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Great casting choices for people supposed to be related.

So often in TV and movies, people who are supposedly related look NOTHING alike, but sometimes they get it right.

Teri Garr looked like she could actually be Phoebe's mother on Friends.

Similarly, the actresses who played Joyce Summers on Buffy and Catelyn Stark on GoT looked like they could literally be Buffy's and Sansa's moms (respectively).

Oddly enough, except for Catelyn/Sansa, none of the other Starks look alike.


by Anonymousreply 233Last Sunday at 4:29 PM

Can we do imagined ones? A multigenerational Lifetime movie with Ali MacGraw as Katie Lee’s mother. And then Katie Lee as Kendall Jenner’s mother.

by Anonymousreply 104/20/2019

Ellen Burstyn and Cybill Shepherd as mother and daughter in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.

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by Anonymousreply 204/20/2019

I've been binge-watching Mr. Robot, and I think Rami and the woman who plays his sister have similar enough bone structure that they could be brother/sister. I think the same of the person who plays Rami's character's father. (trying to not be a spoiler here).

Side note, when I first started watching Schitt's Creek, I didn't know Daniel was Eugene Levy's son, and thought wow, he really looks like he could be Eugene Levy's character's kid.

I might not be the best person to weigh in on this question, OP.

by Anonymousreply 304/20/2019

Kind of a random one, but I thought Emjay Anthony looked like he could actually be Sofia Verrrrgarrra’s kid in “Chef.”

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by Anonymousreply 404/20/2019

OP, not true that only Sansa and Catelyn favor one another: Arya looks like her onscreen father. It’s due in great part to styling, but the resemblance is remarkable. And smart, I think, to make one girl look more like mom and the other like dad, which happens in real life but rarely onscreen. I also buy Bran as the offspring of the two parents featureswise; he has Catelyn’s broad cheeks. I’m not sure if Rob is as believable lookswise.

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by Anonymousreply 504/20/2019

Cersei and Jaime pass as siblings.

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by Anonymousreply 604/20/2019

Hollywood is shockingly bad at this. They cast like brown eyed LA latinx kids as the children of white couples. Or jewish kids as the children of wasp couples.

by Anonymousreply 704/20/2019

Julia Roberts and Kyra Sedgwick as sisters in Something to Talk About.

by Anonymousreply 804/20/2019

Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde-Pierce from Frasier look more like brothers than many actual sets of brothers.

by Anonymousreply 904/20/2019

Six Feet Under had the best sibling casting. Boardwalk Empire did a really good job of casting younger versions of it’s cast for flashbacks during the last season. I was especially impressed by young Steve Buscemi. It’s not like he has a lot of clones out there.

by Anonymousreply 1004/20/2019

This hasn't been done yet, but I think that Timothee Chalamet and Finn Wolfhard should play brothers in a future film.

by Anonymousreply 1104/20/2019


R3 Absolutely! I watched the show entirely through it's original run, and just binge-watched a second time with my roommate who hadn't seen it. First time around, I was totally shocked by the revelation about Darlene in episode 8 or 9? (trying not to give too much away). Watching it the second time, it totally makes sense. Everything she does.. She is totally acting like a bratty little sister. And the resemblance is remarkable. How could I not have figured it out the first time?

by Anonymousreply 1204/20/2019

Evidently, Ellen DeGeneres and David Spade were cast as brother and sister in a TV pilot that never happened. That would've worked.

by Anonymousreply 1304/20/2019

R11, are they similarly donged?

by Anonymousreply 1404/20/2019

Anybody remember My So-Called Life? Angela's friend/next-door-neighbor Sharon. I kept thinking she looked like a young Mary Kay Place. Then they cast Mary Kay as her mom!

by Anonymousreply 1504/20/2019

Tim Allen and Jonathan Taylor Thomas

by Anonymousreply 1604/20/2019

Robert Wagner as Michael Weatherly’s character’s father on NCIS.

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by Anonymousreply 1704/20/2019

Robert Deniro and Dan Hedaya in Marvin's Room. I always thought they had similar mannerisms.

by Anonymousreply 1804/20/2019

^^as brothers.

by Anonymousreply 1904/20/2019

I always thought that the Owenses on "Mr. Belvedere" looked like they could be related to each other.

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by Anonymousreply 2004/20/2019

River Phoenix as Harrison Ford's son in The Mosquito Cost, and later as young Indy in The Last Crusade.

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by Anonymousreply 2104/20/2019

The Wonder Years had good family casting. The older brother and dad looked the alike as did the sister and mother.

by Anonymousreply 2204/20/2019

I agree, R9. Also, the actor who played their father was a good choice: He had that same pugnacious jaw.

Casting Lillo Brancato as De Niro's kid in A Bronx Tale was inspired casting. Too bad Brancato's life went so wrong later.

