5 Stars Whose Siblings Are Crazy Talented
James Cameron's brother: aerospace engineer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2013 7:40 AM CDT
Director James Cameron speaks during a press conference to promote his 3-D version of "Titanic" in Tokyo Friday, March 30, 2012.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(Newser) – We've all heard of Steve Jobs, James Cameron, and Art Garfunkel, but the siblings of those stars and more are also pretty darn impressive in their own right. Cracked offers up five such examples:

  • Mona Simpson, Jobs' sister, has won a ton of awards and literary prizes for her books, and she teaches English at UCLA and Bard College. One of her books, Anywhere But Here, was made into a film with Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.

  • Mike Cameron, brother to James, is a super-smart aerospace engineer. He came up with a way to film at 12,600 feet underwater, and JPL wants to use the technology to explore one of the moons of Jupiter.
  • Jerome Garfunkel is also seriously smart; he's a lifelong programmer who's been a big name in software ever since the beginning. He helped deal with the Y2K crisis, and he's advised the US Department of Commerce and the US Department of the Interior.
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