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Have you ever been told you look just like someone else that you have never met before? It is pretty strange to think that there might be someone from the past or present that eerily resembles you. We found celebrities who have doppelgangers from the past, and it is pretty crazy how similar they look! Be prepared to have your mind blown.
1. Brad Pitt
Bradd Pitt is an American actor who looks oddly similar to Swiss psychologist and psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach. They both have fantastic hair and similar facial structures.
Hermann Rorschach came up with the Rorschach Test, which is also known as the inkblot test. It was commonly used as a psychological test.
2. Queen Latifah
From rapping to acting and producing, there are few things Queen Latifah can't do. She also bears a resemblance to world-renowned essayist and author, Zora Neale Hurston.
Hurston was an influential African-American author who led the Harlem Renaissance movement. She also allowed so many artists to succeed by paving the way for them to grow and prosper.
3. Eddie Murphy
Is this a movie poster to promote Eddie Murphy playing a 1930s mystery man, or are they twins? Eddie Murphy is a beloved actor who has made people laugh with his distinct voice and character creations.
The man on the left shares the sly smile and mustache, but that is all we know about him. The photo could definitely be used as a prop photo for a future Eddie Murphy movie.
4. Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage is well known for his role in Game of Thrones. The show is a fictional period piece and he plays the character Tyrion Lannister. In the show, he uses his knowledge and wit to overcome the prejudices he faces.
His historical twin is Sebastian de Morra, the court dwarf, and jester to Phillip IV of Spain. The serious expression on both of their faces are eerily similar, and we can see Dinklage playing de Morra in a movie.
5. Orlando Bloom
Actor Orlando Bloom might be a time traveler, or he happens to look just like Nicolae Grigorescu, a Romanian painter.
Grigorescu was one of the founders of modern Romanian painting. His works were mostly impressionism and realism. There is a metro station in Bucharest named after him.
6. Macaulay Culkin
Many people know Macauly Culkin for his role in Home Alone. When he was younger, he used to bear a resemblance to young Vladimir Putin. Is Macaulay revealing he is actually from Russia?
Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia and if you are a fan of Harry Potter, you might notice that young Vladimir Putin also looks like the actor who played young Tom Riddle.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio captured our hearts in Titanic and has continued to grow more handsome throughout the years. It is a surprise to find out that he looks like this young lady, Judy Zipper.
This picture was found in a yearbook from the '60s. Judy Zipper might just be Leo's long lost relative.
8. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen is well known for being a comedian and a talk show host, but few people know that she might be twins with the great author, Henry David Thoreau.
Thoreau is well known for writing many American classics such as "Walden." Who knew that he had a doppelganger living in the present day.
9. Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is a well-known actor not only for his famous roles but also because he never cares about causing controversy. His historical doppelganger also liked to stir up controversy but in a good way. #winning!
The man on the right is John brown and he led a slave rebellion and a raid on Harper's Ferry. It is interesting that they both were known for doing crazy things.
10. Michael Jackson
Most people know Michael Jackson for being the King of Pop. He was one of the biggest icons in music and pop culture and his legacy lives on today. Many people know that throughout his life he completely changed his look.
From many nose jobs to lightening his skin, he looked like a different person compared to the early days in his career. Maybe his look was inspired by this ancient Egyptian bust. They do look quite similar.
Jay-Z might actually be a time-traveler based on the looks of this picture. The picture on the right was taken in Harlem in 1939 and looks like a filtered photo of Jay-z.
Jay-Z was born in Brooklyn, New York, so he might as well be the same person. Maybe Jay-Z was born much earlier than we all thought, and he has found the fountain of youth.
12. Maisie Williams
You may recognize Maisie Williams from the widely popular Game of Thrones. The show plays with space and time, so it only makes sense that Williams has a twin from the past.
The picture on the left was posted on Reddit from someone who found a picture of their grandmother in the 1930s and thought it resembled Williams.
13. Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris is known for his martial arts movies where he delivers the pain to his opponents. It was once said that the chief export of Chuck Norris was pain, but whoever said that must have meant paint because he and Vincent Van Goh and him look so alike.
It would only make sense because Chuck Norris is not afraid of anything and Vincent Van Gogh cut off his own ear so he is probably not afraid of anything either.
14. Jennifer Lawrence
At first glance, the right photo looks like Jennifer Lawrence is playing a role in a black and white movie, but it is actually Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat.
Tharwat had a long and successful acting career, and Lawrence is following that direction. She already has a long list of roles she has played and continues to impress everyone on and off-screen.
15. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves starred in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, a movie about where two highschool idiots get help from a time traveler to pass history class. In that movie, they should have gone back to France in the 1800s to meet us with Keanu's twin, Paul Mounet.
This portrait was painted of Mounet, and the artist must have been imagining a future with Keanu in it.
