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23 Hollywood Nepotism Babies Who Played The Younger Version Of Their Famous Parents



Tina Fey’s daughter was BORN to play baby Liz Lemon!

When choosing a career, plenty of people follow in their parents’ footsteps — but especially actors. There are plenty of Hollywood families with two or three generations in the business.

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Often, actors use these relationships to their advantage by using their familial connections to get a role, regardless of how well they fit the part. There is, however, one kind of role these “nepotism babies” are perfect for — the younger version of their famous parents.

Here are 23 times actors played the younger version of their parents:


Melissa McCarthy played Lydia in Thunder Force, but her daughter, Vivian Falcone, played the same character at 12 years old.

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In the press notes, Ben Falcone — the movie’s writer and Vivian’s dad — said, “We’ve kind of kept Vivian out of acting, but she’s very good at it. We needed a person to play a 12-year-old Lydia, and Vivian is a dead ringer for Melissa at that age.”


Henry Winkler played Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development. In the fourth season, his son, Max Winkler, played the younger Barry.

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They teamed up more recently for the limited series King Rex, which Henry is starring in and Max is directing.

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Kate Beckinsale’s daughter, Lily Sheen, has played the younger version of her mother’s characters twice, starting with Selene in Underworld: Revolution.

Then, they split the role of Amy in Everybody’s Fine.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson played his wrestler father, Rocky, on a 1999 episode of That ’70s Show.

However, Joseph Lee Anderson now plays Rocky on Young Rock.

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Michael Consuelos played the teenage version of Hiram Lodge — who’s usually played by his dad, Mark — in a flashback episode of Riverdale.

It was Michael’s first audition. On Live with Kelly & Ryan — his mom’s show — he said, “There were a bunch of people who could’ve been brothers or cousins…it looked like a bunch of Michaels in the audition room. “


Melissa Rivers played her mom, Joan, in Joy, a biopic about inventor Joy Mangano.

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Melissa told the Hollywood Reporter, “I wanted to make sure it looked right. I wanted to make sure that it was respectful. And honestly, once the wig was on, I stopped looking in a mirror — it was too bizarre.”

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Ever Anderson played the younger version of Alicia Marcus, her mother Milla Jovovich’s character, in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

It was directed by Ever’s dad, Paul W.S. Anderson.

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On an episode of Orange Is the New Black, Dasany Kristal Gonzalez played 14-year-old Daya in a flashback. Her mom, Dascha Polanco, plays Daya as an adult.

Dascha told Latina, “[Dasany’s] a blessing, a miracle baby.”

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. played his dad, Ice Cube, in the biopic Straight Outta Compton.

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O’Shea told News Corp Australia Network, “[Director F. Gary Gray] knew that this movie had to be authentic and nobody is going to handle this role as passionately as I would because it’s my family’s legacy.”

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Michael Gandolfini reprised his dad James’ role as Tony Soprano in the The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark.

Michael watched The Sopranos for the first time while preparing for the role, which helped him feel connected to his late father.

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He told Esquire, “[There’s a scene where Tony] yells at A.J., and he gets a pizza to apologize, and he sits by his son’s bed and says, ‘I couldn’t ask for a better son.’ I just knew he was talking to me in that scene.”


Bill Paxton played John Garrett on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. A few years after the actor’s death, the show brought back a younger version of the character, played by his real-life son, James Paxton.

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On Twitter, James said, “It was truly a blast bringing [this character] to life. Also an emotional roller coaster. But a blast nonetheless.”

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Mario Van Peebles wrote, produced, directed, and starred as his filmmaker father Melvin in the biopic Baadasssss!

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The film is based on Melvin’s experience creating his 1971 indie film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, in which he also played the lead. Mario had a minor role as well, playing the younger iteration of Sweetback.

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Mark Harmon played Gibbs on NCIS. His son, Sean, played a younger Gibbs in flashbacks on six episodes.

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Pam Dawber, Sean’s mom, also appeared on the show.

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In Evening, Mamie Gummer played the 1950s version of Lila Wittenborn Ross. Her mother, Meryl Streep, played the present-day version.

Meryl and Mamie teamed up again when they played mother and daughter in Ricki and the Flash eight years later.

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In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Willow Smith voiced the younger version of Gloria, a character voiced by her mom, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The experience inspired then-7-year-old Willow to pursue acting, just like her mom.

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Also, Quinn Dempsey Stiller voiced the younger version of Alex the lion, who’s played by his dad, Ben Stiller, in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

Ben and Quinn also did voice work together for Megamind.

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Sophia Loren played both her mother, Romilda Villani, and herself in Sophia Loren: Her Own Story.