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by Anonymousreply 2304/20/2019

I want to see a movie or series in which Jake Gyllenhaal, Julian Morris, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen play brothers.

by Anonymousreply 2404/20/2019

Sometimes the casting is TOO good so I have a hard time telling who is who because they look so much alike. This was a problem for me in The Exorcist TV show. I couldn't believe they weren't sisters in real life.

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by Anonymousreply 2504/20/2019

Speaking of The Exorcist, Ellen Burstyn and Louise Fletcher should play sisters in something.

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by Anonymousreply 2604/20/2019

Mothers who suck cock in Hell...on the next Oprah!

by Anonymousreply 2704/20/2019

Ted Knight and Jack Cassidy as brothers on the MTM Show.

by Anonymousreply 2804/20/2019

Maia Mitchell and Bailee Madison were believable as half sisters on The Fosters.

by Anonymousreply 2904/20/2019

It's too bad Dianne Wiest never played Renee Zellwegger's mother years ago in a movie.

by Anonymousreply 3004/20/2019

Lee Lee Sobieski should have played Helen Hunt's sister in anything. The resemblance was what killed her career, I think.

by Anonymousreply 3104/20/2019

Jennie Garth and Ann Gillespie as mother and daughter on Beverly Hills 90210.

by Anonymousreply 3204/20/2019

Mayim Bialik and Michael Stoyanov on Blossom

by Anonymousreply 3304/20/2019

Lauren Ambrose and Frances Conroy on Six Feet Under.

by Anonymousreply 3404/20/2019

Kim Gordon's daughter Coco will eventually play Chloe Sevigny's daughter or sister in something.

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by Anonymousreply 3504/20/2019

The lady they cast to play older Geena Davis in a League of their own.

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by Anonymousreply 3604/20/2019

The first time I saw the Spice Girls, I thought Baby Spice was Suzanne Somers’ daughter.

by Anonymousreply 3704/20/2019

I know this is a thread for great casting choices. Here's some bad casting choices for people supposed to be related.

-The Barlett daughters on The West Wing

- Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini didn't look like they could be related to rest of the family on Bloodline.

-Reese Witherspoon and Christina Applegate were awful choices to play Rachel's sisters on Friends

by Anonymousreply 3804/20/2019

Genie Francis and Julie Berman played mother and daughter on General Hospital

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by Anonymousreply 3904/20/2019

R38, not even close. Sofia Coppola playing Kathleen Turner's sister in Peggy Sue. Her parents in the movie were Don Murray and Barbara Harris, which made it seem like it was some kind of an adoption.

by Anonymousreply 4004/20/2019

Speaking of soap operas, does anyone remember when they cast Josh Duhamel and Rebecca Budig as lovers on AMC? It was so bizarre because they resembled siblings. They should have been cast as fraternal twins.

by Anonymousreply 4104/20/2019

We won't get bogged down in soaps but Kate Mulgrew really did seem like she was Helen Gallagher's daughter in Ryan's Hope.

by Anonymousreply 4204/20/2019

Sophia Lillis as the young Camille/Amy Adams in [italic]Sharp Objects[/italic]

Martin Landau and Jerry Orbach in [italic]Crimes and Misdemeanors[/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 4304/20/2019

Fiona and Carl look alike, Debbie believable too. Debbie could also be Darlene’s daughter given that she had a more pleasing face like her father, David.

by Anonymousreply 4404/20/2019

Darlene is fucking ugly and she could easily be Roseanne’s daughter, DJ’s brother, and even Becky who is just blonde and takes more after her father.

by Anonymousreply 4504/20/2019

Lindsay Lohan and Dennis Quaid in The Parent Trap

Lauren Ambrose and Michael C. Hall in Six Feet Under

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday

Frances Fisher and Kate Winslet in Titanic

by Anonymousreply 4604/20/2019

R45 I agree.

by Anonymousreply 4704/20/2019

Omg the only ones fr SFU who slightly favor each other are Nate and David.

by Anonymousreply 4804/20/2019

Frances Fisher could be the uglier mother of Kate Winslet. That’s actually not a bad choice though one was drop dead gorgeous and the other with a sharp redneck look to her.

by Anonymousreply 4904/20/2019

Everybody loves Raymond, dark haired dark eyed parents have blonde blue eyed children.

by Anonymousreply 5004/20/2019

That creepy little girl from IT was born to play the younger Amy and that’s it. She can go away now.

by Anonymousreply 5104/20/2019

R38 I agree about Reese Witherspoon, but have always thought Aniston and Applegate resembled each other. So I think that was actually a good call.

by Anonymousreply 5204/20/2019

R50 it was a bit odd. The show actually referenced it once. The parents were having some argument over whether the wife was sufficiently devoted to Romano's character or something. The wife said "Ray, I gave you two children " and he retorted "Yeah, two blonde children ".

