Celebrity Look-alikes

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  1. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    Earlier posts about the striking resemblance between Paul McCartney and Angela Landsbury, and a recent one I did about Valerie Bertinelli (long story) got me thinking about celebrity look-alikes.

    Two examples of folks who look almost identical and in fact were married come to mind.

    Are there any golden era examples out there? They need not have been married or of the opposite sex!

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  2. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Well, there's always the classic example:

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    They were regularly mistaken for each other throughout their careers. In addition to the physical resemblance they had similar sounding voices and acting styles, and tended to be cast in similar roles.
     
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  4. ChiTownScion

    ChiTownScion Call Me a Cab

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    I know I'm not the first to notice it. Personally, I thought that Cousin Oliver was easier to stomach.
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  5. LizzieMaine

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    Jack Benny

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    Ben Bernie

    During their vaudeville days they were often mistaken for each other -- violin-playing comic masters-of-ceremonies who often appeared on stage with a cigar in hand. Jack didn't help things any by using "Ben Benny" as his stage name until Ben Bernie told him to cut it out.
     
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  6. GHT

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    Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery and actor Meyrick Edward Clifton James.
    James was a lieutenant in the pay corps during WW2, he also did impressions of Monty on stage. His talent was noticed and he impersonated Montgomery in a carefully contrive plot to hoodwink the Germans. I will leave you to decide who is who:
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  7. GHT

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    Zach Braff & Dax Shepard
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    Adele & Sarah Paulson
     
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  8. Lean'n'mean

    Lean'n'mean My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I've always thought Leonard & Virginia woolf could have been brother & sister.(maybe they were. :D)

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  9. MisterCairo

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    Is Monty on the right?

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  10. LizzieMaine

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    Rin Tin Tin

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  11. scottyrocks

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    I was gonna say the original and final Lassies, but pictures are hardly necessary. :)
     
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  12. GHT

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    Can't agree with this, Rin Tin Tin has white circles around his eyes & Strongheart has dog's breath.
     
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  13. LizzieMaine

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    Obviously he doesn't get enough sleep.
     
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  14. GHT

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    He certainly is. It's well worth a read up, prior to the actual subterfuge, Montgomery permitted James to accompany him, allowing James to note, and use, small details, quirks and body language that made up Montgomery's character.
    You might like to watch the film that was made, post war, called: "I Was Monty's Double," were James plays himself as his wartime character.
     
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    Saw this flick many moons ago. Excellent film for all the right reasons.
    Vividly remember the lesson shown when sentries do not take wartime guard duty seriously.
     
  16. Does anyone else think Mick Jagger looks like a severely dehydrated Arnold Schwarzenegger these days?

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  17. MisterCairo

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    I don't have the time to add pictures now, will later, but I am always confusing Amy Adams with Jenna Fischer.
     
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  18. vitanola

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    Double? Pffft!

    I'll raise you to three:






    Please ignore the abysmal flash animation!
     
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  19. LizzieMaine

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    I've said it before and will say it again: why is it that all sixties British rock stars eventually age into looking like the kind of mean old white women who always complain to me that AC is too cold in the theatre? Was it the hormones in the dope they smoked?
     
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    At 73 this month, Roxy Music front man, Bryan Ferry is wearing well:
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