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30 People From History Who Look Exactly Like Today’s Celebrities

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.

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