Remember George Clooney? Used to be on ER? Well, he’s made it to the big time because the team over at have found out something cool about his lineage.

George Clooney is distantly related to America’s storied 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, according to The finding came recently as researchers were tracing the president’s lineage in celebration of the upcoming film, Lincoln. “We noticed there were similarities between the names and places of Abraham Lincoln’s tree and George Clooney’s tree,” the genealogy website’s Michelle Ercanbrack tells PEOPLE.

Good news for George Clooney. Maybe this will give his career the kick it’s needed for so long …

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