Ever wondered what people looked like in a previous life? You may not have to wonder any longer. Popular Everything has done the digging, and we have found some old pictures of celebrities who appear to have traveled in time from a previous era.
These individuals in these old and ancient photos seem to bear an uncanny resemblance to a certain group of Hollywood A-listers. That’s right, it turns out that our favorite celebrities may have lived an earlier, slightly more low-key life. So, sit back and enjoy this collection of creepily accurate doppelgängers that may or may not be part of these star’s pasts!
Keanu Reeves Was French
Talk about seeing double! Who knew Keanu Reeves may have lived a past life as a Frenchman? It turns out, that the humblest man in Hollywood has actually been a member of the acting industry for way longer than any of us remember, over 100 years longer in fact! Pretty impressive stuff.
This is very spooky. You can’t deny the similarity between those two mustaches, this is surely the nineteenth-century version of Keanu! We wonder if the guy on the left, French actor Paul Mounet was renowned for his support of humanitarian causes and endless good deeds, too!
Orlando Bloom Was a Painter
Well, would you look at this! It would seem that Orlando Bloom loves to show off his talents, whatever lifetime he’s a part of. Judging by both of these two pictures, we can’t help but notice the extraordinary resemblance the famous actor bears to Nicolae Grigorescu, a nineteenth-century artist. It’s uncanny!
It’s a total match! Even 200 years ago, it would appear that this man was still wowing us with those undeniable good looks. He’s even nailed those luscious, long locks. If this isn’t Orlando in a previous life, it must at least have been a great, great, great grandparent of his!
Ellen DeGeneres Was a Philosopher
Who would’ve guessed, that even in a past life Ellen DeGeneres was getting her voice heard by the public? We can’t believe how much the popular US talk show host looks like the famous essayist from the nineteenth century, Henry David Thoreau. Just look at those eyes! It’s like looking at twins.
We can only assume that this woman got her flair for speaking to large audiences through this man. During his time in the spotlight, Henry was commended for his philosophical ideas. Who knew, this talent would come back in the modern-day world through having conversations with the biggest stars in Hollywood?
Eddie Murphy Was Just as Classy
Believe it or not, you’re not looking at two pictures taken of Eddie Murphy, the first one isn’t even him! Clearly, the famous actor has been around longer than we all thought, way longer! Judging by his dressy garments, we can assume this man was around a couple of hundred years earlier.
This one we just can’t get over, even the smirk and eyebrow arches are exactly the same! We wonder if even back in the day, the old-fashioned Eddie Murphy was making people roll on the floor with laughter, too. It seems old habits really do die hard!
Jimmy Fallon Led a Revolution
Well, you know what they say: some people are born with greatness. You’ll surely believe that when you see who Jimmy Fallon may have been in a past life! Before he was making celebrities laugh on The Tonight Show, this American star was the political leader, Mahir Cayan! No, we’re not kidding.
Once again, we’re creeped out by this incredible likeness. One day you’re leading the Turkish communists into a revolution, the next you’re sat having a gossip with some of the biggest names in Hollywood! Judging by his possible past, we’re not sure we’d like to get into a political debate with Fallon today. His old habits may come out!
Justin Timberlake Taking it Back in Time
Who would’ve guessed, Justin Timberlake was breaking woman’s hearts everywhere even before he was a pop star! If you’re not sure what we mean by this, just take a look at the image below. Although he looks a lot sterner back then, Justin Timberlake could have existed in the eighteenth century.
Even though the styles may have changed a little over the years, it’s interesting to see that Timberlake’s smoldering good looks have been passed on from an earlier time. We wonder if on the left picture, he was thinking up the lyrics to his iconic tune, “Cry Me a River!”
Nicolas Cage Was a Southerner
There’s nothing like a little Southern hospitality! One star who knows this all too well is Nicolas Cage. While some of you may find this confusing, given that the star is from California, in a previous life he may have actually been a Tennessee boy. Here is the evidence to try and prove that point.
