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I've seen it many times. Very young identical twins cast for the same role. Off the top of my head:
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in
Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse in
Big Daddy and Friends.
The Saunders triplets in
Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone.
Why is that? Is it to comply with child labor laws?
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The most important reason is that the number of hours a child actor can work is strictly limited by law. Movie shoots often have long days, longer than a single child actor is legally allowed to be on the set.
this site for would-be stage parents, children aged 2 to 5 are only allowed to work three hours per day in California.
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