There is definitely a certain thrill involved in meeting a celebrity. Especially if you are a true fan. There is a fleeting sense that you are actually hanging out with them. It is something that we all remember and we love to tell the story over and over to anyone who will listen. What better way to remember an encounter like this than to capture it on camera. Even celebrities are often awestruck when they meet other celebrities and they too pull out their cameras or cell phones to remember the moment.
When the average person runs into a star they don’t usually just snap a photo and keep it to themselves. Most people like to show off their big moment by posting the photos on social media for all of their friends to see. Their friends usually post comments that sometimes reflect a little bit of envy. Of course, trying to make other people a little jealous can backfire in a big way. There are loads of people that have ended up embarrassing themselves by posting photos in which their brush with greatness turns out to be a brush with an impostor. Here are 15 stupid people who thought they met a celeb (but it was a lookalike).
15 George Clooney or George Cloney?
56-year-old George Clooney got his start on television at the age of 17. In 1984, George landed a role in a short-lived sitcom but he also continued to land bit parts in television and movies through the 80s. He got some recurring roles in the early 90s and finally caught a big break when he was cast in the medical drama ER in 1994. He started to land some starring roles in movies like From Dusk to Dawn, Batman & Robin, and The Peacemaker. These days, George is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He is busy making blockbuster films including Ocean’s Eight which is due for release soon. Despite a hectic schedule, he found the time to kick back and enjoy a beer with these knuckleheads. Wait a minute!! That’s not George Clooney. That’s George Cloney!! Better luck next time fellas.
14 Walker: Texas Stranger
While strolling through a Swiss town, this lucky guy ran into a true legend. At least he thought so. Unfortunately, he must have been disappointed to learn that the short guy with the beard and black suit wasn’t really Chuck Norris. As you probably know, Norris has been in loads of action films over the years. He is an accomplished martial artist that holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He also invented another discipline called Chun KuK Do. Or maybe that’s a roasted duck recipe? Regardless, he seems to do it all. Norris isn’t the tallest dude on the planet but he isn’t as short as the semi-lookalike in this photo. There might be a bit of a resemblance but almost any fool could see that’s not Chuck. Did you know that the real Chuck Norris can hear sign language?
13 Dinklage Doppelganger
The diminutive Peter Dinklage considers himself a dwarf. He might not be too tall but he is definitely not short when it comes to talent. He has been in movies since 1995’s Living in Oblivion and he rose to fame with roles in The Station Agent, Elf, and Underdog. He has more recently been playing the part of Tyrion Lannister in the hit series Game of Thrones and he has become one of the highest paid actors in television. With all that fame and money it’s no surprise that Dinklage attracts his share of admirers. Take these two young ladies for example. They thought that they were lucky enough to have had Peter buy them a drink and pose for a picture. To their embarrassment, and to the internet’s amusement, the guy in the photo is just a lucky impostor.
12 Delusional Depp Fan
Sure, Johnny Depp has changed his appearance in many of his movies but even in Black Mass, The Lone Ranger, and Sweeney Todd, most of us can recognize the 54-year-old star. Let’s face it, even if Johnny Depp played the role of the guy in this picture, most of us could see that it wasn't him. Not this girl. She is absolutely convinced that this smooth operator is the star of Blow, Donnie Brasco, and The Secret Window. She posed with the Depp pseudo-lookalike and excitedly took to social media to tell the world of her celebrity encounter. Even after a few people try to convince her that the man in the photo isn’t Depp, she insists that it is. She explains to all the naysayers that Johnny screen appearance is merely Hollywood magic and that this is really how he looks. Mmmm...Fail!!
11 American Wankster
Looking gangsta in a pink shirt, 5 o’clock shadow and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, this guy thought that he had crossed paths with music industry royalty. He posted this pic on social media with the caption “Met Jay-Z and apparently smoked a fag.” Well, for starters, there is a whole lot wrong with that comment and we could have a field day with that alone. Secondly, that’s not Jay-Z. Of course, there might be a couple similarities like the guy’s...ummm…shirt and...oh, forget it! He looks completely different from the billionaire music and business tycoon who happens to be married to one of the hottest women on Earth. This is a complete fail and just another one of the 15 stupid people who thought they met a celeb (but it was a lookalike).
10 Hugh Jerror!!
Hugh Jackman might be best-known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men movie franchise but he has been in dozens of other films over his 20-year acting career. The 48-year-old starred in Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Prisoners. He has just finished wrapping up his latest film, The Greatest Showman in which he portrays P.T. Barnum. The Golden Globe and People’s Choice Award winner most definitely did not pose for a picture with this guy but the fan in the blue shirt thinks otherwise. He posted the picture on Instagram with the caption “Hugh Jackman!!!” We have no idea who the Wolverine impostor is but he looks more like a younger real-life Monty Burns than the buff action hero who is also a huge soccer fan and accomplished musician. This fan is very easily fooled.
9 Johnny Dupe
Jeez!! Does anyone know what the heck Johnny Depp looks like? The guy has been in dozens of movies and has had his face plastered all over the covers of magazines for nearly 30 years yet people can’t tell him apart from guys like this? These star-struck gals couldn’t wait to mug for a shot with the star of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
With a couple of pretty ladies cozying up to him, it’s not like he’s going to straighten them out. The picture was posted to social media with a message saying that they “just met Jonny Depp” (They didn’t even spell his name right) and that they “fed him a hot dog”. Good for you ladies!! Isn’t that Elvis Presley milling about in the background? He loves hot dogs too!!
