Over the last few decades in Hollywood there have been many family dynasties in the acting world. Some remain relevant for just a short time while other Hollywood dynasties remain popular, generation after generation. Three of the top Hollywood family dynasties are The Sheens, The Wahlbergs, and The Barrymores. Each of these families have set high standards in the world of acting and movie making. They have starred in countless films, directed some of the top movies of all time and even created a little controversy off screen. Each of these families have helped to mold what Hollywood is today.
The Sheen family is one of the most popular families in Hollywood history. The Sheen dynasty began with the patriarch of the family Martin Sheen also known legally as Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez. He began his acting career back in 1967 when he played the part of Artie in the film The Incident. He has since acted and starred in over 60 movies. He has also had a part in over 20 documentaries and more than 20 television shows. Some of his most poplar movies to date include Apocalypse Now, The Dead Zone and the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can. Martin Sheen is just one of the many Hollywood legends that came from the Sheen family. Emilio Estevez his son, is also one of the top actors of the last few decades. He started his acting career in 1979 when he played a small role in Apocalypse Now. He has since went on to have a role in over 30 movies and shows and has been nominated for more than a dozen awards. Some of his most popular films include St. Elmo’s Fire, Young Guns and The Mighty Ducks. Another popular Sheen actor and son to Martin Sheen is Charlie Sheen. Charlie has been one of the most controversial actors of the last few decades. He began his acting career with a very small part in the 1973 film Badlands. Since then he has went on to act in more than 60 films and over 15 television shows. His most popular role of all time was probably the 8 years he spent as the lead character on the television show Two and a Half Men.
The Wahlbergs are a family that grew up in a rough neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. Although many of them started their careers as singers and dancers they have certainly set a name for themselves in television and film history. Mark Wahlberg is the youngest of the family and began his career in Hollywood at just 13 years old. He was a member of his brothers music group before moving on to form his own Hip Hop group called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. After pursuing music as well as modeling for many years he went on to star in film and television. Some of his most popular movies to date include Renaissance Man, Invincible and Lone Survivor. Another one of the most popular Wahlbergs is Donnie Wahlberg. Donnie started his Hollywood career out as a member of the very popular group New Kids On The Block. For years he sang, danced and toured his way into many young peoples hearts. After his music career started to dwindled Donnie went on to play a small yet popular role in the film The Sixth Sense. Ever since then he has become one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. His most popular acting jobs to date include his time on Band of Brothers, Saw II and Blue Bloods.
The Barrymores have been a staple in American Hollywood history for over 100 years. The family first became famous when John Barrymore, grandfather of Drew Barrymore starred in his first acting gig way back in 1903. He played many small parts from 1903 until 1913 when he then went on to star in bigger roles. He continued acting for well over 30 years before his career started winding down before his death in 1942. Some of his most popular films include Arsène Lupin and A Bill of Divorcement. John Drew Barrymore Jr. son to John Barrymore also found the acting bug quite early in life. He began starring in movies and television when he was just 17 years old. Some of his most popular films and shows include Rawhide, The Trojan Horse and The Clones. John Drew Barrymore was the father of the very popular actress Drew Barrymore. Drew began her acting career in 1980 with a role in Altered States. She was just 5 years old at the time. She has since been labeled one of the best and most influential actresses of all time. She is most known for roles in E.T as little Gertie, her role in Poison Ivy as Ivy and her role in Never Been Kissed which she not only starred in but was also the executive producer of. Some of her other most popular films include Charlies Angels, Donnie Darko and 50 First Dates.
The Sheens, Wahlbergs and Barrymores are just three of the most popular families in television and movie history. Their careers span many decades and involve many different family members. They have starred, acted, produced and directed hundreds and hundreds of films and shows in their lifetime. They will forever be apart of Hollywood royalty.