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16 Onscreen Families You Didn’t Realize Were Played By Real-Life Relatives

It runs in the family.

1. Eugene Levy and his son, Dan, played Johnny and David Rose on Schitt's Creek.

They have the same dark, thick eyebrows
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Eugene's daughter, Sarah Levy, also had a role on the show as local café server Twyla Sands.

2. Spouses Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany played Emma Darwin and Charles in Creation.

They kiss
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The actors met on the set of A Beautiful Mind.

3. Angelina Jolie and her father, Jon Voight, played Lara and Richard Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

There's a distance between their characters, similar to real life
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Although an interview Jon gave after the film's release contributed to a rift in their relationship, they've "gotten to know each other" through Angelina's children in recent years.

4. Henry Fonda and his daughter Jane played Norman Thayer Jr. and Chelsea Thayer Wayne in On Golden Pond.

Jane and her father share a bonding moment on the pond
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Jane said that accepting the Oscar for Best Actor on his behalf was "the happiest moment of [her] life."

5. Sylvester Stallone and his son Sage played Rocky Balboa and Rocky Balboa Jr. in Rocky V.

Rocky encourages his son the same way Sylvester would
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Following the film's release, Sage told People magazine, "After the film, everything changed. We’d do anything for each other."

6. Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, Benedict Cumberbatch's parents, played Sherlock's dad and mom on Sherlock.

When they're side by side, Benedict definitely looks like both of his parents
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Benedict said, "It was nerve-racking because they are actors as well, and yet they were brilliant and they were fantastic."

7. Colin Hanks and his father, Tom, played Troy Gable and his father in The Great Buck Howard.

Colin looks like a younger version of his famous father
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Tom was also one of the film's producers.

8. Bruce Willis and his daughter Rumer played Jeff and Amanda Talley in Hostage.

Rumer was only a teenager in the film
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Bruce told the BBC that when Rumer asked to be part of the film, he asked her to audition. "I'm not going to give you this part, you have to earn it," he told her.

9. Tatum O'Neal and her father, Ryan, played Addie Loggins and Moses Pray in Paper Moon.

Tatum was only ten
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Ryan hoped that the project would bring them closer together. He said, "This was the first opportunity to try to channel her energy and mind into something constructive and give her what she never had enough of — love.”

10. Mamie Gummer and her mother, Meryl Streep, played Julie Brummel and Ricki Rendazzo in Ricki and the Flash.

Their close bond translated well onscreen
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Mamie joked that she was "one of five people on the planet" who wouldn't be intimidated to work with Meryl Streep, with the other four being the rest of their family.

11. Spouses Emily Blunt and John Krasinski played Evelyn and Lee Abbott in A Quiet Place.

Their real-life relationship made their onscreen relationship feel all the more real
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Emily said that while she initially didn't want to be in the film and suggested a friend of hers for the role instead, reading the script completely changed her mind. She said, "I realized that, of all the projects we’ve been sent to do together — and there’ve been many — it would really serve this film that we were married in real life."

12. Ben Stiller and his dad, Jerry, played Eddie and Doc Cantrow in The Heartbreak Kid.

They don't look too much alike, but their mannerisms are exactly the same
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They appeared in several other projects together, including Zoolander.

13. Leslie Mann and her daughters, Iris and Maude Apatow, played Debbie and her children in Knocked Up.

The kids were super young when they filmed
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They went on to reprise their roles in This Is 40. Both films were directed by Judd Apatow, who is Leslie's husband and Iris and Maude's father.

14. Jaden Smith and his father, Will, played Christopher Gardner Jr. and Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness.

Jaden and Will have been working together since Jaden was in elementary school
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The father-and-son duo also played Cypher and Kitai Raige in After Earth.

15. Miley Cyrus and her dad, Billy Ray, played Miley and Robby Ray Stewart on Hannah Montana.

Miley and her father scared a lot of time onscreen
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Miley's younger sister, Noah, also had six cameos in the Disney Channel show.

16. And Jake Gyllenhaal and his sister, Maggie, played Donnie and Elizabeth Darko in Donnie Darko.

Maggie and Jake's sibling relationship made the iconic dinner scene what it is
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Richard Kelly, the film's director, had to convince Maggie that they weren't offering her the part just because she was Jake's big sister. He said, " She was already trying to talk me out of casting her, in a very selfless way. And I was just really impressed by that, and by how strong-willed and determined [she was]."

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