Directors Who has a celebrity family member? Yes, distant cousins count too!

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Keir H, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. Keir H

    Keir H Second Unit

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    Not sure if this has ever been asked but thought since there are soo many members, there may be some of us that have famous relatives who's in the movies/music out there!
     
  2. Rand

    Rand Supporting Actor

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    Louise Fletcher is a second cousin of mine.
     
  3. Matt Pelham

    Matt Pelham Screenwriter

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    Working at a video store I met very distant relatives of George Lazenby and Dan O'Bannon.
     
  4. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    I don't know how to confirm this, but I'm rumored to be related to the late Grace Kelly. She may have been a relative on my dad's side of the family, but I don't know.

    Also, I have a distant cousin who played one of the bus passengers in "Speed".

    Other than that, I don't know.

    Could anybody point me in the direction of a free genealogy website? One that wouldn't cost me to look up my family tree?

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I gotta know about the Grace Kelly thing.
     
  5. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    My mothers cousin played for the Broncos and the Redskins during the 70s
     
  6. Chris_Richard

    Chris_Richard Supporting Actor

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    No entertainment celebs, but my second cousin is Bert Jones who played quarterback for Baltimore and Los Angeles in the 70s.
     
  7. Joel Mack

    Joel Mack Cinematographer

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    I don't have anyone in my family, but I'm friends with someone who has Robert Altman as a grandfather.
     
  8. Derek S

    Derek S Stunt Coordinator

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    A very distant relative of mine was the first governor of minnesota.....Sibley was his name.

    my grandma was in a movie as a little baby that was saved from a sinking ship (she was a baby at the time)....no idea what movie, she doesn't even remember...bummer. i would like to have seen it...

    derek
     
  9. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    Winston Churchill was a cousin of mine through his mothers side
     
  10. Kevin Potts

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    My mom was informed by my uncle that our family was related to the actress Annie Potts. Although she hasn't been able to verify it.

    On a more substantiated note:
    The person whom the movie and play "Mister Roberts" was based upon was my great uncle Leo. The man that wrote the story served in the navy alongside my uncle and loosely based the character Mister Roberts on him.
     
  11. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    This is my girlfriend's cousin. Justin_S is probably familiar with his work.
     
  12. Keir H

    Keir H Second Unit

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    THese are pretty cool guys! I know there's got to be more out there! Keep em coming.
     
  13. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

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    I am a relative of the 5th US President, James Monroe, on my mother's father's mother's side.
     
  14. Joe Bernardi

    Joe Bernardi Supporting Actor

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    I am supposedly a distant cousin of Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini.
     
  15. Bobbi*L

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    I wonder if infamous counts.

    Al Capone, uncle on Mother's side twice removed.
     
  16. Dave Simpson

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    Duh...no celeb relatives, but I went to public (grade) school with both Mike Myers and Eric McCormack. And for the interest of any fellow Canuck (or anybody else), my immediate cousin is the doctor who pulled the plug on Terry Fox's run in Thunder Bay 25 years ago. Cheers.

    DS.
     
  17. Jerry Almeida

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    Sandra Cisneros, author, is my cousin. I only see her at weddings and funerals. [​IMG] My mother just flew to New Mexico to go to some big birthday bash she was having.

    Next time I see her I'm going to talk to her about turning some of her books into movies.
     
  18. Amy Mormino

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    This is really streching it, but my mom has a genealogy that claims that I am a direct descendent of William Wallace (the historical "Braveheart"). And in more distant connections, I babysat for James Spader's first cousin.
     
  19. MatthewA

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    Joe Trohman of the band "Fall Out Boy" is my cousin. He is my paternal grandmother's sister's grandson.
     

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