There is an urban legend out there that says that you have seven lookalikes around the world. While it may be almost impossible for us regular folks to find our “clones”, it’s a lot more easier for celebrities… that notoriety and the fact that so many people know your face makes it easy for others to point out lookalikes. Some celebrities even have a most curious type of lookalike: one that is no longer on this world. It sounds a bit creepy perhaps, but if you compare the celeb with their historical lookalike, the resemblance is uncanny.
Without further ado, here are some current personalities and the interesting lookalikes they have… who lived a long long time ago.
1. Mark Zuckerberg and Philip IV of Spain
Five centuries separate the King of Spain from the King of Social Media, but that doesn’t stop their eerie resemblance to each other. While King Philip led Spain into a bloody civil that spanned 30 years, Zuckerberg started a revolution of a different kind with Facebook.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio and Judy Zipper
Judy Zipper was an ordinary schoolgirl from the sixties. Her yearbook photo was stumbled upon and her uncanny likeness to “Wolf of Wall Street” superstar Leonardo DiCaprio was noted. Zipper looks much like the hordes of teenage girls who worshipped DiCaprio after his iconic appearance in “Titanic.”
3. Sylvester Stallone and Pope Gregory IX
Pope Gregory IX ran the Catholic church for only 14 years in the 13th century, but paintings of the long-dead pope bear a striking similarity to the face of action star Sylvester Stallone. The pope’s baggy-eyed, heavy-jowled depiction could hardly be flattering for the “Rocky” actor.
4. Brad Pitt and Herman Rorschach
What do a turn of the century psychiatrist from Switzerland and one of Hollywood’s most popular actors have in common? Looks, apparently, as Pitt was born four decades after Rorschach died. The connection between their similar faces raised eyebrows and sent hearts to pounding.
5. Nicolas Cage and his Civil War Era Twin
Rumors flew that Cage was immortal when comparisons between the “Leaving Las Vegas” actor and this random man from the time of the Civil War made the rounds on the internet. Theories to explain the photo abound, including that Cage is a vampire, time traveler, or an old-fashioned immortal.
6. Macaulay Culkin and a young Vladimir Putin
Living at the same time does little to connect Culkin and Putin, but pictures of Putin in his youth draw many comparisons to Culkin as a grown man. The “Home Alone” star has become rather eccentric in his adulthood and struggled with addiction, while Putin has become the ironclad leader of Russia.