It’s about time for these five pairs of celebrity siblings to team up and make a movie together. Check out what siblings made our list!
If there’s one thing Hollywood is good at, it’s promoting from within. So it’s no surprise that the movie and television industry is littered with celebrity siblings — some by birth, others by marriage. The extent to which celebrities acknowledge these connections varies, but one thing is for certain: some of the most famous celebrity siblings rarely work together.
Maybe they don’t like sharing the spotlight or perhaps it’s better to keep work and family separate, but whatever the reason may be, they need to get over it! Not only would two celebrity siblings starring in a movie simply add to the draw and spectacle of the movie, but it would open up new and exciting challenges for them as performers. Here are our picks for five celebrity sibling pairs that should make a movie together!
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal
It’s been almost twenty years since director Richard Kelly’s cult classic Donnie Darko opened in theaters. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a depressed, sleepwalking teenager dealing with visions of the end of the world, Donnie Darko happens to be the last time Jake and his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal appeared in a movie together. As adults, Jake and Maggie have stayed in their own lanes, carving out their own independent filmographies as a way establishing their reputations. But who has time for rules, anymore? These celebrity siblings need to throw out the role book and make a movie together! They’re two strong talents and there are endless possibilities for what the two could create together.
Dakota and Elle Fanning
By now, avid moviegoers are likely familiar with the Fanning sisters. Both celebrity siblings got an early start in the movie business, appearing in a variety of major blockbusters and independent films as their careers have taken shape. At only 21, Elle (the younger of the two siblings) has already worked with a long line of established directors including both Sofia and Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Meanwhile, older sister Dakota is set to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood later this year. With these two actresses transitioning into a new era of their careers, it’s time for them to team up for a movie together! Elle herself said that they are eager to work together if the right script comes along, so let’s see what you’ve got Hollywood!
Beyonce and Solange
While many artists struggle to establish a unique creative voice and image, Beyoncé and sister Solange have succeeded in creating rich and distinct styles and sounds that are by no means a copycat of one another. The sheer awe that their work inspires in their audience is impressive, but when one considers the technical proficiency and artistic control Beyoncé and Solange have over their work, it’s not hard to make the case that they are two of the best and most important artists today.
Over the last several years, both Solange and Beyoncé have demonstrated a keen understanding of visual mediums as well, releasing videos or even feature length films to accompany their albums. With their skill as individuals already well documented, it seems like it’s time for this pair of celebrity siblings to team up and give us a visual collaboration. While a narrative feature may not be enough well suited to the sisters’ strengths, something along the lines of Lemonade or Homecoming could turn into the movie event of the year. Seeing Solange and Beyonce share the screen together would no doubt be a treat for fans, but would no doubt give way to some real artistic genius.
Kate and Rooney Mara
It wasn’t too long ago that celebrity siblings Kate and Rooney Mara were Hollywood’s latest ingenues — up-and-coming actresses landing great roles in ambitious films and television. While Kate made a name for herself on some of TV’s hottest shows like American Horror Story and House of Cards, Rooney landed two Oscar nominations for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Carol. Both actresses have slowed down a bit (who can blame them! After all, Kate just had a baby!) When these two are ready to relaunch their careers, what better way to do it than to team up and make a movie together! The two share an uncanny resemblance and similar acting sensibilities that make a collaboration between the two ripe with potential.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine
Celebrity sibling duo Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are Hollywood legends in their own right, amassing a whopping 20 Oscar nominations between them. Sure they’re both over 80 now, but is that supposed to mean their days on the silver screen should be over? No way! It seems a shame that the two have never starred alongside one another in a movie before and now there’s no better time than the present. Neither sibling has slowed down their career — MacLaine is currently attached to four upcoming project and Beatty just directed a movie a couple years ago. What better time to reunite the two!