Look Who’s Related: George Clooney and Brad Pitt

Posted February 24, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment

The 84th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 26 with comedian Billy Crystal returning as host. Are you excited to see who will win Hollywood’s most coveted prize? This year, best buds George Clooney and Brad Pitt will both be vying for the Oscar for Best Actor. Did you know the pranking two-some are also related? Brad Pitt is George Clooney’s 18th cousin twice removed!

Let’s take a look at how some of this year’s Academy Award nominees are related!

Actress Meryl Streep is up for her record breaking 17th Oscar nomination. Did you catch her uncanny portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the film The Iron Lady? She’s also a relative of Brad Pitt. In fact, Meryl Streep is Brad Pitt’s 14th cousin thrice removed!

Not to be out done, Meryl’s fellow Best Actress nominee Glenn Close also shares familial ties with Brad Pitt. Glenn Close is Brad Pitt’s 13th cousin once removed!

And that means the two Best Actress competitors are also related to each other! Glenn Close is Meryl Streep’s 15th cousin once removed!

Are you related to any of these celebrities? Check out their family trees on Geni and let us know how you’re related!

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Amanda is the Marketing Communications Manager at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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