Many of the celebrities today have a lot of look-alikes. It’s not really a big surprise. Celebrities are admired and celebrated so much by their fans; they copy their look and style. Some, I believe, would not just get their hair done like Beyonce, they go to the degree of making their nose done like hers. And that’s just crazy! But we’re talking about a different kind of look-alike here. This is more like having a twin somewhere in the world. Creepily though, not at the same time. Some are even centuries apart. Don’t believe us? Read on, and you’ll see!
JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND ZUBAIDA THARWAT
If you don’t know who Zubaida Tharwat is, you might want to check out the Egyptian version of Hollywood because she’s a known celebrity in Egypt. She was tagged to have the most beautiful eyes in classic Egyptian cinema. She’s had several movies and TV credits to her name and has had a successful career, especially in the 50s to the 70s. Born in 1940, she’s five decades older than Jennifer Lawrence, whose eyes and smile are like hers. Oh, did we mention that Lawrence is also known for her eyes?
JIMMY FALLON AND TURKISH REVOLUTIONIST MAHIR ÇAYAN
Everybody loves Jimmy Fallon. We love everything about him–and we love, most of all, his sense of humor. That, for sure, you guys know and cannot deny. This part, though, might be out of your radar, but did you know that Fallon looks a lot like Mahir Çayan? Who’s he? He was born 30 years before Fallon in the year 1946, yet they are like identical twins even to the degree that they have the same mustache. That’s just ridiculously freaky but a pinch funny too, right? Çayan is, by the way, a leader of the People’s Liberation Party-Front in Turkey. He was a revolutionary communist, and here’s what’s weird: in 1972, two years before Fallon was born, soldiers killed Cayan. Maybe Çayan was reincarnated in the form of Fallon?
PAUL GIAMATTI AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Nope, we’re not avoiding this. Because Paul Giamatti looks exactly like William Shakespeare! Yes, from their hairline to their goatee and probably even their body structure. I mean that changes every now and then, but hey, honestly. Isn’t the earring the only way you can tell them apart? Besides the more modern photo and clothing, of course. For sure, Giamatti wouldn’t mind accepting this. Shakespeare does take credit for having written a lot of successful screenplays–over four centuries’ worth of screenplays, in fact. But, Giamatti’s movie credits are super successful, too. Shakespeare probably wouldn’t mind being compared to him.
MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL AND ROSE WILDER LANE
If you look back in American history, you will find one influential activist in the person of Rose Wilder Lane. She was born back in the year 1886 and grew up to become a very influential journalist. She was also famous for her role as one of the founders of the American libertarian movement. Lane fought for freedom to such a degree that she poured herself into the movement and even supported it financially. Quite interesting, though, is how she resembles Maggie Gyllenhaal not only in the looks department but also in the passion she gives to her projects and activism. Also, in one of Gyllenhaal’s movies, she played the journalist role so well in the film Crazy Heart that she was nominated for Best Actress.
CHUCK NORRIS AND VINCENT VAN GOGH
Vincent Van Gogh is known far and wide for his iconic impressionist paintings. All students of the arts studied his works and mediums. But if you look closely, you’ll find how this Mid-18th century painter looks similar to Carlos Ray Norris, better known as Chuck Norris. Could it be that he is actually the doppelganger of the iconic artist? The gap in their age is eight decades apart, and Chuck never actually painted. But no one can deny their similarities, not just in their looks but also in the degree of passion they both bring to their art as artists in their respective fields.
JACK BLACK AND THE MODEL FOR ROSSINI’S ‘THE BARBER OF SEVILLE’
Jack Black is an American actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, and quite recently became a Youtube personality. His credits include numerous blockbuster movies. He also has a musical background with his band, Tenacious D, and we know for sure that he never played a part in any opera show, let alone pose for the poster of The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. This poster, from decades past, led people to think the guy resembles Jack Black. You will see in one comment that a viewer noticed how one guy in the poster resembled Jack Black. And right he is!
JON STEWART AND HENRY WARD BEECHER
Henry Ward Beecher was born to a Presbyterian preacher in 1813 during the time of slavery. He was 8th of 13 children, and among his siblings are known authors, educators, and activists. Yes, he, too, was an abolitionist and was known to be one of the best-known clergymen of his era. Quite interestingly, his modern-day doppelgänger, if you rather call it that, is Jon Stewart, who was born centuries later. They don’t just look alike, they both share a huge degree of talent in public speaking, and are both very influential in every way. Stewart is known for his daily talk show, The Daily Show, and his 9/11 campaign for the health benefits of responders.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND GINGER ROGERS
Ginger Rogers is an American golden age actress, dancer, and singer. Born as Virginia Katherine McMath in 1911, she easily won the hearts of people with her talent. It’s not necessarily creepy, but it’s quite a wonder to see this 21st-century version of her. Christina Aguilera was born in 1980, and just like Rogers, she became a popular singer in the golden age of pop music. They are so much alike in looks, and they both showed a significant degree of passion for singing and dancing. Really, they could be distant relatives that no one just bothered to trace?
RUPERT GRINT AND SIR DAVID WILKIE
Sir David Wilkie was born in Scotland in the year 1785. At an early age, he developed a love for art. His talent for it developed to such a degree that he became one of the most famous painters of his time. He’s known for painting portraits of the royals and was even given the title: Principal Painter in Ordinary to King William IV and Queen Victoria. In one of his trips in the Middle East, he became one of the passengers buried at sea on Gibraltar’s coast. More than two centuries later, Harry Potter film star Rupert Grint was born and ended up looking almost exactly like him.
