He plays God and villain with equal flair, but Morgan Freeman believes portraying Nelson Mandela has been his biggest acting challenge. He clearly did a brilliant job, because ever since his critically-acclaimed performance in “Invictus” (2009), Freeman has routinely been mistaken for the late South African President. Apart from the fact that they look so alike, the biggest testament came from Mandela himself.
The man who spearheaded the anti-apartheid movement famously stated that he could think of no one else to play him except Freeman. The film chronicles Mandela’s attempt to unify South Africa through sport during the Rugby World Cup in 1995.
Jaime Pressly and Margot Robbie
When it comes to celebrity lookalikes, few pairs can beat Jaime Pressly and Margot Robbie. We think they should take a DNA test just to be sure. Oscar-nominated Robbie is best known for her roles in "Suicide Squad" (2016) and "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013).
Pressly made waves for her portrayal of Joy Turner in "My Name Is Earl" — a role that won her an Emmy and several other nominations. Fans and the media routinely mistake one for the other. Funnily enough, the two actors are over a decade apart in age. They themselves were taken aback by their resemblance when they met in person!
Reese Witherspoon and Kelsea Ballerini
Reese Witherspoon had already been in two films by 1993, the year country music star Kelsea Ballerini was born. The star who gave us the iconic Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde" (2001) was steadily on her way to becoming a Hollywood legend. Ballerini released her first album, "The First Time," years later in 2015, and it topped the charts.
Regardless, are we sure the two aren’t related? Face shape? Check. Similar soft smiles? Double check! Same blonde hair? Check! The two stars met during a Christmas tree lighting at the White House and, since then, have become close friends.
Hilary Duff and Victoria Pedretti
Hilary Duff and Victoria Pedretti are the latest doppelganger duo to emerge in Hollywood. With her role as the deeply-polarizing Love Quinn in "You" season 2 (2019), Pedretti has established herself as a household name. The star has been flooded with comments about how much she resembles "Lizzie McGuire" star Hilary Duff ever since.
The actors aren’t related by blood, but they should be since the resemblance is crazy! Pedretti doesn’t seem to care about comparisons overall. She told a publication that people have been telling her who or what she looks like since she was little and she's always wondered why it was relevant.
Chris Pine and Joey Lawrence
Chris Pine regularly meets people who think he’s someone else. The actor who made waves in "Star Trek" (2009) as young Captain James Kirk is often mistaken for other famous Chrises: Hemsworth, Evans, and even Pratt.
During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", the actor shared how he was confused for ‘80s child star Joey Lawrence and called the moment memorable. Lawrence became a household name for his roles in "Blossom" (1990) and "Melissa & Joey" (2010). Do the actors look alike? We think they do.