Doppelgängers: the definitive, exhaustive list

by littlewanton | created - 31 May 2015 | updated - 23 Jul 2016 | Public

I have this synesthesiacal urge to categorise everyone I see. I'll keep adding as they come to me.

1. Sarah Rush

Actress | Catch Me If You Can

Sarah Rush was born on September 20, 1955 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA as Sarah Kathleen Rush. She is an actress, known for Catch Me If You Can (2002), Battlestar Galactica (1978) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). She has been married to Frederick Charles Bova since 1999. She was previously ...

2. Edie McClurg

Actress | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Born on July 23, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That ...

3. Anthony Heald

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Heald was born Philip Anthony Mair Heald on August 25, 1944, in New Rochelle, New York. He graduated from Massapequa High School on Long Island, New York, in 1962, and from Michigan State University in 1971. He currently resides in Ashland, Oregon, where he was a member of the Oregon ...

4. Robert Patrick

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. was born on November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, the eldest of five children. He attended the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, but dropped out after he took a drama course and became interested in acting. After leaving college, he ...

5. Monty Montgomery

Actor | Mulholland Dr.

American film director, screenwriter and producer. In the period 1978 to 1980, he made his debut as a "fringe" producer, and collaborated with the independent director Marcus Reichert, casting rock stars such as Mick Jagger, for the role of Antonin Artaud in Wings of Ash: Pilot for a Dramatization ...

6. Timothy Dalton

Actor | The Living Daylights

At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping...

7. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Sleuth

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.

Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

8. Albert Brooks

Actor | Drive

Albert Brooks was born on July 22, 1947 in Beverly Hills, California, USA as Albert Lawrence Einstein. He is an actor and writer, known for Drive (2011), Defending Your Life (1991) and Broadcast News (1987). He has been married to Kimberly Shlain since March 15, 1997. They have two children.

9. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He has been married to Sandy Cohen since January 8, 1955. They have four ...

10. Orlando Bloom

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he first knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist ...

11. Rupert Friend

Actor | Homeland

Rupert Friend was born on October 1, 1981 in Oxfordshire, England as Rupert William Anthony Friend. He is an actor and writer, known for Homeland (2011), The Death of Stalin (2017) and The Young Victoria (2009). He has been married to Aimee Mullins since May 1, 2016.

12. Natasha Gregson Wagner

Actress | Lost Highway

She was surrounded by Hollywood glamor from the onset as the daughter of film star Natalie Wood and British producer/writer/agent Richard Gregson, who was married to Wood from 1969-1972. Natasha Gregson was born on September 29, 1970, in Los Angeles. Her mother was of Ukrainian and Russian heritage...

13. Justine Waddell

Actress | Mishen

Justine Waddell was born on November 4, 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is an actress and director, known for Target (2011), The Fall (2006) and Chaos (2005).

14. Shari Headley

Actress | On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Shari Headley was born on July 15, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019), The Haves and the Have Nots (2013) and Coming to America (1988). She was previously married to Christopher Martin.

15. Vanessa Bell Calloway

Actress | Coming to America

Vanessa Bell Calloway was born on March 20, 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Vanessa Bell. She is an actress and director, known for Coming to America (1988), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) and Daylight (1996). She has been married to Tony Calloway since September 3, 1988. They have two ...

16. Al Gore

Writer | An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Albert Arnold Gore Jr. He is an actor, known for An Inconvenient Truth (2006), An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017) and Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007). He has been married to Tipper Gore since May 19, 1970....

17. Michael McKean

Actor | This Is Spinal Tap

Michael McKean was born on October 17, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael John McKean. He is an actor, known for This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Clue (1985) and Better Call Saul (2015). He has been married to Annette O'Toole since March 20, 1999. He was previously married to Susan Russell.

18. John Travolta

Actor | Battlefield Earth

John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, ...

19. Josh Patterson

Actor | The Podge and Rodge Show

Josh Patterson is an actor, known for The Podge and Rodge Show (2006), Made in Chelsea: Ibiza (2017) and Head Talks (2017).

20. Stephen Mangan

Actor | Green Wing

After graduating from RADA in 1994, Cambridge law graduate Mangan did not pursue lead roles on-screen, preferring to take what he saw as the less limited opportunities on the stage. Between 1994 and 2000, he performed in plays by (among others) Shakespeare, Shaw, Coward, Benn and Goldsmith ...

21. Pippa Grandison

Actress | Muriel's Wedding

Pippa Grandison was born on September 12, 1970 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia as Pippa Jody Grandison. She is an actress, known for Muriel's Wedding (1994), Candy (2006) and Underbelly (2008). She has been married to Steve Le Marquand since September 2000. They have one child.

The minx in Muriel's wedding

22. Dinah Manoff

Actress | Grease

Dinah Manoff was born in New York City, New York, to screenwriter Arnold Manoff and actress, director, and writer Lee Grant. She began her professional career in the PBS production of "The Great Cherub Knitwear Strike". After subsequent guest appearances on various television series, she received a...

The minx in Grease



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