For the average American child, "Take Your Child to Work Day" means hanging out in a boring office, not appearing in mommy's big budget movie. That is, unless your mother happens to be Angelina Jolie.
Son Pax, 8, and daughter, Zahara, 7, will have non-speaking parts in the upcoming movie "Maleficent" in which their mother stars as the Mistress of all Evil. Their little sister Vivienne was cast in a meatier role in August, portraying Princess Aurora as a young child. Pax and Zahara will merely be onlookers at the princess's christening scene, at which Jolie/Maleficent puts a death curse on her.
A source told US Weekly that the Brad Pitt look-alike, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, was also supposed to be in the movie "but she was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen." For Shiloh the whole acting thing may have been a big yawn since she had already appeared in her daddy's 2008 movie, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Though her children have only small roles in the London-based film, Jolie joins a long list of actors who have smuggled their children into their movies.
We all loved Bryce Dallas Howard in "The Help," but who knew the ravishing redhead was the daughter of Hollywood honcho Ron Howard? The former Opie on "The Andy Griffith" show went on to become one of the industry's most respected film directors and gave his daughter a bit part in his film "Parenthood" when she 8.
Nerdily handsome Colin Hanks got his first film credit in his father Tom Hanks' movie "That Thing You Do." Though he played only a minor role as a male page, he must have been awesome since he has worked steadily since as an actor in such movies as "The OC" and "King Kong," as well as TV shows like "The Good Guys," "Roswell" and "Dexter."
Will Smith could be the poster parent for making sure his kids received early bird movie credits. His son Jaden appeared with him in two films -- "Men in Black II" and "The Pursuit of Happyness" -- before orbiting out on his own in the movies "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "The Karate Kid." Meanwhile, daughter Willow Smith appeared in her father's movie "I am Legend" at the tender age of 7, building her acting chops with such lines as "Look, Daddy, it's a butterfly!"
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