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Hollywood executives get two performances for the price of one when an actor plays a set of identical twins in film and television roles. Several famous actors have challenged themselves by playing multiple characters in the same film. One celebrity was even nominated for an Academy Award for playing a set of twins. This list of actors who have played identical twins has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous person who has played twins? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. Lohan played identical twins Hallie Parker and Annie James who were separated at birth in the 1998 film The Parent Trap. Hayley Mills played versions of the same roles in the original Parent Trap film in 1961.

Nicolas Cage played twin writers Charlie and Donald Kaufman in the 2002 film Adaptation. Cage was nominated for an Oscar for the performance. Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his fictitious brother Donald were also nominated that year for Best Adapted Screenplay. Other actors who have played identical twins include Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Tomlin and Jeremy Irons.

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Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 23 Actors Who Have Played Identical Twins
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Nicolas Cage played twin writers Charlie and Donald Kaufman in the 2002 film Adaptation.

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director

Credits: Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure, Moonstruck, Kick-Ass

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Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 23 Actors Who Have Played Identical Twins
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Edward Norton played twin brothers Bill and Brady Kincaid in the 2009 film Leaves of Grass.

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Environmentalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Fight Club, American History X, The Illusionist, The Incredible Hulk

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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 23 Actors Who Have Played Identical Twins
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Lindsay Lohan played identical twins Hallie Parker and Annie James who were separated at birth in the 1998 film The Parent Trap. In 2007, she played twins again, this time appearing as Aubrey Fleming and Dakota Moss in I Know Who Killed Me.

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Age: 30

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Model, Designer, + more

Credits: Herbie Fully Loaded, Mean Girls, The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 23 Actors Who Have Played Identical Twins
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Leonardo DiCaprio played twins King Louis XIV and Philippe in the 1998 film The Man in the Iron Mask.

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Credits: Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, The Departed

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