A doppelgänger is a physical look-alike, almost like a long-lost twin that strikes a freaky resemblance to another. Since putting two similar-looking humans side by side is boring, we decided to take this list up a notch – and introduce you to animals that resemble A-list celebrities so much, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them walking the red carpet very soon.
English business magnate Richard Branson is not only an investor, philanthropist, and owner of more than 400 companies, but also has this adorable pup as a twin.
Best known for his memorable performance on 30 Rock, Tracy Morgan was placed on a comedian pedestal for landing a long-lived prestigious position as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. His nomination for an Emmy Award might have been his greatest professional accomplishment to this day, but it is his shocking resemblance to this baby otter that is currently granting him an honorary spot in our animals-mimicking-celebrities hall of fame. However, if he genuinely wants to resemble his furry friend, he should grow a mustache.
Throughout his very diverse career, John Travolta has flaunted his many skills, some of which include singing, acting, modeling, and hosting. As a matter of fact, it seems there isn’t much the man cannot do, including taking upon himself the role of a well-rounded 60’s woman from Baltimore in Hairspray and a slick-haired womanizer for Grease. For this reason exactly, we would not be surprised to find out the dog in the picture is actually Travolta himself in costume and not a doggy doppelganger.
The former KGB Lieutenant Colonel and current President of Russia may act as a constant threat over nations who disagree with his ways of ruling and dictated regime, and he might command one of the strongest militaries in the world too, but this tough-guy act does not apply for the adorable pooch positioned by his side in the picture below. Although the dog might desperately try to mirror the piercing glare his copy-cat human is pulling off in the picture, the effect just isn’t the same.
You would have live under a rock not to know who Bruce Willis is, since he is only one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Starring in a never ending list of record-breaking blockbusters is definitely an accomplishment worth mentioning, but so is the fact he was married to the beautiful and just as talented Demi Moore, who made a name for herself in the same industry as her ex-husband. The dog in the picture is lucky to be perceived as similar-looking to such a big-time star.
She can spit words at the speed of light and changes her hair every time she sets foot outside, it is the one and only, the queen of rap – Nicki Minaj! Topping the charts seems like child’s play for the woman who collaborated with A-list stars from the music industry, including Chris Brown, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Drake, but it is hard to ignore the catty behavior she has been blamed for in many tabloid magazines. Maybe that’s why this kitty cat seems like such an appropriate fit!
Miley Cyrus may have emerged into the limelight by using her dad’s name, but after leaving the successful Hannah Montana series that ran on The Disney Channel, she decided to focus on her music instead of acting. She built a reputation for herself that proposes she would be the last person to try to pass for anyone else but herself, which often resulted in questionable clothing items and edgy haircuts. The parrot by her side was probably not going through a rebellious stage, but the resemblance is undeniable.
Beauty And The Beast would not have been what it is if it were not for the gifted Ronald Perlman. Indeed, no one plays a better Vincent – and the Golden Globe Award he has received for this part proves just that. Since that memorable performance, Perlman dipped his toe in the directing pool as well as tried his hand with voice-over work. His unique bone structure gives him a look like no other – at least, no other human since this cat is clearly acing the imitation game.
Rising to prominence after scoring the role of Adam Sackler in the Lena Dunham written and directed comedy-drama series Girls, Adam Driver is predicted to have great things in his future. His performance on the HBO series not only landed him three consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award, but he also gained global attention when his skills were put up for display in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His impressive achievements go hand-in-hand with his unparalleled look, which is mirrored in the cat by his side.
Author, journalist and TV personality Anderson Cooper, the man who made his white hair the envy of almost every man alive, is so good looking he could easily pass for being genetically created with a fine brush. His wisdom, wit and respected career at CNN put aside, Anderson Cooper has gained both recognition and respect from people in the fields of both politics and glamour. The husky twin found carries exceptional likeness to the persona both in terms of physical properties and nobility.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. is better knowns as Snoop Dogg, who later renamed himself Snoop Lion, later returned to the original, Snoop Dogg. With a given name like his, it’s easy to understand why the quadruple threat singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer felt like he needed a change if he wanted to establish himself in the industry. The respected artist was initially discovered by Dr. Dre. Perhaps he’s aware of his similarity to dogs, and that’s why he put the species in his name.
