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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Celebrity look-a-likes

Do people ever say you look like someone else? Over the years, I've gotten Hilary Swank and Amanda Peet (we all have cheekbones and big teeth). Well, this slideshow of famous look-a-likes made me laugh. Here are Alec Baldwin and Millard Fillmore, the 13th President, and below are seven more (poor Kathy Bates!)...
William Howard Taft and Kathy Bates
Andrew Jackson and Ted Danson
Jack Kerouac and John Hamm
Zora Neale Hurston and Queen Latifa
George Washington and Michael Douglass
Oscar Wilde and Hugh Grant
Paul Revere and Jack Black

Pretty good, right?

P.S. Celebrities in high school and celebrities riding bikes. Also, fake twins!

(Via Kottke)

67 comments:

Carly A. Heitlinger said...

This is awesome!

StephV said...

Oscar Wilde and Hugh Grant could really be twins! I've gotten Julia Roberts a few times which is a huge compliment...we have similar noses and mouths...I'll take it!

K said...

That is hilarious. The Alec Baldwin one is uncanny.

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DJ said...

I was at the Boston MFA a few years ago and did a double take when I saw that portrait of Paul Revere. I was sure it was Jack Black and there was some kind of weird joke happening!

Maria said...

Wow! Some of these are uncanny! I bet Kathy Bates is actually related to her looky like. I called it!

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Melissa Blake said...

Wow, those are spot-on!!!

Lyss said...

I think Andrew Jackson is more the lookalike of John Slattery versus Ted Danson!

Megan M-R said...

This one of Jay-Z is amazing!

http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/05/13/Photo-of-1939-Jay-Z-look-alike-surfaces-online/2381368482616/

Katie said...

I think Jack Kerouac looks more like Daniel Craig. ;)
These are fun!

Sheila said...

When I ready a book I usually cast actors to play the role in my imagination. I do this with any book, fiction, non-fiction, historical, etc. I definitely pictured Michael Douglas as George Washington in my head while reading "The Intimate lives of the Founding Fathers."

I WIN :)

Jeneric Generation said...

Joanna, do you watch Call the Midwife? I think you look like this actress! http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/tvmagazine/tvmagazinefeatures/4922433/The-Main-attraction.html

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

Haha love this!

myheartscontentblog.com said...

Oscar Wilde looks more like the British comedian Stephen Fry although Hugh Grant does look just like him in that pose!

Jana Miller said...

Queen Latifa!!! O goodness :) 333 Days of Hand Lettering

Lauren Ashley said...

Oh wow - I love this. It would be interesting to know if some of these folks are the descendants of their look-a-likes.

Brittany Lauren said...

Haha! This was a good chuckle :) The Alec Baldwin is spot on!

Bri Towne said...

oh gosh these are hilarious! i get amy adams a lot which is totally flattering but i think it's only because of the hair :)

Stephanie Chan said...

Wow most of these are spot on. Amazing!

Jeanne said...

I laughed out loud at Jack Black and Paul Revere! Some were a bit of a stretch but most were so close, you know they must share some genes!

I have, over the years, been compared to Tyne Daly. Especially when Cagney and Lacy was airing.

Lana said...

I do, too! I actually thought that's who that picture was of! :)

mollyskj said...

That's so weird. I am also told I look like Amanda Peet and Hilary Swank!!

Rachel Upshaw said...

Ha i love stuff like this! When I lived in Berlin, the guy running for mayor looked JUST like Alec too - what do you think? http://www.guidetomenhattan.com/2011/09/jack-donaghy-mayor-of-berlin.html

Rosie said...

Wow, the Queen Latifa and Michael Douglas lookalikes are spot on!

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Anna Betts said...

My friends and I love a round of "celebrity best-alike / worst-alike", which gets you thinking of your most, and least, flattering famous lookalikes. It's always hysterical to hear how friends see you!

Lindsey McLean said...

I always get Kristin Davis aka Charlotte from Sex and the City. :) No complaints there. But, when she was in Melrose Place, people always told me I looked like Brooke from MP in a very standoffish way. I didn't watch the show, but it didn't take me long to realize she was the totally evil character! People seemed afraid of me. It was crazy!!

Lisa Pappalardo said...

Bahah! They are spot on!

xo Lisa
Making Life's Lemons

Kiana said...

I get Rachel Weisz! I don´t really agree with it but I´'d love it if Daniel Craig mistook me for his wife. Yum!

melissa said...

love that.

i've been watching "call the midwife" and i keep thinking the pretty nun looks a lot like you! especially when she takes off her wimple. :)

Sandy Maryn said...

I love Zora Neale Hurston! Now I know what she looks like, thanks to you! ;)

anne said...

Whenever I'm watching Call the Midwife (awesome show) and Laura Main's character (Sister Bernadette) comes on, I'm all "Cup of Jo!" The resemblance is uncanny!

Michelle Panting said...

Some of these are uncanny! Great find.

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anne said...

