15+ Actors Who Shared the Screen With Their Famous Parents

2 years ago

Children of celebrities enjoy the greatest of perks for having their parents star in popular movies since it can get them a golden ticket to stardom. Hollywood doesn’t shy away from nepotism and has launched many careers through family connections. But viewers often may not even realize they’re watching a movie where an actor or actress is starring opposite their gifted offspring.

Bright Side combed through our film collection and plucked out some examples of celebrity parents sharing the spotlight with their kids.

1. Brendan Gleeson and Domnhall Gleeson

Harry Potter film series

2. Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd

The Force Awakens, 2016

3. Johnny Depp and Lily-Rose Depp

Yoga Hosers, 2016

4. Leslie Mann and Maude and Iris Apatow

This Is 40, 2012

5. Melissa McCarthy and Vivian Falcone

The Boss, 2016

6. Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt

Maleficent, 2014

7. Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood

Trouble with the Curve, 2012

8. Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson

Deepwater Horizon, 2016

9. Will Smith and Willow Smith

I Am Legend, 2007

10. Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 2001

11. Tom Hanks and Colin Hanks

The Great Buck Howard, 2008

12. Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow

Sylvia, 2003

13. Lea Thompson and Zoey and Madelyn Deutch

The Year of Spectacular Men, 2018

14. Bruce Willis and Rumer Willis

Hostage, 2005

15. Stellan Skarsgård and Alexander Skarsgård

Melancholia, 2011

16. John Bennett Perry and Matthew Perry

Friends, 1994-2004

17. Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus

Hannah Montana, 2006-2011

18. Martin Sheen and Charlie Sheen

Wall Street, 1987

19. John Travolta and Ella Bleu Travolta

Old Dogs, 2009

Were you aware of these family collaborations? Are there other examples that could extend this list?

Please note: This article was updated in April 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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Wow! I didn't know Brendan Gleeson and Domnhall Gleeson were related! They look nothing alike


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