12 Celebrities Acted With Their Kids In Movies

There’s a superabundance of families dominating Hollywood. Smith family (Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith), the Douglas family (Kirk Doughlas, Michael Doughlas, Cameron Doughlas, etc…), or the Willis family (Bruce Willis, Brad Willis, Ned Willis,…) This family has most members becoming favorite actors and making their own strides in the movie industry.

But you may be surprised that many actors star worked with their children in movies. They tend to portray parent-children in movies. Thanks to their real-life relationship and also their genetic talents, they make beautiful and influential scenes that made viewers’ hearts flutter.

In this post, we’ve listed 12 famous actors and actresses who starred with their kids in movies.

 

#1 Billy Ray Cyrus With His Daughter – Miley Cyrus

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Billy Ray Cyrus With His Daughter - Miley CyrusSource: © Hannah Montana / The Walt Disney Company

You can’t forget “Hannah Montana” once watching it. In the movie, Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus played father and daughter, giving us a glimpse into their relationship. The two have moved on and restored their friendship, even though the series led to many family rifts.

 

#2 Mamie Gummer With Her Daughter – Meryl Streep

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Mamie Gummer With Her Daughter - Meryl StreepSource: © Ricki and the Flash / Walden Media

Ricki and the Flash is a 2015 tragic comedy about a woman who abandons her family to pursue a career as a rock star, in which Meryl Streep played the lead character and her own daughter played her daughter. This was the second film in which the two actresses appeared together. The first was in Heartburn (1986), in which 3-year-old Mary Willa “Mamie” Gummer played the main character’s daughter.

#3 Will Smith With His Daughter – Willow Smith

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Will Smith With His Daughter - Willow SmithSource: © I Am Legend / Warner Bros. Pictures

Will Smith brought his 7 years old daughter Willow Smith to the cinema world. They starred together in the post-apocalyptic action thriller I Am Legend, where Willow played the sporadic role of the main character’s daughter.

#4 Jon Voight With His Daughter – Angelina Jolie

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Jon Voight With His Daughter - Angelina Jolie

Source: © Lara Croft: Tomb Raider / Paramount Pictures

In the 1982 gambling comedy Lookin’ to Get Out, Jolie made her acting debut alongside her father, with whom she is rumored to have a problematic relationship. After Jolie’s rise to popularity, they worked together again on the action movie Tomb Raider in 2001, which was also a special project. Jolie played an archaeologist in the movie, which was based on the well-known video game franchise, who had to race against time and battle bad guys to reclaim potent ancient treasures. Her deceased father, Lord Richard Croft, who was portrayed by Voight, informs her of the Illuminati’s plans.

 

#5 Ben Stiller With His Son – Jerry Stiller

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Ben Stiller With His Son - Jerry StillerSource: © The Heartbreak Kid / DreamWorks Pictures

It only made logical that Ben Stiller would collaborate with his parents given that he is the son of two legendary comedians Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller. Ben chose his father to play Maury Ballstein in his feature film debut, Zoolander.

#6 Angelina Jolie With Her Daughter – Vivienne Jolie-Pitt

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Angelina Jolie With Her Daughter - Vivienne Jolie-PittSource: © Maleficent / Walt Disney Pictures

On the set of Maleficent, a 2014 fantasy picture, the crew encountered a minor snag. Angelina Jolie’s costume was so terrifying to children that they couldn’t get through a scene. So they cast Jolie’s daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, as young Aurora.

#7 Colin Hanks With His Son – Tom Hanks

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Colin Hanks With His Son - Tom HanksSource: © The Great Buck Howard / Magnolia Pictures

Colin Hanks’ first role was as a page in That Thing You Do!, directed by his father Tom Hanks. They reunited on screen a decade later for The Great Buck Howard. Colin portrays the main character, and Tom plays Colin’s father in a supporting part.

#8 Gwyneth Paltrow With Her Daughter – Blythe Danner

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Gwyneth Paltrow With Her Daughter - Blythe DannerSource: © Sylvia / Focus Features

In the 2003 movie Sylvia, Gwyneth Paltrow and her daughter Blythe Danner depicted their mother-daughter relationship. But it was for the stage production of The Seagull that they collaborated for the first time. Blythe spoke with Gwyneth about the situation and the harsh love she gave during the Goop podcast. “It came so damn easy to you and I thought you had to sweat blood and tears to give a great performance and you never did,” Blythe shared. “I wish I had recognized that. I wish I had recognized your otherness and embraced it. You know, I could cry about the fact that I didn’t.”

 

#9 Demi Moore With Her Daughter – Rumer Willis

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Demi Moore With Her Daughter - Rumer WillisSource: © Striptease / Warner Bros. Pictures

Moore and Willis’ mother-daughter connection has also been adapted for the big screen. In the 1996 comedy-drama film Striptease, Willis played the on-screen child of Erin Grant, Moore’s stripper character. Willis also had a brief part in the famous coming-of-age picture, Now and Then, in which he played the younger version of Moore’s character’s little sister. But Moore isn’t the only parent with whom Willis has collaborated on the film. She also appeared in the 2001 picture Bandits, starring her father, Bruce Willis.

 

#10 Bruce Willis With His Son – Rumer Willis

Celebrities Acted With Their Kids, Bruce Willis With His Son - Rumer WillisSource: © Hostage / Miramax

Following family members who are famous actors, Rumer Glenn Willis has made the decision to pursue a career in film acting like her well-known parents. Despite the fact that both her mother and father had connections in the film industry, they didn’t treat her any differently. For instance, Bruce Willis made his daughter go through all the required auditions in order to get her a role in the film Hostage. The young actor, who was 16 at the time of filming, handled her job well.

#11 Domhnall Gleeson With His Son – Brendan Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson With His Son - Brendan GleesonSource: © Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

This one may be familiar to Harry Potter lovers, but it’s a surprise to the rest of us. Mr. “Mad-Eye” Moody and Bill Weasley are real-life father-son. Throughout the series, the father-son combination is performed in only one scene together. Particularly before Mad Eye’s unfortunate death, Deathly Hallows Part 1. They were also in the 2014 picture Calvary.

 

#12 Will Smith With His Son – Jaden Smith

Will Smith With His Son - Jaden SmithSource: © The Pursuit of Happyness / Columbia Pictures

Not only Willow Smith, but Will Smith also starred with his son – Jaden Smith. In fact, Jaden Smith made his acting debut in the movies in 2006 when he co-starred in the drama The Pursuit of Happyness with his father. Even more impressively, the young performer won the 2007 Breakthrough Performance MTV Movie Award.

Will Smith With His Son - Jaden SmithSource: © After Earth / Columbia Pictures

In 2013, the actor and his son reunited on the set of the post-apocalyptic action picture After Earth, proving to fans once more that they make the ideal acting duo.

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