There are so many famous actors that it can be hard to keep them all straight. Everyone has watched a movie or television show and mistaken an actor for a completely different actor at some point in their life. No one can be blamed for mistaking one from the other from time to time. Celebrity look-a-likes are always fascinating, but also incredibly confusing.
Do they share DNA? Nope, they just look like they could be identical twins. With millions of people in the world, it’s not uncommon to find doppelgangers. Sure, they have their little differences, but sometimes you have to look a little harder to spot them. Our previous list had a lot of recognizable actors on it, such as Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem, there are a lot of other celebrities who also look incredibly alike.
They say that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world, and this applies to celebrities as well. We promise you aren’t seeing double.
Here are the 15 More Actors Who Exactly Look Like Identical Twins.
15 Jaime Pressly and Margot Robbie
Their cheekbones are simply too perfect, so it’s amazing that two people possess them. The identical blondes are thirteen years apart, but it’s hard to tell. They’re basically the same height, with one being just one inch higher. Both stars are bold, never afraid to show their sassy side on camera or strip down for a role.
Robbie is Australian and Pressly is American, but the beautiful blondes are spitting images of one another. Have they ever been seen in the same room together? If they aren’t related, perhaps they might actually be the same person.
14 Michelle Williams and Carey Mulligan
Actress Carey Mulligan has starred in many critically acclaimed movies, such as Drive and The Great Gatsby, but she is also known as the British version of actress Michelle Williams, who recently starred in the award-winning movie Manchester by the Sea.
Both women have rocked short blonde pixie cuts and have the same smile. Their skin tone is exactly the same and they have identical thin frames. They give off an adorable, girlish energy. If they weren’t seven years apart and from opposite sides of the Atlantic ocean, they could pass as siblings. Particularly with their more unique, short haircuts, it’s nearly impossible to tell them apart at times.
The actresses even share a taste in fashion, wearing similar outfits at events. If they don’t share genetics, maybe the share a stylist?
13 Kristen Stewart and Teresa Palmer
While Kristen Stewart is well known in Hollywood since starring as Bella Swan in Twilight, Warm Bodies star Teresa Palmer is an Australian actress that is starting to make a name for herself in the US. The two both look surprisingly like twins, which the internet discovered only a few years ago. In fact, there were message boards dedicated to the subject.
They have the same shaped chin and both actresses always seem to have dark circles under their eyes. The actresses get mistaken for each other in public all the time, according to Palmer. She is flattered to be compared to Stewart, calling her “fiercely talented.”
One played a girl in love with a vampire, while the other starred as a girl in love with a zombie. Clearly they each have a love for the supernatural.
12 Sarah Hyland and Mila Kunis
They both have striking green eyes and long, dark hair, so it’s easy to confuse to the two. Hyland is well aware of the resemblance. In an interview with In Style, she revealed she gets called Mila by fans regularly. Kunis even confessed that she will sometimes pretend to be Hyland because it makes her feel young. The media even mistakenly asked Hyland about Kunis’ movie Black Swan, getting them mixed up on the red carpet.
Hyland also took advantage of their resemblance when she and her ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop dressed as Ashton Kutcher and Kunis’ That 70’s Show characters for Halloween.
11 Jennifer Garner and Hilary Swank
Actresses Jennifer Garner and Hilary Swank both have amazing cheekbones, long brown hair, and identical noses. Even their mouths and jaws are similarly shaped. So it’s no wonder people get them confused.
Neither actress has starred in anything super memorable in the past few years, but they have each won awards in the past. Garner and Swank both have snagged Golden Globes. There are a few ways to tell them apart, though. Garner is two inches taller than the Million Dollar Baby star and the actresses are two years apart in age.
It’s particularly hard to tell these two apart when they have short bangs. Looking at them side by side is like a spot-the-difference game. Hopefully we will get to see them both on the big screen sometime soon.
10 Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood
Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins are mistaken for each other all the time. Each actor starred in some of the most famous fantasy series of all time and have strikingly similar eyes, but they really are two different people.
Although the two are practically the same height, with Daniel Radcliffe being 5’5” and Elijah Wood standing at 5’6”, they have their differences. Wood is eight years older and was born in Iowa, while Radcliffe was born in London. However, the floppy hair and boyish charm is almost indistinguishable.
Wood even voiced his frustration with being confused for the young wizard in an interview on Conan, saying that he can’t believe it still happens. It’s an easy mistake to make, though. The similarity between the two actors can be seen in this now-famous gif.
9 Emily Kinney and Evanna Lynch
However, Kinney is an American-born actress, while Lynch is from Ireland. The two come from opposite parts of the world but are both loved by their fans. Kinney’s character Beth kicked zombie butt and showed off her amazing singing voice on the show.
Meanwhile, Lynch’s character Luna was an eccentric, sweet, and lovable wizard. People who have watched both the show and movie find it odd how much the characters resemble one another. The biggest difference is their ages. Kinney is 32, while Lynch is 26.
