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    23 Times Actors And Directors Snuck Their Own Kids Into A Scene

    The reason Angelina Jolie's daughter is in Maleficent is so cute!

    Nepotism is an obvious issue in Hollywood, with many major roles going to the children of people with industry connections. Sometimes, however, a director gives their own kid a quick cameo that's meant to be a fun Easter egg rather than a launching pad for their acting career. Other times, an actor's own child is cast to play the younger version of them because of their strong resemblance.

    Here are 23 cameos from actors' and directors' kids you probably missed:

    1. Angelina Jolie's daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, was given the role of young Aurora in Maleficent because the other 3- and 4-year-old actors "wouldn’t come near" Angelina in her villain makeup.

    Aurora encounters Maleficent in the woods

    2. Mark Hamill's children — Nathan, Griffin, and Chelsea Hamill — all played resistance fighters in Stars Wars: The Last Jedi.

    the resistance fighters watch Luke

    3. When John David Washington was 6, he played one of the Harlem students in the end scene of Malcolm X, which starred his father, Denzel Washington.

    the student says "I am Malcolm X"

    4. Director Paul W.S. Anderson cast his daughter, Ever Anderson, to play the young version of Alicia Marcus, who was played by her mom, Mila Jovovich, in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

    Alicia watches a video message from her younger self.

    5. Maude and Iris Apatow played the daughters of their real-life mom, Leslie Mann, in Knocked Up, which was directed by their dad, Judd Apatow.

    Pete and Debbie have breakfast with their daughters

    6. Before Tom Holland landed the role, director and actor Jon Favreau's son, Max Favreau, played Peter Parker in Iron Man 2.

    Peter is wearing an Iron Man mask and asking for Tony's autograph

    7. Tina Fey cast her daughter, Alice Richmond, as a young Liz Lemon in a 30 Rock flashback scene.

    young Liz is disgusted by weddings, but adult Liz is nervous to plan her own

    8. When Demi Moore played Samantha Albertson in Now and Then, her daughter, Rumer Willis, played her younger sister Angela.

    Samantha and Angela share dinner

    9. Director George Lucas's daughter, Katie Lucas, had a singular line as Anakin Skywalker's childhood friend in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

    she judges Anakin for working on his pod racer

    10. In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the younger version of Robert Downey Jr.'s character, Harry Lockhart, was played by his son, Indio Falconer Downey.

    young Henry puts on a magic show

    11. Mikey Day's real son (whose name Mikey and his family choose to keep private) played his onscreen son in the Saturday Night Live sketch "Children's Clothing Ad."

    Mikey holds his son, who's wearing an itchy Christmas sweater

    12. Dakota Johnson made her acting debut in Crazy in Alabama alongside her mom, Melanie Griffith.

    13. Director Alfred Hitchcock's daughter, Patricia Hitchcock, played Caroline in Psycho.

    Marion confronts Caroline at the desk

    14. Tom Hanks's daughter, Elizabeth Hanks, rode the bus with the younger version of her father's character in Forrest Gump.

    she refuses to let Forrest sit next to her

    15. Director Stanley Kubrick's daughter, Katharina Kubrick, had a brief cameo in Eyes Wide Shut as the mother of a boy played by her real-life son, Alex Hobbs.

    Dr Hartford examines a young boy's eyes while his mother watches

    16. Bryce Dallas Howard appeared as an extra midway through A Beautiful Mind, which was directed by her father, Ron Howard.

    a crowd stares at Nash after his math lecture

    17. Kevin Smith cast his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, as the younger version of his character, Silent Bob, in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

    baby Silent Bob sits in a swing

    18. Christopher Nolan cast his son, Rory Nolan, as a little boy at the bridge in The Dark Knight Rises.

    Rory stares out the window of a bus that's stuck on a bridge

    19. Playing the role of Veronica's daughter, Liza Minnelli walks hand-in-hand with her mother, Judy Garland, in the closing scene of In the Good Old Summertime.

    the daughter holds her parents' hands

    20. Hannah Montana was truly a family affair — Billy Ray Cyrus starred alongside his daughter Miley, but his youngest daughter, Noah Cyrus, also cameoed.

    a young shopper is shocked to discover the mannequin is actually the real Hannah Montna

    21. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt played the baby version of Caroline in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which her father, Brad Pitt, starred in.

    Benjamin watches baby Caroline

    22. Bridget Fonda played an extra in Easy Rider, which her father, Peter Fonda starred in.

    Bridget is a little girl in the commune

    23. And finally, director Ivan Reitman's son, Jason Reitman, told the Ghostbusters that his dad "thinks you're full of crap" in Ghostbusters II.

    Jason isn't impressed with the Ghostbusters