by Anonymousreply 5304/20/2019

R50 One of the kids, the boy who played the son, killed himself at about 20. Very sad.

by Anonymousreply 5404/20/2019

R52 they all were supposed to have had a lot of plastic surgery so it made sense maybe they all had their fathers ugly jewish nose.

by Anonymousreply 5504/20/2019

James Gandolfini and Aida Turturro as Soprano siblings.

by Anonymousreply 5604/20/2019

Josh's son on Transparent. There isn't even a slight resemblance, not in looks or demeanor.

by Anonymousreply 5704/20/2019

I meant to use that as an example of bad casting.

by Anonymousreply 5804/20/2019

I actually thought Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart were very well cast as mother and daughter in Panic room .

by Anonymousreply 5904/20/2019

Mother and daughter dykes

by Anonymousreply 6004/20/2019

A.J. definitely looked like Tony Soprano’s son.

by Anonymousreply 6104/20/2019

DJ looked like Roseanne. Both Beckys were not believable as being the daughter of Roseanne & Dan. In real life, Roseanne’s and Dan’s children would all be overweight.

by Anonymousreply 6204/20/2019

Sissy Spacek was considered for the role of Shirley MacLaine’s daughter in “Terms of Endearment.” They look plausibly related, vs. Debra Winger and Shirley MacLaine.

by Anonymousreply 6304/20/2019

In Downton Abbey, Elizabeth McGovern (Cora) and Michelle Dockery (Mary) look like mother and daughter.

by Anonymousreply 6404/20/2019

[QUOTE] . In real life, Roseanne’s and Dan’s children would all be overweight.

Not necessarily. My dad was obese and my mom very "matronly" (not obese but fluctuated between size 12-14) and 3 of their 4 children grew up to be slim even as we enter middle age.

Plenty of kids see their parents' fatness as a reason to put down the fork and work out. Especially millenial females.

by Anonymousreply 6504/20/2019

R63 Spacek wasn't considered. She was offered the role outright but turned it down because she had just given birth and wanted to spend time with her newborn child. She could have done that on the set! Though Winger turned out to be a great choice.

by Anonymousreply 6604/20/2019

Winger would have been a better match with Anne Bancroft.

by Anonymousreply 6704/20/2019

Leah Michele(sp?) as the daughter of Idina Menzel(sp?) on Glee. Brilliant casting.

by Anonymousreply 6804/20/2019

I just noticed the other day that Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross did look like a plausible mother and daughter in The Graduate.

by Anonymousreply 6904/21/2019

Penelope Cruz & whoever it was that played her sister in Everybody Knows were completely believable as sisters (shame the film was a pice of shit).

by Anonymousreply 7004/21/2019

From Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok's first family really did look like a real family. The real wow came with the casting of young Bjorn and grownup Bjorn. They really look like the same guy at different stages of life.

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by Anonymousreply 7104/21/2019

Chloe Moretz and Jennifer Lawrence as white trash sisters in The Poker House.

by Anonymousreply 7204/21/2019

[quote]Josh's son on Transparent. There isn't even a slight resemblance, not in looks or demeanor.

I thought the same thing when he appeared in season 1. In season 2, I thought there was some going to some kind of reveal that Rita fucked other guys and that Josh wasn't the father.

by Anonymousreply 7304/21/2019

The following casting choices would work well in the future

-Rachel McAdams and Elizabeth as sisters

-Jennifer Lawrence and Brie Larson as sisters

-Kate McKinnon as the mother to trans child Shiloh Jolie Pitt aka John

-Heidi Gardner and Kristen Schaal as sisters

-Kyle Chander and James Wolk as father and son

-Elisabeth Moss and Milly Shapiro as mother and daughter

-Linda Cardellini and Tina Fey as sisters

by Anonymousreply 7404/21/2019

^ I meant to type Rachel McAdams and Elizabeth Banks as sisters

by Anonymousreply 7504/21/2019

The Heidi Gardner thing is so creepy. I don't watch SNL regularly but had it on one evening and thought to myself "why is an already accomplished comedian like Schaal bothering with SNL?"

I thought it was literally her.

by Anonymousreply 7604/21/2019

R17 Weatherly played Wagner in a TV movie as well.

by Anonymousreply 7704/21/2019

Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor as father and son in Big Fish

by Anonymousreply 7804/21/2019

Zach Braff and Dax Shepard would be believable as brothers in a movie or show.

by Anonymousreply 7904/21/2019

An awful example of sibling casting was Playing by Heart. Madeline Stowe, Angelina Jolie, and Gillian Anderson weren't believable as trio of sisters.

by Anonymousreply 8004/21/2019

They got it right the second time.

