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post #1 of 814
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what actors do you think look alike and/or act aclike? or even throw some out who you've heard people confuse, if you want to say somebody is a poor man's version of someone else that's cool too. Anything in the Nick Nolte/Gary Busey realm will do.

I can't even remember the lookalike I was laughing aboutt ten minutes ago, probably because I'm drunk and about to pass out, this morning I thought Catherine Keener was Maggie Gylenhaal without makeup but that's not it. Help me out here.
post #2 of 814
Well Skeet Ulrich gets called a Johnny Depp knockoff quite a bit. But I haven't seen enough movies with Ulrich to agree or disagree.
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When I was small, I confused Bill and Bruce Campbell.
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Somehow people I know confuse Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman. They're both named Bill, so I can see the confusion.

Another idiot friend of mine, whenever seeing a preview with Jake Gyllenhall in it, without fail claims that he loves Tobey Maguire.

The first time I saw The Big Lebowski it was at the theater I worked at, a combination bar and theater, and I was quite inebriated when the movie began to roll. I swore up and down that Charles Durning was in the movie for about a week before I watched it again, and realized that when drunk, David Huddleston and Charles Durning are damn near indistinguishable.
post #5 of 814
I still can't fucking believe Bill and Bruce Campbell aren't related. If you close your eyes during Enough, it is Bruce in that movie, not Bill. That would require putting in Enough, though, so I don't recommend trying it. I still have a hard time believing they're not related. It's uncanny.

Also, I thought Cole Hauser and Josh Lucas were the same person for a while.
post #6 of 814
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Originally Posted by sin-eater
Well Skeet Ulrich gets called a Johnny Depp knockoff quite a bit. But I haven't seen enough movies with Ulrich to agree or disagree.
I still remember cracking up at Chris Rock during the VMAs a few years back when he introduced Johnny Depp as "the rich man's Skeet Ulrich."
post #7 of 814
There's a little girl in Billy Jack who looks exactly like Eric Bana. No shit.
post #8 of 814
Oh, here's another one.

I've never been on the Tom Jane bandwagon, so halfway through "Deep Blue Sea" I suddenly realized, "Hey, that's not Bon Jovi!"
post #9 of 814
My uncle is the king of totally mixing up actors in the weirdest possible way.

Example: One day I'm watching Star Trek OS, the Khan episode, and he walks in when Ricardo Montalban is on screen. You know, Montalban, Khan, his most recognizable role outside of Fantasy Island, who was even featured in the best Star Trek movie, and the first words out of his mouth are "Oh, it's old Micheal Sarrazin." I tried to politely correct him, to which he replied, "No, I'm pretty sure it's Michael Sarrazin." Needless to say, I don't even bother to correct him anymore.
post #10 of 814
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Originally Posted by UserNameIndeed
I still can't fucking believe Bill and Bruce Campbell aren't related. If you close your eyes during Enough, it is Bruce in that movie, not Bill. That would require putting in Enough, though, so I don't recommend trying it. I still have a hard time believing they're not related. It's uncanny.
Enough would have actually been a good movie if it was Bruce, instead of Bill Campbell. I can just picture Ash saying to Jennifer Lopez "Give us some sugar, baby" and then hitting her in the face.
post #11 of 814
I get Tom Sizemore and Michael Madsen confused sometimes.
As far as acting alike, my wife thinks Josh Lucas is a semi-clone of Mathhew McConaughey.
post #12 of 814
As for looks, Johnny Depp and Skeet Ulrich are dead ringers. For looks, like-sounding and acting, Jason Lee and Ryan Reynolds.

SP
post #13 of 814
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Originally Posted by Beelzebozo
I get Tom Sizemore and Michael Madsen confused sometimes.

As far as acting alike, my wife thinks Josh Lucas is a semi-clone of Mathhew McConaughey.
Good, I'm not alone. These were the exact two comparisons I was gonna make.

