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11 Movies That Actually Starred Children With Their Legendary Parents

Have you ever noticed a surprising likeness between actors performing the roles of a main character in the present time and in their youth? Or a character and their child? It turns out some of them are blood relatives in real life.

WeGoRo made a list of movies where the directors took full advantage of the family resemblance.

Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer

Evening, 2007

Evening is a melodramatic film where the role of Lila Wittenborn is shared between mother and daughter: Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer. Mamie doesn’t just look like her mother: she also inherited her mom’s acting talent.

Laurie Metcalf and Zoe Perry

The Big Bang Theory, 2007
Young Sheldon, 2017

Zoe Perry and Laurie Metcalf played Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s mother, at different ages in The Big Bang Theory and its prequel, Young Sheldon. It’s not the first work of mom and daughter on the same role: Zoe played her mom’s character’s younger version in Roseanne.

Dascha Polanco and Dasany Kristal Gonzalez

Orange Is the New Black, 2013

Don’t be surprised by the fascinating resemblance of the actresses who play the role of Dayanara Diaz at different ages: they’re mom and daughter.

Kate Beckinsale and Lily Mo Sheen

Underworld: Evolution, 2006

In one of the installments of this fantastic movie series, the role of young Selene was played by Kate Beckinsale’s daughter, Lily Mo Sheen. By the way, the girl’s father, Michael Sheen, also performed here as the leader of the Lycan clan.

Robert Downey Jr. and Indio Falconer Downey

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 2005

In this 2005 black comedy, the son of Robert Downey Jr., Indio Falconer Downey, played a young fraud named Harry Lockhart.

Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri

That’s My Boy, 2012

Eva Amurri, the daughter of Susan Sarandon, "rejuvenated" her mother’s characters several times. In the criminal drama Dead Man Walking, you can see her as young Sister Helen. And in That’s My Boy, Eva played the young Mary McGarricle.

Til Schweiger and Emma Schweiger

Head Full of Honey (Honig Im Kopf), 2014

In this comedy-drama, the roles of father and daughter are played by...father and daughter: Til Schweiger and Emma Schweiger. By the way, the movie Tschiller: Off Duty involved another of Til Schweiger’s daughters — Luna — who also played...guess whom? Right, the main character’s daughter.

Will Smith and Jaden Smith

After Earth, 2013

Will Smith and Jaden Smith starred in the roles of father and son in the fantastic catastrophe film After Earth. A scenario where you wouldn’t find a better actor to play the son: appearance, gestures...

Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller

The Heartbreak Kid, 2007

In the Stiller family, talent is passed on through the generations. Unfortunately, Ben Stiller’s father, Jerry, is no longer actively filming movies, but the son can always count on the presence of the parent in a movie. In The Heartbreak Kid, Ben and Jerry played father and son.

Demi Moore and Rumer Willis

Striptease, 1996

The daughters of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis have long announced themselves in the world of cinema. Striptease became the second movie in which the older one, the extremely talented Rumer Willis, starred. She played the daughter of the main character, dancer Erin Grant.

Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Cameron Douglas

It Runs in the Family, 2003

It Runs in the Family gathered almost all of the famous Douglas family: Michael and Cameron play the son and grandson of Mitchell Gromberg (Kirk Douglas). In this movie, you can also see the wife of the elder Douglas, Diana, in the role of Evelyn Gromberg.

Preview photo credit Columbia Pictures