Wow, it’s just like looking in a mirror! We can almost picture the olden day Nicolas Cage greeting us with a “Howdy, ma’am!” If this isn’t the star in a previous lifetime (1870 to be precise) we’ve got every hunch that it’s an old relative of the famous actors. You can’t deny that likeness.
Matthew Perry Was Vice President
Matthew Perry, you’re the real MVP! It turns out that although the career may have been a little different, the words “VP” still existed in this man’s title in a previous life! Just look at the similarity this star shares with American Vice President, John C. Breckinridge.
You heard it here first. Before this man was playing the lovable character of Chandler on the popular sitcom, Friends, he was a pretty influential figure in the world of politics! In fact, it didn’t stop there. Breckinridge was known to be a lawyer and even a soldier at one point. Clearly, Perry had some big shoes to fill from his birth.
Robert De Niro Was an Elizabethan
This one is scarily accurate. Who knew that before this man was wowing audiences in films like Raging Bull and Goodfellas, Robert de Niro was getting his paintings taken while sitting proudly in his Elizabethan regalia? It certainly looks that way, judging by the similarity of these two photos.
Just take a look into those eyes, you cannot deny that the man on the left is a late-sixteenth century version of the American actor. We wonder if all those years ago, this member of the Elizabethan upper classes was intimidating people with his famous question: “You talkin’ to me?”
Peter Dinklage Was a Jester
Peter Dinklage has had such an impressive acting career, it’s hard to find a movie he featured in that wasn’t a hit! We may be able to prove that Peter’s entertaining talent spread further than just one lifetime, through the picture below. We can’t get over the likeness Dinklage shares with the court jester, Sebastian de Morra. Can you see it?
Would you believe it? If our assumptions about this man are correct, then Peter Dinklage has been entertaining audiences ever since the seventeenth century. No wonder he’s so good at what he does, he’s had two lifetimes worth of practice!
Queen Latifah Was a Novelist
Here’s a fun fact for you all. Did you know, there’s a very high chance that just before Queen Latifah was born, she was working hard as an author for African American literature. Clearly, her brains were passed down into this modern day star! This is a resemblance we won’t forget.
Just look at the high cheekbones both these important figures share, things like that don’t just happen by chance, right? We wonder if Queen Latifah herself is a fan of the Their Eyes Are Watching God novel. If she is, we bet there’s a good reason why!
Zac Efron Was in the Army
Everyone knows that Zac Efron is a hardworking guy. If he wasn’t, how would he have managed to land such iconic movie roles over the years? If you wanted some proof that his diligent personality didn’t just exist in one lifetime, all you need to do is look at this picture below.
It turns out that Zac Efron is a man of many talents. He may be a famous actor now, but there’s a high chance that many years ago, he was serving his time in the US army. We’re sure it’s these moments that really whipped him into shape, leading to his successes in the modern-day world!
Zach Galifianakis Was a Designer
Out of all the things we could have pictured Zach Galifianakis being in a previous life, a designer certainly wouldn’t have been in the running. Lo and behold, we may be proven wrong. Just take a look at this photo of the famous American actor and comedian, next to a very well-respected fashion icon.
Wow! He may not be so concerned with his style now, but back in the nineteenth century, this man could well have been one of the most iconic trendsetters of all time, none other than Louis Vuitton! Clearly, worldwide success is something this man strives to achieve, no matter what lifetime he’s a part of.
Jack Black Was a Silversmith
This is an interesting one! Back in the eighteenth century, the olden day version of Jack Black may not have been impressing people with his acting talents, but his patriotism. Why do we believe this? Because of the huge resemblance the actor shares with Paul Revere.
Paul Revere was a silversmith, who found public acclaim after his efforts to help his country during the American Revolution. While he may not be so big in the political world now, you can’t deny the same work ethic is applied to Jack’s acting pursuits.
Matthew McConaughey Was a Grandad
Here’s another old family photo someone stumbled upon of his great, great, grandfather, one man was stunned to realize the similarity his old ancestor shared with the talented American actor, Matthew McConaughey.