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The original Charmed ones looked like real sisters.

by Anonymousreply 8204/21/2019

The actress who played Audrey Meadows mother on The Honeymooners.

by Anonymousreply 8304/21/2019

Diverse casting usually means the mom was previously married or had an affair with a person of color, Great news! I’m your long lost sister! Bad news, mom is a whore.

by Anonymousreply 8404/21/2019

In what world do Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano look like sisters r82...?

by Anonymousreply 8504/21/2019

The actress playing the younger Sabrina on Sabrina the Teenaged Witch has an eerie resemblance to Kiernan Shipka.

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by Anonymousreply 8604/21/2019

R85 Sisters aren’t identical twins dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 8704/21/2019

Matthew Rhys and the kid who plays his long lost son, Mischa, in The Americans.

by Anonymousreply 8804/21/2019

Agree about Michael Weatherly and Robert Wagner

by Anonymousreply 8904/21/2019

No one has mentioned Frasier?

The original show was just about Frasier and his dad. Then someone brought in a photo of David Hyde Pierce and everyone agreed he looked like a younger Grammer -- and they redid the show to add Niles, which was one of the best decisions ever made on tv.

Another great pairing -- Rob Lowe and Robert Wagner as old and young versions of the same person.

by Anonymousreply 9004/21/2019

Reply R9 did, R90. Thanks for the background.

by Anonymousreply 9104/21/2019

Nope, not buying it r87. Though maybe if you keep throwing lazy insults at people who disagree with you you'll prove your point!

by Anonymousreply 9204/21/2019

Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Jason Leigh in "A Thousand Acres."

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R93 I agree on those three as sisters. But, I thought Elisabeth Moss and Michelle Williams were totally miscast as Pfeiffer's daughters in that movie.

by Anonymousreply 9404/21/2019

Amy Schumer and Brie Larson were very believable as sisters in Trainwreck

by Anonymousreply 9504/21/2019

[quote]Or jewish kids as the children of wasp couples.

Or the other way around. Greg Kinnear-Alan Arkin come to mind.

by Anonymousreply 9604/21/2019

Marion Cotillard and Angela Sarafyan in The Immigrant.

by Anonymousreply 9704/21/2019

I have always said that I would love to see a film or limited thriller tv show featuring Elizabeth Moss and Jodie Foster as daughter and mother. To me they both have similar facial features and both are just phenomenal actresses. Given the right script I cant imagine that these two wouldn’t make bank together.

by Anonymousreply 9804/21/2019

On the other hand, there are casting choices which are so ridiculous and out there that they are actually a stroke of genius. A good example is casting Robert Wagner and Jill St. John as Mickey's (Danny Woodburn) parents on an episode of "Seinfeld".

by Anonymousreply 9904/21/2019

Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne as mother and son in Savage Grace

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Supernatural did a good job. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki don't look alike but they both look like they could be related to their TV parents, especially Jensen. He resembles both Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Samantha Smith. Jared has similar dimples and coloring to JDM.

by Anonymousreply 10104/21/2019

It should have been Nancy Travis, Marisa Tomei, and Brittany Murphy as sisters. Sondra Locke as the mother to Sarah Polley and Uma Thurman.

by Anonymousreply 10204/21/2019

Samantha Mathis and Brie Larson have a slight, intangible but similar quality that would make them good sisters. Brie Larson not much like Amy Schumer, yuck. Amy Schumer would definitely be believable as the lush, pig, harridan old sister of J. Law, however.

by Anonymousreply 10304/21/2019

Sisters ScarJo and Amber Heard. In fact, Amber Heard is the basement ScarJo, isn’t she?

by Anonymousreply 10404/21/2019

Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, and Meryl Streep

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[quote]Amy Schumer would definitely be believable as the lush, pig, harridan old sister of J. Law, however.

That movie will probably be made in a couple of years. J.Law's next two movies will probably be Oscar bait fail movies. One is the Elizabeth Holmes movie directed by Adam and McKay and the other movie JLaw plays a war veteran with a brain injury. After those two movies flop, she'll start doing slapstick comedies with Amy.

by Anonymousreply 10604/21/2019

Julianne Moore and Emma Stone were sort of believable as mother/daughter in that movie with Steve Carrell and Ryan Gosling.

by Anonymousreply 10704/21/2019

Maura Tierney and Brie Larson could play mother and daughter.

by Anonymousreply 10804/21/2019

Amy Adams and Jenna Fischer could be sisters--that was even the point on Amy's early appearance on the office. She was a hotter version of Pam, and that's why Jim made a beeline for her.

Throw in Isla Fisher and you have uncanny triplets.

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by Anonymousreply 10904/21/2019

Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester could play big sister/little sister.

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Alison Brie made a believable sister for Emily Blunt in the 5 Year Engagement.

