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Oscar Winning Siblings

For some Hollywood elite,  remarkable acting has turned into a family business for those with the last name of Affleck, Barrymore, Douglas,  Fonda and  Coppola.  So much so, that the little golden bald guy has not eluded the mantles of some other really famous siblings.


If Casey Affleck wins for his lauded performance in Manchester By The Sea,  he and big brother Ben  (who won for “Argo” and “Good Will Hunting”) will join ranks of 15 Oscar-Winning sibling throughout the decades.

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  1.  Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty

Shirley won for her role as a helicopter Mom in “Terms of Endearment” and brother Warren won for directing “Reds”.



  1.  Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland

Mostly known for Mellie in the iconic “Gone With The Wind”, Olivia has won two Best Actress Oscars for “To Each His Own” and “The Heiress”.  Sister Joan,  won for her role in an Alfred Hitchcock classic – “Suspicion”.


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  1.  Lionel Barrymore and Ethel Barrymore

I remember Lionel Barrymore as the evil, unsympathetic banker in the Christmas classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, but his Best Actor Oscar was awarded for his performance in “Free Soul”  Lionel also won an Oscar for directing .  Ethel Barrymore won Best Supporting Actress in “None But The Lonely Heart.



  1.  Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

The Coen Brothers won an Oscars twice.  In 1996 for Best Original Screenplay for Fargo  and in 2007 they won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for No Country for Old Men.




  1.  Herman and Joseph Mankiewicz

In 1941, Herman a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Citizen Kane .  Meanwhile, overachieiving  brother Joseph has won four:  Best Director and Best Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives , in addition to Best Director and Best Screenplay for my all time favorite movie  EVER – All About Eve.


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  1.  Douglas and Norma Shearer

Douglas beat the Coen Brother with a record five Oscars for Sound, with two of them for Special Effects.   In 1930, Norma won Best Actress for The Divorcee.




  1.  Alfred and Lionel Newman

Alfred’s film scores won nine Oscars and brother Lionel won a Best Score Oscar for Best Score for the Barbra Streisand vehicle Hello Dolly!



  1.  Todd and Jay Boekelheide

Todd won a Best Sound  Oscar in 1984  for Amadeus and Jay won Best Sound Editing for The Right Stuff.

                    9.  Neil and Chris Corbould
Neil won a Best Visual Effects Oscar for Gladiator and Gravity. Chris won Best Visual Effects for Inception.
                   10.  Richard and Paul Sylbert

Richard won Best Art Direction for Dick Tracy, while Paul won Production Design for Heaven Can Wait.



  1.  James and William Goldman

James won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Lion in Winter .  However, William won two for Best Original Screenplay Oscars for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  and All the President’s Men .


  1.  Terry and Denis Sanders

Both won  Best Short Subject Oscars for A Time Out of War (1955). Denis also won Best Documentary for Czechoslovakia 1968,  while Terry won  for Best Documentary Feature for Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision.



  1.  Richard and Robert Sherman

The Sherman Brothers won two Oscars for one of my all time favorite childhood flicks – Mary Poppins –  one for Best Original Score and one for Best Original Song.


  1.  Julius J. and Phillip G. Epstein

Play it Again Sam is one of cinemas most famous lines that came from this Oscar-winning duo when they took home the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Casablanca.



  1. Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein

The Lauenstein brothers won a Best Animated Short Oscar or Balance in 1989.






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