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When hiring for a film that features either real life figures or easily recognizable characters, casting directors are really just looking for good actors whose likeness can pass in the role. Hell, sometimes they’ll even compromise on the good actor part. Under normal circumstances, that is. Because every once in a while, the stars will align and there will just happen to be a really strong actor who could pass for the character in question’s twin.

Those are very special days, my friends. When you’ve got the physical resemblance and a great performance to go along with it, you’re almost guaranteed that your film will not suck. Here are some actors that made us do a double take when we saw them starring in some very recognizable roles.

 

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