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Sophia played Romilda again in My House Is Full of Mirrors (2010).


C.J. Wallace played his father, rapper The Notorious B.I.G., as a child in Notorious.

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C.J. told the Columbus Telegram, “Other people may look like him and dress in the same exact way, but I did well because I know how to react because my grandmother…told me about him and his actions and other things.”

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In the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, Shooter Jennings portrayed his late father, country music pioneer Waylon Jennings.

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“They consulted on the movie with Cash a lot while he was alive. I feel it’s very accurate, and I feel it’s a really great thing, and I was honored to be part of it,” Shooter told the Chicago Tribune.

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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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A teenage version of Rubén Amaro Jr. is also a recurring character on the show because he went to high school with Adam F. Goldberg, the semi-autobiographical show’s creator, in real life.

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In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Indio Falconer Downey played the 9-year-old version of his dad Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Harry Lockhart.

Indio’s stepmom, Susan Downey, produced the film.

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Zoe Perry plays Mary Cooper, Sheldon’s mom, on Young Sheldon. Her mom, Laurie Metcalf, originated the role on The Big Bang Theory.

Zoe previously played a younger version of her mother’s character Jackie on Roseanne.

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And finally, on the wedding episode of 30 Rock, Tina Fey’s daughter, Alice Richmond, played Liz Lemon in a childhood flashback.

Alice also wrote for the show — in a way. Tina took a lot of funny things her daughter said growing up and wrote them into lines for Tracy Morgan.

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BTS: J-Hope’s More tops Spotify’s Global Top Songs Chart; Grammys puts his name along with Beyonce-Lizzo as artistes of the month | Bollywood Life



BTS member J-Hope’s full album will be out in some days. Jung Hoseok worked hard on it throughout the pandemic. Last evening, the teaser of Hope In The Box was unveiled. All the promos and teasers have been very edgy so far. Ditching his image as the sunshine of BTS, J-Hope aka Hobi has shown people his raw and darker side. Throughout, he had spoken that he had two personalities, and would like to show the other one via his art. More by J-Hope has completed 30 million views on YouTube. The song is a mix of hip-hop and rock. Fans, music critics and YT reactors have given it a thumbs up. The video is absolutely top-class, and J-Hope has given us a surprise. Also Read – Koffee With Karan: When Anil Kapoor mocked Shilpa Shetty over her lip job; ‘Itne mote mote….’

Now, the good news has come that it has topped the Spotify Global Songs Chart, which is huge. Moreover, the Recording Academy aka Grammys have said that his album is one of the works to look forward to in July 2022 along with Beyonce and Lizzo’s album. As we know, Lizzo publicly showed support for him on her Insta stories. J-Hope was quick to thank his BFF. She said that they stayed in touch all through and it seems he is very good at texting. This is how fans reacted on the same… Also Read – Odia TV actress Rashmirekha Ojha’s boyfriend Santosh Patra found hanging days after her death by suicide – foul play suspected in both cases

BTS member JHope will be performing at Lollapalooza at Chicago on July 31, 2022. This will be his first solo stage. Fans are now keening awaiting for the whole album to drop. Charlie Puth and Jungkook’s Left and Right has become the former’s most successful song so far. Also Read – Koffee With Karan 7: From kissing Rakhi Sawant to Aryan eloping with Nysa Devgn; Shah Rukh Khan’s most surprising statements from Karan Johar’s show

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Brad Pitt-starrer ‘Bullet Train’ To Kick-Off Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival, Lakeside Festival Unveils 75th Edition Selections, Juries



The Locarno Film Festival has announced the full line-up and juries for its 75th edition, which is due to unfold August 3-13.

The festival will get a starry kick-off on August 3 with the  international premiere of David Leitch’s action-comedy Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt alongside an ensemble cast featuring Joey King, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sandra Bullock

The film will be given a gala screening in the festival’s trademark 8,000-seat, open-air Piazza Grande arena.

Other titles due to get a splash on the Piazza Grande include Laurie Anderson’s Home Of The Brave, U.K. director Thomas Hardiman’s Medusa Deluxe and German director Kilian Riedhof’s French-language drama You Will Not Have My Hate, based on the memoir of a man on how he and his son coped following the death of his wife in the 2015 Bataclan terror attack.

The Piazza Grande will also host a number of tribute ceremonies with recipients this year spanning actor Matt Dillon, producer Jason Blum, and directors Laurie Anderson and Kelly Reichhardt.

