If you were born into an acting family, it’s likely that you spent your whole childhood on sets together with your famous parents. From an early age, celebrity kids are exposed to the lenses of cameras and become fascinated by the magic of the world of cinema, oftentimes deciding to follow in the footsteps of their parents. Later, after having become famous, young celebrities even invite their older parents back to the big screen to play roles together.
We at Bright Side have watched dozens of movies to find those projects where celebrity parents and their kids acted together, but many of us may not have even realized it.
Bruce Willis and Rumer Willis
Born into an acting family, Rumer Glenn Willis decided that she wants to act in movies, just like her famous parents. Though both her mother and father had connections in the cinema industry, they still didn’t give her any preferential treatment. Bruce Willis, for example, made his daughter go through all the necessary auditions to get her a chance to play in the movie Hostage. At the time of filming, the young actress was 16 years old, and she dealt with her role brilliantly.
Demi Moore and Rumer Willis
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.
Domhnall Gleeson and Brendan Gleeson
Alastor “The Terrible Eye” Moody, played by Irish actor Brendan Gleeson in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire decided to bring his son Domhnall to the set of the Potter series. The father and his son appeared together in the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In the movie, Domhnall played the role of Bill Weasley that brought him popularity and the love of fans from all around the world.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner
The children of popular Hollywood actress Blythe Danner decided to follow in the footsteps of their famous mother. Her son Jake became a movie director, while her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow became a world-famous actress. Danner acted together with her daughter for the first time in a criminal movie from 1992 — Cruel Doubt. In 2003, mother and daughter played together again in the biographical drama Sylvia where Gwyneth played the main role, while Blythe played her mother.
Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
It was Vivienne Marcheline, Angelina Jolie’s biological daughter, who got the role of the 5-year-old Aurora in Maleficent. It happened because all of the other young actresses were too afraid of the horned wizard’s fearful look.
Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie herself got a chance to act together with her father, famous Hollywood actor Jon Voight. He played the father of the main character in the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Colin Hanks and Tom Hanks
Colin Hanks and his famous father Tom Hanks first appeared together on screen in the musical comedy That Thing You Do! in 1996. In 2008, they played father and son once again in the movie The Great Buck Howard.
Mamie Gummer and Meryl Streep
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.
Will Smith and Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith’s debut in the cinema took place in 2006 when he acted together with his father in the drama The Pursuit of Happyness, where he had the main role. The young actor even got the prestigious MTV Movie Award in 2007 for Breakthrough Performance.
In 2013, the actor and his son again met each other on the set of the post-apocalyptic action film After Earth, having proven to the viewers once again that they make the perfect acting duet.
Will Smith and Willow Smith
The famous actor also introduced his daughter to the cinema world. 7-year-old Willow Smith acted together with her daddy in the post-apocalyptic action thriller I Am Legend, where she played the sporadic role of the main character’s daughter.
Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus
The teen sitcom Hannah Montana, that made singer Miley Cyrus so popular, also had an impact on the popularity of her father, country-singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who played the role of the main character’s father in the sitcom.
Ben Stiller and Jerry Stiller
Do you think it’s okay when kids decide to follow in the footsteps of their parents and continue their family business?