Willis’ Net Worth: $250 Million Willis’ Occupation: Actor MacArthur’s Net Worth (Adjusted for Inflation): $71 Million MacArthur’s Occupation: US Army General
Actor Bruce Willis may not have been in the military himself, but he has certainly depicted a few over the years on the big screen. Perhaps inspired by his father’s career in the US Army, he’s had military roles in movies such as Air Strike, and Hart’s War. Willis may be known for his action-packed films, but his doppelgänger got to experience what war was like firsthand.
US Army General Douglas MacArthur led Americans in World War II, earning himself a Medal of Honor along with a dozen other awards throughout his career. Several actors have portrayed MacArthur over the years including Tommy Lee Jones and Liam Neeson, however, Willis hasn’t yet had the opportunity to do so himself despite their similar appearance.
Justin Timberlake and a Victorian-Era English Coal Miner
Timberlake’s Net Worth: $250 Million Timberlake’s Occupation: Singer/Actor Burns’ Net Worth (Adjusted for Inflation): Unknown Burns’ Occupation: Miner
Anyone who can say they look like former boy-bander Justin Timberlake has got it going on! His classic good looks have been causing women to swoon for years, and he only seems to get better looking with age. Timberlake’s doppelgänger from victorian-era Liverpool certainly had one thing going for him, assuming what we find attractive hasn’t changed much since the 1870s.
One thing Burns didn’t have going for him, however, was his luck. Believe it or not, this photo of the miner wasn’t taken under the best pretenses and is actually his mugshot. At just 19 years old, he was arrested and convicted to three months behind bars for “false pretenses.” What was likely a rough time in his life, however, has earned him recognition long after his death and allowed his name to live on!
Orlando Bloom and Painter Nicolae Grigorescu
Bloom’s Net Worth: $40 Million Bloom’s Occupation: Actor Grigorescu’s Net Worth (Adjusted for Inflation): Unknown Grigorescu’s Occupation: Painter
From their luscious brown hair to their chiseled jawlines, both Orlando Bloom and his doppelgänger were blessed with naturally good looks. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has been known as a heartthrob since his career took off after playing Legolas in The Lord of the Rings franchise. While he tried his hand at some abstract art, Bloom has yet to dominate the art world as his doppelgänger has.
Romanian artist Nicolae Grigorescu not only shares Bloom’s rugged handsomeness but he is considered one of the founders of modern Romanian painting. Born in 1838, much of his early work consisted of painting church interiors. He later went on to paint portraits and was even hired to accompany the Romanian Army as a "frontline painter" during war times, as they often did before photography techniques improved.
Nicolas Cage and Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico
Cage’s Net Worth: $25 Million Cage’s Occupation: Actor Maximilian’s Net Worth (Adjusted for Inflation): Unknown Maximilian’s Occupation: Emperor
Legendary actor Nicolas Cage is either a time traveler or related to a former Emperor in Mexico. His doppelgänger, Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph who later became Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, shares the actor’s sunken eyes and long nose, making them appear eerily alike. The discovery was made on Reddit by a student who came across a picture of the emperor while diligently doing their homework.
While Cage isn’t Mexican, neither was Maximilian, so it’s very possible the two share a bloodline. Maximilian was actually Austrian and became the ruler of Mexico when Napoleon III offered him the title. This turned out to be a poor decision, as Mexicans rebelled against the foreign leader and he was eventually executed.
Ellen DeGeneres and Henry David Thoreau
DeGeneres’ Net Worth: $490 Million DeGeneres’ Occupation: Comedian/Host Thoreau’s Net Worth (Adjusted for Inflation): $73 Million Thoreau’s Occupation: Writer
As insulting as it may seem to be known for looking like someone of the opposite sex, it’s likely that Ellen DeGeneres has laughed about this comparison in the past. The talk show host’s doppelgänger, Henry David Thoreau, shares features such as their oval faces, distinct smile lines, and almond-shaped eyes. As a writer, Thoreau is famous for his books and essays that often covered nature, nature preservation, and survival. At the time, this made him an anarchist but today he would likely be considered an environmentalist.
Like her doppelgänger, DeGeneres is also often doing her best to make the world a better place. In addition to making hefty donations and using her daytime television show as a platform for others, she also created The Ellen Fund to help protect gorillas and other endangered species around the world.