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