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by Anonymousreply 11104/21/2019

Opinion Poll: Were the Brady Bunch kids believable casting choices? I thought the girls worked as sisters but the boys less so.

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Saffy and Edina

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Kathleen Turner as Matthew Perry's father.

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Elizabeth Montgomery and Pandora Spocks on Bewitched

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Steven Weber And William Fichtner as brothers on the TV series Mom.

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by Anonymousreply 11604/21/2019

I had no idea that Jessica Lange and Jennifer Jason Leigh played sisters in something. I always thought that should happen. Is the movie any good?

by Anonymousreply 11704/21/2019

R117 It's based on a frau novel. It's ok if you're into dysfunctional family movies.

by Anonymousreply 11804/21/2019

Lol yeah Saffy and Eddy are perfect mother and daughter

by Anonymousreply 11904/21/2019

J.Law and Julia Stiles, very good.

by Anonymousreply 12004/21/2019

Julia Styles, K. Dunst, and LeeLee Sobieski

by Anonymousreply 12104/21/2019

The world is still waiting for somebody, somewhere, to cast Jason Bateman and Nathan Fillion as brothers.

by Anonymousreply 12204/21/2019

Timothee and Steve Carell daddy, definitely..

by Anonymousreply 12304/21/2019

Chloe sevigny and corky from life goes on would be great

by Anonymousreply 12404/21/2019

Whoever did the casting for Saffy should have gotten a raise. They look fucking exactly alike and on the show act exactly the same while inhabiting their strident polar opposites.

by Anonymousreply 12504/21/2019

I would like to see Jeremy Irons and Gabriel Byrne as brothers

by Anonymousreply 12604/21/2019

r86, I've worked with McKenna Grace (she was brown haired), and I saw a trailer for a movie on Netflix called, "The Silence" starring a brown haired Kiernan, which I could have sworn was McKenna.

They did a too good of a job casting the siblings/younger versions on "The Haunting of Hill House", because I had a damn time trying to figure out whom everyone was in the first few episodes.

Someone should cast these two as siblings, David Thewlis and Kelly MacDonald:

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r127, your link is taking up almost my entire screen! Is this happening for anyone else?

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Sorry guys, I used Tinypic, I don't know what happeneed.

by Anonymousreply 13004/21/2019

Lol what the fuck? You're taking over the entire thread with your pic.

by Anonymousreply 13104/21/2019

R130 is a thread saboteur. Saboteur! Saboteur! J'accuse!

by Anonymousreply 13204/21/2019

This is the weirdest DL glitch I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 13304/21/2019

Perhaps if we add enough comments we'll be able to scroll past the giant pictures?

by Anonymousreply 13404/21/2019

133 replies and no one has mentioned this piece of great casting

Phil Dunphy and his father on modern family.

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Stacy Martin as the younger Charlotte Gainsbourg, sure... Good find because they’re both French with that beautifully accented British English.

by Anonymousreply 13604/21/2019

I loved Melancholia but Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kirsten Dunst certainly did not seem like siblings. However, that might have been on purpose, to fit the off kilter and strange vibe of the movie. The film still worked very well though, perhaps because of the strange casting.

by Anonymousreply 13704/21/2019

Sandy and Nicole Kidman lol

by Anonymousreply 13804/21/2019

I wish Vanessa and Cindy Williams would do something together.

by Anonymousreply 13904/21/2019

I said Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney above but they were actually playing the same character at different ages, not father and son lol

by Anonymousreply 14004/21/2019

I think Idina Menzel and Jeff goldblum were well cast as Lea Michele's parents. Facially they're similar although Jeff is like 6'4" and lea is like 4ft.

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Sam and Tabitha on Bewitched

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On the opposite end... Why on earth greg kinnear and matt Damon were cast as siamese twins astounds me to this day.

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Shelly Fabares and Paul Peterson looked like they could have been Donna Reed and Carl Betts' children on the Donna Reed Show.

by Anonymousreply 14404/21/2019

R136 I also recall being a bit hesitant with that casting, Stacy is conventionally beautiful and kitten-like whereas Gainsbourg has jew face for days HOWEVER I thought that it helped drive the point that life for the character was idyllic during her youth, looking beautiful and sexy and when life finally catches up with her she loses her beauty, looking tired and haggard. I also found it kind of funny that they're both half french, half british.

I think Dunst and Gainsbourg where a inspired, opposite personalities and totally different faces.

by Anonymousreply 14504/21/2019

R145 Hi Stacy. Yes, something totally worked about it. Nymphomaniac~

by Anonymousreply 14604/21/2019

Kathy Griffin & Andy Dick

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Susie Essman as Ilana Glazer's mom on "Broad City."

