A question we often ask ourselves and our friends is ‘what celebrity do you look like?‘ However, we rarely ask ourselves who do we think a celebrity looks like. Below is a list of the celebrities that most often get mistaken for someone else:
Daniel Radcliff and Elijah Wood
Despite the fact that Wood is nearly an entire decade older than Radcliff, the pair have been mistaken for each other for years. Each of them has amassed a number of stories about being mistaken for the other, with Radcliff even being handed a photo of Wood to sign once at a film premiere on which he wrote: “I am not Elijah Wood, Love Daniel”. The two have come to embrace their similarities over the years, in fact, it has become a long-running joke between them, leading to them saying that they needed to play brothers in a film one day as well as challenging one another to a fight.
Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard
This pair of Hollywood’s most beautiful redheads are often mistaken for each other. A mistake I myself have made plenty of times! Even the legendary actor and director Ron Howard, Bryce’s father, has mistaken Chastain for his own daughter. Despite their similar appearances, the two women grew up in very different circumstances. As the daughter of a famous writer and filmmaker Dallas Howard grew up in LA surrounded by Hollywood’s elite, whereas Chastain was raised by a single mother who often struggled to put food on the table. However, both would grow up to lead similar careers, starring in both blockbusters and critically acclaimed films. They even appeared alongside each other in the film The Help.
Margot Robbie and Jaime Pressley
Whilst others on this list look similar, Robbie and Pressley look near identical so much so that their fans have a hard time telling them apart and with the same face shape, hair parting, and even eye color it’s easy to see why! Despite Pressley being born in the United States thirteen years before Robbie in Australia, people often believe the pair to be twins. You can find Jaime on the smaller screen in television roles such as the sitcom My Name is Earl, whereas Robbie prefers the cinema screen with roles such as Harley Quinn in the DC Extended Universe. When the two finally met in person, even they were surprised by how similar they appeared.
Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley
Unlike the others on this list, Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley’s celebrity lookalike notoriety was not on accident. The pair first met on the set of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999 where Portman who was sixteen at the start of filming, played the young Queen Padme Amidala. Knightley was later cast mostly due to her likeness to Portman to play the character Sabe, the Queen’s body double who serves her as a bodyguard as well as standing in for her when Padme wants to experience life as a normal citizen. When the girls were dressed up in their makeup and costumes on set even their own mothers couldn’t tell them apart. As the pair grew up, their differences in appearance have started to shine through more which each other become recognizable actors in their own right.
Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth
It is no surprise that these two brothers are often mistaken for one another with their matching blue eyes, dashing smiles, and Hollywood mandated six-packs. Originally from Australia, the pair have soon become recognized as some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have worked on franchises such as The Hunger Games and The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Before the pair became Hollywood megastars though, they both stared in the Australian soap opera Neighbours with both of them later auditioning for the role of Thor in the 2011 blockbuster of the same name, of which Chris ultimately won the role. However there are rumors of Liam playing another character to wield the hammer, Beta Ray Bill and their other brother Luke Hemsworth has previously played a fictional version of Thor in the film Thor: Ragnarök, so perhaps the brothers will all be reunited on screen in the MCU one day.