15 Hollywood Directors Who Cast Their Own Kids (PHOTOS)

Many directors look far and wide for exactly the right actress or actor to play a part in their movies or television shows. Others discover the perfect candidate is sitting right across from them at the dinner table. The decision to cast their own kids in movie or television projects has both risks and rewards.


The upside: Chances are the directors already know if the actor is available, and they have a built-in rapport. The downside: Directors who cast their own kids are often accused of showing nepotism, helping to further the offspring's career without making them earn it. Here are 15 directors who took the chance and hired their sons and daughters for film and TV projects anyway.  


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