Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley, Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe, and even Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne.
1. Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley
This pair appears more often than others in such lists. Despite the fact that Portman is an American Jew, and Knightley has English, Scottish and Welsh roots, they are very similar in appearance.
Even more interesting, one of them owes the beginning of her career to this very coincidence. In 1999, the movie Star Wars. Episode I: The Phantom Menace “, in which the already famous Natalie Portman played one of the main roles – Princess Padmé Amidala. According to the plot, she pretends to be a servant for some time and puts her assistant Sabe in her place. It was for this role that the aspiring Keira Knightley was invited.
The statistician was not even given a script, she was simply made up and put in front of the camera. And on the general plans, Knightley sometimes replaced Portman, who wanted to leave the site. As a result, the similarity turned out to be so strong that even the mothers of the actresses could not distinguish them in the frames when they were in makeup.
Fortunately, over time, both of them have achieved fame in different genres, and now each has its own army of fans.
2. Javier Bardem and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
In addition to external similarities, famous Spanish and American actors often have close images in films. They can play harsh but caring fathers (Beautyful and Supernatural) or psychopathic killers ( No Country for Old Men and The Walking Dead).
But still, for a long time, Bardem’s popularity remained many times higher, which is why Jeffrey Dean Morgan had more problems. The actor is clearly aware of his similarities with his famous colleague: during a blitz poll by People magazine, he did not hesitate to answer the question “Who are you most often confused with?”
And in 2015, Morgan almost famed Bardema: on the next red carpet, photographers shouted “Javier” very loudly to him, trying to attract attention. In response, the actor simply showed them the middle finger and left. The next day, the newspapers came out with the headlines “Javier Bardem is an asshole.” Morgan then apologized to a colleague for the prank.
3. Amy Adams and Isla Fisher
It would seem that this pair of actresses are not so similar in appearance. They have different eye colors and facial features. But in a strange way, Amy Adams and Isla Fisher are also regularly confused. And this applies not only to ordinary spectators.
Fischer once played a prank on her friends and sent im a Christmas card with Amy Adams face. They did not even notice the deception.
In addition, the actress recalled on the Jimmy Kimmel Show how Lady Gaga approached her at a post-Oscar party and began thanking her for the movie American Scam, in which Adams actually played. That was so pleased that she did not correct the singer. Then Amy herself entered the room, the liar was not taken aback and said: “And this is Isla Fisher, she was not even nominated, what is she doing here?”
On the same show, the actress recorded a message to the audience, in which she explained the main difference between her and Amy Adams. For example, one of them has chestnut-red hair, and the other has light-chestnut-red hair.
But most ironic of all with their similarity was the director and fashion designer Tom Ford. In 2016, he released Under the Cover of Night, which takes place in parallel in the real world and fantasy from the book. Jake Gyllenhall played one of the main characters in both parts of the plot. But in the image of his wife in reality, Amy Adams starred, and in the book – Isla Fisher.
4. Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling
These two actors were born in Canada, they do not have too much age difference, the same type and image, and the same names. Enough to confuse Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling.
But to this are also added overlaps in the biography. The namesakes began their careers in Canadian TV series, then they married actresses. Both have only daughters, whom they hide from publicity.
Numerous jokes from the Internet add to the confusion. For example, Ryan Reynolds’ wife Blake Lively, who often teases her husband, congratulated him on his birthday on Twitter in a very ironic way.
Happy birthday, baby. pic.twitter.com/TysO4F620D— Blake Lively (@blakelively) October 23, 2017
Although there were people who quite seriously believed that this is the same person pretending to be two different actors. And even appeared articles with serious denials.
5. Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard
Another couple of actresses sometimes find themselves in the most ridiculous situations. Bryce Dallas Howard blames hair color for this. On the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she said that all red-haired people are periodically confused with each other. At the same time, Howard shared a secret that she herself is looking for people like her on the Internet, and Chastain always drops out first.
At the same time, the actresses regularly appear at public events and enjoy taking pictures together. And in 2011, they both starred in The Servant, only adding to the confusion.
