18 Celebrities And Their Historical Doppelgangers IE Justin Timberlake totally looks like …

via Business Insider:

When an authentic Civil War photo emerged last year, everyone buzzed about the solider’s resemblance to actor Nicolas Cage

But Cage isn’t the only celebrity with a historical doppelganger.

Turns out there’s a whole community of people, from TotallyLooksLike.com to YouTube, who post photos of famous people and their historical lookalikes.

While some people think that the celebrities are actually vampires, others believe in the conspiracy theories that the famous people are clones or descendants of former politicians, artists, philosophers and even criminals.

But most just take it all in good fun.

We selected some of the most uncanny doppelgangers from YouTube compilations. From Keanu Reeves to Ellen Degeneres, you’ll definitely be shocked by the resemblance.


Here’s Nic Cage and his doppelganger. Little is known about the man besides that he supposedly served in the Civil War.

Here’s Justin Timberlake, who uncannily resembles this old-time criminal in a mug shot.

Rupert Grint from “Harry Potter” looks like Scottish painter Sir David Wilkie.

Abolitionist John Brown looks like Charlie Sheen.

Chuck Norris totally looks like Vincent Van Gogh.

Bruce Willis greatly resembles WWII General Douglas MacArthur.

Ellen DeGeneres looks like Henry David Thoreau.

Philosopher John Locke looks like an older version of Oscar winner Adrian Brody.

Actor Hank Azaria resembles philosopher Rudolf Steiner.

Nick Jonas looks like our former President Franklin Pierce.

Actor Shia Labeouf looks like a young Albert Einstein.

Comedian Jack Black looks like the lead in the classic opera “The Barber of Seville.”

Christopher Lloyd from “Back To The Future” looks like politician John C. Calhoun.

Actor Anthony Hopkins is a dead ringer for this bust of the philosopher Socrates.

English comedian Bill Bailey looks like philosopher Thomas Hobbes.

“Spiderman” star Andrew Garfield looks like Marxist Leon Trotsky.

Actress Maggie Gylenhaal looks like historical journalist and women’s rights leader, Rose Wilder Lane.

“Matrix” star Keanu Reeves resembles Louis-Maurice Boutet, a French painter and illustrator of children’s books.



55 thoughts on “18 Celebrities And Their Historical Doppelgangers IE Justin Timberlake totally looks like …

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  2. You seem to be focused more on the hair style (head and beard) than the actually facial structure. So kind of silly. For example, take away the way they happened to have cut their hair and shave that day, and Shia Labeouf and Albert Einstein look NOTHING alike, not even remotely.

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  4. Chuck Norris and Van Gogh. NO NO NO. Please do not compare one of the finest painters of all time to that bigoted dickhead.

  5. Rudolph Steiner looks more like Jeremy Irons….maybe they are triplets sent back in time to save the planet earth and one was lost in time destined to be alone without his brothers for all eternity…..in 1885

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