Remember the pink-eye?


by Anonymousreply 14804/21/2019

The two younger children on [italic]Family Ties[/italic] resembled their mother while the two older children more closely resembled their father.

Contrast this with [italic]The Partridge Family[/italic] where no one looked like anyone else except Keith and Laurie.

by Anonymousreply 14904/21/2019

[quote]In what world do Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano look like sisters [R82]...?

The same world where Shannen looked like Chad Allen’s sister on [italic]Our House[/italic]: on television only.

by Anonymousreply 15004/21/2019

Are you shitting me with R110? Those two look EXACTLY alike.

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Teri Garr as Lisa Kudrow’s birth mother on Friends

by Anonymousreply 15204/22/2019

I thought Michelle Pfeiffer and Dianna Agron were believable as mother and daughter in The Family.

by Anonymousreply 15304/22/2019

Buffy and Jody

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Jennifer Grey looked like she could actually be related to the dad.

by Anonymousreply 15504/22/2019

R28 According to Shirley Jones' autobiography, MTM producers offered the role of Ted Baxter to Jack Cassidy first, but he turned it down.

by Anonymousreply 15604/22/2019

This is an older one but....Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Allan in A Woman Rebels. When they're onscreen together they look like twins

by Anonymousreply 15704/23/2019

[quote]Julia Roberts and Kyra Sedgwick as sisters in Something to Talk About.

That was one of the better sibling castings.

by Anonymousreply 15804/24/2019

Jennifer Lawrence and Emily Browning should play sisters in a movie.

by Anonymousreply 15904/28/2019

Lt. Joe Kenda and the actor who portrays his younger self. He wishes he ever looked that good!

by Anonymousreply 16004/28/2019

Ned and his daughter Arya on GOT. They do look related!

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Julianne Nicholson and Molly Parker

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Marie Masters (Susan) and Melanie Smith (Emily) on As the World Turns.

by Anonymousreply 16304/28/2019

Vicki Lawrence became a cast regular on the Carol Burnett show in part because of her resemblance to Carol. Although they played a number of relation-variations on the show, Vicki's 'mama' to Carol's role as daughter 'Eunice' is certainly the best known.

And, surprisingly, no one has mentioned the flawless sibling casting of Schwarzenegger and DeVito in 'Twins'. (Just kidding!)

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by Anonymousreply 16404/28/2019

Christian Slater could have easily played Jack Nicholson's son.

Also, the actor Walton Goggins could have played Nicholson's brother.

by Anonymousreply 16504/28/2019

Matt Damon and Jesse Plemons should be cast as father and son.

by Anonymousreply 16604/28/2019

R165 jesse as the father?

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I thought Jesse Plemons was well cast as Phillip Seymour Hoffman's son in The Master.

by Anonymousreply 16804/28/2019

The young cast of "Riverdale" really resemble the adult actors playing their parents. Somebody was on the ball with casting.

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by Anonymousreply 16904/28/2019

Grace Zabriskie, Sheryl Lee, and Ray Wise looked like a real family in Twin Peaks.

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Lesley Manville & Timothy Spall as the parents of James Corden & Alison Garland in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing. Totally believable English housing commission family. I remember my father commenting on the brilliant casting that they really looked like a real family.

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Ben Schwartz and Jenny Slate on Parks and Recreation.

by Anonymousreply 17204/28/2019

R7 lives in a parallel universe where whites can't have brown eyes and Jews can't look like WASPS. Have you ever heard of Ashkenazi Jews or White Latinos? There are more Jews playing WASPS in Hollywood than any other groups I can assure you that.

That said, Claire Danes (non Jew) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Jew) should play sisters someday. Danes actually played Meryl Streep's daughter in The Hours and they look totally related.

by Anonymousreply 17304/28/2019

Speaking of Roseanne, Emma Kenney and annoying Sarah Gilbert as mother/daughter on Roseanne/The Conners are the best casting choice I've seen in recent TV. All it took was Emma dying her red hair black to become a spitting image of Gilbert. Uncanny.

by Anonymousreply 17404/29/2019

Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis played sisters in Return to Oz or whatever it was called. They have similar colouring and have that eastern European Jewish look (dark hair, hazel eyes)

by Anonymousreply 17504/29/2019

the sugarbaker gals

by Anonymousreply 17604/29/2019

Tim Daly and Natalia Dyer were believable as father and daughter in the movie After Darkness.

by Anonymousreply 17705/14/2019

Casting Mayim Bialik as a young Bette Midler in Beaches was an astonishing stroke of genius.

by Anonymousreply 17805/14/2019

The elderly Jon Voight and Nick Nolte could be brothers.

by Anonymousreply 17905/14/2019

Before he died, I always wanted to see Tony Curtis play Robert Downey Jr.'s father.

by Anonymousreply 18005/14/2019

Dianne Weist and Renee Zellweger would have been believable as a mother and daughter in a movie or TV show.

by Anonymousreply 18106/18/2019

Jake Gyllenhaal

Julian Morris

Oliver Jackson-Cohen

by Anonymousreply 18206/18/2019

[quote]Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis played sisters in Return to Oz or whatever it was called. They have similar colouring and have that eastern European Jewish look (dark hair, hazel eyes)

Sarah Hyland looks more like Mila Kunis.

