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22 Actors That Are Family in Real Life and Also Played Together On Screen

Sometimes a certain talent runs in the family and people tend to follow in the same footsteps as their close relatives. There are many actors who are proof of that and they have even played together with their loved one on the big screen. Dakota and Elle Fanning and James and Dave Franco are just two examples of this phenomenon.

1. Dave and James Franco in The Disaster Artist

Both men are famous and have starred in successful productions. However, it took a while for the brothers to work together because Dave avoided working with James at the beginning of his career to avoid being compared and to be able to achieve stardom on his own merits. Back in 2017, they starred in The Disaster Artist, directed by James. We hope to see the 2 reunited in more productions.

2. Brad Pitt and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

In the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, from 2008, we briefly saw little Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, who portrayed Benjamin Button’s (Brad Pitt) daughter, who was around 2 years old at the time. This was her first time in the acting world, and in 2016, Shiloh worked as a voice actress in the movie Kung Fu Panda 3, giving her voice to the character Shuai Shuai.

3. Mamie Gummer and Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash is a tragic comedy from 2015 about a woman who left her family for a career as a rock star, in which Meryl Streep played the main role, and the actress’s own daughter played her daughter. This was the second movie where the 2 celebrity actresses acted together. The first one was in Heartburn (1986) where the 3-year-old Mary Willa “Mamie” Gummer also played the role of the main character’s daughter.

4. Kirk, Cameron, and Michael Douglas in It Runs in the Family

The movie It Runs in the Family features 3 generations of actors who belong to the same family. Kirk Douglas plays Mitchell Gromberg, the father of Alex Gromberg (Michael Douglas), his son in real life. Like Kirk, Michael brings to life the character of the father of his own son Cameron Douglas who plays the character of Asher Gromberg.

5. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place

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In the silent but magnificent film A Quiet Place, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt were cast to play Evelyn and Lee Abbott, as wife and husband. The artists, who were already an official couple before working on this production, married in 2010 and have 2 daughters, Hazel and Violet Krasinski. This was the first film they worked on together since they didn’t share any scenes in The Muppets.

6. Demi Moore and Rumer Willis in Striptease

Rumer played one of her first roles when she was only 8 years old. She played the role of the main character’s (played by her mother Demi Moore) daughter perfectly in the movie Striptease.

7. John and Joan Cusack in Grosse Pointe Black

Actor John Cusack is the main character in the film Grosse Pointe Black, in which various members of his family act. Among those roles, Marcella stands out: his sister, the also popular actress, Joan Cusack, plays this role.

8. Macaulay and Kieran Culkin in Home Alone

When we talk about Home Alone, the first person that comes to mind is Macaulay Culkin, right? That blonde kid who got into trouble at Christmas after his whole family took off and left him behind. Among the kid’s many cousins, however, was Macaulay’s own younger brother, Kieran Culkin. He was the kid with the round glasses that we saw drinking soda in one of the family scenes.

9. Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen in Cadence

Martin and Charlie Sheen have appeared together in various films, like No Code of Conduct or Power and Greed, among others. One of their most remembered performances was in Cadence, where Charlie had the leading role. In one scene in the film, McKinney (Martin Sheen) comments to Bean (Charlie Sheen), “I have a son about your age.” This was written this way because these 2 actors are father and son in real life.

10. Ben and Casey Affleck in Good Will Hunting

The film Good Will Hunting was written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, both close friends outside of this fiction. To be part of the group of friends, the casting managers picked actor, and Ben’s brother, Casey Affleck, who played the role of Morgan. Casey improvised most of the script, and according to various comments, his were much funnier than the lines he was supposed to say.

11. Dakota and Elle Fanning in I Am Sam

You probably already know that Dakota and Elle Fanning are sisters. Both incredibly talented, their performances have captivated audiences from a very young age. They both played the same character in the movie, I Am Sam, alongside actor Sean Penn. After so long without sharing the big screen, the Fanning sisters will appear together in a big production, The Nightingale.

Did you ever realize that so many kids have played alongside their parents at a very young age?

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