KEANU REEVES AND PAUL MOUNET
Paul Mounet was a French actor born in 1847. He first studied to become a doctor, but eventually changed his career. He began acting in 1880 for a film credit in the movie Horace. Later, in 1909, he claimed his fame after the release of the successful movie, Macbeth. Today, Keanu Reeves is an American actor who himself also starred in a Shakespeare classic–Much Ado About Nothing. Look at how they look alike! It’s so improbably insane! Don’t believe us? See for yourself!
TOMMY LEE JONES AND ANDREW JOHNSON
If you haven’t noticed yet, let us tell you that America’s 17th President, Andrew Johnson, is, to a huge degree, the look-alike of Tommy Lee Jones. Johnson was born in 1808 and became the President after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Jones, on the other hand, is an American actor renowned and highly acclaimed in the field of acting. Jones is also known to have played the role of a military leader many times now, but never the role of a President. We know for sure that Jones would become a great Andrew Johnson onscreen.
MARK ZUCKERBERG AND PHILIP IV OF SPAIN
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the key persons alive today who changed and redefined relationships by connecting people through Facebook. Worth noting, too, is that he resembles Philip IV of Spain. He could be a distant relative–maybe Philip IV was the great grandad of Zuckerberg. But there’s no way of telling now. All we know is that they not only look alike but parallel each other to such a degree that it is outrageous. Philip IV was the king of Spain, after all, and Zuckerberg is, well, the king of social media. It’s just puzzling how they both look alike, despite the four centuries that existed between them.
BEN SCHWARTZ AND LEON TROTSKY
Ben Schwartz is an American actor, comedian, improv artist, writer, director, and producer. He is known for his role in the sitcom, Parks and Recreation–he played Jean-Ralphio Saperstein. Leon Trotsky, on the other hand, was born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in 1879. He was a Russian revolutionary and, to his credit, coined the phrase Trotskyism. It is said to be a philosophy that opposes the theories of Stalinism. Schwartz seems identical to Trotsky, and they even have eerily similar facial features.
JOHNNY DEPP AND ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
Starting off this list are Johnny Depp and Arthur Schopenhauer. In his time, Schopenhauer was a philosopher, well-known for his book, The World as Will and Representation, which he made in 1818. Furthermore, his works have been described as the best example of philosophical pessimism. After Arthur’s passing in 1860, his principles regarding aesthetics, morality, and psychology became a source of influence for artists and thinkers studying his works. Meanwhile, Johnny Depp is a very well-known actor, especially for his acting credits in films like Edward Scissorhands, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and Sweeney Todd. Outside of acting, Depp also has formed a rock band with Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry called Hollywood Vampires. Even though Depp and Schopenhauer were born two generations apart, the iconic actor and influential philosopher somehow share the same looks.
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS AND LOUIS VUITTON
Louis Vuitton is more than just a brand and fashion company, he was a famous French designer of leather goods and haute couture. He was born on August 4, 1821, in Anchay, a small hamlet in the mountainous area of eastern France. More than a century passed, and decades after Vuitton passed away leaving his firmly established fashion company, the actor Zach Galifianakis was born. Galifianakis grew up also famous, maybe not known for fashion or any educational degree related to it, but he is of Greek descent. We don’t know about anything, only that they look a lot like each other.
PETER DINKLAGE AND SEBASTIÁN DE MORRA
You’ve no doubt seen this guy a lot, especially if you followed the most popular HBO series, Game of Thrones. If not, then you’ve seen him from time to time on social media memes and posters for sure. His character in the series was that of Tyrion Lannister. He was such a key character in the whole story, and for his performance, he was given credit as an outstanding supporting actor by the Primetime Emmy Award-giving body. Ironically, in 1645, there was also a popular court dwarf and jester in the courts of Philip IV of Spain. His name was Sebastian de Morra. What’s so interesting about this is that Dinklage and de Morra look so much alike in face and form. You’d wonder if reincarnation is a possibility. It’s just mind-blowing!
ORLANDO BLOOM AND NICOLAE GRIGORESCU
Nicolae Grigorescu was a Roman painter born in the year 1838. He was known for both his church paintings and his historical and impressionist paintings. If you look closely at the portrait, you will find that he looks just like Orlando Bloom in his Pirates of the Caribbean film. However, Bloom was born in 1977, which is over 70 years after Grigorescu’s death. Bloom, as a movie artist, also had many TV and screen credits to his name. He became famous for his craft just like Grigorescu, who’s known for his works.
SEAN PENN AND YOUNG ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Abrahan Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, and he grew up to become the 16th President of the United States of America. Before becoming the President of America, Lincoln was a law degree holder and practiced it in Springfield, Illinois. Many people honored him as the President who led the nation through the greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis of America. Insanely enough, it’s quite a wonder how much Sean Penn, who was born fifteen decades later, looks a lot like Honest Abe. Also interesting is how Penn has always played the role of a lawyer, but never a president.
JOHN GOODMAN AND BRANCH RICKEY
Wesley Branch Rickey was born in 1881 in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a famous baseball player back in the day and has also experienced success as a manager, and eventually general manager. He became known for his activism against racism, especially in Major League Baseball. At his prime, he broke the norm to a huge degree and he signed Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers. John Goodman was born seven decades later, and can’t help but wonder how they look so much alike. No one can deny the physical resemblance.
ROBERT DE NIRO AND JOHANN VOGT
Johann Vogt was born in Germany in the year 1695 and became a known theologian, bibliophile, and preacher at the Bremen Cathedral. Quite interestingly, there’s a big chance that even after two centuries, he’s managed to remain alive in the person of legendary actor Robert De Niro. If you must know, De Niro also portrayed a role as a disguised monk in the 1997 movie, Hoodlums, with credits opposite actress Michelle Pfeiffer. Some would say the Vogt photo could’ve been edited or doctored to look like De Niro, but no, it is not. It’s pretty accurate down to that iconic mole.