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Old 07-23-2019, 10:04 AM
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Drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili peppers looks a lot like Will Ferrell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Smith
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:36 AM
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Without reading the whole thread...

Albert Finney and Brian Cox are either Doppelgangers or twins separated at birth, and you can't convince me otherwise
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I always got Steve McQueen and Paul Newman confused. I have no idea why.
I used to have the same problem (and I had completely forgotten about it until now). I think it was perhaps enhanced by two common acting techniques: first the pensive look to their right (toward the left of the screen for the audience) with a look combining contemplation, confusion, and wonder, and second a reaction shot that is so pronounced it is almost a double take (but really isn't a double take at all). The second one used no dialog that I ever recall, but it is the bases of the term: "You are really gonna take it there?" I couldn't tell you a single example of either of them doing it at a certain time in a certain movie -- but I can picture them both doing it on screen and in different wardrobe (multiple times). The first look could be: "what do you REALLY mean?, how should I handle this?, or if I don't pull a rabbit out of my metaphorical hat- bad bad things are gonna happen".

I have the distinct impression of watching both men think right before my eyes. Plus of course, the blue eyes thing.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:41 PM
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I don't know exactly what it is about them, but Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon totally look the alike to me, or they did when they were younger. It made The Departed very difficult to follow as I kept getting their characters mixed up.

As far as people with similar sounding names goes, I used to always confuse Jack Nicholson (the actor) with Jack Nicklaus (the golfer). Actually I had to Google them just now to make I had it right.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:41 PM
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I was sad to hear that the actress who played the Sheriff in the movie Fargo became the public face of the recent college admissions cheating scandal. I knew it was the same person because she must have met her husband on the set of the movie.

It was only last week that I realized Felicity Huffman and Frances McDormand are not the same individual.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:29 PM
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There is always people confusing Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Dean_Morgan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javier_Bardem

And from the WWE there is John Cena and Darren Young

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-co...-and-John-Cena
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:59 AM
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It's the blue eyes.

They're both in The Towering Inferno, which proves they're not the same person.

But to me, they look nothing alike.
No one's ever seen Lee Horsley and James Garner together.
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:10 PM
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There is always people confusing Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Dean_Morgan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javier_Bardem

And from the WWE there is John Cena and Darren Young

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-co...-and-John-Cena
I mentioned in some other thread awhile back that I saw John Cena in a promo for something on Nickelodeon where he was playing multiple characters, and it struck me that he literally looks like Jim Varney on steroids.
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:14 PM
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As I mentioned in the Rutger Hauer thread, I used to get him and Wings Hauser mixed up. Not only are the names somewhat similar, the kind of look alike. After a while I stopped because Wings totally disappeared from the landscape.
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Kit Harrington and Christopher Abbott.
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Way back, 15 years or so ago when Grey's Anatomy was new (could have even been season 2) I remember having to stare at the tv and try to determine if Leonardo Di Caprio was, for whatever reason, appearing on an evening soap. Turns out it was Eric Dane. They definitely don't look alike know, and they really only had a slight resemblance then, now that I look at him. I figured it out soon enough but it remained distracting to me.
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No one's ever seen Lee Horsley and James Garner together.
The vastly different age of these two men was never a tip off?
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One is not an actor of course, but I think Jack Dorsey and Peter Dinklage look a lot alike, at least when Dorsey is at his shaggiest.
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I saw a preview of Pride and Prejudice and thought it starred Natalie Portman. It was Keira Knightley. I consider this an acceptable mistake, as Keira played one of the fake Amidalas in The Phantom Menace
I'll add Michelle_Dockery to that list.
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This goes way back, but I watch a lot of old 1950s TV shows on basic cable, and I see Victor Buono as a villain or other supporting actor on a whole bunch of them, like Perry Mason and Twilight Zone. The only problem is, about half the time it's another actor named Dan Seymour.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:03 AM
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Drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili peppers looks a lot like Will Ferrell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Smith
Here they are together in a drumming contest on the Tonight Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uBOtQOO70Y

Best (only?) way to tell them apart by sight is by the tats on Smith's arms.
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Jonathan Groff from Mindhunter looks like a younger Cary Elwes to me.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:04 AM
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It was only last week that I realized Felicity Huffman and Frances McDormand are not the same individual.
I cannot separate these two women in my mind no matter how much i try.
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Here they are together in a drumming contest on the Tonight Show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uBOtQOO70Y

Best (only?) way to tell them apart by sight is by the tats on Smith's arms.
Thatís awesome.
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