Celebrities With Historical Doppelgangers
From actor Leonardo DiCaprio to pop singer Justin Timberlake and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, you won’t believe these crazy historical doppelgangers that could be twins with some of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood. Whether these celebrities are reincarnations of their historical figure twins or share relations with them, we’ll never know. But one thing we do know for sure – the following twinning matchups will make you do a double take!
The host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon got his start as a comedian and actor, playing a cast member on Saturday Night Live. At 46 years old, Fallon looks strikingly like a Turkish man deceased before Fallon’s time.
NEXT: Who might this Turkish man be?
Jimmy Fallon’s historical twin is none other than Turkish revolutionist Mahir Cayan, who was the leader of People’s Liberation Party-Front of Turkey. A Marxist-Leninist revolutionary leader, he was killed in ambush by Turkish Military in 1972-four years before Jimmy Fallon was born.
NEXT: You won’t believe who this next actor resembles from over a century ago…
Matthew McConaughey is an A-list actor known for his roles in Dazed and Confused, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days, Magic Mike, and many other popular films. And while McConaughey is alive and well at 51 years old, his doppelganger from years past will make you do a double-take…
NEXT: It’s uncanny!
Matthew McConaughey’s Twin
This unknown man from times long gone could easily pass as McConaughey’s great-grandfather. Those facial features McConaughey is so well-known for apparently didn’t start with him!
NEXT: You won’t believe who this comedian resembles from the American Revolution…
Comedian, actor, and musician, Jack Black is best known for his roles in School of Rock and as half of the comedic rock duo Tenacious D. At 51 years old, the comedic Black has something in common with a well-known figure from the American Revolution…
NEXT: That’s got to be Jack Black…
Jack Black’s historical twin is none other than American Revolutionist Paul Revere. He is best known for his midnight ride to alert the colonial militia in April 1775 about the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord.
NEXT: Orlando Bloom and his doppelgänger up next!
English actor Orlando Bloom is best known for his roles in The Hobbit and Pirates of the Caribbean. And while the 44 year old’s roots are firmly placed in acting, he has a strange resemblance to a famous painter…
NEXT: The ancient Orlando Bloom is right on key!
Orlando Bloom’s twin is famous Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu from the 1800s!
NEXT: But if you found this one shocking, wait ’til you see who this famous pop singer resembles…
Justin Timberlake is a famous musician and actor who got his big break as the lead vocalist in boyband NSYNC. He went on to have a celebrated solo career and eventually dipped his toe into acting.
NEXT: But you won’t believe who this ex-boyband frontrunner is twinning with from a previous life…
Justin Timberlake scarily resembles this unknown criminal from centuries past to the point we’re convinced they share family ties, but we’ll never know for sure.
NEXT: This actress could have played her doppelganger in a film…
Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress best known for her role as heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series. And while this young actress has had a celebrated career in her own right, there’s another actress from another place and time who is the spitting image of her…
NEXT: Have you heard of her?
With those eyes and facial expressions, Jennifer Lawrence is no doubt twinning with Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat, best known for her role in There is a Man in Our House from 1964.
NEXT: You won’t believe who this actor resembles…
Charlie Sheen is an actor best known for his role on the hit television show Two and a Half Men as well as he is his personal troubles. Now in his 50’s, Sheen has a strong resemblance to a man who fought to abolish slavery in the 1800s…
NEXT: This historical figure has to be Charlie Sheen’s grandfather!
Charlie Sheen’s historical doppelganger is American abolitionist John Brown. Brown believed violence was the only way to abolish slavery and was a prominent figure in the abolitionist movement.
NEXT: This famous actor could have easily fit in during the Civil War…
Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor who became a household name after starring in 1997’s Titanic. He has since starred in many critically-acclaimed films.
NEXT: Now 46 years old, DiCaprio’s historical doppelganger is one of the most surprising ones yet to cross our list…
Leonardo DiCaprio resembles none other than…Judy Zipper!? Yes, it’s true. A Tumblr user uploaded this photo from their grandmother’s yearbook, commenting on the uncanny resemblance to DiCaprio. The image went viral, and the rest is history.
NEXT: We’ve got a Nicholas Cage sighting…
Nicholas Cage is an American actor and filmmaker known for his roles in ConAir, City of Angels, Face/Off and a string of other popular Hollywood films.
NEXT: But at 57 years old, Cage could easily pass for this man from the 1800s…
Unknown Man Who Supposedly Served in the Civil War
Nicholas Cage and this unknown man who was said to have served in the Civil War have chilling similarities.
NEXT: This Canadian actor could have easily played his historical doppelganger in a film of his own…
Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen is known for his fictitious characters, such as Ali G, and his role in the popular film Borat. You’ll find it ironic that this funnyman once starred in a film titled The Dictator once you learn who his historical twin is…
NEXT: Not a very funny man…
Sacha Baron Cohen’s historical doppelganger is none other than Communist dictator Joseph Stalin, who notoriously made a pact with Nazi Germany during World War II.
NEXT: You won’t believe the uncanny similarities between this actress and prominent activist…
Actress, producer, and sister to Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal rose to fame in the early 2000’s, breaking into the film industry. The 43-year-old actress’s historical doppelganger was one of the founders of the libertarian movement.
NEXT: Can you guess who she is?
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s historical twin is none other than Rose Wilder Lane. The author was the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder and is known as one of the founders of the libertarian movement.
NEXT: You won’t believe which historical figure this comedic actor resembles…
George Carlin was a comedian and social critic known as one of the best stand-up comedians of our time. In 2008 at 71 years old, Carlin passed away, but left a legacy behind.