8 Ian Somerhalder and Chace Crawford
Apparently the CW has a thing for bushier eyebrows and perfect jawlines. Chace Crawford starred as Nate on their show Gossip Girl while Ian Somerhalder played Damon on The Vampire Diaries. The two actors also happen to look exactly alike.
Their smoldering good looks make them the perfect candidates for teen dramas, despite them both being way older than the demographic. Both actors are in their 30s. They have matching baby blue eyes and similar, perfectly messy hair. Even their faces are shaped similarly. The only noticeable difference at first glance is the different color of their hair.
Maybe they share a distant relative? Regardless, no one is complaining about two men this handsome showing up on their TVs. Maybe Somerhalder and Crawford can co-star in a show together one day as brothers.
7 Melissa Benoist and Blake Lively
Although Benoist isn’t naturally blonde, she dyed her hair for her role as Kara Danvers. Once she revealed her new locks, people began to notice a striking resemblance to Lively. They even talk alike and have similar mannerisms, which give them both a “girl-next-door” vibe. The actresses are a few years apart in age, with Benoist turning 28 in October and Lively being 30.
They are doppelgangers for sure. Benoist was even married to someone named Blake once-- her Glee costar Blake Jenner. Maybe it’s a sign that these two actresses should work together sometime.
6 Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred in 10 Things I Hate About You together in 1999, but people didn’t realize how similar looking they were until much later.
Their brown eyes, striking jaw-lines, and the shape of their noses are mirror images of each other. Although Ledger was Australian and Gordon-Levitt is American, the two have enough similarities that they look related. Even their film choices are similar. Both actors were a part of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies, but not in the same one. Although, some fans wanted to see how Gordon-Levitt would do as a recast Joker.
Gordon-Levitt is older than Ledger was when he passed away, but he would be the perfect candidate if they ever wanted to make a Ledger biopic.
5 Orlando Bloom and Luke Evans
It was strange to see Evans’s character Bard standing next to Bloom’s character Legolas, especially when Bloom had long, blonde hair for the role. Fans joked that Evans looked more like Bloom in the movie than Bloom did.
In Pirates of the Caribbean, Bloom sports hair like Evans has in The Hobbit. Basically, Evans reminds a lot of fans of Bloom. In their regular lives they both have dark, curly hair that looks very similar.
The two also starred in The Three Musketeers together, but The Hobbit is what really set off the jokes about their similar appearance.
4 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Josh Holloway
They’ve both got the ruggedly handsome look. They can pull of longer hair and seem to always have the perfect amount of scruff. They also have the exact same nose. Each actor plays a bad boy that would do anything for the ones they love.
They’re also one year apart in age and the same height, both standing at 6’2”. It’s hard to believe that they aren’t related. Especially considering the fact they both resemble Prince Charming from Shrek 2.
Does Holloway look like a Lannister? Maybe he’ll show up in the final season of Game of Thrones just to make things more complicated. Jaime could have some competition on his hands.
3 Zoe Saldana and Jada Pinkett-Smith
The gorgeous actresses have the same noses, smiles, and even eyebrows. They share similar long, dark hair. The stars are also both great dancers. Pinkett-Smith is seven inches shorter than the Star Trek actress, but that’s the only major difference in appearance at first glance.
They attended a Michael Kors fashion show together in 2013, and the picture they took proved how similar they look. It was hard to tell which actress was which. Pinkett-Smith’s daughter Willow Smith also attended the show. All three of the sat together, with Saldana fitting right in with their family.
2 Tom Cruise and John Barrowman
Actor John Barrowman plays Malcolm Merlyn on Arrow and Tom Cruise recently starred in movie The Mummy. While their careers might look a little different, their physical appearances are virtually the same.
They have the same hair and their eyes are pretty much identical. Each actor is in their 50s, with Cruise being five years older than Barrowman. While Barrowman is Scottish and 6’0” and Cruise is American and 5’7”, they still look as though they may have been separated at birth.
Barrowman once reenacted Cruise’s iconic Risky Business scene, dancing in his boxers on BBC for charity, so it seems even he is aware of their resemblance. A television critic reviewing Torchwood once said Barrowman was “like a Tom Cruise with suspenders, but minus the Scientology." That’s definitely one way to put it.
1 Nicholas Hoult and Ed Skrein
Ed Skrein recently made headlines when he turned down a role in the new Hellboy film, while Nicholas Hoult is busy reprising his role as Beast in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. They may both be busy with completely different projects, but it is obvious to most fans that they look exactly the same.
They can both pull off a short buzz cut, have the same pointed ears, and identical mouths. Hoult said he was proud of Skrein for turning down the role after saying it was meant for a person of color.
They even have interest in the same movies. Hoult and Skrein both were in the dark comedy Kill Your Friends. The director of it said he would love to work with the two again sometime. Maybe in the next film, the two could play twins.
Do you know of any other actors that we forgot about who look like identical twins? Let us know in the comment section!