There have been countless occasions where we’ve seen members of celebrity families sharing screens. Take the example of Clint and Scott Eastwood in Flags of Our Fathers or Brad Pitt and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The biggest advantage of having an actor as your offspring is probably being able to use them as your younger versions in movies. They have the perfect resemblance, the perfect voice, and the perfect style.
Here are 15 actors who played the younger versions of their superstar parents in movies:
1. James Gandolfini’s son Michael Gandolfini is reprising his father’s role as Tony Soprano in the prequel of The Sopranos, titled The Many Saints Of Newark.
2. For showing how he looked like when he was young, Riverdale makers cast Mark Consuelos’ son, Michael Consuelos, to play his teenage version.
3. Melissa Rivers played her mom Joan in the film Joy, a biopic about the American inventor Joy Mangano
4. Mario Van Peebles directed, wrote, produced, and starred as his filmmaker dad Melvin in the biopic Baadasssss!
5. Former Phillies GM Rubén Amaro Jr. played his father Rubén Amaro Sr’s (former MLB player) role on two episodes of The Goldberg
6. When the makers of 30 Rock had to show a childhood flashback of Tina Fey, they decided to cast her daughter Alice Richmond for the role.
7. For voicing the younger version of Gloria, DreamWorks roped in Jada Pinkett Smith’s daughter Willow Smith in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
8. In his biopic Notorious, rapper The Notorious B.I.G. got his son C.J Wallace to play his younger version.
9. Mila Jovovich’s daughter Ever Anderson played the younger version of her mom’s character Alicia Marcus of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
10. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson played the role of his young father on a 1999 episode of That ‘70s Show.
11. In the movie, Evening, Mamie Gummer volunteered to play the role of her mother Meryl Streep’s 1950s version
12. O’Shea Jackson Jr. played the role of his dad Ice Cube in his biopic Straight Outta Compton
13. Sophia Loren played the role of both, her mother Romilda Villani as well as herself in the film Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
14. On one of the episodes of Orange Is the New Black, Dasany Kristal Gonzalez played 14-year-old Daya, who’s played by her mom Dascha Polanco as an adult, in a flashback
15. Zoe Perry plays the role of Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s mom, on Young Sheldon. Her mother Laurie Metcalf played the original version of that character first on The Big Bang Theory