Alright, alright, alright! It looks like we’ve been met by another undeniable match. While we don’t know much about the man on the left, if we had to make a guess we’d say he was a Southern man, who had a passion for performing to audiences.
Brad Pitt Was a Psychiatrist
Just because Brad Pitt has a pretty face, doesn’t mean he doesn’t know his stuff! Over the years, he’s wowed the crowds with his spot-on portrayals of some important historical figures. If you feel like proving that his intelligence spread over two separate lifetimes, just take a look at the picture below.
We bet you never knew that Brad Pitt shared a famous doppelgänger, but we’re sure you’re glad you do now! Who is the guy on the left? Herman Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist, and psychologist. Given the clear resemblance this doctor shares with the Hollywood star, we’d love to believe it was an olden day Pitt.
Jennifer Lawrence Was Egyptian
Ever heard the term “walk like an Egyptian?” well, get this: Jennifer Lawrence even looks like one! The similarity our favorite US actress shares with actress Zubaida Thawart is on another level. So, who is this woman? Zubaida was an Egyptian film star who wowed the crowds with her beauty, sounds a lot like our J-Law!
A beauty like Jennifer doesn’t come around often, so who would’ve guessed someone from an earlier time could end up looking so much like her? The more you stare at these two images side by side, the more difficult it becomes to tell who is the real Jennifer Lawrence, and who is her Egyptian doppelgänger!
Jimmy Kimmel Was a Woman
Another day, another celebrity who’s experienced life as both genders! This time, we’re turning over to the popular television host, Jimmy Kimmel. If you ever wondered what this presenter would look like with fluttering eyelashes and a full head of hair, all you need to do is glance over at the image below.
Just imagine asking your great-grandma to show you a throwback photo from her childhood, and realizing she looks identical to the comedian cracking jokes on your television screen! The resemblance between these two is uncanny, so we bet whoever this woman’s great-grandchild was a little creeped out!
Eminem Was a Professor
Eminem’s a pretty intelligent guy, just have a listen to some of the meaningful lyrics in his raps. There may be a very important reason why this artist is so brainy, it’s been passed down to him from a potential past life! Would you believe how much the iconic Mashall Mathers looks like this Canadian?
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? Because we’re having a little trouble figuring out which one is which. Man on the left, Harold Innis, may have been a professor of political economy, but he looks more like he’s about to get up on stage, and give us all a rendition of “Lose Yourself!”
Conan O’Brien Was an Aunt
Have you ever noticed Conan O’Brien’s more feminine features? Neither did we, until we saw this picture! Now we can’t unsee the glammed-up version of O’Brien. We may be looking at two totally different people here, but you cannot deny how much the US television host looks like the woman placed next to him, it’s a match made in heaven!
Ok, now we’re more than just a little confused. Is this a picture of someone’s old family aunt Hilda, or Conan O’Brien in drag? Surely a smile like that can’t just be found on anyone, there must be at least some relation between these two people here if it’s not Conan from a previous lifetime!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Was an Uncle
What do we love the most about Joseph Gordon-Levitt? It would have to be his classic, old-fashioned style. It turns out, that this charming actor may have picked up a few old tips and tricks from a whole other lifetime, one from the early twentieth century in fact! We’ve got the pictures to try and prove it.
We’re all in total shock at this. Is this snapshot taken of someone’s uncle in the 1940s not a complete replica of the famous star? That crooked smile could be spotted a mile off. We think we’re gonna need some proof that this isn’t the real Joseph, just made up on the set for a new war film about to hit our cinema screens!
Tommy Lee Jones Was a President
Tommy Lee Jones has lived quite a impressive life over the years, his movies have earned him his fair share of shiny awards. Did you know, this may not have been the first time the actor dipped into the world of success? We have a serious hunch this man knew exactly what power felt like, in a previous lifetime.
