Twinning in Hollywood: These Celebs Totally Were Separated at Birth

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The celebrity doppelganger effect: can you tell them apart?

Sometimes genetics can play a cruel trick and make you look like someone with whom you are not related. Here is a list of celebrities who look like twins.

Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel

Rumors that Zooey Deschanel has a twin sister surfaced after Katy Perry debuted her album "I Kissed a Girl." When they were young, the actress and the singer really looked alike because of their similar facial features and bright blue eyes. Soon Katy grew tired of these comparisons and decided to dramatically change her image by dyeing her hair a crazy color. Since then, she was no longer compared to Zoey.

Ralph Fiennes and Bradley Cooper

These actors always get to play completely different characters, but in real life they are compared more often than they would like to be. It's all about the outlined oval of the face, the sharp chin, and the spark that lights up in the gray-blue eyes when Ralph and Bradley pose for the camera. By the way, no matter how much they're told they're related, they flatly refuse to talk to each other.

Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman

Both Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman started their acting careers at a young age, leading to early comparisons between the two. Interestingly, Keira was initially cast as a stand-in for Natalie in the highly popular Star Wars franchise, where Natalie played the role of Queen Amidala. From that point on, Keira had to work hard to establish her own identity and distinguish herself from Natalie, and today it is almost impossible to confuse the two actresses.

Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Even though Heath Ledger has been deceased for over a decade, fans still frequently compare him to Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The two actors crossed paths on the set of the popular teen comedy film 10 Things I Hate About You, but due to the age difference between them, they were not mistaken for twins. However, as the years passed and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's star began to rise in Hollywood, more and more people compared the two actors due to their similar good looks, kind eyes, and childishly naive smiles. Despite the fact that they never shared the screen again after 10 Things I Hate About You, both fans and critics continue comparing the two actors to this day.

Russell Crowe and Gerard Butler

Maybe it's the beard and the seductive tone of voice, but these actors have also long been called brothers. Despite this, Russell and Gerard rarely comment on similarities in their appearance and continue to maintain their individuality.