Entertainment 50 Celebrities Who Look Exactly Like People From History  

Michelle Nati
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Leonardo DiCaprio. John Travolta. Eminem. Ellen DeGeneres. Other than being rich and famous, what do they all have in common? They all have historical doppelgängers! That's right. All of these famous people, celebs, Hollywood stars, whatever you like to call them, look just like people in old photos. From George Washington or an old Pope to your average random 19th-century gentleman, these celebrities all have doppelgängers in historical photos, if you look closely. 

Some of history’s twins were famous in their own lives, while others languished in obscurity. There’s photographic evidence of some, and only a painting or sculpture of others (hey, those were based on real people too, right?). Some of these famous doppelgängers in old photos have a few features similar to those of the world's biggest celebrities (Bruce Willis and General Douglas MacCarthur have the same eyes, for example), but others are total ringers for today’s stars (are Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, and Peter Dinklage vampires or time travelers?). Maybe these stars could play their past selves in a period piece

Check out this list of celebrities who look like people from history and vote up the historical lookalikes you think resemble each other the most.

 

Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50 Celebrities Who Look Exactly Like People From History
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Thanatos Archive
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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 50 Celebrities Who Look Exactly Like People From History
Photo: Rob Rich/Flickr/Pinterest/CC BY 2.0
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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50 Celebrities Who Look Exactly Like People From History
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/Imgur
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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50 Celebrities Who Look Exactly Like People From History
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons/New York Public Library
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