Often referred to as the Goddess of Pop, Cher is a strong female who has always paved her own way in the industry. Her singing abilities are distinctive due to her contralto singing voice, and since she has worked in several areas of entertainment, she developed a style that is theatrical and constantly changing, which explains why she has had five decades of a tremendous career. Her hair, like her styles, changes every once in a while, but in this picture, the songstress has found her puppy twin.
The sloth is named after the capital sin of being lazy and slow. However, their idleness is not something they should be blamed for since it is due to their metabolic adaptations for conserving energy. Additionally, they have surprising bursts of speed when feeling threatened by predators. Justin Beiber, on the other hand, made a name for himself as a heartthrob and teen idol thanks to his ability to hit high notes while dancing around on stage. Maybe not in a behavioral way, but these two do look alike!
The Dalai Lama does not only look like a Lama from certain angles, but the animal’s name is even embedded within his. His name is actually a title given to spiritual leaders of the Tibetan people, which carries great significance in the Gelug tradition. The Dalai Lama is essentially the symbol of Buddhist values and traditions, which, as many might know, believe in animal reincarnation. The reincarnated soul is based on the soul’s karma, meaning leading a good life could lead to being incarnated into a respectable animal.
Modern Family would not have been the legendary ABC mockumentary sitcom that it is if it was not for Eric Stonestreet. His role as Cameron Tucker, a gay clown-dresser who’s sparkling personality simply cannot be put into words, won him two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor. It is a dog-eat-dog world out there, a fact that is particularly true for those working one of the world’s most competitive industries, so these accomplishments are outstanding. This Chow Chow pup should be proud to be associated with Stonestreet.
Her highly expressive face might be due to the fact we strategically positioned her right after her established co-worker on the list – or, perhaps it is because that’s just who Sofia Vergara is: a loud, vibrant, colorful actress that remains true to her Colombian upbringing. Her laugh on Modern Family reminds many of a hyena, and her vocal cords can hit notes like no one else when something sets her off. For all of these reasons and more, Vergara’s beasty doppelganger is a hyena.
TV personality Gary Busey always seemed to have the wild personality of an animal, and his energetic performance in over 150 films, including Predator 2, Lethal Weapon, Piranha 3DD, and The Gingerdead Man, will account for that. Additionally, in 2012 Busey announced he would be competing on Dancing With The Stars, which could also explain why his kindred spirited animal is a monkey – both are lively, dynamic, forceful and genuinely look very much alike. Considering we all evolved from apes, this comparison is far from being an insult.
Taylor Lautner’s silver screen emergence on Twilight was one like no other – his perfect portrayal of a half werewolf half human was so believable, he became an overnight sensation, especially amongst young teenage girls. The trilogy guaranteed lifelong success for the young actor, who already established himself as a respectable talent among his peers. Those squinty eyes melted hearts of many lovesick gals, but one cannot ignore the fact his facial features ring a bell, especially when compared to the alpaca by his side.
Bringing us big time hits like “Umbrella,” “What’s My Name,” “Work,” and “Where Have You Been,” it’s time to take a bow and admit Rihanna has finally met her match – and it is an animal rocking the same adventurous hairstyle as the talented singer. The Barbados native cannot even deny there is a wild sense to her, only this time, it takes form in her long-lost twin. Here’s hoping the two sound alike too, they could be a very dynamic duo.
Playwright, TV producer, comedian, writer – is there any title Larry David does not have on his impressive resume? Kicking off his tremendously successful career by co-creating Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld himself, there is more to the head writer and executive producer than his hawk eyes and sharp tip of a nose – but that is not about to stop us from finding his winged brother from another mother. Thanks to his good sense of humor, we’re sure he’s not going to take this comparison to heart.
