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Celebrities And Their Historical Lookalikes

Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres has become one of the most well-known American woman in the entertainment field. She is, of course, a comedian, television host, writer, actress, and also a producer. She has had her own sitcom and what she is best known for is The Ellen DeGeneres show – her own talk show. She’s also got an uncanny lookalike from history.

Henry David Thoreau

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Was this Ellen in a past life? Henry David Thoreau was a famous American naturalist and philosopher. He is a historical essayist, poet, and philosopher. The reason he is most remembered is for his book called Walden and his essay named Civil Disobedience. He discussed the idea of living a more simple and nature-based life.

Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt…one of the most famous and well-loved Hollywood actors ever. Not only has he had an extremely successful career, decorated with various accolades he’s also a major heart-throb. And, he’s had his fair share of relationships and is currently dating a new woman named Lisa. Let’s see his historical doppelganger…

Hermann Rorschach

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Okay, we can definitely see the resemblance here. Hermann Rorschach was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and he helped to develop the inkblot test to test people’s personality traits. It appears he was a looker in his past, the Brad Pitt of History…

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest Hollywood actresses of the time. And, she’s also considered one of the most attractive, and funny women in Hollywood. You probably know her best for her roles in The Hunger Games trilogy where she played Katniss Everdeen.

Zubaida Tharwat

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There are not many look-a-likes which have this completely uncanny resemblance. This looks as though it could literally be Jennifer Lawrence from the past. But it is in fact Zubaida Tharwat, who was also a famous movie actress that was born back in the 1940s.

Peter Dinklage

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Peter Dinklage is an American actor and producer. We all know him as Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones. In 2011 he earned a golden globe award. Since his fame and success on GoT, he has experienced lasting success. And it turns out he has a lookalike from history…

Sebastián de Morra

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Again, this historical lookalike is scarily accurate. Sebastián de Morra was a court dwarf and jester at the court of Philip IV of Spain. He was brought from Spain by the king. It looks as though he is Peter Dinklage dressed in a historical jester dress.

Jack Gleeson

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Here is another star of the hit series Game of Thrones – Joffrey Baratheon. Although, Joffrey was one of the characters in the show who people hated. Following his role he decided to take a break from acting and after a while started enjoying theatre production instead.


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This may just be a statue of Caligula, but the resemblance between him and Gleeson is no less clear. He was the third Roman emperor, ruling from the years 37 to 41. He was also the son of the popular Roman general Germanicus and Augustus’ granddaughter Agrippina the Elder.


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Eminem is one of the most globally successful rappers of all time – and he is widely acknowledged as one of the best. He’s an American, songwriter, and record producer and he has popularised hip hop and rap and been credited with extending its audience to a much wider range of people.

Severus Alexander

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Who’d have thought that Eminem looked just like a Roman Emperor? This is Severus Alexander (Eminem’s lookalike) who reigned from 222 until 235. He was the last emperor of what was called the Severan dynasty. He took over from his cousin Elagabaluswho was slain in 222, then Severus himself was also eventually assassinated,

Anthony Hopkins

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Anthony Hopkins is from Wales. He is one of Britain’s most famous and best-known actors. He has had a career spanning decades and his great success has earned him many accolades and he’s starred in numerous films. He also happens to have a historic lookalike who is a Greek philosopher.


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Is this Socrates or a statue of the beloved Anthony Hopkins? It is in fact Socrates the infamous Greek philosopher from Athens. Socrates is thought to have been the founder of Western philosophy and he remains one of the most influential historical figures ever.

Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg as we know is the founder and the CEO of Facebook. He quickly became one of the most successful and rich men and someone who changed the online world forever. He also had a historic doppelganger…let’s see the resemblance between himself and King Phillip.

Phillip the Fair

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We definitely see it. The eyes, the lips…the fairness of the hair and skin. These two could be brothers from another time. Phillip the Fair married Joan I of Navarre, which made him Philip I of Navarre. Philip came to the French throne at the age of just 17.

Sylvester Stallone

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Sylvester Stallone is now one of Hollywood’s most recognisable figures. It was not a case of jumping straight into fame, he started out in New York and struggled for a few years before he reached his success. We now all know and love Stallone most for the Rocky series.

Pope Gregory IX

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If you look to the left in this photo – it literally looks like an old-fashioned painting of Sylvester Stallone himself. The resemblance is frightening. It is in fact Gregory IX, the Bishop of Rome and head of the Catholic Church, and ruler of the Papal State centuries ago.

Andrew Garfield

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Andrew Garfield has risen as one of the favourite actors in Hollywood. He gained massive recognition for playing Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and later Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). He has earned many awards for his various roles.

Leon Trotsky

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Lev Davidovich Bronstein was born in 1879. He is better known as Leon Trotsky, which is how he is historically been remembered as. He was a Ukrainian-Russian Marxist revolutionary and a politician as well as a theorist. He developed a new branch of Marxism now commonly referred to as Trotskyism.

Sacha Baron Cohen

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Sacha Noam Baron Cohen  is an English actor and comedian, as well as a producer and screenwriter. He is best known for a couple of roles and he is usually associated most with Ali G or Borat. He often portrays satirical characters and is loved for his humor.

Joseph Stalin

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Okay, this is definitely not somebody that you want as a historical lookalike – Joseph Stalin. He was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He’s included in every history book and his rule is known for the atrocities he committed whilst in power.

Michael Douglas

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Michael Douglas is one of the most successful actors ever. He’s been in a number of films and has earned many awards throughout his time – including a lifetime achievement award. His career has spanned decades and he continues as strong as ever. It turns out he also looks just like George Washington…

George Washington

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George Washington was an American military officer, a statesman, and also a Founding Father. He is a monumental figure in history as he served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He is often referred to historically as the father of America.

Bill Murray

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Bill Murray is certainly a recognisable Hollywood face. And, for many of us, this is greatly down to his roles in Ghostbusters and Groundhog day – two iconic films. He has also become a weekly presence on Saturday Night Live. His career is still going strong.

Edgar Alan Poe

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Now, who would have ever thought of Bill Murray and Edgar Alan Poe as historical twins? We can definitely see the resemblance between these two. Edgar Alan Poe is a famous and renowned American writer and poet. He is widely considered one of the literary greats.

Jimmy Fallon

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Jimmy Fallon is an American television host, comedian, and of course, actor. He is best known for his humor and for being one of the regular cast members on the TV show Saturday Night Live. He is of course also the host of the late-night talk show The Tonight Show.

Mahir Cayan

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Mahir Cayan was a Turkish communist revolutionary and he was the leader of what was known as the People’s Liberation Party-Front of Turkey. He believed in Marxist-Leninist policy and thought. And, in 1972 he was killed during an ambush sent by Turkish Military Forces.

Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah is a woman of many talents. She’s probably best known for her singing career (and rapping). Yet, she’s also a very successful actress. Her vocal range is impressive and earned her much credit in the singing world. She’s also starred in many TV shows.

Zora Neale Hurston

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Queen Latifah’s historical lookalike is Zora Hurston. She was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker who was ahead of her time. She portrayed the reality of the racial struggles in Southern America in the early-1900s. She’s a very influential and inspiring female figure.