Tuesday, December 6

Alia Shawkat & Natasha Lyonne

Alia Shawkat has the deep brown, incredulous eyes that Natasha Lyonne has, and they have freckles up the wazoo. Why, then, was it so hard to find two pictures that look more alike?

Lookalike Verdict: Change one's hair and you've got sisters!

Thursday, September 15

Kristen Schaal & Allison Harvard from ANTM


It's a little hard to tell when you see them next to each other, but Kristen Schaal and Allison Harvard have the same eyes and could thus play sisters in a hilarious movie about one sister who is wackY and another sister who is wackO. And you can tell causa da CRAZY EYES.

Saturday, July 30

Joseph Mawle & Jon Hamm

I was watching the pilot of Game of Thrones again today and realized that perhaps not everyone has realized that Benjen Stark, Ned's brother, looks exactly like Jon Hamm with a beard. Feast your eyes!

Saturday, July 16

Sonya Tayeh & The Chipettes

Maybe it's not a direct comparison, but look at this choreographer/judge from So You Think You Can Dance and tell me she's not the fourth chipmunk girlfriend. Or maybe Dave's girlfriend?

Sunday, June 19

Mikaela from ANTM & Blair's Primary Minion on Gossip Girl


Mikaela Schipani from the most recent season of ANTM looks strikingly like Penelope (Amanda Setton), Blair Waldorf's primary minion. Next stop, Nelly Yuki lookalike. ALL ABOARRRRD!!!!!

Friday, June 3

David Foster Wallace & The Hitter from Leverage

It's inarguable. The late writer and the punchy one from Leverage look identical. Put some glasses on Christian Kane and we're done.

Monday, May 9

Alison's Call: Kristen Stewart & Teresa Palmer


It's strange - multiple actresses are showing up lately that seem to look like Kristen Stewart, but then when I look for images, they look nothing like her. Finally, my friend Alison pointed me towards Take Me Home Tonight's Teresa Palmer. She's got the Bella Swan pointy chin and nostril flare, and (at least in these pictures) their mouths are identical. Also, having floppy hair goes a long way in a Kristen-alike challenge.

I think that the issue with finding lookalikes who ACTUALLY look like K Stew is that her eyes can't be matched. I don't want to say this, but maybe she's got really special eyes? I didn't want to say that. I take it back.

PS the other KStew-nonalike is Amber Heard from Pineapple Express - in the movie she reminds me so much of Kristen Stewart, but in my google image searches she ends up looking more like ScarJo. More on this later.

Wednesday, May 4

Willow Palin & Olivia Munn

 A few months ago, TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska gave America our first lengthy glimpses of Willow Palin. The demure, raven-haired Palin won our hearts by not talking much, and of course, by looking sort of like Olivia Munn.

Who also looks like Monique from the current cycle of ANTM.

Thursday, April 28

Christina Aguilera & Snooki

 Another case of in-real-life-they-look-alike-but-in-still-pictures-not-so-much lookalikes: Xtina and Shnickers! In honor of the premiere of The Voice last night, which I for some reason watched through its entirety, it's time to realize how much Christina Aguilera IS Snooki. They smile the same. They talk the same. In fact, it's almost like around Xtina's "Dirrrrrrrty" phase, Snooki could have just taken over and it explains everything that has happened since. Doesn't it make sense? Snooks comes in and is like "that's hot, let's do assless chaps" and then falls down an abyss of fading pop queendom until they both get hot again with reality shows! 

I think they look even more alike when Xtina has blonde hair, but that blog post was never going to convince you.

Thursday, April 14

Guy & Girl Fieri

photo courtesy of Best Week Ever
photo courtesy of Food Network

Guy Fieri and Anne Burrell, the two least obnoxious people in show-cookery!

PS I must say that I was looking for obnoxious pictures of Girl Fieri but she really manages to keep a lid on her zany pictures. Maybe she's not actually obnoxious. BUT THEN WHY WOULD SHE MAKE HERSELF LOOK JUST LIKE GUY FIERI?