I've always confused the Tom and Michael until Sizemore distinguished himself with his porn career. And while Josh does similar types of movies to Matthew, he is a tad less handsome and isn't able to pull the type of box office Matthew can.
post #14 of 814
Am I the only one who thinks Aaron Eckhart and Thomas Jane look alike? I think their existence as two distinct people really confused me for quite some time.
post #15 of 814
I can see the resemblence.
post #16 of 814
I've heard a lot of people get Eckhart and Jane confused. A good way to break that habit is to watch a flick called THURSDAY where they co-star together. Eckhart's hair is black in the movie which I'm sure was done to distinguish the two apart from each other.

Before he got blown by a hooker, I swore up and down that Hugh Grant was the bad guy in HUDSON HAWK. How those two guys aren't related I'll never know.
post #17 of 814
back in the old days, i used to confuse Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis. Then Willis shot to stardom after Die Hard and Rourke, well, i still love him...
post #18 of 814
Maury Chaykin and M. Emmet Walsh.

David Morse, Tom Sizemore and Russell Crowe and this other guy who looks like David Morse. For a few years in the late nighties I thought this one guy was doing incredible work everywhere, and frequently had a shaved head. Proof of Life was where I started to figure things out.

I second Eckhart/Jane. Rule of thumb: if the chin has a cleft, it's Eck.
And for the longest time, Angelina Jolie and Ashley Judd. The same initials, the same look, the same movies, for a while.
post #19 of 814
Seann William Scott will always be a junior Jim Carrey to me. Then, of course, you've got Christian Slater's 'Kid Nicholson' act.
post #20 of 814
Slater's Kid NIcholson act ain't necessarily a bad thing. I saw him as McMurphy in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST in London a fortnight ago. Motherfucker owned the stage.
post #21 of 814
I can barely tell who's who: Mandy Moore, Julia Stiles and Erika Christiansen.
post #22 of 814
Thread Starter 
those puffy, glossy cheeks can be confusing, let me break it down for you papa quag, mandy has the prettiest face, erika has the biggest cans, and Julia has the whiniest attitude.

jm, I actually like Slater's kid Nicholson act, I can see him practicing the line "what do you want me to do take a shit on the floor...." line from cuckoo's nest over and over. But the Jack Nicholson poor man's version has to be Michael Ironside.

The ultimate Jim Carrey lookalike is Robery Sean Leonard. In the early 90s they both had their own respective vampire movies, that shit was mind blowing. Me and my college roomate had this discussion about it "hey did you see that vampire movie with a young Jim Carrey on comedy central the other night?"......"dude that wasn't Jim Carrey it was the guy from Dead Poet's Society"......."uh, I'm pretty fucking sure it was Jim Carrey"......"well you're an idiot because it the guy from dps"......."I will punch you in the face, it's Jim Carrey", then we bet $50 on it and nobody had to pay up because there were two movies.

Josh Lucas has a lot of work to do on his country boy bullshit act to catch up with McConaughey, throw Ethan Embry in there too.

I think Ryan Reynolds and Dane Cook not Jason Lee, that restaurant movie trailer was confusing with them together.

Depp and Ulrich is a classic

Benicio Del Toro is a spanish Brad Pitt, one mumbles in Usual Suspects the other mumbles in Snatch, that's not a coincidence.

How about Gene Hackman and the old man on Lost.

Helen Hunt and Lelee Sobieski.

Peter Facinelli is a poor man's young Tom Cruise.

How about this one, the guy from the Adam Sandler movies (michael jackson jacket in wedding singer, bald in Little Nicky) and Dean Cameron.
post #23 of 814
Not to deviate from the comparison, but what about 'singer' Tom Waits and actor Ron Perlman? I got into a fairly heated arguement at a friend's house about who cameo'd in what movie - it got out of hand. As in a half hour's research on the internet. And for the record, Tom waits was not in 'Alien Resurection'. He was in 'Mystery Men', though.
post #24 of 814
Jennie Garth(one of the chicks from Beverly Hills 90210) looks a bit like Jenna Jameson.
The only thing she needs is a boobjob and shes ready for the porn-industry.
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I'll assume this didn't come up because you all thought they seriously weren't two different people.

