Ah, Hollywood, the land of wealth, beauty, Botox, and Rodeo Drive. Not to mention the dreams of many mid-western youth. A place where you are either a star, know a star, or you just won’t survive. A place filled with people who judge your personal worth by your looks, and where those looks can get you rich. Because, let’s face it, all the beautiful people live in Hollywood.
But, sometimes those very looks are not just your own. There are several well-known female stars in Hollywood that, to their surprise, share their good looks with others. And we are not talking about other female personalities, but male personalities. Who would have thought that such feminine beauties would share what seems to be the same genetics and good looks with…men? Oh, the horror!!! How will these beauties survive? What will the world think? Well, we can’t answer those last questions for you, but we can present you with the more famous females and their male doppelgängers. So, hold onto your seats, because here we go!
15. Julia Stiles & Ansel Elgort
Best known for her fiery teen roles in movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and Save the Last Dance, Julia Stiles is an eternal beauty. Her flawless skin and soft features are the envy of girls of all ages, so it’s strange to think that Julia has a male look-a-like.
Ansel Elgort is the new ‘it’ guy for teen girls to swoon over. After his dramatic role in The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel skyrocketed to the top. Just look at that mug! Talk about baby face. But, even though Ansel is far younger than Julia, the two strike an uncanny resemblance. Don’t you think? They’re not related, close in age, or the same sex. So what gives?
14. Ellen DeGeneres & Owen Wilson
Ellen DeGeneres is a household name. She’s broken barriers for the LGBTQ community, she’s given away more free stuff than Oprah, and her TV show is one of the best daytime shows on air today. Wanna know something else about Ellen DeGeneres? She could be the long lost Wilson sister. Okay, not literally, but there’s definitely a weird thing going on here.
Owen Wilson is one half of the super popular sibling duo, his brother Luke being the other part. They’ve both starred in their own movies and are each titled comedy legends. But so is their doppelgänger sister, Ellen. Ellen has made light of this resemblance many times on her show and even impersonated Owen when Luke was her guest. So, I’m not the only one who thinks this is weird!
13. Miley Cyrus & Justin Bieber
Miley… Oh, Miley. Although it seems like you’re beginning to get your life together and back with the hunky Hemsworth brother, having a male doppelgänger like Justin Bieber can’t be a plus on your side. The internet went up in a roar of laughter when someone created a GIF meme of Miley’s and The Bieb’s faces melding together. The funnier thing is…there wasn’t much of a difference.
Justin Bieber continues to step on his own foot when it comes to his career, but his fans still remain loyal. Maybe they’re just Miley fans who can’t tell the difference?
12. Jamie Lee Curtis & Tom Hanks
Apparently, as we age we also become other people – so is the case with Jamie Lee Curtis. In the dawn of her career, some many years ago, Jamie was a blockbuster princess who became a queen. But now she takes it easy. Or is she secretly auditioning and playing Tom Hanks stunt double?
Tom Hanks was the boy next door in his early years. Now he’s one of the highest paid male actors in Hollywood. His son, Colin, is following in his footsteps, too. So…does that mean Colin may have an expired female doppelgänger in 20 years? The resemblance between Tom and Jamie is eerie – she could easily be Colin’s estranged aunt.
11. Kendall Jenner & RJ Mitte
Kendall Jenner, television celebrity, is daughter to Olympic medalist Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner. She is half-sister to television and media celebrities the Kardashians, through her mother, formerly Kris Kardashian. In her own right, Kendall is an accomplished model, having modelled for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Chanel. She is also involved in a brand of nail lacquer, along with her mother and half siblings, the Kardashians.
RJ Mitte, as well as being an accomplished producer and male model, is best known for his acclaimed performance as Walter “Flynn” White, Jr on the award winning series Breaking Bad on AMC. What most people are unaware of is that, like his character on Breaking Bad, Mitte also deals with mild cerebral palsy. Due to a difficult birth, and lack of oxygen, Mitte suffers from a mild case of the ailment. He does not see this as a hindrance, as he seeks out his acting roles that brings his disability to the forefront in the hopes of further educating viewers on the subject.
