Ben Stiller and Destry Spielberg Deny Hollywood Nepotism in Twitter Debate With Black List Founder Franklin Leonard

Ben Stiller and Destry Spielberg Deny Hollywood Nepotism in Twitter Debate With Black List Founder Franklin Leonard
Ben Stiller and Destry Spielberg, filmmaker and daughter of Steven Spielberg, took to Twitter to downplay the impact of Hollywood nepotism in a debate with The Black List founder Franklin Leonard.

On Tuesday, Leonard responded to a tweet announcing the cast of the short film “The Rightway,” which features Hopper Penn, an actor and the son of Sean Penn, and actor Brian D’Arcy James. The film is directed by Spielberg and written by Owen King, an author and the son of writer Stephen King.

“Hollywood’s a meritocracy, right?” Leonard said, pointing out that three of the people involved are the children of successful Hollywood creatives.

Hollywood's a meritocracy, right? https://t.co/jELCVujYyB

— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) July 28, 2021

Ben Stiller, son of the late comedic actors Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, chimed in, responding, “Too easy @franklinleonard. People, working, creating. Everyone has their path. Wish them all the best.”

Too easy @franklinleonard.
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