16. Matthew McConaughey
"Alright, Alright, Alright, I've got a long lost ancestor." Ok, so Matthew McConaughey didn't actually say that, but we assume he would if he knew that a Reddit user' great-great-grandfather looked just like him.
Maybe it is a "back to the future" situation, and Matthew went back in time, took this picture, and then came back to the present day. That is the only logical explanation.
17. Jimmy Kimmel
If you are unfamiliar with Jimmy Kimmel, he is the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! His humor is raunchy yet hilarious, and his show is widely successful. His jokes probably wouldn't be as well-liked or understood if he was performing them as his Victorian Era look-alike.
Kimmel has truly transformed since he started as a stand-up comedian, and people have loved him throughout his whole career.
18. Jack Black
Is there some weird parallel universe where Jack Black and Paul Revere are the same person? The Revolutionary War would have turned out much differently if it was Jack Black riding through the streets saying, "The British are coming."
Jack Black is too much of a jokester to warn the people of the approaching enemy quietly. It would make a good comedy skit, though.
19. John Travolta
In 2011, an eBay seller tried to get someone to buy the picture on the right labeling it, "Original 1860s Ambrotype John Travolta Reincarnation." This person was trying to make some money off this old picture they found.
The best part was the subheadline that read, "A very young John Travolta Scientologist Time Traveler?" You have to give it to the seller for being creative and thinking of new ways to get his item sold.
20. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin is not unfamiliar with impersonating presidents, but he probably hasn't taken a shot at acting as his doppelganger, US President Millard Fillmore.
Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States. What would Fillmore think of Alec Baldwin's president impersonations?
21. Dave Franco
Dave Franco is classically handsome much like his doppelganger from the past. This old-timey photo was someone's uncle and we hope his children also look like Dave Franco.
We wouldn't mind a few more Dave Franco's in the world. They both have great smiles and look handsome in suits, what more could you ask for?
22. Matt Damon
Matt Damon is a successful actor who has played many roles, many of which he needs to be rescued from outer space. From the looks of it, it seems he got stuck in the past at one point and got married while he was there.
Although this looks exactly like Matt Damon, it is actually someone's parent's wedding photo from the '60s.
23. Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti has had many different roles throughout his acting career. He has played many historical figures, but he only acted in a Shakespeare play once. It is odd considering how much he looks like Shakespeare himself.
The only thing missing from Giamatti's look is a hoop earring. He must have modeled his look after Shakespeare based on the receding hairline and facial hairstyle.
24. Shia LaBeouf
Not only do Shia LeBeouf and Albert Einstein look-alike, but they were both slightly crazy. Einstein was once called "unteachable" by his teachers and went onto be one of the greatest scientists in history.
On the other hand, Shia LeBeouf has been doing some strange things in recent years. From wearing a paper bag over his head in public to making a greenscreen motivational video. It is a stretch to compare the two besides their similar looks.
25. Justin Timberlake
"It's gonna be me," said Justin Timberlake when he found this picture of a mystery man from the 1800s. Timberlake is a singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and producer. He is a jack of all trades, but his look-alike was not as good of a person.
The picture of the 1800s man is a mugshot, and it is unclear what he did, but we can assume he was jailed for a crime of passion after his girlfriend tore up his heart.
26. Jimmy Fallon
Out of all the people on this list, this comparison is one of the most similar. Jimmy Fallon, late-night talk show host, and Mahir Cayan, Turkish revolutionary, look eerily similar.
While their looks are scarily alike, they lead to very different lives. Fallon has spent his career as a successful comedian while Cayan was working to change the state of politic in Turkey.
27. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has rocked many different looks throughout his career. He is a chameleon when it comes to playing different characters. A Reddit user found this photo of their family member that looked just like Johnny Depp.
From the chiseled jawline to the clean-cut hairstyle, they could be relatives themselves. Depp could add time-traveler to his long list of roles he has mastered.
28. Nicolas Cage
Remember, in the movie National Treasure when Nicolas Cage used historical clues to discover the treasure that was hidden by the founding fathers. We have found this national treasure that Nicolas Cage had a historical clone.
While Cage has always been on the right side, his lookalike wasn't. The man is Lt. Robert M. Smith of the Confederate Army. He was captured by the Union Army and held prisoner.
29. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, has a very unique look that is hard to match. Somehow, even he has a lookalike from the past. King Phillip IV of Spain was painted in an interesting way that happens to mirror Zuckerberg's distinct looks.
This king was a patron of the arts, and this is how he is repaid. Hopefully, he had other paintings that make him look less like a cartoon and more like a real person.
30. Conan O’Brien
Conan O'Brien is a late-night talk show host with a talent for making people laugh. He never fails to "knock'em dead," but that would be no match for the trenches in the Civil War where his lookalike fought.
