People aren’t as unique as they want to believe. Nearly all of us have been in a situation where we’re walking around town and we spot someone who looks exactly like a friend of ours. Or even us. It’s a very peculiar feeling to realize that we’re not alone. That there’s at least one person out there who is our copy. Our twin. Our doppelganger.
Shakira And Penélope Cruz
Shakira, the Colombian superstar known for her mesmerizing voice and dynamic performances, has a striking resemblance to her look-alike, Spanish actress Penélope Cruz. Both possess captivating beauty and exude a magnetic charm that leaves fans captivated.
Sarah Hyland and Mila Kunis
The actresses from “Modern Family” and “Ted” frequently experience being mistaken for one another. When they first met at a Nylon party in December 2010, they came up with a plan to pretend to be each other when faced with such situations.
Hyland shared with In Style, “She approached me and mentioned that she also frequently gets mistaken for me.” Hyland continued, “She confessed that sometimes she even pretends to be me because it makes her feel youthful.” Intrigued by the idea, Hyland asked if she could do the same and impersonate her counterpart when someone assumes she is her, to which the other actress agreed.
Look-Alike And Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un has a look-alike who bears a striking resemblance to the North Korean leader. This impersonator has gained attention for his uncanny appearance and has often been mistaken for Kim Jong Un in public appearances.
Bill Skarsgård and Steve Buscemi
During an episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in 2019, Skarsgård shared that he has been aware of his resemblance to Steve Buscemi throughout his entire life, even during his childhood.
Skarsgård humorously mentioned, “I had these big, soulful eyes. I had a friend who actually looked more like Steve Buscemi than I did, in my opinion. So, as we were growing up, the ongoing joke between us was, ‘No, you look like Steve Buscemi. No, you look like Steve Buscemi.'”
Interestingly, there exists an Instagram account dedicated to highlighting their similar features, which Skarsgård considered to be “a tremendous compliment.”
Expressing his admiration for the actor from “Boardwalk Empire,” Skarsgård remarked, “I genuinely believe he possesses one of the most captivating faces in the entertainment industry.”
Look-Alike And Kate Moss
Kate Moss has a look-alike who closely resembles the famous supermodel. This doppelgänger has garnered attention for their striking resemblance to Moss and is often mistaken for her in various contexts.
Amy Adams and Isla Fisher
The actresses from “Arrival” and “Bachelorette” frequently encounter confusion due to their resemblance, despite the difference in their eye colors. Fisher playfully discussed their striking similarity during her cover story for Allure in January 2009.
In the interview, Fisher quipped, “If ‘Shopaholic’ becomes a hit, then it was Isla Fisher in the film… and if it doesn’t work out, it was Amy Adams.”
Fisher once went as far as using a photo of Adams on her Christmas card, successfully fooling both her family and friends.
Simon Cowell And His Twin
There is a person who bears a remarkable resemblance to Simon Cowell, the well-known television personality and music executive. This look-alike has garnered attention for their striking similarity to Cowell and is often mistaken for him in various situations.
Margot Robbie and Samara Weaving
As reported by the Daily Mail, Weaving, known for her role in “Ready or Not,” recently revealed to Who magazine that she has frequently been mistaken for the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated actor. The incidents have been so common that fans often approach her, requesting photos.
Weaving shared her experience, saying, “I’ve attempted to clarify, saying, ‘No, I’m not who you think I am,’ but since I also possess an Australian accent, people still believe I’m Margot and assume she’s behaving rudely. So now, I simply stand there, emulating her.”
Katy Perry has a look-alike who bears a striking resemblance to the pop star. This doppelgänger has gained attention for their uncanny similarity to Perry and is often mistaken for her in various situations.
Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes
Neeson has shared that there is often confusion between himself and the fellow actors from “Harry Potter” and “Taken.” This comes as no surprise considering their multiple collaborations in films such as “Schindler’s List” and “Wrath of the Titans.” The main distinction lies in Fiennes often portraying the antagonist while Neeson takes on heroic roles.
During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2014, Neeson expressed, “He is one of my closest and dearest friends. I frequently encounter fans and individuals mistaking me for Ralph due to our strikingly similar appearances.” He added, “So I’ve received compliments for winning a Tony Award for my portrayal of Hamlet, while he has been commended for his performances in the ‘Taken’ movies.”
Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley
Short, long, curly, or straight hair, Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman look strikingly similar no matter how you pair them.
The two look so similar, Knightley played Portman’s double, Sabé, in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”
Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel
At first, the actress from “New Girl” felt a sense of frustration when fans mistook her for someone else.
“To be completely honest, it’s a little bit annoying,” Deschanel expressed in an interview with MTV back in 2009. “The only thing we really have in common is that we bear a slight resemblance.”
However, over time, the actress seemed to develop a more accepting attitude towards the situation.
“I was actually relieved because everyone kept saying, ‘This girl looks so much like you,'” she shared with Letterman in November 2012. “And then I met her, and I thought, ‘Thank goodness she’s attractive!’ I was concerned that she might not be a visually appealing individual.”
Meghan Markle has a look-alike who closely resembles the Duchess of Sussex. This doppelgänger has gained attention for their striking similarity to Markle and is often mistaken for her in various contexts.
Will Ferrell and Chad Smith
The comedian and Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer know they look so similar that they took their rivalry to “Jimmy Fallon” in 2014 in a drum-off. The pair even dressed alike.
Angelina Jolie has a remarkable look-alike who closely resembles the renowned actress. This doppelgänger has garnered attention for their striking similarity to Jolie and often gets mistaken for her in various situations.
Nathan Fillion and Jeremy Renner
Every time we come across ABC’s “Castle,” it feels like we’re glimpsing the presence of the “Avengers” actor on our screens. In 2014, Fillion took to Twitter to engage in a conversation about the celebrities he’s often compared to. When it came to Renner, how did Fillion evaluate the resemblance? He simply stated, “Brothers.”
Fillion further revealed that he has had discussions with Jason Bateman regarding their striking resemblance to each other.
Millie Bobby Brown and Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman makes this list twice! In January 2018, fans took to Twitter to note the resemblance between “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown and a young Portman.
Halsey and Millie Bobby Brown
During an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Halsey expressed their belief that Millie Bobby Brown would be an ideal choice to portray them in a biographical film, highlighting their striking resemblance.
Halsey stated, “Millie would be fantastic, but I don’t think I have reached a level of fame where I could cast Millie.”
They further remarked, “It’s quite remarkable how similar we look. It’s almost as if we could be sisters.”
Johnny Depp has a look-alike who bears an uncanny resemblance to the renowned actor. This doppelgänger has garnered attention for their striking similarity to Depp and often draws comparisons to him in various contexts. With their similar features, it is not uncommon for people to mistake the look-alike for the Hollywood star. The resemblance between the two is so remarkable that it can leave people in awe and make them do double-takes when encountering the doppelgänger.
Jesse Eisenberg and Michael Cera
People mix these actors up all the time, according to “Arrested Development” actor Cera.
“I bumped into Jesse on the street once and he told me he gets it once a day,” Cera told the New York Post in 2014. “People think he’s Michael Cera.”
Cera said he gets mistaken for other people too, including Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite”)
Coco Jones and Jennifer Hudson
Since 2012, Coco Jones, the actress from “Bel-Air,” has acknowledged that she frequently receives comparisons to Jennifer Hudson, the accomplished EGOT winner.
During an appearance on “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” Hudson decided to inquire with the audience about their resemblance.
Upon receiving an overwhelming confirmation, they both shared their experiences of being mistaken for each other.
“It happens so often that, honestly, I’ve come to embrace it,” Jones expressed to Hudson.
Hudson chimed in, “I constantly have people saying that to me too,” and added, “I don’t correct them and say I’m Jennifer Hudson, but I’ll respond with something like, ‘Coco Jones? No, but thank you!'” she chuckled.
Jones expressed her gratitude for the comparison, saying to Hudson, “I truly take it as a tremendous compliment. You have had such a profound impact on my life just by watching you, another stunning, dark-skinned woman absolutely thriving. You serve as my motivation.”
Zoe Saldaña and Thandie Newton
Zoe Saldaña said on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” she doesn’t only get mistaken for the “Westworld” actress, but also Kerry Washington.
“Sometimes I’ll just be walking down the street and I’ll have people go, ‘Hey, Thandie Newton,'” Saldaña said in 2013. “It’s like, ‘Oh my god, your show on TV is amazing, Ms. Washington.’ So it’s sort of like … it humbles you.”
And it’s not just fans. Saldana told The Hollywood Reporter her mom saw Newton on a poster for “Crash” and thought it was her daughter.
Jason Statham has a look-alike who closely resembles the renowned actor. This doppelgänger has gained attention for their striking similarity to Statham and is often mistaken for him in various situations. The resemblance between the two is so remarkable that it can lead to double-takes and confusion among fans and observers.
Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon
Even the actor Matt Damon has admitted to experiencing cases of mistaken identity with the actor from “Transformers,” Mark Wahlberg. In a 2013 interview with Absolute Radio, during a discussion about fan confusion, Damon revealed that he had spoken to Wahlberg about this matter.
“We’ve had conversations about it because he has people approaching him and saying, ‘I love you in ‘The Bourne Identity,'” Damon shared. “So Mark and I made a pact. Whenever someone mistakes us for each other, we agree to be as polite as possible.”
Damon even recounted instances where he had signed his name as Mark’s, showcasing their good-natured response to the mix-up.
Nina Dobrev and Victoria Justice
Even Victoria Justice believes she’s the “Vampire Diaries” star’s real life doppelgänger. That’s how she introduced the actress when she presented Dobrev with an award at the Teen Choice Awards back in summer 2015.
Fans later freaked out when the two took a photo together at polo event that same year.