Chastain and Howard refer to their resemblance with irony. Although the first in June 2021 posted an obscene video, from which it is clear that sometimes mistakes tire her.
Defending actresses and fans, who even came up with an entire song on behalf of Howard with the chorus: “I’m not Jessica Chastain.”
And even relatives confuse celebrities. By words Jessica Chastain, Ron Howard himself – the doppelganger’s father – mistook her for his daughter when they bumped into a store.
It would seem, what could be more ridiculous? But the same Chastain confessed that somehow she saw a photograph of Bryce Dallas Howard in a magazine and thought it was herself. True, the actress could not remember when she was filmed for this issue.
6. Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood
In 2001, one after the other on the big screens, two fantasy sagas started, which soon became real legends: ” The Lord of the Rings ” and “Harry Potter”. In both films, the main roles were played by not very famous actors: Elijah Wood and Daniel Radcliffe.
At first, few people confused these artists: the performer of the role of Harry Potter was nine years younger, and he looked like a child in the first picture. But after the end of the series of films, mistakes became very frequent.
Now actors regularly share stories of how they are recognized in the elevator or on the street and named after a colleague. And they themselves are surprised at these errors. “We are both short, pale, blue-eyed brown-haired, but I would not say that we are very similar”, –complains Radcliffe.
However, even on most TV shows, the presenters joke about the actors, asking about funny situations, or even suggesting that they repeat the expression on the other’s face.
The doppelgangers agreed that they would try to respond politely to fans, and treat mistakes with humor. On the Graham Norton show, Radcliffe told how in Japan, during the next premiere, a fan with a portrait of Wood approached him and asked for an autograph. He did not have the time and opportunity to explain his mistake to the foreigner, and he simply wrote on the photo: “I am not Elijah Wood.”
And in 2021, for the anniversary of both franchises, the actors starred together for Empire magazine.
7. Kiernan Shipka and McKenna Grace
McKenna Grace turned 15 in 2021. However, many adult stars can envy her filmography. In addition to the main roles, a young but very talented actress is invited to play children’s versions of heroines in various films. So Grace appeared in the tapes “Tonya Against Everyone” and “Captain Marvel”
I think about this a lot. pic.twitter.com/aBWqkJXAui— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) January 28, 2020
But since childhood, the actress has been compared to another young star – Kiernan Shipka, who became famous thanks to the cult TV series Mad Men.
Doubles sometimes joke about this topic. After the first meeting, Shipka posted a photo on Instagram with the caption “I found a mini-myself”. And Grace copied it, commenting: “No, we are not the same person … here is the proof.”
In December 2018, the Christmas episode of Sabrina’s Chilling Adventures, starring Kiernan Shipka, was released on Netflix. In the introduction, the audience was shown a young version of the heroine. Of course, McKenna Grace was invited to this role.
The coincidence turned out to be so successful that many did not even think about the substitution.
8. Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel
These TV presenters can hardly be confused externally, however, due to the nature of their activities, mistakes occur very often.
Jimmy Kimmel has been producing an evening show on ABC since 2003. He communicates with guests, arranges jokes and fun contests and jokes a lot. And in 2013, in the popular evening program on the rival NBC channel, the host changed: Jimmy Fallon came instead of Jay Leno. And the format of this project is in many ways similar to the work of Kimmel.
As a result, on two TV channels in parallel, almost the same shows are released in similar studios with presenters named Jimmy. Of course, viewers regularly confuse colleagues. Celebrities themselves are ironic about this. Fallon joking that he is being congratulated on his birthday instead of Kimmel. And they periodically appear together at various events.
In 2019, the couple got together to tell viewers how different they are and recorded a joint video called Know Your Jimmy. True, as a result, the heroes found out that they not only eat the same foods but also wear panties with a pizza print. It was all a joke, of course.
Although with all the humor, the competition between the channels is quite serious, and each of the presenters is fighting for the audience, trying to overtake the namesake.
9. Felicity Jones and Daisy Ridley
Another pair of actresses who are not very similar in appearance. But they, like Portman and Knightley, became confused because of Star Wars.