David Thewlis and David Wenham. Not only do they have the same name, not only do they look alike, (Wenham is Australian by the way, but he tends to play default English roles) but it seems their very careers in the last give years are an intentional attempt at fucking with you.

One does Harry Potter. One does Lord of the Rings. One played a werewolf in "Prisoner of Azkaban", one played a werewolf hunter in "Van Helsing". In "Van Helsing", one was a monk, in "Kingdom of Heaven" one was some kind of Holy Man. They want to get each other mixed up.
post #26 of 814
Julia Roberts and Monica Potter. I don't think anyone mentioned that.
post #27 of 814
Oddly enough, whenever I see Robert Hardy in anything, I tend to confuse him with Patrick MacNee. I have no idea why.
post #28 of 814
I haven't seen Born on the Fourth all the way through, but I would have thought True Romance to be unrivaled in the stacked cast department (with the Outsiders as an honorable mention). You've got:

Christian Slater
Val Kilmer
Gary Oldman
Dennis Hopper
Christopher Walken
Tom Sizemore
Chris Penn
Patricia Arquette
Brad Pitt
Michael Rappaport
Samuel L. Jackson
Bronson Pinchot
James Gandolfini

Plus a couple of the mafia goons are "hey! it's that guy!" types. I think one was the younger brother on Grounded for Life, and another was Paul Ben-Victor (played Vondas in the second season of the Wire). Anyway, BOTFOJ may have an impressive cast, but what it all comes down to is does it have Bronson Pinchot?
post #29 of 814
There are other movies with incredible casts before they became famous. Two such films (favorites of mine as a kid) are Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Where the Day Takes You.

Off the top of my head, Fast Times had:

Sean Penn
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Judge Reinhold
Phoebe Cates
Vincent Schiavelli
Forest Whitakker
Nicolas Cage
Eric Stoltz

I feel like I'm missing some folks.

Where the Day Takes you (the first movie I ever owned on VHS) starred:

Laura San Giacomo
Dermot Mulroney
Sean Astin
Balthazar Getty
Will Smith
Ricki Lake
Lara Flynn Boyle
Kyle MacLachlan
Nancy McKeon
Alyssa Milano
David Arquette
Christianm Slater
post #30 of 814
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Originally Posted by Ricardo Brady
Seann William Scott will always be a junior Jim Carrey to me. Then, of course, you've got Christian Slater's 'Kid Nicholson' act.
No, that'd be Jim Carrey AND Matthew Lillard. The little fucker watched too many early Carrey movies for his grating act in Scream.

And I second Helen Hunt and Lelee Sobieski. BTW, where are they both now?
post #31 of 814
Hayden Christensen/Ryan Phillipe

Catherine Keener/Roger Waters

And let's not forget Dennis Quaid's old Harrison Ford Jr. style.
post #32 of 814
Liev Schreiber and Balthazar Getty.

post #33 of 814
Thread Starter 
I never really realized Dennis Quaid's Harrison Ford jr. act. That's a good one.

check out Jim Carrey vs Robery Sean Leonard







post #34 of 814
Lesley Ann Warren is a dead ringer for Susan Sarandon. This is a shame for Ms. Warren who must constantly get a baseball bat to her knees during various incidents of mistaken identity.
post #35 of 814
Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas
post #36 of 814
Jeff Bridges and Kurt Russell. Maybe because they always seemed to have the same hairstyle.
post #37 of 814
What a coincidence! Two of the three I was going to say were the last two mentioned! (Koteas/Meloni and Bridges/Russel)

Tom Jane apparantly looks like a lot of people, but none more than Christopher Lambert, in my opnion.

Jessica Alba looks like Angelina Jolie to me, but I see the Jolie/Judd thing too, maybe because they both peddle the same kind of crap cinemax-esque thrillers.

