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Father's Day in Hollywood: Kids who have joined their dads in blockbuster movies and hit TV shows

Many kids growing up with A-list celebrities as parents step into the spotlight themselves at some point in their lives. Some even take on screen roles alongside their famous parents. 

Some kids have small cameos from when they were extremely young, like Shiloh Jolie-Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Other roles played by celebrity kids have been much larger ones, like Jaden Smith and Will Smith playing a father-son duo in “The Pursuit of Happyness.”   

With Father’s Day near, here is a look at some A-list dads who have had big screen and television roles with their real-life children. 

Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson has shared the screen with her stepdad Kurt Russell. (Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

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Johnny Depp with his kids in 2013.

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3. Martin and Charlie Sheen, Emilio and Ramon Estevez 

Charlie, son of Martin Sheen, is known for his roles in the popular TV shows “Two and a Half Men” and “Anger Management.” 

Martin Sheen, whose real name is Ramon Estevez, is known for his roles in such movies as “Apocalypse Now” and “The Departed.” 

4. Brad Pitt and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt 

In the 2008 release of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, makes a small appearance. 

Shiloh isn’t the only Jolie-Pitt baby to get in on the spotlight. Brad and Angelina’s daughter Vivienne was in the movie “Maleficent,” playing young Aurora. 

5. Jerry and Ben Stiller

Perhaps the most popular movie the Stillers were in was “Zoolander.” This was far from the only appearance the two had together. 

Jaden Smith’s role alongside his father Will Smith in the 2006 drama “The Pursuit of Happyness” brought a lot a fame to the young actor. 

Another movie you can find Jaden in with his dad is the 2002 movie “Men in Black II,” but don’t blink, because Jaden has a very small cameo that only lasts a couple of seconds. 

“After Earth” is a 2013 sci-fi movie that also stars the father-son duo.

8. Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson 

Kate is the daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson. She joined her stepfather, Kurt Russell, in the 2016 movie “Deepwater Horizon.”

9. Chris Hemsworth and the whole family 

Chris Hemsworth plays superhero Thor in a number of movies, but with the 2022 movie “Thor: Love and Thunder,” some more members of the Hemsworth family joined the Marvel Universe. 

Chris and his wife Elsa Pataky have three children together. They have a daughter, India Rose and twin boys Sasha and Tristan. 

Chris Hemsworth with his wife Elsa Pataky and their twin sons

All three of Chris Hemsworth’s kids and his wife Elsa Pataky played a part in “Thor: Love and Thunder.” (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

10. Ralph and Julia Macchio 

Ralph Macchio reprised his role as Daniel LaRusso from “The Karate Kid” for the television series “Cobra Kai.” During a later season of the show, one of his real-life family members joined the LaRusso family. 

In season four of “Cobra Kai,” Ralph’s daughter Julia plays Vanessa LaRusso, a cousin of Ralph’s character. 

11. Sean and Dylan Penn 

Sean Penn starred in and directed the 2021 movie “Flag Day,” in which his daughter Dylan Penn also starred. 

13. Clint and Scott Eastwood 

The extremely successful Hollywood father-son duo have been in tons of movies together. 

The first time they worked together was in the 2006 movie “Flags of Our Fathers” a movie directed by Clint. Scott had a very small role in this film. 

In 2008, they shared the screen again for another Clint Eastwood directed work, “Gran Torino.” In 2009, Clint directed “Invictus,” with Scott also having role. 

Bruce and Rumer Willis

Rumer has played parts in three of her dad’s movies over the years. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Rumer has acted alongside her dad in three movies. She was in “The Whole Nine Yards” in 2000, a movie her two sisters Tallulah and Scout also make an appearance in, followed by “Hostage” in 2005 and the 2018 release “Air Strike.”

16. Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson 

Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson both play roles in the “Harry Potter” franchise, although they didn’t often work together since they played two very different characters. 

Domhnall Gleeson was a late join in the “Harry Potter” series, as he just appeared in the last two films “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” parts one and two. He played the oldest of the Weasley brothers, Bill, a role that was previously held by Richard Fish in the third movie of the franchise. 

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