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Does having a sibling who achieves fame first, stymie one's film career?

 

Now of course, Joan Fontaine did achieve greatness even though Olivia came first.

 

My favorite brother to a star is Steve Forrest who was of course Dana Andrews' sibling.

 

Name your favorite Johnny [or Joannie] Come Lately actor.

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Hmmmmm...so would Jack Narz and Tom Kennedy count here, CG?! ;)

 

(...hey, you AT LEAST gotta admit these two brothers "gained famed" by possessing the ability to smile and courteously tell people that there were "lovely parting gifts" waiting for them backstage as a consolation for being such dumbs**ts on their respective programs, RIGHT?!)

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Peter Graves and James Arness

Jane and Peter Fonda

Stacey and James Keach

David, Keith and Robert Carradine

Anjelica and Danny Huston

Emilio and Carlos Estevez

Tyne and Tim Daly

Sean and Chris Penn

Edward and James Fox

Vanessa,Lynn and Corin Redgrave

Natasha and Joely Richardson

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Peter Graves and James Arness

Jane and Peter Fonda

Stacey and James Keach

David, Keith and Robert Carradine

Anjelica and Danny Huston

Emilio and Carlos Estevez

Tyne and Tim Daly

Sean and Chris Penn

Edward and James Fox

Vanessa,Lynn and Corin Redgrave

Natasha and Joely Richardson

Jane and Peter played incestuous cousins in Spirits of the Dead. Interesting casting.

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William and John Hurt

Katharine and Audrey Hepburn

John and Benny Goodman

Richard and Julia Louis Dreyfuss

Preston and Jodie Foster

James and Kristen Stewart

Gary and Gladys Cooper

Kirk and Melvyn Douglas

James and Jimmy Dean

Cary and Hugh Grant

Anthony and Thelma Hopkins

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Jodie Foster's older sister Connie was her body double when backal nudity was shown in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane; she also doubled for her in a few shots in Taxi Driver.

 

Linda Hamilton's identical twin sister Leslie was her double in some shots in Terminator 2.

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Julia and Eric Roberts

 

Kim and Kyle Richards

 

Patrick Swayze and Don Swayze

 

Rob and Chad Lowe

 

Colin and Jonathan Firth

 

Ralph and Joseph Fiennes

 

Kate and Oliver Hudson

 

Tim and John Considine

 

Kevin, Noreen and Donna Corcoran

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Today, there's Rooney and Kate Mara -- NFL royalty and in-demand actresses (pictured below). Kate broke into movies first, appearing as Dame Kristin Scott Thomas's daughter in the 1999 Harrison Ford film "Random Hearts." But younger sister Rooney already has one Academy Award nomination under her belt, and she's a strong contender for an award at the 2016 Oscars.

 

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Rooney and Kate Mara

 

Others:

 

Meryl Streep's daughters Mamie and Grace Gummer.

 

The Wayans family (including Keenen Ivory, Damon, Shawn, Marlon, Kim and Damon Jr.).

 

The Olsen Sisters (billionaire twins Mary-Kate and Ashley and their younger sister Elizabeth, the darling of indie films).

 

Emily Deschanel (star of the long-running FOX TV drama "Bones") and Zooey Deschanel (singer and star of the FOX sitcom "New Girl").

 

And I've always liked the Madsens (pictured below). Since 1982, Michael has played numerous tough guys in such films as Quintin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), "Kill Bill: Volume 1" (2003), "Kill Bill: Volume 2" (2004) and the upcoming Western "The Hateful Eight." Younger sister Virginia has been in films since 1983 and earned a 2004 Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Sideways."

 

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Michael and Virginia Madsen

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Today, there's Rooney and Kate Mara -- NFL royalty and in-demand actresses (pictured below). Kate broke into movies first, appearing as Dame Kristin Scott Thomas's daughter in the 1999 Harrison Ford film "Random Hearts." But younger sister Rooney already has one Academy Award nomination under her belt, and she's a strong contender for an award at the 2016 Oscars.

 

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Rooney and Kate Mara

 

Others:

 

Meryl Streep's daughters Mamie and Grace Gummer.

 

The Wayans family (including Keenen Ivory, Damon, Shawn, Marlon, Kim and Damon Jr.).

 

The Olsen Sisters (billionaire twins Mary-Kate and Ashley and their younger sister Elizabeth, the darling of indie films).

 

Emily Deschanel (star of the long-running FOX TV drama "Bones") and Zooey Deschanel (singer and star of the FOX sitcom "New Girl").

 

And I've always liked the Madsens (pictured below). Since 1982, Michael has played numerous tough guys in such films as Quintin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs" (1992), "Kill Bill: Volume 1" (2003), "Kill Bill: Volume 2" (2004) and the upcoming Western "The Hateful Eight." Younger sister Virginia has been in films since 1983 and earned a 2004 Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Sideways."

 

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Michael and Virginia Madsen

I have never heard of Rooney and Kate Mara. Rooney was obviously named after Art Rooney, one of the pioneering owners, along with Tim Mara, of the National Football League.

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I have never heard of Rooney and Kate Mara. Rooney was obviously named after Art Rooney, one of the pioneering owners, along with Tim Mara, of the National Football League.

 

Correct! The Maras are the daughters of Timothy Mara, who is the vice president of player evaluation for the New York Giants. Their uncle John Mara is co-owner of the Giants, and their grandfather Wellington Mara either worked for or owned the team from 1930 until his death in 2005. Wellington's father was Tim Mara, who founded the team in 1925.

 

Both sisters have the middle name Rooney, since their mother's side of the family is indeed the Rooneys who founded and run the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rooney Mara's given name is actually Patricia.

 

Kate, who received a 2014 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performances as reporter Zoe Barnes in the Netflix series "House of Cards," sometimes performs the national anthem at Giants games. She is one of the cast members of the current box-office hit "The Martian." She also starred as the Invisible Woman in the summer's ill-fated remake of "The Fantastic Four."

 

 

Sister Rooney picked up a 2011 Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the title character in the American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." She won the 2015 Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the drama "Carol." She's expected to receive several other honors during the upcoming awards season.

 

 

By the way, both sisters appeared in films that were nominated for Best Picture of 2010. Kate was in "127 Hours"; Rooney was in "The Social Network."

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How on Earth, in a forum centered on "classic" movies and their actors and acresses, can ANYone overlook

 

FRED and ADELE ASTAIRE

 

though not "classic in the sense):

BEAU and JEFF BRIDGES

 

JOCELYN and MARLON BRANDO

 

But, to also join in the fun---

 

DONNA and OLIVER REED

 

KIRK and PAUL DOUGLAS

 

JAMES and MARTHA STEWART

 

EDDIE and RICHARD ANDERSON

 

But, to a bit more serious:

 

JULIUS & LEONARD &  ADOLPH &  HERBERT &  MILTON  MARX( Milton, known as "GUMMO" was the largely unknown 5th Marx brother.  I'm not sure of his place among the act.)

 

 

Sepiatone

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( Milton, known as "GUMMO" was the largely unknown 5th Marx brother.  I'm not sure of his place among the act.)

 

 

Sepiatone

 

Well, as I hear it Sepia, he pretty much did nothin' in the act but dispense and disperse among his brothers between shows a certain product manufactured by the Wrigley Co. of greater Chicago!

 

(... I mean, how the heck do ya think he got his nickname?!) ;) 

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