Familiar Faces: Top 5 Celebrity Doppelgangers

These celebrities have unrelated twins - you'll have to do a double take to tell them apart. We love these celebrity doppelgangers!

Sometimes you’ll look at a celebrity and think, “God, who does this person remind me of?” In the case of Lindsay Lohan, it could take you days to realize she looks exactly like that old piece of luggage in your attic. Or you might find yourself staring at Dr. Oz for hours on end before it clicks that he looks a lot like how Satan looks in your nightmares. Sometimes it just clicks, and other times you need someone else to point it out. That’s where we come in.

While we can’t psychoanalyze precisely why Dr. Oz is showing up in your dreams as the devil himself, we can help you spot a few more famous faces that remind you of someone else you might know.

These are the top five most uncanny celebrity doppelgangers:


5.) Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Snoop Dogg (Rapper)

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Adrien Brody is more than just an actor, philanthropist and Gillette razor pitchman; he also makes appearances at children’s parties as rapper Snoop Dogg. Anyone who has ever said that a white man and a black man can’t look exactly alike has obviously never taken a close enough look at these two. The fact is, if you painted them both purple you’d be pretty hard-pressed to figure who’s who. The secret here? It’s all in those uber-relaxed, “I just smoked three blunts in ten minutes” eyes they share.

We know what you’re thinking: it’s just the facial hair! These men don’t actually resemble one another. Though the devious goatees they sport do channel a similar n’er-do-well spirit, look a little closer, and you’ll see just how similar their features actually are. We believe it’s all in the nose. Both Brody and Snoop have an ugly/hot vibe going on that helps add to their mystery and charisma. It’s probably why both men have had such long careers in their respective fields.

4.) Josh McRoberts (NBA Player) and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny)

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Celebrity doppelgangers don’t have to have much in common to look alike. A former standout at Duke University, Josh McRoberts was a second-round draft pick back in 2007. He has bounced around the league a bit but has managed to become a respected role player and a valuable piece on a scrappy Orlando Magic team.

Another thing he’s managed to become, which was far less expected, is a 7-foot version of It’s Always Sunny’s Charlie Day. Growing out his hair and bit and sporting a beard, McRoberts has proven to bear an uncanny resemblance to his 5’7” actor counterpart. And let’s be honest, having gone to Duke, it’s wise of McRoberts to disguise himself as someone that people actually like. Though perhaps not identical twins, we’d pay a lot of money to see these two team up Schwarzenegger and Devito style for a movie where they’d play brothers.

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3.)Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) and Pepe the King Prawn (Muppet Shrimp)

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Some people say Steve Buscemi is ugly. Screw that, that guy’s face has character! And that’s more than we can say for you. Sorry about that, we just really like Steve Buscemi. How could you not love an actor whose career has spanned such highlights as The Big Lebowski, Fargo, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry?

Though Buscemi isn’t one to disappear into his characters the way some actors might, he’s got such charisma that we’d watch him in just about any movie ever. Speaking of character, another guy we like just happens to be a beloved Muppets character, and also, a dead ringer for Mr. Steve Buscemi. Yes, we’re talking about the always-hilarious Pepe the King Prawn. Both Steve and Pepe share an impressive pair of bulging peepers and a comic wit to match. Sure, one is a felt puppet, but we aren’t going to say which one. Some doppelganger mysteries are better left unsolved.

2.) Ron Paul (Politician) and Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings)

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Ron Paul’s bids for the White House may have gone significantly better had he just focused on getting nerd support by pointing out that he starred in The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and played Magneto in the X-Men trilogy. I mean yeah, technically speaking it wasn’t really him, but damn if that guy doesn’t look exactly like British actor and knight, Sir Ian McKellen, we don’t know who does. Just think, had Ron Paul ever made it all the way to the office of the President, we’d all have had the pleasure of seeing him yell at a controversial bill: “You shall not pass!”

As far as celebrity doppelgangers go, this one isn’t as obvious as others, but we like to think about these men starring in a buddy comedy where they switch lives. Somehow, we think Ron Paul would get the better end of the deal.

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1.) Jessica Rabbit (Toon wife) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)

It’s easy to see why this one lands in our top spot. After all, it’s not every day that a real-life woman shows up looking exactly like a cartoon character that’s inspired filthy thoughts in the heads of men everywhere and forever blurred the lines between sexy and really weird.

Luckily, Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks has given millions of busty, redhead-loving pervs a real live woman to focus their energy on, instead of shamefully hiding in a back room looking at animation cells of a fictional lady who’s married to a rabbit. We have a feeling that her creators wouldn’t mind, though. After all, in Jessica’s famous words, she’s not bad, she’s just drawn that way. That’s something Christina Hendricks can probably relate to after spending seven seasons on the set of Mad Men.