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This list of famous juniors has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, musicians, and athletes are juniors. Some of these celebrities kept the "Jr." in their names, while others dropped it. Some of these famous folks even adopted stage names. One famous junior comes from a famous family of comedians and another is from a long legacy of race car drivers.

Who is the most famous person who is a junior? Will Smith tops our list. Smith was born Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. on September 25, 1968. Robert Downey, Jr. is another famous actor who was named after his father. He was born on April 4, 1965 and has appeared in such hit films as Iron Man and Zodiac.

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50+ Famous Juniors
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Will Smith was born Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. on September 25, 1968.

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Age: 48

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Rapper, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Men in Black, I Am Legend, I, Robot, The Pursuit of Happyness

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#53 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#46 on The Best Living American Actors

#91 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#48 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50+ Famous Juniors
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Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965.

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: The Avengers, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2

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#12 on The Best Actors Working Today

#34 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#26 on The Best Living American Actors

#45 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50+ Famous Juniors
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Clint Eastwood was born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. on May 31, 1930. He has starred in such films as Gran Torino and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

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Age: 86

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician, Pianist, Television producer, + more

Credits: Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven, Rawhide

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#32 on The Best Actors Working Today

#18 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#10 on The Best Living American Actors

#19 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50+ Famous Juniors
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Lil Wayne was born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on September 27, 1982.

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: Fast & Furious 6, The Interview, The Wrestler, Magic Mike XXL

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#52 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#25 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#90 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

#9 on The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes

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