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by Anonymousreply 18306/18/2019

Brian Dennehy playing Leonardo DiCaprio's father in Romeo + Juliet. Also, DiCaprio and Johnny Depp playing brothers in Gilbert Grape. Except for the coloring, they kind of look alike imo with those pronounced cheekbones and similarly shaped lips. Ironically, the mouthguard they had DiCaprio wear to make him 'less pretty' (why shouldn't mentally challenged boy be pretty?) kind of took away from the resemblance.

In the future they should cast Finn Wolfhard as Natalie Portman's son. That kid looks almost like a clone of a teenaged Portman.

by Anonymousreply 18406/18/2019

This is a bit off-topic, but I always thought that John Malkovich and Gabriel Byrne should have switched roles in The Man in the Iron Mask. SPOILER: Byrne's character turns out to be the secret father of king Louis (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), but DiCaprio has a lot more resemblance to Malkovich than Byrne. But who knows, maybe there's something they didn't tell us and the Queen Mother was a slut of epic proportions who fucked not one, but two of the musketeers?

by Anonymousreply 18506/18/2019

Jane Curtin was believable as Kate McKinnon's mother in The Spy Who Dumped Me.

by Anonymousreply 18607/12/2019

Liz Hurley and the actress who played her daughter on “The Royals.” Come to think of it, Dame Joan Collins played Hurley’s mother and that was good too.

Funny how it now feels insufficient to say just “Joan Collins.” She is so affirmatively Dame Joan.

by Anonymousreply 18707/12/2019

I always thought Nanette Fabray was a great choice to play Mary Tyler Moore's mom on The MTM Show, since Mary not only looked like Nanette but (as she admitted) stole her comic way of talking while crying.

by Anonymousreply 18807/12/2019

Tim Allen and Sam Huntington in Jungle 2 Jungle

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by Anonymousreply 18907/12/2019

Pacino and Talia Shire as brother and sister in GODFATHER I and II.

by Anonymousreply 19007/12/2019

I thought Didi Conn was a good casting choice as Carrie Brownstein's mother on Transparent.

by Anonymousreply 19109/02/2019

The daughter was excellent casting, but there was not a single second of Hereditary where I thought Alex Wolff was the child of Colette and Byrne.

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by Anonymousreply 19309/02/2019

Ronen Rubinstein was a great choice to play Rob Lowe's son on 911: Lone Star.

by Anonymousreply 19402/04/2020

Ronen Rubinstein was a great choice to play Rob Lowe's son on 911: Lone Star.

by Anonymousreply 19502/04/2020

This is pretty obscure, but Bonnie Bedelia and Lucy Deakins as mother and daughter in The Boy Who Could Fly.

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by Anonymousreply 19602/04/2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito in Twins

by Anonymousreply 19702/04/2020

r196, I love that movie.

by Anonymousreply 19802/04/2020

The actress playing the older daughter on Little Fires Everywhere is believable as Reese Witherspoon's daughter.

by Anonymousreply 19903/24/2020

Didn't Spade once do an SNL "Weekend Update" segment, in which he said people often confused him with Lisa Kudrow?

Also, Leslie Ann Warren and DL Fave Susie Sarandon as sisters.

Also also, some movie mogul somewhere needs to cast Jakey and country music singer Thomas Rhett as bros. Talk about spittin' image!

by Anonymousreply 20003/24/2020

The casting on This Is Us is uncanny; especially all the younger kids - I believe them growing up in to Sterling, Justin and Chrissy.

by Anonymousreply 20103/24/2020

[quote]Also also, some movie mogul somewhere needs to cast Jakey and country music singer Thomas Rhett as bros. Talk about spittin' image!

Jakey who? I'll give you Penn Badgley's brother, but Thomas Rhett resembles no Jakey with whom I'm familiar. If you mean Gyllenhaal, both Oliver Jackson Cohen and Julian Morris look more as if they could be related.

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by Anonymousreply 20203/24/2020

Not the best photo, but the cast of Young Sheldon look related to each other.

