17 Wild Times Hollywood Actually Cast Real-Life Celebrity Families To Act Together

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1.Billie Lourd and Carrie Fisher

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They both acted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Billie's film debut, where Billie played Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix, and Carrie played her iconic role as Princess Leia.

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The actors also both appeared in The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

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2.Annie Starke and Glenn Close

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The two appeared in Albert Nobbs (2011), where Annie played a server at a chocolate shop and Glenn starred as the titular character.

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They also starred in The Wife (2017), where Glenn played Joan Castleman and Annie portrayed her younger self.

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3.Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt

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Vivienne joined her mother on screen in Maleficent (2014), where she made an appearance as young Aurora.

Vivienne being held by Angelina in costume

Funny enough, 5-year-old Vivienne got the part because she was the only child who wasn't afraid of her mom in costume.

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4.Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer

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Meryl and her oldest daughter played mother and daughter in Ricki and the Flash (2015).

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As a toddler, Mamie made her film debut with her mother in Heartburn (1986).

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The two also appeared in Evening (2007), where Mamie played Meryl's younger self.

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5.Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson

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Along with Meryl and Mamie, Vanessa and Natasha were also in Evening, where they played mother and daughter.

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6.Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith

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Jada and Willow appeared in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), where Willow voiced young Gloria the hippo, and Jada voiced her older self.

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7.Demi Moore and Rumer Willis

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Demi starred as Erin Grant in Striptease (1996), and then-7-year-old Rumer played her daughter, Angela, in the movie.

Demi holding Angela at the beach in the movie
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The year before, two both appeared in Now and Then (1995), where Rumer played the younger sister of Sam, and Demi portrayed Sam as an adult.

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8.Leslie Mann and her daughters Iris and Maude Apatow

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Iris and Maude played Leslie's daughters in Knocked Up (2007) — which was directed by their father/her husband, Judd Apatow.

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They also appeared in This is 40 (2012) as the same characters.

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And the trio appeared together in Funny People (2009)

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9.Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner

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The actors played mother and daughter on screen in Sylvia (2003).

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10.Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson

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The two acted alongside each other in Crazy in Alabama (1999), which was Dakota's film debut. Dakota's half-sister, Stella Banderas, was in the movie as well.

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11.Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren

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Melanie herself also acted alongside her own mother, Tippi, in Roar (1981).

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12.Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri

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The two have starred in multiple films together — often playing mother and daughter — like in The Banger Sisters (2002).

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They were also in Mothers and Daughters (2016)...

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...That's My Boy (2012)...

Susan in a prison uniform and Eva in a classroom
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...Middle of Nowhere (2008)...

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...Anywhere But Here (1999)...

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...and Dead Man Walking (1995).

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13.Diane Ladd and Laura Dern

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This mother-daughter duo has acted together several times on TV and in movies, like Wild at Heart (1990)...

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...and Rambling Rose (1991).

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14.Schuyler Fisk and Sissy Spacek

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When she was young, Schuyler appeared in Sissy's movie Trading Mom (1994).

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They also both appeared in The Long Walk Home (1990).

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15.Mia Farrow and Maureen O'Sullivan

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They acted together in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), where Maureen played Mia's mother.

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16.Sosie Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick

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Sosie played a younger version of her mom's character in Loverboy (2005) — which was directed by her dad, Kevin Bacon. Oh, and Sosie's real-life brother, Travis, played her brother in the film.

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17.And finally: Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland

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Young Liza made an appearance in In the Good Old Summertime (1949) with her famous mother, Judy.

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Which mother-daughter movie duo is your fave? Let us know in the comments below!