If you're wondering how exactly Lincoln is a Clooney ancestor, Ancestry.com can reveal that the actor is the half-first cousin five times removed of the well-praised leader. And if you're struggling to get your head around that, the website has put it in simpler terms; Nancy Hanks, Lincoln's mother, is Clooney's fourth great grandmother's half-sister sharing the same mother.
If you look super, super close, you can even see the resemblance! Well, okay, you can't, but I think it's safe to say that they are/were jolly lovely men. While Lincoln was credited with the abolition of slavery and the successful end to the American Civil War, Clooney has been credited with 'Syriana', 'Good Night, and Good Luck' and 'The Descendants' - less world-defining admittedly, though he has done his fair share of humanitarian work for equal rights for various charities and even got himself arrested in Sudan alongside Martin Luther King III during a protest. So I guess you could say activism runs in the family. On the other hand, political affiliation does not as Lincoln was a republican and Clooney is a strong supporter of democrat President Barack Obama.