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Hollywood Brothers: On-Screen and Off

Shaun Harrison
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As we near the release of Warrior, which tells the story of two brothers who duke it out in a mixed martial arts cage, we decided to take a look at some of the best-known groups of Hollywood brothers. But we don't think these families will battle it out inside a steel cage anytime soon.
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William, Stephen, Alec and Daniel Baldwin

While 30 Rock star Alec is arguably the best known and most successful of the Baldwin brothers, his younger siblings haven't done too shabby themselves. William counts Backdraft and Gossip Girl among his credits. And even though Daniel's got Homicide: Life on the Street under his belt and Stephen broke through in The Usual Suspects, they both have become popular in the reality TV realm. Off-screen, the quartet bands together for their mother's charity, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
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Beau and Jeff Bridges

Jeff became a cult icon as The Dude in The Big Lebowski. More recently, he jumped back into the limelight with an Oscar win in Crazy Heart and by reteaming with Lebowski directors the Coen brothers for a remake of True Grit. Brother Beau is best known for his extensive small-screen work, including roles on Stargate: SG-1, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters and, most recently, White Collar. The duo memorably worked together in The Fabulous Baker Boys.
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Ben and Casey Affleck

Leave it to big bro Ben to hook up Casey with two roles (Chasing Amy and Good Will Hunting) in the infancy of his career. The Afflecks shared the screen once again in 200 Cigarettes before Ben decided it was time to boss little brother around, directing Casey in 2007's Gone Baby Gone.
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James and Dave Franco

Keeping up with older brother James is no easy task (seriously, when does the guy sleep?), but Dave seems keen on staying busy as well. He's appeared in the films Superbad and Milk (in which James co-starred) as well as the TV series Greek and Scrubs. Look for him next in Fright Night and the 21 Jump Street reboot. Meanwhile, we expect James to find a cure for cancer while working on the eight films he has in development.
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Donnie and Mark Wahlberg

Both Boston boys rose to fame through music (Donnie with New Kids on the Block, Mark with the Funky Bunch), but it's been their acting that has sustained their careers. Mark, who is also an active TV producer (Entourage), earned an Oscar nod for The Fighter, and Donnie stars on the CBS hit drama Blue Bloods. The pair is set to open up a burger place with their older brother called Wahlburgers.
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The Wayans

This band of funnymen got their start on In Living Color, which was created and produced by Keenan and Damon, and regularly featured Shawn and Marlon. While Damon moved on to the ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids and Keenan stayed mostly behind the camera (Scary Movie, Dance Flick), the younger two found success with big-screen hits like White Girls and their own TV show, The Wayans Bros.
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Luke, Owen and Andrew Wilson

All three Wilsons shot to fame in 1996 with Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson's directorial debut. The film starred Luke and Owen (who co-wrote the screenplay with Anderson) and was produced by Andrew, who continues to pop up in his brothers' movies, such as Luke's Idiocracy and Owen's Hall Pass.
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Chad and Rob Lowe

Chad may be overshadowed by his older brother, but he's turned in quite a body of work while keeping a low profile. He won an Emmy for Life Goes On, and held recurring roles on ER, Melrose Place and 24. Of course, between Rob's Brat Pack success and roles on The West Wing, Brothers & Sisters and Parks and Recreation, his career is solid as well.
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Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen

These two couldn't be more different at the moment. After early success with The Breakfast Club and the Mighty Ducks franchise, Estevez has kept a low profile, choosing to work mostly behind the camera as a director. Meanwhile, you may have heard a thing or two about Charlie Sheen being fired from the mega hit CBS comedy Two and Half Men...
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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly

OK, so they're not brothers, but you could almost believe it, right? The chemistry between these two funnymen led to huge success in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers.