30 Celebrities And Their Historical Doppelgangers

Sometimes we may see somebody that makes us feel like we are looking in a mirror. It is usually exhilarating, confusing, and sometimes scary.

It should come as no surprise then that celebrities also have doppelgangers that make us wonder. Below are 30 celebrities and their doppelgangers that make us wonder who is who!

30. Eddie Murphy and Unknown Man

Eddie Murphy is famous for his comedy as well as being a singer, screenwriter, and producer. He began his career in the early 1970s as a stand-up comedian and has, since then, taken the world by stage. As you can see from this picture, while we may not know who this man is, he sure looks a scary amount like Eddie.

29. Anne Hathaway and Francisco Jose de Goya

Anne Hathaway is a famous American actress who is known for her roles in movies such as The Princess Diaries, Bride Wars, and countless others. In contrast to acting, Anne’s doppelganger is a Spanish painter named Francisco Goya. Francisco painted some of the best reflections of the historical turmoil that happened in the 19 and 20th century.

28. Peter Dinklage and Sebastián of Morra

Most people know who Peter Dinklage is thanks to his starring in countless movies. His lookalike happens to be a man called Sebastián de Morra. Sebastián was the court jester of Philip IV and, while there are hardly any records of the jester, there does happen to be one portrait by artist Diego Velazquez that shows how much he and Peter look the same.

 

27. Ellen DeGeneres and Henry David Thoreau

Most people think that their doppelganger needs to be the same gender as them. However, as Ellen  DeGeneres—famous for her TV show named after herself—proves, this is not always the case. Her doppelganger happens to be a gent named Henry Thoreau. Henry was a poet, author, and historian and is most well-known for his book titled Walden.

 

26. Liam Neeson and Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro was a communist revolutionary who took control of Cuba during the 1950s. He managed to hold power until he died in 2016. Amazingly, he looks almost identical to one of the most famous actors around today, Liam Neeson. Liam is known for his roles in the Taken series and also his lead role in Star Wars.

 

25. Christina Aguilera and Ginger Rogers

Funnily enough, our next pair share more than just looks. Both Christina Aguilera and Ginger Rogers, who look incredibly similar, are in the field of entertainment. Both women made their careers by singing and entertaining as well as being fantastic dancers. Ginger is also known for her brief appearance in movies.

 

24. Nicolas Cage and person from the Civil War Era

Nicolas Cage is one of our favorite people, and not just for his wide range of movies that he has been the star of. Nicolas also has an active role in a number of charities and activism groups. It is no wonder then that his doppelganger would be somebody who also fought for the good of others. This picture shows a Civil War soldier who would have been alive in the second half of the 1800s.

 

23. Christian Bale and an unknown man

Christian Bale, who became a household name after staring in the Dark Knight franchise, is known for his commitment to drastically changing his body in order to better suite specific roles. He is also a great activist and fights many battles for a greener planet. Pictured here next to an unknown man, the resemblance between the two is uncanny.

 

22. Queen Latifah and Zora Neale Hurston

Queen Latifah, or Dana Elaine Owens by birth, is well known for her comedic acting as well as her rap-singing career. She has featured in countless films and won her first Grammy with her hit single U.N.I.T.Y. Her lookalike, Zora Hurston was a great author with massive influence. Her books were well known for highlighting the racial struggles in America.

21. Orlando Bloom and Nicolae Grigorescu

Aside from his work in the theatre, Orlando Bloom gained international stardom with his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. In his spare time, Orlando is a great advocate of change and does plenty of humanitarian work. His lookalike, Nicolae Grigorescu, was a famous Romanian painter who is said to be the father of modern Romanian painting.

20. Paul Giamatti and William Shakespeare

Paul Giamatti burst onto the scene in 1997 with his role in Private Parts. Since then, he has acted in numerous offerings and has become famous internationally. His doppelganger was born four centuries before him and is none other than William Shakespeare. William is quoted as being one of the greatest writers in history, and his works are still studied today.

19. Vincent Van Gogh and Chuck Norris

While Chuck Norris was born well after his doppelganger, it has to be said that Chuck is the more famous of the two. Thanks to his celebrity and his role in countless films, Church Norris is known worldwide and there are a plethora of jokes as to his toughness. Like Chuck, Vincent Van Gogh is equally famous as an artist. His most popular work is a painting entitled Starry Night.

18. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rose Wilder Lane

Maggie Gyllenhaal rose to fame after acting in a number of blockbusters. She also happens to be the older sister of her equally famous brother, Jake Gyllenhaal. Her lookalike happens to be a famous writer and journalist Rose Wilder Lane. Rose is most commonly known for her outstanding novels, Free Land and Young Pioneers.

17. Jimmy Fallon and Mahir Cayan

Jimmy Fallon became a household name when he became the host of The Tonight Show. Before that, he already sported a high level of fame thanks to his acting in countless films. Mahir Cayan, who looks identical to Jimmu, was a communist revolutionary. He died while he was young while leading a group of people against the communistic Turkish government.

16. Matthew McConaughey and a Reddit Users Family

Texan-born Matthew McConaughey is well known for his roles in The Wedding Planner, Fool’s Gold, and the blockbuster Failure to Launch. He has been acting since the 1990s and is known by almost everybody. On the flip side is the great-great-grandfather of a member of the popular internet site Reddit. The two look identical and make you think there could be some relation there!

15. Rupert Grint and Sir David Wilkie

Most people do not know who Rupert Grint is unless you refer to him as Ron Weasley. Thanks to his massive launch into the spotlight by acting in the Harry Potter movies, Rupert has continued acting in a number of movies. His lookalike, Sir Davide Wilkie, was a famous British painter in the 19th-century. Sir David was famed for his ability to paint many different genres.

14. Jennifer Lawrence and Zubaida Tharwat

The Hunger Games movie series was made great by the acting of one Jennifer Lawrence. This Hollywood beauty debut in the films and since then has appeared in a number of high-budget movies. Her lookalike happened to also be an actress in Egypt back in the 1940s. Zubaida Tharwat was known for her skill in film, stage, and television acting.

13. Dorothy Dandridge and Halle Berry

Dorothy Dandridge was a well-known actress in American film and theatre. She also worked as a singer and dancer and is regarded as one of the best African-American actresses to star in many high-budget films. It should be no surprise then that her doppelganger is none other than Halle Berry. Halle is an equally famous actress from her breakthrough role in X-men.

12. Maisie Williams and a Redditor’s Grandmother

Anybody who is a Game of Thrones fan knows who Maisie Williams is. This actress launched onto the scene thanks to her role as Arya Stark in the series and has been riding the wave of fame since. Her lookalike happens to come from yet another user of the website Reddit. In this picture, the Reddit users grandmother is photographed at around Maisie’s age, and the two look identical.

11. Adrien Brody and John Locke

Adrien Brody was a huge name in the 1990s thanks to his role in a number of great films. From then, he has continued to act in films and has grown his fame even more. His lookalike happens to be John Locke. John was an English Philosopher who is credited with the nickname “Father of Liberalism” due to his being one of the most influential philosophers of his time.

10. John Krasinski and Carl Feilberg

John Krasinski rose to fame acting alongside Steve Carell in the hit series The Office. After the show was canceled, John went on to act in a number of other TV series and movies. He also became a director. His lookalike is Carl Feilberg. Carl, an Australian journalist, is credited for his role as a human rights activist and for using the media to fight for human rights of indigenous Australians.

9. Robin Williams and Ilyich Mechnikov

Robin Williams is one of the most well-known comedians of the age. Starting acting in the 1980s, Robin went on to star in a number of films before tragically committing suicide in 2014. His doppelganger happens to be a famous Russian zoologist. Ilyich Mechnikov received a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for discovering phagocytes.

8. Justin Timberlake and an unknown man

Justin Timberlake is known as one of the sexy young men that came onto the scene in the early 2000s. He blasted onto the scene with his music career seemingly overnight and has since then broadened his horizons and acted in a number of popular movies such as The Love Guru. The unknown man in this mug shot looks shockingly like JT!

7. Bruce Willis and General Douglas MacArthur

Thanks to his acting prowess in movies like Hostage, Bruce Willis rose to the top of the action movie best-actors list. He has also dabbled in some singing as well as producing. His doppelganger is U.S Army General Douglas MacArthur. General Douglas was the Chief of Staff of the United States Army and is said to have played a prominent role during World War Two.

6. Donald Trump and General George Patton

Donald Trump was famous for his business acumen as well as his hit TV show The Apprentice. All that occurred before he became the 45th President of the United States in a surprise win election. In contrast, General George Patton was a general of the United States Army during the Second World War. He commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean.

5. Keanu Reeves and Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvet

Keanu Reeves rose to fame by acting in a number of big movies. More recently, he has become the fandom object of countless internet websites and is often referenced by loving fans. His lookalike, Louis-Maurice Boutet, was a French painter who was made famous for his ability to creatively illustrate children books using watercolors.

4. Tommy Lee Jones and Andrew Johnson

Tommy Lee Jones is known for his role in the Men in Black franchise as well as his role in No Country for Old Men. The much-loved actor has appeared in more than 45 films and is known internationally. Andrew Johnson was equally as famous as the 17th President of the United States. He served only four years as president from 1865 until 1869.

3. Mark Zuckerberg and Philip IV of Spain

Everybody who has a Facebook account should know who Mark Zuckerberg is. Mark is the founder of the popular social media platform and has amassed a fortune thanks to the website’s popularity around the world. His lookalike is Philip IV of Spain who became ruler of both Spain and Portugal in 1621. He reigned Portugal until 1640 and Spain until his death in 1665.

2. Zach Galifianakis and Louis Vuitton

Zach Galifianakis is famous for acting in countless films including The Hangover, Mastermind, and Due Date. His career started after launching his own comedy show on Comedy Central in 2001. His doppelganger is the famed Louis Vuitton. Louis is an international name in fashion and is still regarded as one of the best labels to wear.

1. Alec Baldwin and Millard Fillmore

As the eldest of the four Baldwin brother, Alec Baldwin is known as an actor, writer, producer, and political activist. He is most well known for his role alongside Tina Fey in the TV hit 30 Rock. His doppelganger happens to be none other than Millard Fillmore. Millard served as the 13th President of the United States.