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14 Celebrity Kids Who Didn't Follow Their Star Parents' Footsteps

So many of the most well-known actors and musicians today followed in their parent's well-heeled footsteps: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Ben Stiller, Charlie Sheen, the list really does go on and on and on.

Then there are the other kids of superstars—adult sons and daughters of A-listers from the worlds of music and movies, who opted to do their own thing. They've opened restaurants, competed on horseback, sold property.

Check out these 14 celebrity kids who took their own career paths and have become accomplished in their own right:

1. Ben Ford, son of Harrison Ford

Though he was gifted with his father's rugged good looks, Ben Ford didn't go after a career in front of the camera. Instead, he works in front of the stove. "As a master chef, author, restaurateur, adventurer, alchemist and historian, Ben is at the forefront of a movement that celebrates the cycle of life and the bountiful freshness of the earth," his site boasts.

The handsome chef has a restaurant in Los Angeles called Ford's Filling Station. He also wrote a cookbook, "Taming the Feast: Ben Ford's Field Guide to Adventurous Cooking."

2. Malcolm Ford, also a son of Harrison Ford

One of Harrison Ford's other kids took a whole different path as well, though it's still in the entertainment realm. Ford's heavily tattooed son Malcolm fronts a rock group, The Dough Rollers, who are in the "business of Kick Ass Rock N Roll." He's apparently proud of his lineage, since he has F-O-R-D tattooed boldly on his knuckles.

3. Amanda Lucas, daughter of George Lucas

She may look sweet and motherly on her Instagram, but one thing for sure: You don't want to mess with mixed martial arts pro Amanda Lucas. The eldest daughter of George Lucas, Amanda goes by the name "Powerhouse" in the ring.

4. Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney

While many musicians' kids yearn to hit the stage and rock, Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul McCartney, hit the sewing room. She heads up her own very successful clothing line, which is often seen on the runway, in the pages of Vogue and in high-end department stores.

5. Homer Murray, son of Bill Murray

Homer Murray, son of funnyman Bill Murray, doesn't make laughs, he makes food. He is part of a team that opened the bar and restaurant River Styx in Brooklyn, N.Y. One of his specialties is a delicious looking nacho dish. You can see how he whips it up (with a dose of humor of course), right here.

6. Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce Springsteen

Jessica was not "Born to Run," she apparently was born to ride. The daughter of "the Boss" is an American show jumping champion rider who, during her career, has represented the United States in the Show Jumping World Cup and the 2012 FEI Nations Cup.

7. Sean Douglas, son of Michael Keaton

It wasn't the screen and stage that lured Sean Douglas, it was sound and song. The multi-platinum songwriter and producer has had hits including "Talk Dirty," performed by Jason Derulo and feauring2Chainz, "Wiggle," performed by Jason Derulo and featuring Snoop Dogg, "Hey Mama," performed by David Guetta and featuring Nicki Minaj and Afrojack, and "Heart Attack," performed by Demi Lovato.

8. Greta Kline, daughter of Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates

Greta Kline goes by the stage name Frankie Douglas and performs indie rock and plays bass alongside her band, the Porches. Why didn't she follow in her parents theatrical footsteps and, instead, focused on music? "My brother is really outgoing, but I've mostly been the withdrawn person." she says. "I got into music, I think, because it started as a thing where I didn't have to be outgoing. I got to explore without being scared."

9. Sasha Spielberg and Theo Spielberg, daughter and son of Steven Spielberg

Sasha and Theo Spielberg are a brother and sister duo who skipped the film biz and went straight to the music biz. The two have an indie-folk band called Wardell.

10. Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

While Tom Hanks' son Colin Hanks got into movies, his son Chet (with wife Rita Wilson), wanted to get into the rap game under the name Chet Haze. He also is quite open on Instagram, sharing photos like the one above and in a series of messages about his past substance abuse problems.

11. Raphael DeNiro, son of Robert DeNiro

Raphael DeNiro didn't go the route of blockbusters, he went to building the blocks themselves. DeNiro is a well respected real estate broker, who specializes in luxury townhouses, lofts and "fine properties" in Manhattan. He isn't the kind of businessman who keeps a public Instagram account, but we did find the photo above (he's the second to the left) talking shop in NYC.

12. Kyle Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood has always been a huge jazz fan, as evidenced by his film "Bird." His son Kyle didn't inherit the screen legend's love of movies (although he did do a bit of film school), but did inherit his dad's love of music. Kyle plays bass in his own band, does world tours and puts out albums.

13. Ronan Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen

Ronan does get in front of the camera on occasion, but not to act. Instead, it's to discuss politics and current events. He graduated Bard College at 15, got a law degree from Yale, was a Rhodes scholar and UNICEF Spokesperson, and worked with the United States House Commission on Foreign Affairs. He's also worked with the Obama administration as a Special Adviser for Humanitarian and NGO Affairs in the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He's written a book and also hosted a news show on MSNBC.

Oh, and he's only 28.

14. Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren

Being born to one of the most successful fashion designers in the world was pretty sweet for Dylan Lauren—literally. Instead of following in her dad's fashionable footsteps, she opened a hugely successful chain of candy stores called Dylan's Candy Bar.

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