demi moore and rumer willis in striptease

Many times kids follow in their parents’ footsteps and this a perfectly valid scenario even when it comes to acting.

Ever noticed a resemblance between actors and actresses who play the same role at different ages of their lives ? Or between a character and his children ? Well, if you do, the answer is that they are related even in real life.

Let’s take a look at 10 movies in which movie directors fully took advantage of the resemblance between parents and their children.

Striptease – 1996

Rumer Willis, the oldest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis is very talented. She played the role of Erin Grant’s daughter, played by her mother, Demi Moore, in Striptease.

In Striptease, Demi Moore plays the role of Erin who just divorced Darrell ( played by Robert Patrick ), losing the custody of her daughter, Angela ( played by Rumor Willis, Demi Moore’s real life daughter ).

Fired by the FBI where she worked as a secretary, Erin has to work as a dancer in a nightclub to raise money for a new custody trial.

Because of her lack of experience, she befriends other dancers and she even finds a guardian angel, Shad ( Ving Rhames ), a bodyguard from the club.

demi moore and rumer willis in striptease


Evening – 2007

Evening is a dramatic movie in which the role of Lila Wittenborn is divided between mother and daughter: Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer. Mamie not only looks like her mother but she also inherited her acting skills.

The biggest actresses of our times including Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Natasha Richardson, and Glenn Close are part of the cast of this passionate and romantic movie.

Ann Lord reveals her daughters – Constance, a mother and happy wife, and Nina, a lonely and insecure woman – a secret she has kept for a long time: nearly 50 years ago Ann loved a man who changed her life forever.

As Ann thinks about the weekend she spent with her one true love, her daughters ( Constance and Nina ) reach their own conclusions about the power of the past and about the borders between mothers and daughters, family and lovers.

meryl streep and daughter mamie gummer

Orange Is the New Black – 2013

Don’t be surprised of the fascinating resemblance of the actresses who play the role of Dayanara Diaz at different ages. They are mother and daughter: Dascha Polanco and Dasany Kristal Gonzales.

Dascha Polanco and Dasany Kristal Gonzalez

Underworld: Evolution – 2006

In this movie the role of Selena was played by Kate Beckinsale’s daughter, Lily Mo Sheen. Moreover, the father – Martin Sheen – also starred in this movie as the leader of the Lycans.

This movie is a modern legend about action, intrigues, and forbidden love.

kate beckinsale and her daughter

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – 2005

In this black comedy, the son of Robert Downey Jr., Indio Falconer Downey, played the role of a young thief named Harry Lockhart.

The charm of this movie is the voice of Harry, who narates the story as it happens, full of irony and sarcastic tone.

robert downey jr and his son

That’s My Boy – 2012

Eva Amurri, daughter of Susan Sarandon, made her mother “look young” many times and in this movie she played March McGarricle.

susan sarandon and her daughter eva

Head Full of Honey – 2014

In this drama – comedy movie, the role of the father and daughter are played by actors who are father and daughter in real life as well: Til Schweiger and Emma Schweiger.

Til Schweiger and Emma Schweiger

After Earth – 2013

Will Smith and Jaden Smith played father and son in the After Earth movie. This is the best movie in which nobody could have ever found a better actor to play the role of the son.

Will Smith and Jaden Smith

The Heartbreak Kid – 2007

Acting talent is genetic in the Stiller family. Ben Stiller and his father, Jerry Stiller, play the role of son and father in The Heartbreak Kid movie.

Ben Stiller and his father, Jerry Stiller

It Runs in the Family – 2003

Almost the entire Douglas family appears in this movie. Michael is the son and Cameron is the grandson of Mitchell Gromberg who is played by none other than Hollywood veteran Kirk Douglas.

michael douglas kirk douglas and cameron douglas


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