Everyone in the world has someone that looks almost exactly like them. Very rarely does someone and their exact doppelganger both end up becoming famous, though. In Hollywood, there have been many instances where someone has said that one celebrity looks like another. In a lot of cases, however, we just don’t see it. Then there are those that seem like they could be identical twins, with these five pairs of celebrities being true doppelgangers for one another.
Will Ferrell and Chad Smith
One is an actor known for his roles in “Anchorman”, “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers” while the other is the drummer for the famous rock group, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As a group, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold tens of millions of albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
The two look so similar that there are still people who believe that they are actually brothers. They are six years apart in age, so it really isn’t that outlandish to think that they could be. When the internet took notice of their nearly-matching identities, the two had a drum-off on “The Tonight Show” wearing the same outfit, and it was hard to tell the two apart.
Chelsea Handler and Elizabeth Banks
Chelsea Handler got her start in television while part of the Oxygen hidden-camera show “Girls Behaving Badly”. She was able to parlay this into an acting career and landed a long-running talk show on E! Meanwhile, Elizabeth Banks got her start as an actress in the soap opera circuit and went on to become a movie star with roles in “Role Models”, “Power Rangers”, and “The Lego Movie”.
The two actresses are friends and are mistaken for one another constantly while out in public. Banks said in an interview (with Handler, of course) that she was in Toronto and was asked for an autograph by a fan thinking she was Handler. “I was just hanging out, being Chelsea, drinking my vodka, and having a good time,” Banks said.
Zoe Saldana and Thandie Newton
Zoe Saldana was originally a dancer, but she started landing more acting roles after she made her debut in the 2000 film “Center Stage”. Since then, Saldana has been part of some significant movie franchises including both “Star Trek” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thandie Newton has been in a wide range of films over the years such as “The Pursuit of Happyness”, “2012”, and “RockNRolla” just to name a few.
The two are mistaken for each other so frequently that even members of Saldana’s family have gotten confused…and that includes her mother. “My mom still thinks that I’m in Westworld,” Saldana said. “I’m like, ‘Years ago, you thought that I was in Traffic.’ I’m like, ‘Mom, you did not give birth to Thandie Newton.” The two have met and have become friends over the years.
Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard
During the late 1990s, Jessica Chastain was a stage actress who made her way to the screen in the late 2000s in her early 30s. Since her debut in “Jolene”, Chastain has starred in films that include “The Tree of Life”, “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Martian”, while also winning an Oscar for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”. Bryce Dallas Howard, the daughter of actor and director Ron Howard, has starred in “The Lady in the Water”, “Spider-Man 3”, and the new “Jurassic Park” trilogy.
Not only do they have the same hair color, but they’re only a couple of years apart from each other in age and share similar facial features. Chastain posted a video about how she’s not Bryce Dallas Howard with the caption “When you spend 20 years building a career and they still think you work at Jurassic Park.” It’s all in good fun, though, as the two have acknowledged to each other in person that they look alike.
Margot Robbie and Jaime Pressly
Australian actress Margot Robbie has been one of the top actresses of her generation thanks to her roles in films including “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, and “I, Tonya”. Jaime Pressly has been around for a bit longer, getting her start in the early 2000s and starring in the films “Joe Dirt” and “Not Another Teen Movie”, as well as the TV shows “Mom” and “My Name Is Earl”.
While they’re more than a decade apart in age, the two look like they could certainly be related. Some have even called Robbie “the Pressly of her generation.” Pressly has said that she gets mistaken for Robbie “all the time.” Neither one is complaining that they get mistaken for one another as that’s not exactly an insult.