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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