Friday, April 8

Patricia Clarkson & Frances Conroy

Really, this should have gone in the other blog's "Celebrities I Confuse With Each Another" post. I can tell when I'm looking at Patricia Clarkson that it's her, but when I'm looking at Frances Conroy, I guess part of me keeps saying "but how can you be so sure?"

I think they look alike enough to play sisters, and that would probably be a great movie. I'd see it BIG TIME.

Tuesday, April 5

COLIN'S CALL: Jordan Staal & Andy Samberg's Chins



My roommate Colin told me that Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal shares an identical mouth/jawline/chin/chin dimple with SNL'S Andy Samberg! Related: why is it so hard to find a google image of Samberg's chin dimple? It took about 45 minutes to find ONE image that only SORT-OF shows the chimple. Googs, come on.

Great lookalike find, Colin!

Thursday, March 31

Zooey Deschanel & Katy Perry DUH

WHICH IS WHICH? (Answer below)

Good old Kit Kat Turnbladt reminded me of this celebrity lookalike doozy after I'd neglected to mention it for months and months. It's high time I declare that Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry are basically twins. I remember when Katy Perry's H&M ads were out (the ones with awkward shirt-swimsuits blech), I was like "Does Zooey usually pose with only underwear on? I guess so?" But it was Katy. Also, both are musicians who are married to musicians. I just found out the other day that Zooey is married to Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard. And apparently Russell Brand was a musician while still operating out of Merrye Aulde Englande. A COMEDY musician!

(ZD on the left, KP on the right)

Thursday, March 24

Hats Off to Spy Magazine for Doing It First

As I wrote in my first ever post for Celebrities That Look Alike, I came up with this idea when a blog post for Becklectic got too long. As it turns out, Spy Magazine had the idea wayyy before I did. It was a segment called "Separated at Birth," and recently Slate did a 25th anniversary retrospective on it.

Spy went for some hilarious lookalikes (see: Paul McCartney & Angela Lansbury, Bono & Robin Williams), and it makes me feel pretty dumb for being so earnest with my lookalikes. But in that earnestness, is there not some shadow of hilarity? At my sincerity, do you not laugh? At my lack of a wink, do you not find - in turn - a surprise wink? ...No?

Am I the only one who thinks Spy Magazine must be an extended edition of "Spy vs. Spy?"

Brian's Friend's Call: Ayatollah Khomeini & Sean Connery

According to my roommate's friend, Ayatollah Khomeini looks just like Sean Connery. According to me, YES I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY!

"You're the man now, Imam"

Tuesday, March 22

Matthew Settle & Ian Harding


THE GOSSIP LOOKALIKES KEEP COMING! I met Josh's good friend Ian last week, and besides being a nice and great guy (and a great actor), he also looks like Rufus from Gossip Girl. You may know Ian from his statutory turn in Pretty Little Liars - he plays Ezra Fitz, one of the liars' teacher-boyfriend. 

Could you imagine if he joined the melty cast of Gossip Girl? I guess they'd bring back Brittany Snow to play Lily van der Woodsen because she played her in the backdoor pilot of Lily's Teenage Years: The Shelved Show. But I bet I could come up with someone who looks more like Kelly Rutherford than that. 

Still to go: Chuck, Nate, Jenny, Vanessa, Lily, Eric, is that it? Please send in lookalike candidates if one should strike you!

Thursday, March 17

Leighton Meester & Minka Kelly


 Soon I will find lookalikes for the entire Gossip Girl cast. And then they will put on their own show and it will be all melty and weird. Except for Minka Kelly, of course!

You might already be familiar with Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly as lookalikes - they're in a new SWF movie called The Roommate together, after all - but luckily for me, that doesn't mean I can't post it! Lindsey Hayes Kroeger is credited as the movie's casting person on imdb, but I wonder whose idea it was originally to put the two girls together. It might have been Kroeger, but it might've been someone else entirely. Blake Lively, perhaps?

Actually, considering Minka Kelly's Serena-esque position on Friday Night Butts, I'd say we have another GG hybrid on our hands. Except instead of beauty/sphincter control, Minka would have received her coloring from Blair and her Everyone-Is-Always-In-Love-With-Me-And-Only-Me social status from Serena.

