Actor Mason Lee (left) and his father director Ang Lee attend the premiere of Ang Lee’s film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, in which Mason starred. He will play Bruce Lee in his father’s biopic of the martial arts actor. Photo:  Getty Images
Actor Mason Lee (left) and his father director Ang Lee attend the premiere of Ang Lee’s film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, in which Mason starred. He will play Bruce Lee in his father’s biopic of the martial arts actor. Photo: Getty Images

Ang Lee cast son Mason Lee as Bruce Lee: 5 other times directors cast their kids in their movies, from Sofia Coppola to Clint Eastwood’s children

  • Ang Lee has cast his actor son Mason in the title role of his biopic Bruce Lee, the director revealed. It’s a casting practice more common than you might think
  • From Clint Eastwood to Francis Ford Coppola and Sammo Hung, we recall five other directors who have cast their children in their movies

Actor Mason Lee (left) and his father director Ang Lee attend the premiere of Ang Lee’s film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, in which Mason starred. He will play Bruce Lee in his father’s biopic of the martial arts actor. Photo:  Getty Images
Actor Mason Lee (left) and his father director Ang Lee attend the premiere of Ang Lee’s film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, in which Mason starred. He will play Bruce Lee in his father’s biopic of the martial arts actor. Photo: Getty Images
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