So, do you recognize this guy? No, it’s not Tommy Lee Jones’ long lost twin, it’s nineteenth-century American president, and seventeenth man in line to take control of the United States, Andrew Johnson! We knew when we watched “Men in Black” we had seen that face before. Once a leader, always a leader!
Elijah Wood Was a Bedouin Woman
Have you ever noticed the more feminine side to American actor, Elijah Wood’s face? Neither did we, until we were shown this creepy image! It would appear that before his time trying to destroy the One Ring in Mordor on Lord of the Rings, he was a nomad, trapesing around the desert in the early twentieth century.
Out of all the things we could have guessed this man to be in a previous lifetime, a Bedouin woman would certainly never have entered our minds. Having said this, the similarity between these two is just too uncanny to be denied. It takes seeing double to a whole new level!
Robert Pattinson Was Still a Heartbreaker
Well, isn’t this a classic case of history repeating itself! If you thought the English actor Robert Pattinson was good looking now, it turns out this wasn’t his first time making girl’s heads turn everywhere he goes. If you want the photo evidence for proof, simply look below.
Perhaps this man is Pattinson’s immortal alter-ego Edward Cullen from the Twilight saga, it would make a lot more sense that he’s just been around for that long, rather than believing that these are two separate people! They’ve even managed to get that same hair flicks. It’s just too uncanny not to be a vampire tale.
Jeff Goldblum Was Asian
People can surprise you in the weirdest of ways. Did you ever picture Jeff Goldblum being anything other than Jeff Goldblum? Nope, neither did we, until we saw his ancient doppelgänger. We now cannot unsee the rural, Asian version of this talented movie star.
We never really thought about what the American star would look like just before a hard day’s shift in his Indian hometown. If you look into those eyes, there really is no going back – we’re so certain this is the same guy, just in a previous, if slightly less glamorous life.
Alec Baldwin Was a President
They say that some are born great, and clearly, Alec Baldwin is one of those people. While most of the celebrities that feature on this list seemed to live a slightly more low-key existence in their possible past lives, Alec Baldwin’s past lifetime was possibly the most important one yet.
Wow! We can’t believe we didn’t notice this resemblance before. In fact, did anyone realize just how much the actor looks like the ex-President, Millard Fillmore? Performing in front of audiences must have come as second nature to Alec, he’s clearly used to performing in front of large crowds, judging by his possible previous job!
Jack Gleeson Was an Emperor
Jack Gleeson is an Irish actor who stole all of our hearts after his fantastic portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon, eldest son of King Robert on our beloved sitcom, Game of Thrones. Judging by the picture below, this television show wasn’t the first time Gleeson had found himself sitting on a throne. This takes the term “royal blood” to wonderfully new heights.
Clearly, ruling over a kingdom is written in the stars for this guy! There’s something very creepy about the way the actor looks like the Roman emperor, Caligula. All of those facial features are nailed down to a T! We won’t be forgetting this one for a while, if ever.
Mark Zuckerberg Was a King
Who would’ve guessed the mastermind behind Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was making speeches to large audiences way before his long-time career as a technology-guru? We’re dumbfounded after seeing how much of a similarity the whizz kid shares with a certain Spanish monarch. It’s freaking us all out.
There really is no denying this one, just look at those eyes! Uncanny. We bet even Mark was surprised to learn of there being a pretty high chance that in a past life, he was none other than the King of Spain, Philip IV. One day you’re leading a national empire, the next it’s a social media empire! Truly breathtaking stuff.
Mesut Ozil Was an Entrepreneur
We’ve never known a soccer player to hold so much resemblance to someone from the past, up until now. German soccer player Mesut Ozil may be successful now, but believe us, a successful soccer career may not have been the first time this man was raking in the big bucks. Take a look at this image to see what exactly we’re talking about.
We’re sure with the amount of money Ozil earns as a pro soccer player, he’s pretty familiar with the workings of a Ferrari car and possibly driven around in one a few times. How shocked he would be to realize that he actually holds a huge resemblance to the founder of these luxury sports cars, Enzo Ferrari!
