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13 Times Actual Siblings Were In The Same Movie And We Don’t Know About

A lot of times, we look at two actors and say: Wow, these two can be siblings. Well, maybe that’s because they are!

Surprised! Sometimes acting runs in the family. In Hollywood, we have seen a lot of families where there are generations of people who act professionally. Think of the Baldwin brothers, the Hemsworth brothers, the Olsen sisters, and many more. These actors can claim that acting is in their genetics because of how good they are.

These acting siblings’ theater prowess is especially noticeable when they join forces on the same screen. Not only do they have great chemistry, but they are also very similar in looks and age. This means they will appear more convincing as a younger or older version of a character in flashback or even convince onscreen siblings.

But aside from these famous acting dynasties, there are some actors in families who share the screen with their siblings, but we have no idea about it. Here are 13 times actor siblings sneakily share the screen with each other

#1 Thor: Ragnarok: Luke and Chris Hemsworth


Luke, Chris, and Liam Hemsworth are all actors in the Hemsworth family. And they all have something to do with Chris’ iconic position as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at one time! Liam was the one who auditioned for the position, but Luke also got to portray Thor on television. In Thor: Ragnarok, he makes a surprise cameo as Thor instead of his brother.

#2 Buster’s Mal Heart: Rami and Sami Malek

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Rami Malek and his twin brother, Sami Malek, would have little trouble passing for the same person – Rami even said that they looked so incredibly similar that their parents probably lost track of who’s who. Sami Malek first appears in Buster’s Mal Heart as his brother’s body duplicate.

#3 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Mónica and Penélope Cruz

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Penélope Cruz was expecting her fourth child while filming the fourth movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. To avoid having to replace her, the director found a great solution: Mónica Cruz, her younger sister, was invited to serve as a body double for the combat sequences. The sisters seem so similar that spectators are unlikely to detect the difference unless they are aware of it beforehand.

#4 Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Nicholas Brendon and Kelly Donovan

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s third season introduced the viewers to a different version of the main character, Xander. Kelly Donovan, the actor’s twin brother, portrayed the other version. Kelly also filled in for his brother in a season 5 episode.

#5 I Am Sam: Elle and Dakota Fanning

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Elle and Dakota Fanning are four years apart in age, with Dakota being the elder. Dakota was cast as the lead in the 2001 film I Am Sam, while Elle was featured in flashback scenes when Dakota’s character was two years old.

#6 Big Daddy: Cole and Dylan Sprouse

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Big Daddy, a 1999 film, was about Adam Sandler’s character adopting a child to please his lover, and twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse played the youngster. Sandler reflected on his time working with the twins 20 years later, saying he is baffled at how attractive they are today.

#7 Terminator 2: Judgement Day: Leslie and Sarah Connors

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In one moment of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, we see two Sarah Connors because the major adversary disguises himself as one of them. The role of the fictitious Sarah, however, was portrayed by Leslie Hamilton, Linda Hamilton’s twin sister.

#8 Orange Is the New Black: M. Lamar and Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cox is a transgender actress who starred in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Sophia, her character, was briefly seen in a flashback before her transition. After learning that Laverne had a twin brother, M. Lamar, the show’s director urged that he attend an audition for the role. That’s how he ended up playing his sister’s role!

#9 Sky High: Khadijah and Malika Haqq

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Penny, one of the main villains in the 2005 Disney film Sky High, has the ability to create clones of herself. Khadijah and Malika Haqq, twins, portrayed this part. The sisters recalled the audition, stating that the director was not seeking twins especially because they saw single performers in the waiting area, but it appears that they were a good option to employ them.

#10 Law & Order: Jill and Jacqueline Hennessy

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Jill Hennessy played Claire Kincaid, the assistant district attorney on Law & Order from season 4 to season 6, however, she was incredibly busy with another job at the time and couldn’t make it to the production of one of the episodes. Fortunately, her twin sister, Jacqueline Hennessy, played Claire Kincaid instead.

#11 I’ll Fly Away: Jeremy and Jason London

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“I’ll Fly Away” was a TV program in which Jeremy London portrayed Nathan Bedford. The series ended with a 90-minute film, where Nathan was played by Jeremy’s identical twin brother, Jason, instead.

#12 The Time Traveler’s Wife: Hailey McCann and Tatum McCann.

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We encounter two incarnations of the character, Alba, in the 2009 film The Time Traveler’s Wife, one in the present and one in a flashback. Tatum McCann, actress Hailey McCann’s younger sister, played the younger version of the girl.

#13 Sons of Anarchy: Ryder and Evan Londo

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This exceptional set of twins has been invited to collaborate on two major projects. From 2011 to 2014, they played the role of Abel Teller on Sons of Anarchy, and from 2012 to 2015, they played the character Gene on Mad Men.