If Natalie Dreyfuss and Minka Kelly were the movie Twins, I think we'd know who got the Arnold Schwarzenegger genes.

Monday, March 14

Teenage Russell Brand & Rico Rodriguez

Now that I see them next to each other, they don't really look alike at all. They just seemed like they would in my imagination.

Hats off to you, teenage Russell Brand and Manny from Modern Family! You look nothing alike, it turns out!

Thursday, March 10

Blake Lively & The Girl from Glory Daze (Natalie Dreyfuss)

A very good friend of mine wrote for the late TBS hit, Glory Daze. It was an hour-long comedy that followed a group of lovable frat pledges in the fall of 1986. Tim Meadows was in it. It was awesome.

The preppie pledge had a preppie girlfriend played by Natalie Dreyfuss. Her character was prim and uptight, perhaps the antithesis of Serena van der Woodsen, but Natalie Dreyfuss the actress looks just like Blake Lively. Also, her character acted as if Serena and Blair had a baby together and the baby got Serena's looks and Blair's sphincter tension. Congratulations, you two!

Friday, March 4

Evan Peters (from The Office) & Penn Badgley

Evan Peters played the intern in the season premiere of The Office this year (at least I think it was the season premiere) - you know, the one Michael Scott spanked. I think he looks like Penn Badgley, of Dan Humphrey fame. They both have black demon eyes.

UPDATE 12/6/11: Evan Peters is getting famous now! AmHorSt, you weirdo.

Wednesday, March 2

Alexis Bledel & Robin Tunney


Alexis Bledel (Rory from Gilmore Girls) and Robin Tunney (What's her face from The Craft) look really similar these days. I think it's because Robin Tunney is specifically doing her hair and makeup to look like Rory. SISTER ROLES!

PS when is Fairuza Balk ever going to end up on this thing already?

Thursday, February 24

Kevin Alejandro & the guy from Burn Notice


It's sort of hard to see how much they look alike in this picture, but I had no choice when I saw the identical arm-worship poses. Kevin Alejandro (Jesus from True Blood) and Jeffrey Donovan (the guy from Burn Notice) have really similar face shapes going on. How would you utilize a similarity like this? I can't see them playing brothers, and they seem more or less the same age. Maybe one could play Dr. Jekyll while the other one plays Mr. Hyde? Or otherwise they could be in a psychotic thriller as two versions of the same person, which gets to be too much for the female lead to handle. Then she splits into two people. And then they tell their friends, and they tell their friends...

Thursday, February 17

Max Burkholder & Jack White (Parenthood FTW)

Max Burkholder (aka Max from Parenthood) has a lot of talent. He plays a kid whose parents and Aspergers are always at odds. He also looks exactly like Jack White. 

It's not just the coloring, which is basically precisely the same - it's also the expressions they get on their faces. Both of these people seem able to remove themselves from earth and to seriously consider their thoughts from lightyears away. They both seem like they could come out of a trance with a fully-formed masterpiece inside their brains. They are both pale with long wavy dark hair and dark eyes. We did it!

Tuesday, February 15

Monica Potter & Sarah Ramos (Congratulations, Parenthood!)


Monica Potter and Sarah Ramos play mother and daughter on nbc's Parenthood (not to be confused with the WB's The Parent 'Hood). It doesn't really hit you at first sight, but after like three or four seconds it's pretty uncanny. The eyebrow arches and nostril flares especially. Great casting, Jennifer Lare, Camille H. Patton, Carrie Audino, and/or Laura Schiff (thanks, imdb)!!

Friday, February 11

Elizabeth Perkins & Margaret Colin & Katie Holmes

 Blair Waldorf's mom (Margaret Colin) and Elizabeth Perkins could play sisters. If the movie needed Blair Waldorf's mom to have an adult daughter, Katie Holmes could play her. They have similar undereye smile lines and coloring (if Holmes would dye her hair sort of red). These women look so much like family, their actual families must be confused all the time! Yes, they must.