The man, the eyebrows, the only actor who has appeared in all eight of the American Pie movies – who else could we be talking about? Everyone’s awkward and highly inappropriate comment maker, Eugene Levy – that’s who. After ticking the professional experience boxes marked with comedian, actor, producer, writer, director, and musician, Levy proved there is only one of his kind, which is why he received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2008 – which just so happens to be Canada’s highest honor in performing arts.
Okay, so maybe this is a bit of a stretch, but this Saturniidae Moth caterpillar does remind us of musician, songwriter and record producer George Clinton. Probably more due to his choice of color when picking out dread colors than anything else, but if compared to another living, breathing organism that is not a human, it might as well be this stunning crawler. Vibrant colors are very in this season, especially for those who are brave enough to consider funky and daring hair colors.
A lot can be said about Allan Stewart Konigsberg – better known to the world as Woody Allen. His film making talent is the reason why most of Hollywood’s biggest names would give just about anything to work with him. He may have kicked off his career working as a comedy writer in the 50’s, but the man stuck with the times and his wit and humor developed like fine wine over the years. His physical appearance, however – those trademark glasses and thin hair – remind us of this creature.
If you are raising an eyebrow and have a confused look on your face right about now, it is time to stop what you are doing and watch black and white films featuring the “Tramp” persona. Charlie Chaplin was a great English actor who made a name for himself while rising to fame in the age of silent film – a task that was not easy to accomplish at all. This cat should feel grateful to be associated with one of the most influential actors in the world.
Celebrated artist Salvador Dali would most likely be thrilled with this comparison, as the man had a quirky personality like no other and often sought to step out of usual boundaries by referring to abnormal matters and thinking outside of the box. His piece titled “The Persistence of Memory” is one of the most well-known paintings around the globe, among many other works. Dali had a trademark mustache, one that was exaggeratedly waxed upwards – just like the cat in the picture.
He may look like just a pretty face, but Joe Jonas is actually a talented musician that has lately come into his own after cutting the cord and breaking up his band – The Jonas Brothers. The Disney Channel provided a platform for the young man at first, especially during his performance in its original movie – Camp Rock. However, the need to break free was undeniable, so Joe went in a different direction. Maybe it’s just us, but Bambi and Joe are like two peas in a pod.
There is a good the producers of Hell’s Kitchen and The F Word chose chef Gordon James Ramsay as their presenter – the reckless chef has the temper that could skyrocket ratings and make viewers clap their hands in delight. It is almost as though we have found a new guilty pleasure, as we enjoy watching Ramsay throw tantrums at people who make simple mistakes. Considering his unforgiving personality, it is ironic that this adorable puppy is his doppelganger, but we can’t mess with the facts.
William H. Macy
Macy’s film career was gradually built up into the major empire that it is today. He started off by making appearances in independent films but earned a big paycheck when he landed the role of Frank Gallagher on the popular TV series Shameless. His droopy eyes are one of his main characteristics, and with a simple glance at the eyes of the dog pictured by his side, it is easy to understand why the two are thought to look so alike.
Samuel L. Jackson
There is more to Samuel L. Jackon than yelling out lines about snakes on a plane and cursing like a rapper battling to prove his worth – the film producer and actor achieved prominence through several films in the 90’s, but astonishes his ever-growing fanbase by still making headlines and gaining awards for roles in more recent movies, like Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. The scolding look he has in the pictures is shockingly similar to the one the dog has in the picture.
Jamie Hyneman might look like the cat pictured next to him because of that typical beret the two are rocking, but upon taking a closer look, it is evident these two characters have yet another common denominator – their highly impressive mustaches. Hyneman is known for being a special effects expert on the TV series MythBusters, where he is seen alongside Adam Savage. Here’s another myth to bust – the fact these two are related! That’s one show we’d definitely watch.