If you want to be star, it’s best to have famous parents who can introduce you to agents really early, like when you’re still wearing diapers. Or you can just have a famous older sibling. Think: Redgrave, Richardson, Arquette, Fiennes, Phoenix.
We love star siblings. Maybe it’s because they still look like they worked hard to get a break. Or maybe it’s because they look like their hot sib, and, in our fame-entranced teenage heart-centers, we can still fantasize about dating one of them if the other gets married.
steady. With his watery eyes and fragile features, he seems like a
more vulnerable version of his big brother. Casey (who costars
in Tower Heist) has proven himself to be a reliable actor in his own right with roles in Gerry, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Gone Baby Gone (not to mention a buzzed-about director for the bizarre Joaquin Phoenix “documentary” I’m Still Here.) But now it looks like he is about to enter marquee-name status, appearing next year as the angel Gabriel in Paradise Lost,
director Alex Proyas’s action-movie take on the Milton poem. (Bradley
Cooper plays Lucifer. Djimon Hounsou is Abdiel. The unintentional
homoeroticism factor is looking pretty high).
Elizabeth Olsen will probably win an Independent Spirit Award and get
an Oscar nom, too, because each year the Academy Awards loves to focus
the cameras on one new actress all flushed and nervous in her seat,
wearing a bare-shouldered but tasteful Marchesa gown. But no matter how
talented she is (and she is), it doesn’t hurt to have an older sibling
or two who partied with John Stamos and Anna Wintour.
which went viral, rides that same winking line. He costarred with Emma
Roberts in Cults’ hip video for “Go Outside,” recently appeared in the Fright Night remake, and is in a slew of upcoming movies, including 21 Jump Street and Now You See Me, about magician/bank robbers. Weird, right? Just like his brother.
only inevitable that Lindsay’s younger sister will tumble over her
stilettos into the fame game. After some TV appearances, she’s recently
been modeling and earning respect from high-fashion circles. (She’s also
looking suddenly very skinny
and model-like.) It remains to be seen whether she has her sister’s
acting talent. (Despite it all, Lindsay is an excellent actress. Letter
to Lindsay: Please get it together! We want to see you in movies!)
is no better metaphor of the younger star sibling than Elle Fanning’s
first role. At 11 months old, she played an infant version of her sister
Dakota in I Am Sam. But with her roles in last summer’s Super 8 and in Sofia Coppola’s “Hey, I deserve an Oscar for hanging out at Chateau Marmont” film Somewhere,
she’s won praise of her own. The 13-year-old Fanning is next appearing
in what’s looking like the season’s crazy-crowded holiday audience
pleaser, We Bought a Zoo, as well as in Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt.
Sweet-looking and understated, it’s pretty clear the younger Fanning
must have learned something about public image from her sister. Unlike
Dakota, she hasn’t had to make the challenging transition from America’s
favorite little girl in frilly red-carpet outfits to an adult actress;
Elle has managed to mature into young adulthood with less