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    27 Times Actors And Directors Just Put Their Family Members In Films Instead Of Casting Someone New

    I can't decide if this is cute or just another example of nepotism.

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    Movie casting can be a long, arduous process. So...it kind of makes sense that sometimes actors and directors will straight-up just throw their family member in front of the camera.

    Here are 27 times actors and filmmakers just used their family members rather than cast new actors for a part.

    1. Tom Hanks's daughter appeared in Forrest Gump.

    2. Simon Pegg's and Edgar Wright's mothers appeared in Hot Fuzz.

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    3. Ralph Fiennes' nephew played Young Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

    4. Emily Blunt's brother played a soldier in Edge of Tomorrow.

    5. Dawn of the Dead makeup/special effects artist and actor Mike Savini's niece and nephew appeared in the film.

    6. Mark Hamill's children, Nathan, Chelsea, and Griffin, played three rebel soldiers in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

    7. Nathan also appeared in_ The Phantom Menace._

    8. Stanley Kubrick's daughter and grandson both appeared in his film Eyes Wide Shut.

    9. John David Washington (who has since become a star in his own right) played one of the kids who said, "I am Malcolm X!" in Malcolm X,_ starring _his father, Denzel Washington.