In 2015, the franchise returned with a seventh episode of The Force Awakens. In it, for the first time in the history of Star Wars, a girl was made the main character. The heroine named Ray was played by British actress Daisy Ridley.
A year later, the creators of the franchise released a spin-off of the main series Rogue One. Star Wars: Tales “. And in it, too, was played by a young British woman – Felicity Jones. After that, some of not the most attentive fans got confused, believing that the same girl plays in both films.
As a result, before the release of Rogue One, Jones even released a short video, where she explained that she and Ridley are different people, playing different characters. They are united only by gender, accent, and love for Doctor Who.
Although the rumors did not disappear on this. Some fans decided that there must be a family connection between their heroines. And even when the actresses met with each other to discuss Star Wars work, they mentioned this topic. But, of course, the speculation turned out to be completely unfounded.
10. Margot Robbie and Jamie Pressly, Samara Weaving, Emma McKay
And it happens that the same actress is confused with several similar celebrities at once.
After the release of The Wolf of Wall Street, everyone knew about the actress Margot Robbie. Soon on the internet appeared comparing her to My Name Is Earl star, Jamie Pressley. They wrote that Margot could be the younger sister of a colleague with a more daring image.
A few years later, the actresses first met in person, which is captured in very funny photos.
margot robbie & jaime pressly meeting for the first time is giving me annie james and hallie parker meeting at camp walden pic.twitter.com/rzbMSROUIJ— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) January 31, 2018
Gradually, Robbie became more popular than her colleague. And at the same time, another actress appeared in their company of doubles – Samara Weaving. The niece of Hugo Weaving, who played Agent Smith in The Matrix, started out with small roles in films and TV shows. In 2017, she starred in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and the comedy horror film The Babysitter.
Even then, everyone began to confuse her with Margot Robbie. Weaving herself spoke that she likes comparisons with an excellent actress.
But the massive mistakes started when the trailer for the movie “I’m Going to Search” was released. Many viewers (including the author of this article) at the first viewing decided that Margot Robbie would play in the picture. In fact, Weaving played the lead role. After that, on the Web immediately appeared several articles explaining the error.
It is ironic that now the two popular actresses are communicating. They will play together in Damien Chazelle’s new film Babylon. And even Margot Robbie celebrated her birthday with Samara Weaving.
But even that is not all. In 2019, the Netflix streaming series launched the teenage series Sex Education, starring aspiring Emma McKay.
In life, she does not look too much like Margot Robbie and her doubles, but on the screen, the actress was made a very close image, which again gave rise to many comparisons. And especially ardent fans even decided to imagine that Robbie could play the role of the older sister of the heroine McKay in the sequel.
Although from the second season, the actress returned to her natural hair color, so the similarity is no longer so obvious.
11. Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne
Perhaps one of the strangest mistakes. In Jackson and Fishburne age difference of 13 years, they are not too similar in appearance, both famous, but still playing very different characters in the film. They simply cannot be confused. But, according to the actors themselves, this situation repeats itself regularly.
Even Jackson himself told that once stood next to Fishburne, a man approached him and began to ask him about Pulp Fiction.
But they started talking about this mistake en masse after one unsuccessful interview on television. KTLA reporter Sam Rubin spoke to Samuel L. Jackson and asked him about working in a Super Bowl commercial. The actor was at first confused since he had not starred in anything like that, and then he realized that the presenter was mistaken. “You are as crazy as the people on Twitter. I’m not Laurence Fishburne! We’re not even alike, we’re just black and famous! ” – Jackson was indignant.
The actor loves to make T-shirts with unusual prints. After this incident, Jackson typed on the next one: “I am not Laurence Fishburne.”
His colleague prefers to such mistakes more restrained and even admits that he signed portraits for Jackson. But still, Fishburne too handed over a similar T-shirt that read “I’m not Samuel L. Jackson.”
What celebrities do you constantly confuse with each other? Or, perhaps, trying to prove to others that the pair of actors is not the same person? Tell us about the brightest and funniest cases in the comments.