I made the choice to be proud of my her­itage

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Af­ter ap­pear­ing along­side his dad in the 1983 film Max Du­gan Re­turns, he was quick to se­cure roles on his own merit, in­clud­ing cult vam­pire film The Lost Boys in 1987. He is now star­ring in the hit TV series Des­ig­nated Sur­vivor.

Tom Hanks’ el­der sons have taken very dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions. While Chet has strug­gled with ad­dic­tion, Colin is a tal­ented ac­tor who has spo­ken of the chal­lenges of peo­ple’s ex­pec­ta­tions of fa­mous off­spring.

“I think, more than any­thing else, peo­ple have a lot of ex­pec­ta­tions of what you’re like or what your life is like or what your work ethic is like,” Colin told the UK’s Metro.

“I think it’s just al­ways go­ing to be the thing peo­ple want to dis­cuss.”

No one has felt the weight of ex­pec­ta­tions from a celebrity par­ent quite like Liza Min­nelli. The singer-ac­tor de­scribed mother Judy Gar­land’s re­ac­tion to her tal­ents be­ing no­ticed as that of a lioness, but she tells The New York Times that she’s never known dif­fer­ently and is gen­uinely grate­ful for hav­ing grown up around her mother’s tal­ented cir­cle.

“It’s your life, and there aren’t any com­par­a­tives,” Min­nelli says.

“I mean, how do you ask a princess what it’s like to be a princess — she doesn’t know, it’s the only thing she’s ever been. You do have a choice, though, and I made the choice to be proud of my her­itage, in­stead of re­bel­lious.”

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