Celebrities and Their Real-Life Historical Doppelgängers


Everybody knows of at least one person who resembles a celebrity. Whether it’s your next-door neighbor, a classmate, or maybe the barista who scowls at you while you fumble over your coffee order, it’s not uncommon to find someone in our lives that could pull off working as a celebrity impersonator. But perhaps it’s not someone you know personally but rather someone you know of. For instance, a notable figure from history..? Apparently, it’s not too difficult to find people from the past who look like the spitting image of current celebs. Here are 20 famous people with doppelgängers from the past.

1. Jimmy Fallon and Mahir Cayan

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Here’s a picture that is truly odd. How in the world is it that Jimmy Fallon, late-night talk show host, looks exactly like Mahir Cayan, the leader of a communist revolution party in Turkey that was shot killed on March 30, 1972? It’s quite odd to see two people of almost completely opposite backgrounds look exactly alike, but this is just the beginning.

2. Bruce Willis and General Douglas MacArthur

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In this picture, we see the star of the Christmas movie Die Hard next to the five-star general and receiver of a Medal of Honor Douglas MacArthur. With a pipe and hat, Bruce Willis can pull of the Douglas MacArthur look without anyone being the wiser. Maybe both of these badasses share a common ancestor?

3. Chuck Norris and…Chuck Norris?

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So everyone knows Chuck Norris, but is the guy on the left some impostor? Is it the almighty Chuck as a time traveller? Has he been born before the Big Bang? We may never know, but the person on the left is said to be Vincent Van Gogh, expressionist painter, who suffered from mental ailments that resulted in him cutting one of his ears off.