Look at a baby and what do you see? Cuteness, maybe. Hope for the future, perhaps. But look at these 20 babies and you’ll actually just see… celebrities. Yep, these babies have been all born with an incredible gift: they each have the face of someone famous!
If that sounds a little unbelievable, then just look at this baby lookalike of Wallace Shawn, a.k.a. Vizzini from The Princess Bride. This little man is proof that these tiny little doppelgängers are out there, and they’re very possibly shaping up to be master impressionists when they grow up.
19. Danny DeVito
There’s an old joke that all babies look like Danny DeVito, but this one actually really does. And he’s so happy about it, too! Perhaps an iconic role as a Batman villain is in his future as well? In fact, let’s just give him a stuffed penguin and see what happens…
18. Jay Z
“My friend’s son looks just like Jay Z,” one user wrote on Reddit last year. And the little kid in the posted photograph did indeed look exactly like the rap star. In fact, all he needs now is a mini Beyoncé to pair up with!
17. Dr. Evil/Mike Myers
In Austin Powers, Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil has a clone of himself called Mini-Me. But, as it turns out, the character has a more conventional mini-me, too. This baby baddie has the doc’s facial expressions down perfectly, and he’s even sporting his brown uniform to boot.
16. John Goodman
This deliriously happy little guy looks just like Roseanne actor John Goodman. All he needs now is some teeth – and a great big beard, of course. Oh, and some high-profile acting and voicing roles and a few award nominations. We’re sure he can do it.
15. Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger will soon be promoting new Bridget Jones sequel Bridget Jones’s Baby, but it turns out there’s already a Bridget Jones baby out there. She’s got the bright blonde hair, she’s got the pout down pat and she’s probably sporting a huge pair of panties, too. Or, well, a diaper, anyway.
14. Nathan Lane
This baby might not have Nathan Lane’s big black glasses, but it bears an uncanny resemblance to the Broadway star and Lion King voice actor all the same. It’s all in the nose, the hair and the deeply amused eyes…
13. John Candy
This cute little boy, who’s pulling a strangely sceptical yet hilarious face, looks a lot like the late but great Planes, Trains and Automobiles actor John Candy. And perhaps — given the right time and training — he could be the heir to his Canadian comedy throne?
12. Gandalf/Sir Ian McKellen
Let’s be honest – occasionally, a particularly wrinkly baby can look remarkably like an old man. But this baby crinkled one step further and ended up looking like Gandalf the White – the wizard played by Sir Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings. Naturally, it didn’t take the internet long to Photoshop a Gandalf beard on to his tiny face.
11. William H. Macy
William H. Macy looks like the sort of man who has never, ever looked like a baby, probably not even when he was one. And yet somehow, somewhere, there’s a blue-eyed tot currently out there who bears a strong resemblance to the Shameless star.
10. Chris Farley
This tot, perhaps spurred on by his “Totally Handsome”’ T-shirt, decided to pull a funny face for the camera — and ended up doing a killer Chris Farley impression. The SNL comedian, who died of a drug overdose in 1997, would surely be impressed.
9. Tiger Woods
This baby looks pretty much exactly how you’d imagine a young Tiger Woods to look. He’s even got the golfer’s winning smile! And so chances are, even if he doesn’t grow up to be the world number one, he’ll be just as popular with the ladies…
8. Eric Stonestreet
If Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet suddenly got turned into a baby, he’d probably look a lot like this kid. It’s all in the face structure… and the fact that both man and baby look like they could make you laugh.
7. John Legend
In 2014 a baby who looked like John Legend briefly took the internet by storm… so much so, in fact, that Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen actually had to ask people to stop sending her photos of it. “Please stop sending me this baby. I have had a year of this baby on my timeline,” she wrote on Twitter.
6. Michael Cera
“My old college roommate had a baby recently… I’m convinced he looks like Michael Cera,” wrote one Imgur user in 2012. And while that’s definitely true, we just can’t pinpoint what exactly makes this tot the spitting image of the Scott Pilgrim actor. Is it his curly locks? Or perhaps his petrified expression?
5. Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple looked like a child star even well into adulthood. And to this day, little girls are complimented by being told they look like Shirley Temple. With her curly hair and huge smile, however, this little cutie actually does.
4. Simon Pegg
Star Trek actor Simon Pegg always did have a slight baby-faced look to him, and so it’s entirely possible the actor has more than one baby doppelgänger out there. But this little lad, who was posted on Reddit, looks a lot like him, right down to that cheeky grin.
3. Larry the Cable Guy
Sure, the baseball cap is a big factor in making this baby look like stand-up comic Larry the Cable Guy. But then again, the baseball cap is also a big factor in making Larry the Cable Guy look like Larry the Cable Guy. And if both celebrity and baby took off their hats, there’d still be quite the resemblance.
2. Bill Maher
With his strong facial features and fair eyebrows, this little man is a miniature copy of TV host and critic Bill Maher, particularly around the mouth. Whether he’ll grow up to be as controversial as Bill Maher, however, is another matter…
1. Gordon Ramsay
In 2016 a woman called Claire Dempster tweeted Gordon Ramsay a picture of her baby alongside the question “Have you been in Wales for any reason around ten months ago?” The celebrity chef replied with “Yes, around 11 months ago,” and the internet was delighted.