Whenever I'm watching Call the Midwife (awesome show) and Laura Main's character (Sister Bernadette) comes on, I'm all "Cup of Jo!" The resemblance is uncanny!

The Slow Pace said...

Wow! They really look alike! I was told once that I looked like Rachel Weisz in "The constant gardener". I wish! I don't look like her at all, that person need glasses, but I was super happy! ;)

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simone antoniazzi said...

I can see the Alec Baldwin one and Queen Latifah too....but the others, no!! It's more the pose that is similar ie, Hugh Grant looks nothing like Oscar Wilde!!

Tanya Kateri said...

This is so great!!!

Cat said...

This was awesome! Thanks for sharing, Joanna!!!!! :)

tragicsandwich said...

Over the years I have gotten the oddest collection of comparisons--including Kristy McNichol, Mimi Rogers, Marilyn Monroe--and it all depends on my haircut, because my face doesn't look like any of them!

Amanda said...

People have told me I look like Anna Paquin, especially her look as Rogue in Xmen, and Reece Witherspoon.

Giulia said...

amazing!!

Patricia Paramo said...

the Kathy Bates!!!!! lol!! That's a little mean I would say...

the first one is amazingly identical.

I say Hilary Swank on a movie the other day and I thought it looked so much like you and now you mention it!

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Julianne said...

This made me laugh out loud! Hahaha. :)

eastcoastbird said...

Joanna, your look alike is Alexa Chung!

H.L said...

Agree! (:

N is for Nails said...

Love this really made me giggle!

Leena said...

Oh my goodness! I thought the same exact thing the first time I saw that actress and the resemblance just gets more and more uncanny in Season 2.

Heather P. said...

I wish I could say I get the "You look like [insert celebrity name here]," but I never do. I guess that means I'm just a unique-looking lady!

These cracked me up, by the way!

gndgoods said...

You do look like Amanda Peet! I always used to get Mila Kunis, but since having twins last year I haven't heard much of that (perhaps because it looks like I ate Mila Kunis?). My husband has gotten Colin Firth, Eddie Kaye Thomas (from American Pie), and most recently, Zach Galifianakis. So maybe we both need to lose the baby weight...

Daphné said...

This is awesome ! I totally see the Oscar Wilde / Hugh Grant ressemblance now !!! I often hear I look like Clémence Poésy which is pretty flattering !

Erin said...

I always get Jennifer Garner and my partner gets Adam Levine. The Queen Latifah look-alike is uncanny!

Elizabeth said...

The Jack Black look alike is the best.

Missy said...

whoah! same body language and everytihng

Sarah said...

Ohmygosh...this is awesome. I get told all the time by people that I look like Taylor Swift (and I should clarify that all these people do not know each other and therefore would not have discussed it previously). I personally don't see it at all, but I think it's pretty funny.

H said...

Oh wow the Paul Revere as Jack Black and Oscar Wilde and Hugh Grant totally had me cracking up! Thank you for posting this, made me laugh!

Jordan Shaner said...

Wow, that's spot on! Crazy to think that Paul Revere looked like Jack Black!

xox

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Melinda said...

that is great!! especially the 1st - i am related to Millard Fillmore -- he is a cousin!

Charli said...

My boyfriend looks exactly like oscar wilde! I even have a picture of hin standing next to a wax figure of oscar in madame tussaud's and if it was'nt for the clothes you could'nt call the difference (think oscar wilde in converse shoes^^) also my mum looks a bit like audrey hepburn but I can't think of anyone I look alike =(
I saw Hillary Swank at the opening of the Life Ball in Vienna and I think, you are prettier than her.
Love, Charlotte

lipstick and soda said...

that is just too funny! i feel a bit bad for kathy bates though, that's not very flattering.. thanks so much for sharing!

Amanda Billings said...

I was told in my college days that I looked like Brittany Murphy (RIP, sweet actor), but now I hear Maggie Gyllenhall is my doppleganger.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

This was great for an early morning laugh! I think Queen Latifah must be a descendent of Zora Neale Hurston!

Miss B. said...

I think the Kathy Bates is spot on, he wasn't bad looking, lol.

Miss B. said...

I think the Kathy Bates is spot on, he wasn't bad looking, lol.

Misha said...

This is hilarious! Perhaps it shouldn't be, but it's very interesting. The Queen Latifah/Zora Neale Hurston, wow! And the Michael Douglas/George Washington combo was fascinating.

tragicsandwich said...

Now that I think about it, my mother used to be mistaken for Leslie Caron. Not "you look like"--people would ask for her autograph.

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Jessica Quadra Andrews said...

This comparison between John Hamm and Boo Radley from the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird that Mindy Kaling made is nuts! It's uncanny! http://instagram.com/p/XZJFw-JQ8P/

Jessica Quadra Andrews said...

This comparison between John Hamm and Boo Radley from the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird that Mindy Kaling made is nuts! It's uncanny! http://instagram.com/p/XZJFw-JQ8P/

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

omgosh how FUNNY!

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