Wednesday, October 30, 2013

PHOTO: Fathers and Sons Who Appeared in the same Movies

Actors Jaden Smith (L) and Will Smith attend the "After Earth" photo call at The 5th Annual Summer Of Sony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 23, 2013 in Cancun, Mexico.

Will Smith and Jaden Smith

Real-life father-son team Will Smith and Jaden Smith light up the screen in the post-apocalyptic blockbuster, ‘After Earth,’ but they aren’t the first dad-and-son duo to appear together on film. As a matter of fact, ‘After Earth’ isn’t even the first time Will and Jaden have reprised their real-life roles for a movie. Years before he starred in ‘The Karate Kid,’ Jaden played the loving son of Will’s quietly heroic father character in ‘The Pursuit of Happyness.’

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Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen in 'Wall Street'
Martin Sheen and Charlie Sheen

Martin Sheen and Charlie Sheen are responsible for arguably the greatest pairing of real-life father and son on film in Oliver Stone’s classic ‘Wall Street.’ They have since re-teamed as father and son on Charlie’s hit FX series ‘Anger Management.’

Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas

Venerable Hollywood legends Kirk and Michael Douglas finally united on-screen in the 2003 film ‘It Runs in the Family.’ Revolving around three generations of a dysfunctional family trying to reconcile, Kirk played Michael’s father, while Michael’s son, Cameron, played his on-screen child.

Actor Jerry (L) and Ben Stiller arrive at the Dreamworks' premiere of "I Love You, Man" held at Mann's Village Theater on March 17, 2009 in Westwood, California.
Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller

The hilarious father-son duo of Ben Stiller and Jerry Stiller have made a habit of appearing together in movies. They starred alongside one another in ‘Zoolander,’ ‘The Heartbreak Kid,’ ‘Heavy Weights’ and ‘The Independent,’ and they both had cameos in ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.’

Josh Brolin and James Brolin
James Brolin and Josh Brolin

Long before Josh Brolin became a bona fide leading man with his red-hot success beginning with ‘No Country for Old Men,’ he had a long, modest career of supporting roles. James had long been a household name, while Josh was mostly known for being James’s son and being a kid from ‘The Goonies.’ In 1997 (a decade prior to ‘No Country’ and ‘Grindhouse’), James and Josh appeared together in ‘My Brother’s War,’ with father playing the lead and son appearing in a support.

Actors Donald Sutherland (L) and Kiefer Sutherland attend the Governor's Ball after the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on August 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland

As a youngster in Hollywood, Kiefer Sutherland appeared alongside his Hollywood legend father, Donald, in the 1983 movie ‘Max Dugan Returns.’ The Sutherlands teamed up again in 1996 for the John Grisham courtroom thriller ‘A Time to Kill.’

World Premiere of Marvel's "The Avengers" Premiere.El Capitan, Hollywood, CA.April 11, 2012.

Stellan Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard

Veteran Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard has been a Hollywood staple for decades with memorable performances in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ‘Amistad,’ ‘Ronin,’ ‘Mamma Mia!,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Girl with theDragon Tattoo.’ His heartthrob son, Alexander, has become a Hollywood favorite ever since heating up the screen as Eric Northman in ‘True Blood.’ The Skarsgards teamed up for Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’ in 2011, as well as ‘Metopia,’ ‘Kill Your Darlings’ and the animated film ‘Moomins and the Comet Chase.’

Actors Melvin Van Peebles and Mario Van Peebles attend the 14th Annual IFP Gotham Awards
Melvin Van Peebles and Mario Van Peebles

In 1971, Melvin Van Peebles wrote, directed and starred in ‘Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,’ a labor of love which became a defining moment in blaxploitation cinema. Melvin threw his teenage boy, Mario, into the production as Young Sweetback, a decision which led to the boy having an on-screen sex scene at the age of 14. In 2003, Mario directed, wrote and starred in ‘Baadasssss!,’ a film in which Mario portrays Melvin and chronicles his father’s arduous struggles to get the film made.

Jeff Bridges, Lloyd Bridges and Beau Bridges at the Oscars

Lloyd Bridges, Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges teamed up with his celebrated father, Lloyd, for the 1988 film ‘Tucker: The Man and His Dream’ and the 1994 thriller ‘Blown Away.’ Jeff’s older brother, Beau, appeared alongside his father in Beau’s 1987 film ‘The Wild Pair.’ Unsurprisingly, both Bridges boys also made appearances on their father’s ‘The Lloyd Bridges Show’ in the early 60s.

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Downey Sr. laughing
Robert Downey Sr. and Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.’s father, Robert Downey Sr., is a writer and director known for making a string of low-budget, absurdist films in the 60s and 70s. Although the elder Downey didn’t appear in it, Downey Sr.’s 1970 film ‘Pound,’ in which humans played 18 dogs waiting to be adopted, gave a 5-year-old Robert Downey Jr. his first film credit.

Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell at Walgreens flagship
Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell

Kurt Russell’s son, Wyatt, had an uncredited appearance as “Orphan Boy” in ‘Escape From L.A.,’ and he played the 11-year-old character of Kurt’s lead in the 1998 sci-fi action flick ‘Soldier.’ As an adult, Wyatt has gone on to have a budding film career of his own with supporting roles in ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ and ‘This Is 40.’

Actor Dustin Hoffman and son Jake Hoffman attend the after party for the Cinema Society and Piaget screening of "Last Chance Harvey" at the Hudson Hotel on November 19, 2008 in New York City.
Dustin Hoffman and Jake Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman’s son, Jake, played the role of his character’s grandson in the 2010 film ‘Barney’s Version.’

James Caan and Scott Caan in 2011
James Caan and Scott Caan

James Caan and Scott Caan have teamed up twice on film; they appeared together in ‘A Boy Called Hate’ in 1995 and in ‘Mercy’ in 2009.

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez promoting 'The Way'
Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez Slide

Charlie isn’t the only son with whom Martin Sheen has shared screen time. Charlie’s older brother, Emilio Estevez, wrote, directed and starred in the 2010 independent film ‘The Way,’ which depicts a grieving father’s journey while mourning the death of his son. Emilio portrayed the deceased son, while Martin played the father.

Paul Newman and his son, Scott, in a black-and-white photo
Paul Newman and Scott Newman

Before Paul Newman’s only son, Scott, tragically died at the age of 27 from a drug overdose, he appeared alongside his father in the blockbuster ‘The Towering Inferno.’

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