8 Not Even Close To Bruno Mars
This guy takes full advantage of being mistaken for a celebrity. Bruno Mars is a 31-year-old singer/songwriter who has several hits to his name. “Locked out of Heaven”, “Just the Way You Are” and “When I was Your Man” are just a few of his chart toppers. He was named one of the most influential people in the world in 2011 and he was ranked number one on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List. This young lady is convinced that the swarthy young man she is posing with is Bruno Mars. It should make us wonder if she has ever actually seen the popular entertainer? Notice how the guy appears to be casually getting a pretty good handful with his right hand? It’s easy to see why he has such a big smile on his face. The woman must have been a little embarrassed after posting this on her social media page.
7 Double Take
Upon first glance, this kid has a slight resemblance to Ed Sheeran. He certainly looks more like the young star than the other supposed Ed Sheeran on this list of 15 stupid people who thought they met a celeb (but it was a lookalike). Still, that’s like saying that Kirstie Alley looks more like Megan Fox than Chaz Bono does. This young gal looks pretty convinced that the portly kid in the hooded jacket is the multi-talented crooner. She even gives the camera a duck face. The fawning fan posted the photo to her social media site boasting that she met Ed Sheeran. This guy must be a big fan of Sheeran’s because if it wasn’t for occasionally being mistaken for the singer, this guy might never get this close to a pretty lass.
6 The Name’s Bond. Frank Bond.
Daniel Craig has been all over the big screen for over 25 years. He has been in films such as Road to Perdition, Layer Cake, and Munich as well as playing James Bond in the franchise’s last few instalments. He has just finished filming 2 other new releases which will be out soon and he will surely be in many more to come. This lady obviously isn’t that much of a movie buff as proven by the fact that she actually thinks she is posing with Daniel Craig. She put the pic on her Facebook commenting that she ran into the Cowboys and Aliens star in Orange County. One comment pointed out that it couldn’t be Daniel Craig because this guy’s lip isn’t perched out enough. She doesn’t seem to care.
5 Seems Legit
Hugh Laurie has been in film and television for over 35 years. He is also quite a talented musician. This kid’s probably a little too young to remember Hugh from his early days of sketch comedy with the BBC or even his appearances in various music videos but he probably recognizes the British actor from his popular role in the television series House which ran for 8 seasons between 2004 and 2012. He has also been in the series Veep and Chance. The young fan must have been ecstatic to have had a chance encounter with the 58-year-old. Hopefully, nobody informed the kid that Hugh is quite a bit taller than the Hugh Laurie fraud in this picture. Hugh actually stands around 6’2” and this poser would be lucky to be 5’10”. Got to admit that the 5 o’clock shadow and madman eyes are a dead ringer though.
4 The Ol’ Dean Norris Scam
Quite a few people might not recognize the name Dean Norris but there is a pretty good chance that you’ve seen him a few times in movies and on television. He has been in both for over 30 years and appeared in such films as Lethal Weapon 2, Hard to Kill, The Firm, and The Frozen Ground. He gained a lot of recognition for his portrayal of Walter White’s brother-in-law, Hank Shrader, in the television show Breaking Bad. He’s one of those guys that you see and can’t place the name as well as hearing the name and not being able to place the face. This couple could neither place the name or the face when they posed with this guy outside of a restaurant. They posted the picture on Facebook stating that they had just met Hank Shrader. The funny thing is that it seemed to fool a few commentators as well. Really?
3 Ed? Sure Man!!
You just never know who you are going to run into in the streets. These guys probably still don’t know who they ran into. Ed Sheeran is a 26-year-old musician who is known for his songs “Thinking out Loud”, “Shape of You”, and “Castle on the Hill”. He has a youthful appearance with reddish-blonde hair and a bit of a chubby face. He also occasionally sports a bit of stubble. These guys thought that they had met the well-known singer and immortalized the moment with this photo. They posted the pic to social media with a special thank you to Ed Sheeran for posing with them. Too bad that’s not Ed. In fact, it really looks nothing like Ed. Maybe the guy that you mistook for Sheeran thought that he was posing for a picture with Hugh Jackman, Crispin Glover, and Steve Buscemi?
2 Not Childish Gambino
Donald Glover, otherwise known as Childish Gambino, is a rapper, comedian, and actor who first garnered some attention for his writing on the television show 30 Rock. He has released a few studio albums and has appeared in some movies and television shows such as Community, China, IL, and he is currently playing Earnest Marks in the series Atlanta. He is quite a busy guy these days but this naive young woman thinks that he has time to pose for pictures with her at Ribfest. Sorry to break it to you sweetheart but that’s not the 33-year-old entertainer although it’s truly entertaining to know that you think it is. Hopefully, somebody enlightened her after she posted the pic on Twitter. She tweeted that she couldn’t believe she met Childish Gambino. Yeah, we can’t believe it either.
1 Just Pulled A Bono
The 57-year-old Dublin native and frontman of the band U2 hasn’t been in the spotlight in recent years as compared to his heyday but he was named “Man of the Year” by Glamour in 2016. He has been pursuing business ventures and looking to add to his estimated net worth of over $1 billion. Like most billionaires, Bono likes to hit the big box stores so that he can search for bargains, mingle with the plebeians, and take selfies with adoring fans as shown in this picture. Were you fooled? Well, this guy seemed to fall hook, line, and sinker for this Bono body double. At least this Bono lookalike is a little more believable than most others on this list but there’s not much of a chance that he would fool you, savvy readers.