When people say you look like a spitting image of your mom, you may just take it as a compliment, you may try and argue it, or you may tell them, “duh, she’s my mom!” But some famous parents' kids clearly won the hereditary lottery and got their genes randomized so that they look just like them.
And when it comes to the child of a famous actor, casting directors need not look further when searching for a person to play their younger selves. So today, we are going to look at some of the most famous movies where generational resemblance has made parents and kids share roles on the big screen.
From Mila Jovovich's character played by her daughter in Resident Evil to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson playing his wrestler father in That ‘70s Show, some of these will surely surprise you!
Zoe Perry plays Mary Cooper, Sheldon's mom, on Young Sheldon, a role her mom Laurie Metcalf originated on The Big Bang Theory.
For Red's age 20 mugshot in The Shawshank Redemption, they photographed Morgan Freeman's son, Alfonso.
On the wedding episode of 30 Rock, Tina Fey's daughter Alice Richmond played Liz Lemon in a childhood flashback.
In Evening, Mamie Gummer played the 1950s version of Lila Wittenborn Ross, while her mother Meryl Streep played the present-day version.
James Cromwell's son John played a younger version of his father's character, Arthur Arden, in American Horror Story: Asylum.
O'Shea Jackson Jr. played his dad Ice Cube in the biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Susan Sarandon and her daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, play the same role as Mary McGarricle in That's My Boy.
Michael Gandolfini reprised his dad James's role as Tony Soprano in the upcoming The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.
In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Indio Falconer Downey played the 9-year-old version of his dad Robert Downey Jr.'s character Harry Lockhart.
Mark Harmon's son, Sean Harmon, played a young Gibbs a few times on NCIS.
Max Winkler portrays a young Barry Zuckerkorn in three episodes of Arrested Development Season Four. Max Winkler is the son of Henry Winkler, the actor who plays the older version of the same character
Melissa McCarthy’s daughter, Vivian Falcone, played the younger version of Lydia in Thunder Force
Mark Sheppard played a younger version of his father (William Morgan Sheppard) In Doctor Who.
Young T’Chaka on Black Panther is played by actor John Kani’s real son Atandwa Kani.
Ever Anderson played the younger version of Alicia Marcus, her mother Mila Jovovich's character, in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson played his wrestler father, Rocky, on a 1999 episode of That ‘70s Show.
On an episode 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.
C.J. Wallace played his father, rapper The Notorious B.I.G., as a child in Notorious.
Michael Consuelos played the teenage version of Hiram Lodge, who's usually played by his dad Mark, in a flashback episode of Riverdale.
Glenn Close’s daughter Annie Starke plays the younger version of Joan Castleman in The Wife.
Melissa Rivers played her mom Joan Rivers in Joy, a biopic about inventor Joy Mangano.
Quinn Dempsey Stiller voiced the younger version of Alex the lion, who's played by his dad Ben, in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
James Paxton, Bill Paxton's son, played his dad's character in season 7 of Agents of Shield.
Lily Mo Sheen plays the child version of Selene in Underworld: Evolution. The grown-up version of Selene is played by her mother Kate Beckinsale.
Rosemary Harris And Jennifer Ehle In The Movie Sunshine
A real-life daughter and mother team of Jennifer Ehle and Rosemary Harris playing the same character across a six-decade storyline in Sunshine.
Vin Diesel’s Son, Vincent Sinclair, plays the youngest version of Dominic Toretto in Fast And Furious 9.
Mario Van Peebles wrote, produced, directed, and starred as his filmmaker father Melvin in the biopic Baadasssss!.
Emilio Estevez played a younger Martin Sheen's character, Jed Bartlet, in a home movie on The West Wing.
Sophia Loren played both her mother Romilda Villani and herself in Sophia Loren: Her Own Story.
Former Phillies GM Rubén Amaro Jr. played his dad, former MLB player Rubén Amaro Sr., on two episodes of The Goldbergs.
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