I don't see the Hugh Grant/Richard E. Grant thing at all though.
post #38 of 814
Jeffrey Tambor and the black Jeffrey Tambor, I don't know his name but he's been in tons of movies. I thought he was in Man on Fire but I can't find his picture at imdb.
post #39 of 814
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Originally Posted by Beelzebozo
I get Tom Sizemore and Michael Madsen confused sometimes.
As far as acting alike, my wife thinks Josh Lucas is a semi-clone of Mathhew McConaughey.
My co-worker confuses Sizemore/Madsen also. Lucas is the poor man's McConaughey. Or is it the other way around? In Sweet Home Alabama, my wife leaned over to me and said: "Guess they couldn't afford MM..."
post #40 of 814
"Check out Jim Carrey vs Robert Sean Leonard"

Doesn't help that they both starred in cheesy vampire comedies in the 80's: Once Bitten and My Best Friend's a Vampire...

And what about Dylan McDermot & Dermot Mulrooney? I'm a film trivia geek and I still can't remember who's who... (Timothy Hutton always gets mixed up in there as well...)
post #41 of 814
This one'll be obscure...

Andy Comeau (from "Huff") played the lead in 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag. I swear, they told him to act like Matthew Perry. Same line delivery, same mannerisms. He even has the same hairstyle.

Oh, and my dreams of bedding Helen Hunt live on with Leelee Sobieski.
post #42 of 814
I think Eric Bana looks like a more masculine Corey Feldman.
post #43 of 814
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Originally Posted by Antoine Doinel
I think Eric Bana looks like a more masculine Corey Feldman.
That's... wow. Never noticed it. Good call.

And now we've found a new way to get Corey to bitch and moan and go off on one of his patented "I should have an Academy Award and Matt Damon steals all my roles!" rants - tell Corey he looks like a feminine Eric Bana....
post #44 of 814
Until Recently I thought Joshua Malina from The West Wing was Ted Raimi.
post #45 of 814
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There are quite a few shots in SECRETARY where Maggie Gyllenhaal is the spitting image of Kirsten Dunst.
Very unsettlingly, considering the former's brother has dated the latter.

"Dear Diary,

It happened again. Yeah, that thing where Hugh Jackman and I bump into each other, and he says "Hey man, how's it going? You doing okay? Hey, I have tickets to a Lakers game. Nicholson and I were hanging out, and he gave them to me. Uh...not that it's really anything special. Anyways, I was wondering if you'd like to come with me. It'd be fun." I finally came out with it and asked why he was always so nice to me and doing me favors and stuff. He then said very softly "Well...I mean...you know...the Mission Impossible II thing, and me getting the part in "X-Men", and I really owe a lot to you and I feel...kind of guilty I guess." I then asked what that had to do with me. That was Dougray Scott. I'm Gerard Butler. His eyes then widened, and he looked at me pointedly saying "You mean that wasn't you? You have any idea what I had to do to get Joel Schumacher to put you in Phantom of the Opera? And how it tanked anyways?!" He punched me in the stomach really hard, telling me I'd better learn to fucking sing next time.
post #46 of 814
I'm too lazy to add an image, but speaking of Richard E. Grant, that guy on Crossing Jordan, Steve Valentine is a dead ringer.
post #47 of 814
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Originally Posted by Moltisanti

Before he got blown by a hooker, I swore up and down that Hugh Grant was the bad guy in HUDSON HAWK. How those two guys aren't related I'll never know.
Yep my mind boggles at that...

Bill Paxton, Bill Pullman, Sam Shepard and Sam Neill are guys I used to get mixed up as a youngster.

Linus Roache and Michael Wincott

I spent like the first ten minutes watching Dawn of the dead remake thinking is that Tim Roth? is that Tim Roth? No it's Jake Weber who seems to pop up everywhere being Tim Roth.
post #48 of 814
Double post.
post #49 of 814
How about Kurt Russel and Jeff Bridges? When I was 14 I couldn't tell which was the good one and which was the evil one.
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