However, while he's determined to forge his own path, the 30-year-old star says he doesn't mind being compared to his famous grandfather.
"I'm really honored," Peck said. "I think when I was a little bit younger it felt a little more burdensome. Now I just feel like, 'How lucky to be born in to this body and this city and this life.' You know what I mean? The circumstances could be very different."
In his new film, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, Peck plays Thomas Kaiser, a man who inherits something very different than leading man good looks. Instead, Kaiser is saddled with a mysterious ancestral home that bears and ancient curse.