Brothers and sisters, Hollywood stars, catching up with more successful relatives, are also trying to climb to the pinnacle of success.
Family ties are wonderful. Especially when your loved ones have become people and are at the top of Olympus. In this situation, there is a great temptation to follow, as they say, in the footsteps or bask in the glory of a brother-sister. There is one "but" here: these rays, like the sun in St. Petersburg, rarely warm. More and more you have to be in the shadows.
Robert Pattinson and sisters
When Robert Pattinson was five or six years old, the older sisters came up with a new entertainment: they dressed up his brother in dresses and made him walk along an imaginary catwalk. However, the word “forced” was not entirely appropriate; Robert liked it terribly, and he did not mind that the sisters called him Claudia.
Twenty years later, these revelations from the lips of Elizabeth and Victoria, told by those eager for any details to the press, did not embarrass the star of "Twilight" - Pattinson is not at all offended by the sisters for family secrets. After all, what's wrong with that? Or is it that they don't take offense at their own people? One way or another, Rob is on good terms with loved ones. At least one of the sisters, Elizabeth, Lizzie, the actor sees regularly. Obviously, they have something to talk about, and most of all about music. Robert plays in a group, and for him rock and roll is no less important than acting, Lizzie also composes songs and performs them herself. And - no jealousy of his brother's success.
Dakota Fanning and Elle
Another "Twilight" star, Dakota Fanning, literally before our very eyes, from a child prodigy turned into a 16-year-old angular teenager. I would like to believe that growing up will be painless for Dakota. However, a holy place is never empty: the younger sister, 12-year-old Elle, is stepping on the heels of Fanning Sr.
Debuting at the age of two in the drama "I am Sam", Elle quickly walked the career ladder: she could be seen in the TV series "Law & Order" and "Doctor House". She also played the heroine Cate Blanchett as a child in "Benjamin Button", and finally, this year she reaches a new level - in Sofia Coppola's film "Somewhere" Elle has a second main role. It remains to learn how to knit, like Dakota (she knitted scarves for her partners on the site - Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro and Tom Cruise), and the girls will be on an equal footing.
Brad Pitt and Doug
Brad Pitt has a brother and sister. Most of all, Brad is friends with his brother - Doug. This representative of the Pitt family, by the way, does a lot in the field of charity. Doug Pitt works as a Goodwill Ambassador in the African country of Tanzania, and at the same time manages to scour the world in search of adventure. In January, Pitt Jr. intends to climb to the highest point of Africa - Kilimanjaro, and is trying to persuade his brother to keep him company. “I can't say he's thrilled, but I will insist,” says Doug. It looks like he doesn't care what Angelina Jolie has to say about this.
Joaquin Phoenix and Summer
The Phoenix family are still originals. All the children, and there are five of them in total, received amazing names: River, Summer, Liberty, Rain, Joaquin. The latter stands out from this row, and it is not surprising that young Joaquin, on his own initiative in childhood, changed his name to Lift (Liszt), with which he lived until the age of 15. Joaquin's best friend was his older brother River, whose popularity and talent, as well as his early death - at the age of 23 - make him related to James Dean. River died of an overdose in Joaquin's arms, which of course left a terrible wound in his soul. The sisters, Summer and Raine, also chose an acting profession for themselves, however, few people saw the films where they were filmed. Summer is also married to Casey Affleck, Ben's younger brother. Casey is Joaquin's best friend, they live in the same apartment building in New York - in general, a really big and friendly family.
Owen Wilson and brothers
The famous blonde with a broken nose, Owen, has two brothers - Luke and Andrew. They all started together: they wrote the script for the short film Bottle Rocket, filmed it for a penny, after which, having thrust the film into the famous producer and director James Brooks, they received as much as 5 million under the full meter. The film, however, failed, but the brothers got into real cinema. Owen succeeded most of all, although Luke was also quite successful. As for Andrew, what he is doing now is unknown, but, firstly, in the photographs he does not look like a loser, and secondly, his last achievement - Andrew naturally saved Owen from death. He, being abandoned by Kate Hudson, decided to commit suicide: he drank pills and cut his veins, but bad luck - Andrew unexpectedly came to visit. And he managed to call an ambulance, so Owen was pumped out. Thanks to older brother.
Tom Cruise and Mapother
Thanks to the older brother, William Mapother can also say. Why are there different surnames? William is Cruise's cousin, but that doesn't change matters. They are very friendly, and, in general, everything that he has, Mapother owes Tom. This lanky guy, who is three years younger than Cruise, but looking much older, after graduation worked as a teacher in a school and did not hope for anything. However, Tom invited William to become his personal assistant. Further more. Began episodic appearances in those films where Cruise was filmed, and until recently it was. However, in recent years, Mapother set off on an independent voyage, betting on television. He can be seen in hits like Prison Break, Law & Order. The greatest achievement - the work "Lost", where the hero of William lingered on as much as 11 episodes.