10. Jennifer Lawrence & Justin Timberlake
Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal of beloved Hunger Games character Katniss showed she is more than just another pretty face, she had a set of acting chops as well. Since her ground breaking performance in Hunger Games, she has gone on to be “the girl” in Hollywood. She has starred alongside many well-known names in the business, as well as the in the pop culture favorite X-Men, as the young and impressionable Mystic. Hey, she even got a chance to flex her vocal muscles, singing the well-received song “The Hanging Tree,” featured in one of The Hunger Games installments.
Justin Timberlake, former boy band frontman and cutie pie, has now branched out on his own. Having achieved worldwide fame, and making young girls hearts go all a flutter, with fellow band members in 90s boy band NSync. He then decided to branch out on his own, with a successful solo career. No one to let grass grow under his feet, he hit the ground running, and produced many critically acclaimed albums of his own. Then, he went and broke this girls heart, by getting married. I know mine was not the only sigh of sadness when the news was broke.
9. Solange Knowles & Orlando Jones
Solange Knowles, younger sister to Beyoncé Knowles of Destiny’s Child fame, is the whole package. She is a singer, songwriter, model and actress. Claiming song writing as her first passion, her influences lean towards the days of the Motown girls groups. She is also well received as a fashion icon.
Orlando Jones… just saying his name makes one sigh with happiness. Who can resist him when he flashes that oh so handsome smile? And don’t get me started on those curly locks of his. Best known as Will Turner, he starred along the sides of fellow actors Keira Knightly and Johnny Depp, bringing us the many chapters of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga. I don’t know about anyone else, but the Pirates movies just are not the same without him. His instant character chemistry with Johnny Depp was undeniable. I would also like to note his character in the movie Troy is not one to be overlooked or discounted.
8. ScarJo & Christopher Walken
Scarlett Johansson, through her role as Black Widow in the Avengers movies, proves a woman can still be beautiful and kick ass at the same time. Her radiant good looks and powerful physical abilities make her the perfect role model for women everywhere. She is proof that you can be sexy and tough, and not lose your true self. Her roles are ones of empowerment for her female characters, and that shines through in her performances. Not one to sit back idle, she is one of the hardest working females in Hollywood today.
Who, today, does not know of or at least have seen a Christopher Walken movie? I mean, the man is older than dirt…he has to be. It seems like everywhere you turn, there he is. Whether it is in a movie, on television or on a talk show, you are assured he will pop up. And this man has the uncanny ability to pick roles that others would not see as being worth anything, and making them his own. He is truly an actor’s actor, being able to stretch for any part, no matter how strange or unusual it may be.
7. Jennifer Connelly & Jared Leto
Jennifer Connelly has the type of ethereal beauty that most women only dream of. Having gotten her big break in the cult favorite Labyrinth, alongside another cult favorite David Bowie, she has had many roles through the years. She starred alongside Antonio Banderas in the critically acclaimed film Of Love and Shadows, which showed she could act with the best of them, no matter what anyone though. She again proved to be a mega star in her own right with a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for A Beautiful Mind. She truly is an ageless beauty and actress.
Jared Leto, soon to be seen in the role of the Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie, is both an actor and a singer. He’s currently in a band, with his brother Shannon, called 30 Seconds to Mars. He is also known for taking slightly off-beat character roles that most other actors would not consider, and with his quirky style usually makes the role his own. Having acted alongside some of Hollywood’s elite, including Brad Pitt and Jodie Foster, you can rest assured he is not going away anywhere soon.
6. Mischa Barton & Elijah Wood
A television, film, and stage actress, who sometimes dabbles in modeling, Mischa made headlines a few years back when her fan favorite character was suddenly killed of the then ratings giant The O.C. She was quoted as saying that she needed to take some time off from television. It wasn’t that she wouldn’t come back to TV, it was just it had to be for the right role. It seems maybe that right role has not come along yet. In the meantime, she appeared in the latest season of Dancing with the Stars.
Elijah Wood, the boy that America just can’t seem to let grow up… after appearing in multiple, critically acclaimed movies, usually as the cute or vulnerable boyish type, Elijah just cannot escape the stereotype. It is almost as if Hollywood, and the movie going audience, wants him to stay perpetually young. Don’t get me wrong, he is a wonderful actor, and I honestly do not think I have ever seen him in a “bad” role, but let’s face it he still looks like a kid.