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by Anonymousreply 20303/24/2020

Pamela Adlon and Hailee Steinfeld as mother and daughter in Bumblebee.

by Anonymousreply 20405/03/2020

In a yet to be made R rated pic about fraternal incest, Mark Ruffalo's younger brother will be played by Andrew Scott.

by Anonymousreply 20505/03/2020

Charlotte Rampling as Judy Davis's mother in The Eye of the Storm.

by Anonymousreply 20605/03/2020

I thought Kate Winslet and Jean Smart were great choices daughter and mother in Mare of Easttown.

by Anonymousreply 20704/19/2021

Once Upon a Time, which I admit I watched for a few years, did do a good job of casting the younger version of their cast in flashbacks, especially Bailee Madison as a young Snow White. Although I think part of it with her, is she was actually a decent child actress and also nailed some of Goodwin's mannerisms .

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by Anonymousreply 20804/19/2021

[quote]Not the best photo, but the cast of Young Sheldon look related to each other.

The woman they got to play Sheldon's mother looks just like a younger version of the actress they got for his mother when he was older.

by Anonymousreply 20904/19/2021

David Wenham and Sean Bean in LOTR. They look like the could be brothers.

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by Anonymousreply 21004/19/2021

Joaquin Phoenix & Mel Gibson in SIGNS

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by Anonymousreply 21204/19/2021

Fiona and Carl Gallagher in U.S. Shameless. Uncanny! The other siblings don't look anything alike.

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by Anonymousreply 21304/19/2021

Nancy Walker & Rhoda & Brenda

by Anonymousreply 21404/19/2021

Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, jr. as Lucy’s kids on “ Here’s Lucy.”

by Anonymousreply 21504/19/2021

[quote]The woman they got to play Sheldon's mother looks just like a younger version of the actress they got for his mother when he was older.

That's Laurie Metcalfe's daughter.

I don't see it but Kevin McKidd and Reed Diamond played siblings in a series and McKidd said that Diamond looks more like his brother than his actual brother does.

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by Anonymousreply 21604/19/2021

Matthew Rhys and Irish actor Mark McKenna ("Wayne" series on Amazon Prime) could play father and son.

Michael Weatherly also looks like George Peppard.

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by Anonymousreply 21704/19/2021

Sting and Jude Law, not only do they resemble each other, they have similar sounding voices. One night I was in another room, I had the TV on in the living room. I thought Sting was being interviewed on some late night TV show, I walked in to find out it was Jude Law.

by Anonymousreply 21804/19/2021

[quote]The woman they got to play Sheldon's mother looks just like a younger version of the actress they got for his mother when he was older.

[quote]That's Laurie Metcalfe's daughter.


by Anonymousreply 21904/19/2021

Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix as brother in Signs. Even more so in hindsight.

by Anonymousreply 22004/19/2021

This is a great topic, especially as this is such a pet peeve of mine, casting performers who are supposed to be related, yet most of them never seem to look alike, there's usually not even one similar feature.

There is no reason for this, especially as there are so many performers who do actually resemble each other.

I guess it's mostly about box office? The casting people and the directors would rather hire famous A-List performers, rather than hire actors and actresses who actually resemble reach other.

by Anonymousreply 22104/19/2021

Zoe Perry is the daughter of Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Perry (Scandal).

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by Anonymousreply 22204/19/2021

Cate Blanchett and Tye Sheridan could play mother and son, with Tom Hardy perhaps as her brother and his uncle.

by Anonymousreply 22304/19/2021

Teri Garr and her son (Richard Dreyfuss' family) in Close Encounters of the Third Kind believably resembled each other.

by Anonymousreply 22404/19/2021

Whereas the two youngest kids in ET looked nothing like each other, big brother or Mom. But I give Spielberg a pass because they gave fantastic performances.

by Anonymousreply 22504/22/2021

Joel Edgerton and Barry Keoghan as young Da and son! They even took this happy pic together

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by Anonymousreply 22604/22/2021

It’s been said already, but Fiona and Carl is really amazing casting. It’s hard to believe they aren’t actually related.

by Anonymousreply 22704/23/2021

River Phoenix & Jadrien Steele in THE MOSQUITO COAST looked more like real-life brothers than River & Joaquin Phoenix.

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by Anonymousreply 22805/04/2021

from my childhood -- great casting, not necessarily due to looks, but because how Diahann played her character did a lot to explain why Whitely was the way she was.

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by Anonymousreply 22905/05/2021

Lea Michelle and Idina Menzel as mother and daughter on Glee

by Anonymousreply 23005/05/2021

I think Ed O'Neill and Christina Applegate were well cast as father and daughter on Married... with Children. Similar mannerisms and big blue eyes.

by Anonymousreply 23105/05/2021

Jennifer Beals and Pam Grier as half siblings in the L word. Lindsay Lohan and Lindsay Lohan in the parent trap.

by Anonymousreply 23205/05/2021

Carol Kane and Clea Lewis as mother and daughter on an episode of Ellen DeGeneres' '90s sitcom.

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