The Biggest Big-Screen Families
In Deepwater Horizon, Kurt Russell and stepdaughter Kate Hudson costar for the first time. But they aren’t the first set of famous relatives to share the screen. See other dynamic duos ahead.
Tatum O’Neal and Ryan O’Neal, Paper Moon
Ryan O’Neal teamed up with daughter Tatum O’Neal for 1973’s Paper Moon. The family affair was a successful one, as the then-10-year-old Tatum nabbed the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar for her part in the film.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Donnie Darko
2001 cult hit Donnie Darko featured siblings Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Jake took on the role of the title character, while Maggie played his older sister, Elizabeth Darko.
Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda, On Golden Pond
Henry Fonda hit the big screen with his daughter Jane Fonda in 1981. The famous father-daughter pair played Norman Thayer Jr. and Chelsea Thayer Wayne, respectively, in 1981’s On Golden Pond.
Martin Sheen and Charlie Sheen, Wall Street
Martin Sheen played Carl Fox, starring alongside son Charlie Sheen, who played Bud Fox, in 1987’s Wall Street.
John Cusack and Joan Cusack, War, Inc.
Siblings John and Joan Cusack continued their big-screen work together in 2008, playing Brand Hauser and Marsha Dillon, respectively, in War, Inc.
Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight worked together in 2001. The famous daughter and father played Lara Croft and Lord Richard Croft, respectively, in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Will Smith and Jaden Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith recruited his son Jaden Smith for 2006’s The Pursuit of Happyness, starring alongside the youngster as father-son pair Chris Gardner and Christopher Gardner Jr.
Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson, The Royal Tenenbaums
Brothers Owen and Luke Wilson teamed up for 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums, playing Eli Cash and Richie Tenenbaum, respectively.
Mamie Gummer and Meryl Streep, Ricki and the Flash
Mamie Gummer appeared alongside famous mother Meryl Streep in 2015’s Ricki and the Flash. The two played mother-daughter pair Ricki and Julie.
Leslie Mann and Iris and Maude Apatow, Knocked Up
Knocked Up was family business for the Apatow-Mann clan. Judd Apatow directed and wrote the 2007 movie, while Leslie Mann starred as Debbie and the couple’s two children, Iris and Maude Apatow, played sisters Charlotte and Sadie.
Bruce Willis and Rumer Willis, Hostage
Bruce Willis played Police Chief Jeff Talley in 2005’s Hostage, appearing alongside daughter Rumer Willis, who took on the role of Amanda Talley.
Casey Affleck and Ben Affleck, Good Will Hunting
Casey and Ben Affleck were featured together in 1997’s Good Will Hunting. Ben played Charles “Chuckie” Sullivan, while his younger brother portrayed Morgan O’Mally.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner, Sylvia
Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner made mother-daughter on-screen magic in 2003. Paltrow played Sylvia Plath, while Danner appeared as her mother, Aurelia Plath.
Colin Hanks and Tom Hanks, The Great Buck Howard
Colin Hanks appeared with his famous father Tom Hanks in 2008’s The Great Buck Howard. The father-son duo played Troy Gable and Mr. Gable, respectively.
Ben Stiller and Jerry Stiller, Zoolander
Ben Stiller played Derek Zoolander in 2001’s Zoolander, hitting the big screen alongside father Jerry Stiller, who played Maury Ballstein.