Brad Pitt is related to US presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
The 'Fight Club' actor - whose attempt to help Senator Obama's election
campaign was reportedly refused by the Democrat - is a distant cousin of
Obama, claim researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
According to the society, Pitt and Obama are actually ninth cousins, linked
by a man called Edwin Hickman who died in 1769 in Virginia.
It has also been revealed Pitt's long-term partner Angelina Jolie is related
to Obama's rival for the Democratic candidacy Hillary Clinton.
Jolie - who has three adopted children and a biological daughter with Pitt -
is ninth cousins with Senator Clinton, through Jean Cusson, who died in
Quebec, Canada, in 1718.