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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

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

They kiss

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rumer was only a teenager in the film

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

Tatum was only ten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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