5. Glenn Close & George Washington
Who doesn’t remember Glenn Close and the bunny in Fatal Attraction. That one movie, in its time, made cheating husbands stand up and take notice. I am sure married woman everywhere considered her role in that movie an answered prayer. A six-time Oscar winner, Glenn has more than proven that she an actress for all time. There is a not a role that she can’t play, and a character that she can’t convince the viewing audience is “her.” She can be soft, edgy, quirky, and as in “Fatal Attraction” down right psycho.
George Washington, one of our founding fathers, and first president of these here United States. Who does not know of this man, and his accomplishments? He is one of the very reasons you are reading this list today. If not for him, and his fellow founding fathers, who knows what type of country we would be living in…if it were this one at all. Who knows, we might have all been born British. Anyways, he is the man, a man’s man, a true historical figure in all that entails. And, it would seem, bare a strikingly familiar resemblance to Glenn Close. Who knows, maybe it is the similar shared hair style.
4. Taylor Schilling & Jared Leto
Since landing her first major TV role in the show Mercy in 2009, Taylor has come a long way. Her most recent turn is as Piper in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Orange is the New Black. She was even nominated for a Golden Globe Award—how cool is that? Not unlike most up and coming actresses, she worked hard to get to where she is. She even worked as a nanny in Manhattan until she got her first big break.
Okay, there he is again. That Jared Leto keeps popping up, much like his roles as quirky, off-beat characters. You just never know where he is going to show up next. But, for the sake of this list, it seems he shares his good looks with more than just one individual. Which, for me is a surprise, since he has what I would consider all around good looks, with no real standout feature. Maybe that is why he is a doppelgänger for more than one person. Makes one wonder who else he may be a doppelgänger for.
3. Maria Schriver & William Dafoe
Maria Shriver, former Mrs. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and part of the Kennedy clan. This lady can do anything. She is an author, journalist, activist, and current special correspondent on ABC news, and even the former first lady of California, alongside her estranged husband Arnold when he was governor. It must be those do or die genetics she shares with our former President John F Kennedy, not to mention the trademark Kennedy jawline.
I must say, Willem Dafoe is one of the greatest actors of our time. Much like Christopher Walken (see above), he takes on the quirky, not quite as popular roles in Hollywood and make them his own. And, much like Elijah Wood (also above), I don’t think I have ever seen him in a “bad” role. His ability for interpretation of characters is unlike any other, and that is what makes them stand out from the pack. With that said, I would also like to add that this man can play a crazy role like no other. He can get a look in his eyes that would scare the meanest of the mean. But, he can also play a tender, lighthearted role with wonderful charm. I have to say my favorite role for him was in the movie “Odd Thomas.” I would highly suggest this movie to any Willem fans out there.
2. Ke$ha & John Travolta
Ke$ha, who broke walls for young female singers everywhere, rose to fame as an up and coming rap star. Claiming her musical influences as Madonna, Queen, and Beck, she has stated that she tried a variety of musical genres before landing on her money making sound. Active in both in both animal rights and LGBT, she has sold over 60 million records worldwide, and that number continues to rise.
John Travolta, having made his name in the 70s, appearing on the TV show Welcome Back Kotter, truly made his breakthrough with his performance of Danny in the musical movie adaptation of Grease. Young girls everywhere fell in love with his boyish charm, his clean cut good looks, and his drop dead smile. Through the years, his popularity and presence in Hollywood has continued to grow, having him appear in such follow up box office cult favorites such as Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction.
1. Jennifer Connelly & Daniel Day-Lewis
Jennifer Connelly seems to look like a lot of people. She has appeared here for the second time, so something must be up with the universe. She is a timeless beauty, that cannot be denied, but she also seems to share her genetic good looks with several other people. And that makes one take notice that maybe she has that all around look, that most people strive all their lives to have, but never achieve.
My earliest memory of Daniel Day-Lewis was in the movie The Last Mohican. I found his portrayal of Hawkeye so enchanting that I wanted to rush right out and the get the book. But, alas, the book was nowhere near as memorable for me as he was in the movie. There is just something about him, that makes you want to see everything he has ever done. He doesn’t just act, he takes on the entire role of the character he is portraying making the audience believe that he is THAT person.