Separated at Birth: New Candidates

September 22nd, 2012 | Category: Marginalia

We’ve all seen how much Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith look alike, and I always mix up Josh Duhamel and Johnny Knoxville, as well as having to double-take Paul Reubens and Alan Cumming.  I have a couple more specimens I’d like you to join me in comparing.

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith

I was watching The Cure in Orange (1987) last night, and it reminded me how much their very-soon-to-be keyboardist Roger O’Donnell looks like James Spader.

Roger O’Donnell and James Spader

Also, in Jay-Z’s Fade to Black (2004), there’s a clip of Jay in the studio with Rick Rubin working on “99 Problems.” Mike D. of The Beastie Boys happens in on the session. Re-watching the DVD a while back, I was struck by how much Mike D. looks like Perry Farrell.

Perry Farrell and Mike D.

Celebrity doppelgängers abound. Anyone else have any new candidates?

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2 Comments »

  • hecKtor Dangus, esq. said:

    Albert Finney and Brian Cox bear a freaky resemblance – and not just their faces, but mannerisms, voices, it’s ridiculous!

  • ben h. said:

    Good stuff.

    I’ll add Gary Oldman and Sam Rockwell to your list. Apparently I wasn’t the first to see it:

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