Think you’re special and unique?
So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle. The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA. See more of his photos on Huffington Post…
A while back, I confessed to Amelia that I was always randomly getting Channing Tatum confused with Kellan Lutz, and she got SO UPSET. Upset enough that 20 minutes later she sent me a Venn diagram(!) listing their myriad differences (at The Frisky, we communicate most of our deepest thoughts and emotions through Venn diagrams). Amelia’s brilliant visual aid worked — I never mixed up Channing and Kellan again — but I’m sorry to say there are many more celebs that often become confused/conflated in my mind. I’m not talking about celeb doppelgangers, although some of them certainly look alike; these random mix-ups more often occur because of similar names, starring roles on similar shows I don’t watch, or other weird associations I’ve created in my mind. I asked the rest of The Frisky staff to share their random celeb mix-ups — click through to see 10 sets of celebs we can’t ever keep straight!
A few weeks ago, I was taking a walk by my house and a random lady started yelling, “Jenny! Jennnnnyyyyyy!” from her porch. I looked around to find this Jenny character she was getting so excited about, but I was the only one on the street. “Jeeeeeeeeeenny!” she yelled again, waving her hands madly to get my attention. I just shrugged and shook my head in what I hoped was an “I’m not Jenny” sort of way, and kept walking. Huh, I thought, that was weird.
Then, at the airport last week, I noticed a middle-aged couple staring at me intently from across the terminal. I sidled up a little closer, leaning against a decorative plant to improve my eavesdropping abilities. I heard the woman say to the man, “That looks EXACTLY like Jenny.” He squinted at me for a second. “Oh my God,” he whispered. “It does!” My plane started boarding before I could ask them what has suddenly become the definitive question of my life: Who is Jenny? Keep reading »
My brother Devin (above left) looks a lot like Robert Downey Jr. I know this because every single time we go out in public at least one person will come up to him and tell him he looks like Robert Downey Jr. It’s gotten to the point where people will say, “I don’t know if anyone’s told you, but…” and Devin just goes, “…that I look like Robert Downey Jr? A few people have.” The day someone is actually trying to inform him that he has toilet paper stuck to his shoe will be quite entertaining.
A few months ago, I was walking through Pike Place Market in Seattle and this girl glanced at me and did a double take. My first reaction was, “Oh god is there bird poop in my hair?” But then she grabbed my arm and said, “I thought you were Billie Piper!” I’ll be cruising on that compliment for the next few years. So how about you? Do you ever get compared to a certain celebrity? Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
P.S. See more Frisky staffer doppelgangers here! Keep reading »
Sometimes, the world just makes perfect sense. Nordstrom is having a sale, Ali picked Roberto on “The Bachelorette,” and some actors are meant to play animated Disney characters. PasteMagazine.com hit these doppelgangers on the head. Angelina Jolie is Vanessa from “The Little Mermaid,” the human temptress that was in actuality evil Ursula; Seth Rogen‘s goofiness makes him the perfect Baloo the Bear from “The Jungle Book”; and RuPaul and the Sea Witch clearly share a hair stylist. We know that some celebrities look like animals, but these fictional character resemblances are just uncanny. How did we never see this before? Check out all the comparisons at Paste Magazine. Keep reading »
If it weren’t for their nearly five-year age difference, we’d think Carey Mulligan and Michelle Williams were twins separated at birth. [Cannes, 5/18/10] Keep reading »
When I saw this photo, I did a double take. I thought Anna Nicole was dead! The outfit, hair, and accessories Dina Lohan sported on her way to court, where she was facing her ex, Michael, over child support payment issues is way similar to what Smith wore to court in 2006. Creepy! Facebook’s Doppelganger Week is over, yo. Keep reading »
How weird is it to think that there is someone out there in the world who looks exactly like you? Freaky, right? But what if you were able to see your doppelganger’s face and know her name? Well, get ready to see double because Coke Zero has a new program called Facial Profiler that uses Facebook to find your long-lost twin and even gives you the opportunity to contact her. It picks out pictures from your Facebook profile or you can upload them via webcam and find your face match. So I tried this crazy thingy and discovered that I do indeed have a double. My doppleganger’s name is Lauryn Stone and she’s a 79 percent match. Should I contact her? What do I say? “How does it feel to be so hot?” [Coca Cola Zero] Keep reading »
The Daily Beast put together a slideshow of celebrities who have a pattern of dating/marrying people who all look alike. In some cases, the resemblance is striking (David Blaine’s ex’s Josie Maran and Fiona Apple; Johnny Carson’s second and third wives, Joanne and Joanna, respectively). In other cases, the resemblance is limited to hair color or some other general physical feature (most, if not all, of Lance Armstrong’s exes are blonde, but other than that they don’t look all that similar). All this got me thinking: do you think people who date look-alikes — similar to people who date others who look familial — do so because they genuinely have a type, or do you think there’s a subconscious (or conscious) effort to recreate a former relationship or ex? [via The Daily Beast] Keep reading »