Kiefer Sutherland and twin sister
The star of another series - "24" - Kiefer Sutherland, whose full name, by the way, Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus, was born seven minutes earlier than his twin sister. The girl's name is Rachel. Rachel works on television in Toronto, produces some TV shows and does not bother about it at all. Although there is something to worry about - she and her brother are so similar that Rachel looks like Kiefer, only with long hair. The sight is not for the faint of heart.
Sarah Jessica Parker and everything, everything, everything
The textured star of you-know-what-series has seven siblings. And not one is offended by fate in the person of caring Sarah. One of the brothers, Timothy, slowly plays on TV, preferring to appear in the series "Law & Order" from time to time. Another relative, by the name of Aaron, although a half-hearted one, is welcomed by our sister. The guy works as an assistant to the second director. Yes, yes, it sounds like a joke about the junior assistant to the senior janitor, but on the other hand, all the works are good. Especially in Hollywood. Sarah also has a brother named Poppin. What he is good at is unknown. But the name is great.
John Travolta and Joey
John Travolta also has a large family: four brothers and sisters. And everyone contacted the movie. Not to say that without them the cinema would be impoverished, but that is what it is. Brother Joey is a screenwriter, director, actor. In short, well done. And Joey's films are fun: they have titles like Honey, I've Shrunk the Alien, Three Ninja Strike Back and stuff like that. Sister Margaret appears in episodes, but in famous films - Ocean's 13, Catch Me If You Can. Not "Pulp Fiction", but still a sin to complain.
Johnny Depp and Danny
Johny Depp has a similar story. A sister named Christie Dembrowski (changed her surname out of modesty - commendable) - his personal assistant on the set, Danny's brother wrote the script for "The Brave", which Johnny directed as a director. We have not seen his sister, but from his brother we can say that Johnny is rather a happy exception in this family than the rule.
Michelle Pfeiffer and Didi
Not everyone is equally lucky. Didi, Michelle's younger sister, had a brisk start in the mid-eighties and enjoyed local popularity. And then everything disappeared somewhere - inversely proportional to Michelle's growing fame. It is curious that in the early 80s Didi met with an unknown George Clooney. With him, only in a completely different status, 15 years later, a more successful sister starred in the film "Close to the Heart", where in a very natural way she portrayed annoyance and dislike for Clooney's hero throughout the first half of the tape. Maybe there was a human factor? Maybe Clooney has offended Didi in some way?
Michael Madsen and Virginia
Michael Madsen, one of Tarantino's favorites, Mr. Blond in Reservoir Dogs, has a sister, Virginia. She shone in the 80s and almost became a big star. Did not work out. Now Virginia starred in serials ("Monk") and chamber, quiet films. But she looks pleased.
Sean Penn and Chris
Michael Madsen's buddy and Reservoir Dogs partner, Chris Penn, was the sibling of, of course, Sean Penn. "Was" because he died four years ago from a heart attack. Like Madsen, Penn has starred primarily in B films, although he started off inspiringly in Coppola's Rumble Fish (1983) alongside Mickey Rourke and Nicolas Cage.
Despite his obesity, Chris was a master of martial arts. His last notable role was in the comedy Starsky & Hutch. He was a good actor, indeed. Sean Penn's other brother, the elder, - Michael, also works in cinema - he is a composer.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay
The younger brother of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake, also realizes himself in the cinema. Choosing a director, he filmed serials, and in 2007 he built the art-house drama "Good Night" according to his own script. Danny DeVito, Penelope Cruz and, of course, my sister played out the plot about the relationship. "Quiet Night" at an average pace passed through the festivals, and so far the matter is over.
Charlie Sheen and Emilio
Emilio Estevez also focused on directing. It happened a long time ago and quite successfully.
However, Estevez (mother's surname), Charlie Sheen's older brother, started as an actor, and started out very briskly. In his youth - in the 80s - he was the real star of youth films; his last hit, however, remained there, in the past - it is "Hot Heads", released in the early nineties. As a director, he achieved two Golden Globe nominations for Bobby in 2006.
Mark Wahlberg and Donnie
Donnie Walhberg also became a superstar before his brother. At the age of 19, Donnie was already hiding from fans: the boy quintet New Kids on the Block drove the whole world crazy in the late eighties. Gradually, as usually happens, the hysteria faded away, but Donnie did not disappear, like many teen idols, but took up the cinema. Mark followed the same path: having become famous as a rapper and Calvin Klein model, he moved to Hollywood. True, he succeeded more than his brother. He mainly starred in mid-range police films.
Angelina Jolie and James
James Haven Jolie looks wildly like his sister. These are his merits, in general, and are limited. James also wanted to do cinema, he studied at the film school, now he appears in episodic roles - where they would have done just fine without him. But it's still better than being a personal assistant.