Ryan Gosling Was Just as Charming
Just when you thought you’d seen every celebrity doppelgänger possible, here comes Ryan Gosling! The charming Canadian actor who makes women everywhere swoon may have finally just met his match, and all signs point to it being the man himself from a previous lifetime!
We never thought we’d see those luscious blonde locks again, but it turns out a lot of people from history may have enjoyed them! All we can say is, we hope they appreciated these good looks as much as we all do. This olden day man could have been someone’s great, great grandfather, but to us, he’ll always be the hunky Gosling from an earlier era.
Jodie Foster Was Elvis Presley’s Mother
Actress, director, and producer Jodie Foster might have got her hands on a time machine as well. She bares a striking resemblance to a young Gladys Presley, mother to none other than the King of Rock n’ Roll himself.
Although Foster was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, looks like she was interested in experiencing a more southern lifestyle, way down in Mississippi. We wonder if Gladys ever thought about pursuing a career in acting.
Matt Damon Was Always a Romantic
How many of you have seen photos of your parents’ wedding day? Probably a few of you. Now, how many of you have seen photos of your parents on their wedding day, looking like a celebrity? Not so much. We bet this one guy was amazed to discover how much his father looked like Matt Damon when he tied the knot.
This is amazing. Not only does this newlywed man share the same features as Damon, but he’s even looking at his significant other in the same way, too! Clearly, the American actor learned how to woo his wife, Luciana through all the practice he got in his previous life! Once a hopeless romantic, always a hopeless romantic.
Jamie Foxx Was Still a Gentleman
Once a gent, always a gent! This is certainly the case in this scenario. Everyone knows Jamie Foxx to be a respectful man, always showing politeness to his fans and in interviews. It turns out, that even in a past life he managed to maintain such a noble image.
We had to do a double-take on this one because for a moment we were sure these were just two side-by-side photos of Jamie Foxx, the former just being in black and white! It’s nice to see that even in the early twentieth century, this man was just as charming as he’s known to be today.
John Travolta Was Someone’s Grandma
Well, it looks like there’s another celebrity who may have lived in a previous life as a member of the opposite sex! This time, an old picture of someone’s grandmother ended up sharing a huge likeness to none other than John Travolta.
Admit it, even we’d be freaked out if our grandma showed us this throwback photo. We can almost picture the woman on the left jumping out of the shot and singing “Greased Lightning.” We can guess that she was preparing herself for a future life in the spotlight!
Bruce Willis Was a Field Marshal
Over the years, we’ve seen Bruce Willis perform some iconic roles as a soldier back in the day. It turns out, there may have been a special person he was basing these characters off…himself! Don’t believe us? Take a look at these side-by-side pictures of the US actor with Field Marshal, Douglas Macarthur.
These two share quite the similarity, they’ve even got their piercing glares matched to a T! If this really is Bruce Willis over 100 years ago, we have to say he’s lived quite the lives! First as a Field Marshal for the Philippine Army, and now as one of the most legendary actors of all time. Never a dull moment.
Michael Jackson Was a Masterpiece
Michael Jackson clearly has such an iconic look, that people even before his time wanted to paint his picture! Barent Fabritius was a Dutch painter that existed during the seventeenth century. Why are we discussing this man? Because he painted the portrait of a man identical to Michael Jackson!
Obviously, Jackson wasn’t around during the seventeenth century, but who’s to say the man in this impressive painting wasn’t an earlier version of the King of Pop? Judging by the likeness in this picture, we certainly think it’s a high possibility. We’ll leave it up to you to be the judge.
Shia LaBeouf Was a Groundbreaking Genius
It looks like Hollywood’s favorite rebel, Shia LaBeouf was swimming against the current even decades before his first Disney Channel debut. The child star turned big screen A-lister bares an uncanny resemblance to theoretical physicist and the developer of the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein.
So much so that we can’t help but wonder if Einstein and LaBeouf might share a family tree. Both geniuses in their own craft, it’s almost as if Einstein has traveled into the future to refocus his eccentricity on making movies.