Actor Tony Goldwyn (left), most famous for playing Patrick Swayze's best friend "Carl" in the1990 hit Ghost, and star of the current horror blockbuster The Last House on the Left, is kin to several Hollywood heavyweights. Tony is the brother of Paramount Studios president John Goldwyn, the son of character actress Frances Howard and producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., and the paternal grandson of famed producer Samuel Goldwyn. His maternal grandparents are former Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning writer Sidney Howard and character actress Clare Eames. For more on the Goldwyn gang, click here.
–noun patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics. In the entertainment industry, this is known as Hollywood NepotismTM. Talent not required.