With over 7 billion humans in the world, there’s a pretty good chance that a few of them look alike. But it’s still surprising just how freakishly identical some people look. However, it’s not just within the same town or country – there are doppelgangers all around the world. And some of them, of course, are in fact dead ringers for celebrities. These 20 uncanny photos may convince you that glitches in the matrix are very much a real thing.
20. Danny DeVito
We bet Danny DeVito wishes he still looked this youthful. Indeed, the 72-year-old’s Brazilian doppelganger could easily play a younger version of the Always Sunny star. Looks like flashback scenes are back on the table…
19. Jim Carrey
Someone needs to get on the phone to Jim Carrey and tell him that we’ve found his long-lost twin brother – in Russia. Yes, this guy is a dead ringer for the rubber-faced Ace Ventura star. Give or take 10 years, of course, and with hair that’s half buzzcut, half Dumb & Dumber.
18. Morgan Freeman
If we didn’t know any better, we’d assume times were hard for veteran actor Morgan Freeman. Or maybe he just likes to make some tacos and live the life of a normal citizen every now and then. A citizen of Mexico, that is.
17. Hugh Laurie
Apparently, this Russian Hugh Laurie-lookalike doesn’t understand the stares that he gets while out and about. Presumably, he’s never watched an episode of House. If he did, we’re pretty sure he’d have the shock of a lifetime. He might even be struck down with some tough-to-diagnose ailment…
16. Matt Damon
It’s amazing how people from all over the world can look so similar, even across races. Indeed, there’s only one real explanation for this Matt Damon doppelganger. It has to be a glitch in the matrix. Someone call The Adjustment Bureau!
15. George Clooney
You have to wonder how often lookalikes get stopped in the street by people who can’t tell the difference. We know we’d be hard pressed to figure out whether this is indeed the real George Clooney, for instance.
14. Kanye West
Apparently, this Kanye West lookalike’s real name is Omar Zenam Khalifa Salem. Indeed, we’re told that his friends call the Egyptian doppelganger “Kanye East” for short. Genius. The slogan on his shirt even sounds like the kind of thing you would typically hear Kanye say.
13. Brad Pitt
Ever wanted your house painted by Brad Pitt? Well, this is probably as close as you’re ever going to get, unless you have millions of dollars lying around. In fact, we bet this guy could make a pretty decent living as a lookalike handyman.
12. Morgan Freeman
Turns out Morgan Freeman gets around a bit. Indeed, from Mexico to Peru, we guess he just has one of those faces. Still, there’s a surefire way to tell the many Morgans apart – just ask them to speak. After all, nobody could replicate that distinctive voice.
11. Kit Harington
No, this isn’t actually a picture from Kit Harington’s Instagram – though you’d be forgiven for thinking that it might be. Indeed, if the Game of Thrones crew are in need of a new Jon Snow stunt double, they’ll know exactly where to look.
10. Danny DeVito
Looks like Morgan Freeman isn’t the only one with multiple doppelgangers out there. In fact, we’re beginning to wonder if there isn’t an army of Danny DeVitos all around the world, like this guy from Korea. Or maybe Mr. DeVito just has a very large extended family.
9. Jeff Goldblum
Somewhere out there, a parallel universe is missing its Jeff Goldblum. Can you imagine a world without Jeff Goldblum? Because we can’t. Indeed, Jurassic Park and Independence Day would never have been the same without him.
8. Steve Carell
If The Office’s Michael Scott grew a mustache, we’re pretty sure this is what he’d look like. Indeed, if the show’s producers had been aware of this guy’s existence, they might not have needed to write out the character when Steve Carell left – or they could have just presented him as Michael Scott’s Turkish cousin.
7. Nick Offerman
Meanwhile, the Indian remake of Parks and Recreation looks to have gotten off to a flying start thanks to the casting of Ron Swanson’s exact double. Indeed, even this mustachioed gent’s surly expression is consistent with Nick Offerman’s portrayal of the character.
6. Zach Galifianakis
This doting dad strikes such a resemblance to The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis that his photo was featured in Lakers magazine’s “faces in the crowd” segment. And really, we can’t say we blame the editor who let that one through.
5. Vladimir Putin
Imagine being the exact double of Vladimir Putin. You could slip on a suit and walk straight into the Kremlin without so much as a second glance from those around you. Then again, while he looks decidedly manly with his ax, this guy from China seems content enough where he is.
4. Craig Ferguson
Back in 2012, this guy was pointed out in the audience of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – because he looked exactly like the talk show’s host. It’s never been confirmed if the audience member was indeed a version of Ferguson who had returned from the future to enjoy the show. However, we’re just surprised that the room didn’t implode through some kind of universe-bending paradox, really.
3. Ed Sheeran
Apparently this guy gets stopped by members of the public who think he really is British singer Ed Sheeran. And we can’t say we’re surprised – we’d probably do exactly the same thing. The resemblance is simply uncanny. Maybe Sheeran has a long-lost identical twin?
2. Barack Obama
In an alternate reality, or perhaps in a previous life, Barack Obama found himself in Mexico. At least, that’s what it seems like based on looking at this picture. We guess this would be at the start of his presidential term, before the job had the chance to age him by 20 years.
1. James Franco
James Franco is a man of many talents. He’s an actor, filmmaker, teacher, poet, painter and musician, and he still finds time to study. How does he do it all? Well, maybe – just maybe – it’s with the help of a few doppelgangers, like the guy above. It certainly wouldn’t be the craziest thing about Franco’s hectic life.