, 1996, Harrelson was arrested in Lee County, Kentucky,
after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds

In 2002, Harrelson was arrested in London
after an incident in a taxi that ended in a police chase
This became the inspiration for his 2017 live film, Lost in London.



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Great poll idea ! I like that much.
If I had some better knowledge, I would suggest.
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Done.
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Thanks!

My pick is Julian McMahon. That his father was Prime Minister of Australia is so random.

Runner-up is Mike Nesmith. Again, so random...
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Ann Miller (I) (1923–2004)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0587900/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0587900/bio

Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier on April 12, 1923 in Chireno, Texas.
She lived there until she was nine,
when her mother left her philandering father
and moved with Ann to Los Angeles, California

She was named "Johnnie" by her father, who was expecting a boy

Father was a well-known criminal defense lawyer
who defended such infamous gangsters
as Baby Face Nelson
and Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of "Bonnie and Clyde" fame.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Miller

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Face_Nelson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_and_Clyde

no mention of dear old dad ?


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I don't feel that he is famous enough to qualify.
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