Fictional film families played by real-life families

Sean Penn and Dylan Penn to star as father and daughter in 'Flag Day'

Stars Insider

30/07/21 | StarsInsider


When it comes to casting for a film, there needs to be a certain chemistry between the actors, and that includes when a family context is key. The audience needs to feel that bond between family members; that mutual understanding that exists even in cases where perhaps a relationship isn't that great. Who better, then, to play an on-screen family than an actual, real-life family? Many directors have taken this position over the years. 

Sean Penn and his daughter Dylan Penn are starring side by side in the upcoming movie 'Flag Day.' They play the roles of a real-life father and daughter, John Vogel and his daughter Jennifer. Vogel was a famous counterfeiter and his daughter later wrote a book about his life. Sean Penn is directing the film, and his son, Hopper Penn, will also have a role. He shares his two children with ex-wife Robin Wright. 

Check out this gallery to find out which iconic film families were played by real-life families.


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