Marshall Harvey Twitchell was a Civil War veteran who fought in the Vermont infantrymen. He later became a senator after the war.
31. Robin Williams
Robin Williams had a long career as a comedic genius. He was loved by many and is missed by everyone who was a fan. Those qualities and his looks are shared with Russian Zoologist and Nobel prize winner, Ilya Ilich Mechnikov.
He was a genius when it came to his studies on animals and their behavior, not so much the comedy aspect. Williams once played a role as a doctor, but that didn't go so well for him, so we will say they are both handsome geniuses in their fields.
32. Larry David
Larry David has spent his career talking about absolutely nothing. From Seinfeld to Curb Your Enthusiasm, he has made people wonder annoyed and angry because of the topics he talked about, much like his historical doppelganger, William Lloyd Garrison.
Garrison was an abolitionist who spoke out against slavery and women's suffrage. Although they look alike, it is safe to assume these two would not have liked each other based on the jokes Larry David makes.
33. John Krasinski
"Identity theft is not a joke Jim! Millions of families suffer every year." John Krasinski is known for his role as Jim Halpert on The Office and as a hero in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. But did you know that he also happens to look like Carl Feilberg?
Feilberg was an Australian journalist who fought for the human rights of Aboriginal people. Not only do they have their good looks in common, but they are both heroes in their own ways.
34. Maggie Gyllenhaal
Rose Wilder Lane was an American Novelist and founding member of the libertarian movement. In 1968 she died, but she might have been reincarnated to become Maggie Gyllenhaal!
Gyllenhaal and Lane both worked with their parents to begin their careers, and that might just be a coincidence or a case of history repeating itself.
35. Adrien Brody
Adrian Brody was the youngest person to win an Academy Award for best actor for his role in The Pianist. He has had many accomplishments in his career so far, but is there more to his story?
He bears an uncanny resemblance to the most influential philosophers in history, John Locke. This might trigger some conspiracy theories of time travel, but that doesn't matter when you are linked to the "Father of Liberalism."
36. Anne Hathaway
In the early 1800s, there was a great Spanish painter who created this portrait of what appears to be a mustached Anne Hathaway.
The portrait is titled "The Officer," and maybe the painter was imagining what a future with Anne Hathaway and then remembered he was painting a man, so he added a mustache at the end.
37. Steve Martin
Steve Martin is a pretty ordinary looking celebrity. There have been contests to find people who look just like him, so it is not uncommon to find a doppelganger for him.
While there have been many Steve Martin lookalikes, none of them compare to this person's great-great-grandmother. She is unimpressed by their similarity.
38. George Carlin
The saying, "great minds think alike," might need to be changed to, "great minds look-alike" for the case of George Carlin and Charles Darwin. They have brilliant ideas for two very different subjects.
George Carlin has spent his comedic career making jokes about social and political issues while Charles Darwin was a brilliant scientist who contributed significantly to the science of evolution. Same, but different.
39. Glenn Close
Glen Close is an American actress, singer, and producer who also happens to look like the first president of the United States.
She has played a pirate and a butler, so being the face of the one-dollar-bill doesn't seem like much of a reach for her.
40. Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston is an amazing British actor who has apparently been acting for much longer than we believed. On the left is a picture of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, but it could be Tom Hiddleston from the past.
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree was a Shakespearean actor who managed His Majesty's Theatre in Westminister, London. This is the same place Hiddleston was born. Coincidence, we think not.
41. Bruce Willis
One of Bruce Willis' greatest roles was playing Jon McLane in the Die Hard franchise. He could even be a great fit to play General Douglass MacArthur if there was ever a movie made about his life.
The two both won many awards for their career accolades. Willis was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and General MacArthur was conferred with the five-star insignia. They are alike in more ways than their looks.
42. Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, and director. He hosted The Daily Show on Comedy Central, and he shares a resemblance to Henry Ward Beecher.
Beecher was a supporter of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love and his 1875 adultery trial. They only share similar looks and not similar lives.
43. Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant is a well-known successful actor. He has had many successful roles, and his movies have made over $3 billion. Not many people know that he looks just like the famous playwright, Oscar Wilde.
Oscar Wilde is well-known for his play "The Importance of Being Earnest," and maybe High Grant can act in it because it is still running in many theatres.
44. Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones and Andrew Johnson share their stone-faced looks and people have theories that they might just be the same person. Jones is an actor who is famously known for his role as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard.
Andrew Johnson was the 17th president of the United States. He was the vice president when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
45. Andrew Garfield
Anthony Perkins and Andrew Garfield are spitting images of each other. This is one of the most recognized comparisons on our list.
They both had successful acting careers, and while Perkins died in 1992, we can still remember him whenever we watch an Andrew Garfield movie.