As for the Oppenheimer actor, who made his movie debut in 2012’s The Hunger Games, he’s spoken about his decision to follow in his parents’ footsteps.
But as he’s navigated the industry, he’s tried to forge his own path, with him initially toying with changing his last name and later declining his dad’s offer to share his agent.
“I knew that people would constantly say, ‘Oh, I know how he got that job,'” Jack told Thrillist in June 2022. “And they’re still going to say that. It’s fine. But as long as I knew how I got there, that would be enough.”
The 31-year-old even recalled a casting director at one of his earlier auditions telling him they were shocked that he was “actually really good” since she expected him to rely solely on his nepotism, adding they thought he would “be a real a–hole.”