Look Who’s Related: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Posted May 24, 2012 by Amanda | 8 Comments

This week Brad Pitt made an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in support of his new movie Killing Them Softly. The film was created in collaboration with writer/director Andrew Dominik, who worked with Brad in the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. In the film, Brad played the American outlaw Jesse James. Did you know Brad Pitt and Jesse James are actually related? Jesse James is Brad Pitt’s 9th cousin twice removed!

Keep reading to see how Brad Pitt is related to other notable figures, including his other half, Angelina Jolie!

In a couple of week’s Queen Elizabeth will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee. It just so happens, Brad Pitt has a little bit of royalty in his blood too. Prince William is Brad Pitt’s 12th cousin!

Here’s a surprising connection – did you know director Spike Lee is Brad Pitt’s 12th cousin? In 2010, Brad made an appearance in Spike Lee’s documentary If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise chronicling the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

And in case you were wondering, yes Brad Pit is related to Angelina Jolie, albeit quite distantly – Brad Pitt is Angelina Jolie’s 21st cousin! The Hollywood A-list couple recently announced their engagement, although the power couple are in no rush to set a date. The two have six children together.

Are you related to Brad Pitt and his famous cousins? Check out their family trees on Geni and let us know how in the comments below!

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  • DellaSmith77833

    Brad Pitt is my 14th cousin twice removed and Prince William is my 12th cousin too!
    Della Dale Smith, a Geni “pro” user

  • Ddfuentes95

    this article is so stupid and nonsense 

  • http://twitter.com/melsulliv Melissa Sullivan

    You look back enough, we are all related duh!

    • rothschildfamilyexposed

      if you go back thousands and thousands of years. this goes back a few generations. that suspicious. how come almost all celebrities and politicians are related? that sounds like a conflict of interest. inbred and incest.

      • mel

        Yes it is! If you look it up and research it, they keep it in the family to keep the wealth and riches for themselves! It is apart of the new world order! Dick Cheney, Obama, Bush, Celine Dion, Justin Beiber etc. are all related!

        • dinska

          I’m related to all of those people. Where’s my money?

    • dinska

      That’s not really the point. The point of a genealogy website is to trace family lines and enjoy it, not to mock others for actually charting lines that are interesting or mean something to them.

      If you look at the category, it’s called “Fun with Genealogy”. That’s a hint.

  • Maureen Sweeney

    I come from Douglas Pitt a Jamacian, his wife was Sopha from Dokin or Jokin;
    New Caladonia. Douglas Pitt was my Great Grandfather. Douglas Pitt came from Kingston.