"It's a small world after all..." - Yes, I realize that song will now be stuck in your head for the next week. You can thank me later. Right now, I want to use that chorus as a springboard to reveal to you that Hollywood's a pretty small world too! Ready to learn what other celebrity might be related to your favorite actor?
Elizabeth Olsen & Mary-Kate & Ashley
Yes, it's true. Our beloved Scarlet Witch is actually the baby sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley! I bet somewhere Aaron Taylor-Johnson is thinking "I'm sure glad Quicksilver didn't have THREE sisters!" Although if I were her, the Olsen twins wouldn't be at the top of my list when saying who I'm related to. Elizabeth doesn't seem bothered by her sisters' success and popularity. On the contrary, she actually loves her sisters very much and frequently hangs out with them. That's sisterly affection right there!
Kirk Douglas & Michael Douglas
Relation: Father and Son
This one may not be a shock to most of you, but I certainly didn't know it and I'm willing to say there are a few of you out there that didn't either. I guess what they say about the apple not falling far from the tree is true of celebrities as well. Kirk Douglas and his son Michael are both acting legends. How awesome is it to think that Hank Pym was raised by Ned Land?!
Francis Ford Coppola & Nicolas Cage
Relation: Uncle and Nephew
Believe it or not, Francis Ford Coppola is Nic Cage's uncle! The National Treasure star was originally born as Nicolas Kim Coppola, but changed his name to Nicolas Cage when he got into acting. I feel you, Nic. If that was my name, I'd change it too.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
How awesome is it that the two guys in Hollywood's most adorable bromance are actually related? If you go far enough back into their family histories, these two best buds are actually tied together by blood! Pretty cool, huh?
Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck
Yes, Batfleck's brother is actually married to Joaquin Phoenix's sister. Sooo, I'm guessing that means Ben and Joaquin are somehow related as well. Don't quote me on that. Casey Affleck was introduced to his wife Summer by her older brother, and after a six year courtship, the couple married and happily raised two sons, Indiana and Atticus.
I guess it really is true that it's a small world after all. Some of these didn't come as much of a surprise to me, but some of them were shockers.