Contenders in the 17-title international competition include French filmmaker Patricia Mazuy’s bowling alley-set thriller Bowling Saturn. Italian director Alessandro Comodin’s hybrid documentary-comedy-drama The Adventures Of Gigi The Law and gritty Malaysian drama Stone Turtle by Ming Jin Woo.

The jury for the section comprises Swiss producer Michel Merkt, Italian director Samani, US producer William Horberg, U.K. filmmaker Prano Bailey-Bond and French director Alain Guiraudie.

Swiss producer Annick Mahnert, Israeli producer and international film consultant Katriel Schory and Indian director Gitanjali Rao make up the jury for the Filmmakers of the Present, showcasing the work of upcoming talents from around the world (see full selection below).

The festival will screen 226 feature-length and short films, hailing from 113 countries and drawn from 4,245 submissions.

“The selection of films that we have put together, after watching and appraising over 3,000 titles (of every length and format), is intended to be the mark of a time and of a cinema in motion,” said artistic director Giona A. Nazzaro.

“A historic time that is moving in multiple directions simultaneously, and a cinema that is probing the issues facing the world, and how to live in it responsibly, sustainably.”

Line-ups for the main feature selections

Piazza Grande

Everything About Martin Suter. Everything But The Truth (Swiss, Ger)
Dir. André Schäfer

Angry Annie (Fr)
Dir. Blandine Lenoir

Bullet Train (US)
Dir. David Leitch

The Sleeping Car Murder (Fr, 1965)
Dir. Costa Gavras

Delta (It)
Dir. Michele Vannucci

Home Of The Brave (U.S.)
Dir. Laurie Anderson

Imitation Of Life (US, 1958)
Dir. Douglas Sirk

Last Dance (Switz, Bel)
Dir. Delphine Lehericey

Medusa Deluxe (U.K.)
Dir. Thomas Hardiman

My Neighbour Adolf (Isr, Pol, Col)
Dir. Leon Prudovsky

Paradise Highway (U.S., Ger, Switz)
Dir. Anna Gutto

Semret (Switz)
Dir. Caterina Mona

Piano Piano (It)
Dir. Nicola Prosatore

Painted Rainbow ((India)
Dir. Gitanjali Rao

You Will Not Have My Hate (Ger, Fr, Bel)
Dir. Kilian Riedhof

Where The Crawdads Sing (U.S.)
Dir. Olivia Newman

International Competition

Declaration (India)
Dir. Mahesh Narayan

Sermon To The Fish (Azer, Mex, Switz, U.K.)
Dir. Hilal Baydarov

Bowling Saturn (Fr, Bel)
Dir. Patricia Mazuy

De Noche Los Gatos Son Pardos (Switz)
Dir. Valentin Merz

The Adventures Of Gigi The Law (It, Fr, Bel)
Dir. Alessandro Comodin

Tales Of The Purple Horse (Leb, Iraq, Fr)
Dir. Abbas Fahdel

Human Flowers Of Flesh (Ger, Fr)
Dir. Helena Wittman

Il Pataffio (It, Bel)
Dir. Francesco Lagi

Matter Out Of Place (Aus)
Dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Tommy Guns (Port, Fr, Angola)
Dir. Carlos Conceição

Piaffe (Ger)
Dir. Ann Oren

Rue 34 (Br, Fr)
Dir. Julia Murat

Fairytale (Bel, Rus)
Dir. Alexsandr Sokurov

Stella In Love (Fr)
Dir. Sylvie Verheyde

Stone Turtle (Malay)
Dir. Ming Jin Woo

 Filmmakers of the Present (Cineasti del presente)

Arnold Is A Model Student (Thai, Sing, Fr, Neth, Phil)
Dir. Sorayos Prapapan

Astrakan (Fr)
Dir. David Depesseville

Before I Change My Mind (Can)
Dir. Trevor Anderson

Sister, What Grows Where Land Is Sick (Nor)
Dir. Franciska Eliassen

It Is Night In America (It, Fr, Br)
Dir. Ana Vaz

Fragments From Heaven (Mor, Fr)
Dir. Adnane Baraka

Love Dog (Pol, Mex, U.S.)
Dir. Bianca Lucas

Matadero (Arg, Sp, Fr)
Dir. Santiago Fillol

Our Lady Of The Chinese Shop (Angola)
Dir. Ery Claver

Petites (Fr)
Dir. Julie Lerat-Gersant

Petrol (Australia)
Dir. Alena Lodkina

Safe Place (Croatia)
Dir. Juraj Lerotic

Night Siren (Slo, Czech Rep)
Dir. Tereza Nvotova

How Is Katia? (Ukr)
Dir. Christina Tynkevych

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