NEXT: It’s no surprise his historical doppelganger also left behind an unparalleled legacy of his own…
In his older age, George Carlin could have easily passed for biologist Charles Darwin, credited for his contributions to the science of evolution.
NEXT: You won’t believe which philosopher this famous talk show host and comedian resembles…
Ellen DeGeneres, best known for hosting the Ellen DeGeneres Show, is an American comedian, actress, and producer. She got her start in standup comedy before making her television debut on the sitcom Ellen, eventually landing her own talk show.
NEXT: Now 63 years old, you won’t believe the famous philosopher from the 1800s who could have been her twin…
Henry David Thoreau
Ellen DeGeneres’ historical twin is none other than American poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Their matching eyes, facial features, and short hair will have you doing a double take!
NEXT: You won’t believe who this English actor’s historical twin is…
Hugh Grant is an English actor with a longstanding film career. Now 60 years old, the actor shares eerily stark similarities to this Irish poet from the 1800s…we have no doubt he could easily play him in a film.
NEXT: So, who is this famous poet? Click to the next slide to find out.
Once upon a time, Hugh Grant and Irish poet Oscar Wilde could have been twins.
NEXT: This A-list celebrity actor’s twin is a…psychiatrist!?
Brad Pitt is an American actor who broke into the film industry in the early 1990s with his leading roles in A River Runs Through It, Legends of the Fall, and Interview with the Vampire.
NEXT: Now 57 years old, Pitt arguably looks like a well-known psychiatrist from the late 1800s and early 1900s…
With his brooding expressions, Brad Pitt is twinning with Hermann Rorschach, a well-known Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
NEXT: This television host could easily pass for an 1800s clergyman…
Comedian, political commentator and television host Jon Stewart is best known for hosting The Daily Show from 1999 to 2015. He’s since kept a low profile in the entertainment industry.
NEXT: Now 58 years old, Stewart has something in common with a social reformer from the mid-1800s…
Henry Ward Beecher
With their similarly-shaped eyes and facial expressions, Jon Stewart and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher could easily be long-lost relatives. But we think social reformer Beecher and political commentator Stewart would have more in common than just their looks.
NEXT: You won’t believe the historical figure this troubled actor resembles…
Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor whose breakout role came in the form of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989. He went on to star in films in the action and horror niches and plays bass guitar in the rock band Dogstar.
NEXT: You won’t believe who this actor’s historical twin is…
Keanu Reeves’ historical doppelganger is none other than 1800s French actor Paul Mounet. We have no doubt the two could play each other in films had they lived during the same era.
NEXT: This English actor could have been related to this historical figure…
Rupert Grint is an English actor best known for his role as Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter series. 32-year-old Grint resembles a painter from centuries past who shares his trademark hair color.
NEXT: Can you guess who it is?
Sir David Wilkie
Rupert Grint resembles none other than Scottish painter Sir David Wilkie who lived in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Not only do Grint and Wilkie share a hair color, they both have similarly-shaped eyes.
NEXT: This A-list celebrity actor resembles…a woman from the 1960s?!
American actor and political activist Alec Baldwin got his start on the daytime soap opera Knotts Landing and later broke into the film industry.
NEXT: Baldwin’s historical twin is none other than a former US President, but which one? Click to the next slide to find out.
Alec Baldwin is twinning with 13th US President Millard Fillmore, the last president to be a member of the Whig party. With their similar eye colors, could it be possible Alec Baldwin is a descendent of President Fillmore? We’ll never know.
NEXT: It’s Jim from The Office!
John Krasinski is an American actor best known for his role as Jim Halpert on the hit television series The Office as well as his leading role on Amazon’s series, Jack Ryan.
NEXT: You won’t believe the resemblance between Krasinski and his old-timey doppelganger…
John Krasinski and this unknown dapper-looking man from centuries past could be brothers!
NEXT: You won’t believe the stark similarites between this famous television host and a prominent historical figure…
Conan O’Brien is a comedian and the television host of Conan. Now 57 years old, Conan shockingly resembles a historical figure from the mid-1800s that will take you by surprise.
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Conan O’Brien’s historical doppelganger is Civil War veteran Marshall Twitchell, who served as United States Consul to Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
NEXT: An actor you definitely know, and a Soviet fighter pilot!
Matt Damon is a famous American actor and producer whose breakout role was in 1998’s Saving Private Ryan. Since then, Damon has gone on to star and produce in a number of noteworthy films.
NEXT: Damon resembles a prominent figure from World War II that you won’t believe until you see it with your own eyes…
Ivan Nikitovich Kozhedub
With those eyes, Matt Damon could easily trade places with Soviet World War II fighter ace Ivan Nikitovich Kozhedub! We have no doubt Damon could have easily played the Soviet vet in a film of his own.
NEXT: This actress’s twin was one of the founders of the libertarian movement…
Sylvester Stallone is best known for his roles in Rocky and Rambo. He is the only actor to have #1 box office films spanning five decades.
NEXT: But Stallone has a historical doppleganger from centuries ago that you won’t believe…
Man in a Painting by Raphael
Sylvester Stallone eerily looks like this man in a painting by Raphael from the 1500s! While we’ll never know what the man in the painting was thinking, we can easily hear the words, “Yo, Adrienne!” coming from his mouth.
NEXT: This English actor might have a famous painter ancestor…
The media mogul behind Facebook needs no introduction. Only in his 30’s, Mark Zuckerberg has become a household name along with the company he owns.
NEXT: So we find it only fitting that this media mogul’s historical doppelganger is none other than a certain king from the 1600s…
Mark Zuckerberg could easily pass as Philip IV of Spain-or is it the other way around? We’re not sure, but needless to say, the resemblance is uncanny!