Cinematic Siblings

(For a puzzle, as usual) – I need pairs of actors who played siblings, like:

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman

Rain Man

Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi

Blues Brothers

Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier

A Raisin in the Sun

Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter

A Streetcar Named Desire

Whatcha got?

Christian Slater and Sean Connery.


Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon

Stuck on You

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher

Does this one really need a spoiler? Star Wars IV-VI, obviously

Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott Thomas

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Seth Green and Vince Vieluf

Rat Race

Well, off the top of my head:

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito Twins, and I am slightly ashamed that this was the first one I could think of
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher Revealed in Return of the Jedi

Bryan, did you mean Christian Slater and Kevin Costner, since the only thing I could find that Slater and Connery were in together was Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves where Slater played Costner’s illegitimate half brother Although I suppose it’s entirely possible I’m being wooshed and they played related characters in different movies. :slight_smile:

On that note, a case might be made for John Travolta and Michael Madsen Vega brothers in Pulp Fiction and Resevoir Dogs, respectively

Rosie O’Donnell and Andie MacDowell

Riding the Bus with My Sister, if you aren’t particular on details like anyone having seen the movie.

Kyra Sedgwick and Julia Roberts

Something To Talk About

What about real relatives? Martin Sheen and Charlie Sheen Wall Street Christian Slater and Helen Slater The Legend of Billie Jean Eric Roberts and Eliza Roberts Love is a Gun.

Sylvester Stallone and Terri Hatcher in Tango & Cash.

Weren’t Robin Williams and Harvey Firestein brothers in Mrs. Doubtfire?

Kurt Russell and Billy Baldwin in Backdraft.

my fav. is michael york and marty feldman.

Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones

America’s Sweethearts

Sean Patrick Flannery and Norman Reedus Boondock Saints

Sean Bean and David Wenham Lord of the Rings

Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges.

The Fabulous Baker Boys.

For that matter, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez in Men at Work.

Al Pacino, James Caan, John Cazale (Pick two)

The Godfather. You could throw Robert Duvall in the mix, though he was adopted.

Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger

On the Waterfront. In which one brother shoulda looked out for the other just a little bit.

I think Ekers Christian Slater/Sean Connery pairing is from

In the Name of the Rose, where they were members of a religious brotherhood, not a familial one.

Nope, no way. Icky, icky, icky.

KST actually confessed her love to HG during the Scottish (3rd) wedding.

The late great Charlotte Coleman played HG’s sister. The always adequate James Fleet played KST’s brother.

Do half siblings count? If so,

James Earl Jones and Robert Duvall in A Family Thing

James Earl Jones and Gwyneth Paltrow in Jefferson in Paris

Tom Hanks and child-actor Jeffrey Scaperotta in You’ve Got Mail
Or same actor siblings:

Jackie Gleason, Jackie Gleason, and Jackie Gleason as the Justice Brothers in Smokey and the Bandit Two

Haley Mills and Haley Mills in The Parent Trap (and its sequels)

Full siblings:

Greg Kinnear and Harrison Ford in Sabrina

Paul Sorvino and (the late and ultimate “that’s what’s his name” tough-guy) Joe Viterelli in The Firm as the gangster Morolto brothers

One of the weirdest casting decisions for a pair of actors:

Robert Wagner and Spencer Tracy (his senior by 30 years) as brothers in The Mountain

Some personal favorites:

Anthony Hopkins, John Castle and Nigel Terry as the Plantaganet Boys in The Lion in Winter

Brendan Gleeson (the ultimate “that’s what’s his name” Irish tough-guy actor) and Brian Cox in Troy (the movie was “eh”, but their casting was perfect)

Charlton Heston and John “Anything for a Buck” Carradine in The Ten Commandments

Jack Lemmon and Kim Novak in Bell, Book and Candle

Vivien Leigh, Evelyn Keyes and Ann Rutherford in Gone With the Wind (also featuring Leslie Howard and Alicia Rhett (who had a 22 year age difference) as siblings as well as Rand Brooks & Olivia de Havilland and George “Superman” Reeve & Fred Crane as the identical Tarleton twins)

Odd TV siblings:

Lorne Greene and Robert Reed in Roots

Betty White, Roddy McDowell, Tommy Smothers and Carol Burnett in The Family segment of The Carol Burnett Show

I thought they were friends in that one.

John and Joan Cusack

Say Anything

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Donnie Darko

John C. Reilly and Maggie Gyllenhall


Sean Bean and David Wenham

Lord of the Rings

Nic Cage and Danny Aiello


Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

A more obscure one; Charles Gray and Nicol Williamson

The Seven Percent Solution

Al Pacino, James Caan, John Cazale (Pick two)

The Godfather. You could throw Robert Duvall in the mix, though he was adopted.

Don’t forget their sister, Talia Shire.

Kurt Russell, Bill Paxton, Sam Elliott


Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson

Love Actually

Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet

Sense and Sensibility

Macaulay Culkin, Mandy Moore


Kieran Culkin and Ryan Phillipe

Igby Goes Down

Rory Culking and Peter Anthony Tambakis

Igby Goes Down - younger versions of the same characters