It’s a conspiracy! 20 celebrity pairs who are secretly related
Okay, so maybe the title’s a little sensationalist… Sorry ‘bout it! Seriously though, these pairs of celebrities look so much alike that we can’t believe they don’t actually share genes. Some look so spookily similar that we honestly thought they were the same person. This is some proper X Files shit. We’re through the looking glass here, people. Have a look for yourselves!
Benicio Del Toro and Brad Pitt
Bad boy Benicio is rumoured to have so many illegitimate children that it wouldn’t be entirely crazy if Brad himself were one of them! Despite the fact that Brad is four years Benicio’s senior. Hmm…
Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard
Did they wear these outfits just to mess with us? It certainly looks that way. These two leading ladies have been taking their doppelgänger effect in good humour, with the Chastainiac admitting she plays along when fans mistake her for Bryce.
Logan Marshall-Green and Tom Hardy
The ladies are always lamenting that there’s not enough Hardy to go around, but are they forgetting his almost identical carbon copy in the form of Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green?
Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer
In case we needed further proof that God is a woman, the creation of these two chiselled hunks was certainly no accident. Also shout outs to Ian Somerhalder, who deserves an honourable mention for his facial similarity to the pair.
Jeremy Irons and Daniel Day-Lewis
We’ve honestly always thought these two English acting veterans were the same person. Apparently, they are very much their own individuals. They even won the Academy Award for Best Actor in consecutive years (Day-Lewis in 1989 and Irons in 1990)! Talk about a lack of diversity!
Jada Pinkett-Smith and Zoe Saldana
I mean… Come on. Everything about these two is similar. Somebody please sign them up to play sisters already? We neeeed to see them chatting over a bottle of red wine whilst on a begrudging pilgrimage to their grandmother’s house. Or something.
Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel
These two doll-eyed ladies are both two cute for words, and we reckon they’d be pretty hard to tell apart at a party. Especially at a karaoke party, since they both have such wicked singing voices.
Young Christopher Walken and Scarlett Johansson
This unbelievable similarity went viral when someone discovered that Christopher Walken had spent his youth looking like a beautiful woman. Let’s just hope that ScarJo doesn’t wind up as crazy as Walken is when she hits her seventies.
Will Ferrell and Chad Smith
The Anchorman star and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer have long been recognised as secret twins; a theory that became undeniable when they competed in an unforgettable drum-off against one another on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. So that’s what that drum set gag in Step Brothers was all about!
Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The late great Heath Ledger and lookalike Joseph Gordon-Levitt not only bear a striking resemblance to one another, but their paths have crossed a number of times, as they played schoolmates in 10 Things I Hate About You, and The Joker and Robin respectively in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Jesse Plemons and Matt Damon
When Jesse Plemons first caught our attention in Friday Night Lights, we actually had to Google whether he had any relation to Matt Damon. Plemons would later put on weight for his roles in Fargo and Black Mass, earning the unfortunate nickname of ‘Fat Damon’.
Will Arnett and Patrick Wilson
Speaking of Fargo, Jesse Plemons’s co-star Patrick Wilson has a doppelgänger of his own, in the form of Arrested Development funny man Will Arnett, who looks more like Wilson than his actual brothers Paul and Mark.
Lola Kirke and Evan Rachel Wood
When we heard that Mistress America’s Lola Kirke had a famous sister, we just as quickly thought of Evan Rachel Wood as Kirke’s actual sister Jemima (Jessa in Girls). We just hope that the two beauties aren’t competing for roles these days, as we’d love to see more acting from both of them.
Margot Robbie and Jamie Pressly
They may be thirteen years apart in age, but something about their eyes and brows mean the Wolf of Wall Street star and My Name Is Earl beauty could easily pass off as sisters. And Emma Stone would make a pretty convincing cousin.
Elijah Wood and Mischa Barton
Yep, that’s right. Elischa Warton is totally a thing. Also, can’t you just imagine Mischa making an on point appearance in LOTR? Or Elijah popping up in an O.C. reunion as Marissa’s long-lost brother? We can dream…
Josh Duhamel and Johnny Knoxville
Had enough of these celebrity lookalikes yet? TOO BAD! We’ve still got plenty in the bag. We have a hard time believing that the Las Vegas actor and Jackass prankster aren’t brothers. Duhamel also confirmed a fan’s Twitter query about whether people ever mistake him for Justified‘s Timothy Olyphant.
Portia de Rossi and Drea de Matteo
Both have ‘de’ in their surnames and are famous for playing women who struggle to keep it together in somewhat ‘dysfunctional’ families (the Bluths and the Sopranos, respectively), but that’s not the only thing they have in common; we’re talking about the hair, eyes, nose, smile, dress sense…
Tom Hiddleston and Lumiere
We simply had to sneak a non-human in here, and Tom Hiddleston looks so unbelievably similar to Beauty and the Beast‘s Lumiere that we’re still heartbroken he won’t be voicing the character in the upcoming live action remake. Instead, Ewan McGregor will play the famous candlestick. Whatever..
Dane Cook and Skylar Astin
In case you’re unfamiliar with either of these two, Cook’s the comedian who lost all of our respect when he starred in 2007’s Good Luck Chuck alongside Jessica Alba, and Astin is famous for his role in the Pitch Perfect series and 21 and Over. Now that we’ve got the introductions out of the way, can we please just process how these guys have identical faces (and even hairlines)? The two posed for this uncanny photograph when they met a few years ago, which Astin posted on his Instagram with the caption “We don’t see it”. Har har.
Carmen Electra and Lauren Conrad
There are so many people on the internet asking if the Baywatch babe and Laguna Beach star turned fashion designer/author are sisters that it pretty much makes it so. Carmen is 43 and L.C. is 30, and yet they look exactly the same. We can thank botox for that.
So that’s the lot, babies! Are there any celebrity lookalikes that we’ve neglected to include? Do you or someone you know look like a celebrity? Let us know by Tweeting to @tvguideshows, or join the conversation on our Facebook page!