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Angelina And Vivienne And 5 Other Celebrity Parent/Child Duos To Appear Onscreen Together

Angelina Jolie's upcoming movie, Maleficent , marks daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt's first onscreen debut as a young Princess Aurora. However, this celebrity parent and child onscreen duo isn't the first — and Vivienne isn't the only member of the Jolie-Pitt clan to star with one of their parents in a movie. Read below to see if you realized that any of the following actors and actresses had their children appear with them on the big screen. Maybe they thought it'd be better than getting a babysitter? More from The Bump: Best Baby and Pregnancy Movies of All Time Top 10 Movie Star Baby Names Worst Movies to Watch While Pregnant
PUBLISHED ON 03/14/2014


Photo: Walt Disney

Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in Maleficent

Set for release in May, Angelina plays one of the scariest Disney villains ever, and revealed that Vivienne got the part of Princess Aurora because she was the only child that didn't cry seeing Angelina's frightening costume. "We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not our goal, for Brad and I, at all. But the other three- and four-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn't afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv."

Photo: Walt Disney

Leslie Mann, Iris Apatow and Maude Apatow in Knocked Up

Since dad Judd Apatow was the director for Knocked Up and This Is 40, and wife Leslie Mann starred in both with their daughters Iris and Maude Apatow, these films were true family affairs.

Photo: Suzanne Hanover/Universal Pictures

Will Smith and Jaden Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness

Will and Jaden Smith have starred together in not one, but two films: The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth.

Photo: Madame Noire

Adam Sandler, Sunny Sandler, and Sadie Sandler in Grown Ups

Sunny and Sadie Sandler have almost as impressive resumes as their dad, Adam Sandler. Both have appeared with him in these movies: Grown Ups, Just Go with It, Jack and Jill, That’s My Boy and Grown Ups 2. Also, in the Grown Ups movies, Sunny and Sadie have the same names as their characters.

Photo: FameFlynet Pictures

Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer in Heartburn

Mamie Gummer appeared with her Oscar award-winning mother at just 20-months-old, but was credited as Natalie Stern to diffuse any press.

Photo: Vidsbook

Brad Pitt and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt appeared as a baby Cate Blanchett in the film, ironically because Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt were too fussy as babies to stand in.

Photo: Planet Curiouso