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18th Jan '18 12:16:50 PM ChronoLegion
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* Creator/JoshBrolin as a young Creator/TommyLeeJones in ''Film/MenInBlack3''. He even copied Jones' voice to an uncanny level.

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* Creator/JoshBrolin as a young Creator/TommyLeeJones in ''Film/MenInBlack3''. He even copied Jones' voice to an uncanny level. Also Agent O, who is played by Creator/AliceEve as a young woman and Creator/EmmaThompson as the head of MIB.
15th Jan '18 12:49:42 AM jormis29
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* In ''Film/TheLegendOfBillieJean'', Creator/ChristianSlater and [[Film/{{Supergirl}} Helen Slater]] play teenage siblings. With their blond hair, grey-blue eyes, peaches-and-cream complexions, and identical last names, coupled with the fact that both actors were relative unknowns at the time, it was unsurprising when many moviegoers assumed they were real-life brother-and-sister.

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* In ''Film/TheLegendOfBillieJean'', Creator/ChristianSlater and [[Film/{{Supergirl}} Helen Slater]] Creator/HelenSlater play teenage siblings. With their blond hair, grey-blue eyes, peaches-and-cream complexions, and identical last names, coupled with the fact that both actors were relative unknowns at the time, it was unsurprising when many moviegoers assumed they were real-life brother-and-sister.
7th Jan '18 9:14:57 AM nombretomado
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* ThoseTwoGuys who played the part of young JimCarrey and Jeff Daniels in the ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' prequel.

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* ThoseTwoGuys who played the part of young JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey and Jeff Daniels in the ''Film/DumbAndDumber'' prequel.
3rd Jan '18 10:05:25 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Creator/DichenLachmann, the actress cast to play Skye's mother in flashbacks on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' bears an incredible resemblance to her fictional daughter. [[spoiler: It gets even more impressive when Dichen Lachmann's character shows up very much alive (if not unharmed) in the present and you get to see her acting alongside her kid.]] The resemblance between her and Skye is uncanny. Creator/ChloeBennett, who's mixed-race in real life, really does look like she could be the daughter of Lachmann and Kyle MacLachlan (she's got Kyle's eyes and intense eyebrows.)

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* Creator/DichenLachmann, Creator/DichenLachman, the actress cast to play Skye's mother in flashbacks on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' bears an incredible resemblance to her fictional daughter. [[spoiler: It gets even more impressive when Dichen Lachmann's character shows up very much alive (if not unharmed) in the present and you get to see her acting alongside her kid.]] The resemblance between her and Skye is uncanny. Creator/ChloeBennett, who's mixed-race in real life, really does look like she could be the daughter of Lachmann and Kyle MacLachlan (she's got Kyle's eyes and intense eyebrows.)Creator/KyleMacLachlan.
3rd Jan '18 10:04:00 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Dichen Lachmann, the actress cast to play Skye's mother in flashbacks on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' bears an incredible resemblance to her fictional daughter. [[spoiler: It gets even more impressive when Dichen Lachmann's character shows up very much alive (if not unharmed) in the present and you get to see her acting alongside her kid.]] The resemblance between her and Chloe Bennett is uncanny.

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* Dichen Lachmann, Creator/DichenLachmann, the actress cast to play Skye's mother in flashbacks on ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' bears an incredible resemblance to her fictional daughter. [[spoiler: It gets even more impressive when Dichen Lachmann's character shows up very much alive (if not unharmed) in the present and you get to see her acting alongside her kid.]] The resemblance between her and Chloe Bennett Skye is uncanny.uncanny. Creator/ChloeBennett, who's mixed-race in real life, really does look like she could be the daughter of Lachmann and Kyle MacLachlan (she's got Kyle's eyes and intense eyebrows.)
25th Dec '17 7:25:45 PM lilshawty211
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* On ''Series/StrangerThings'', Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) could easily by Winona Ryder's (Joyce Byers) [[http://www.gramunion.com/tagged/young%20winona%20ryder real-life son]] with their shared brown doe eyes, straight brown hair, pale skin and nose shapes. Averted with Charlie Heaten (Jonathan), who looks nothing like any of his on-screen family members.

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* On ''Series/StrangerThings'', Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) could easily by pass as Winona Ryder's (Joyce Byers) [[http://www.gramunion.com/tagged/young%20winona%20ryder real-life son]] with their shared brown doe eyes, straight brown hair, pale skin and nose shapes. Averted with Charlie Heaten (Jonathan), who looks nothing like any of his on-screen family members.
2nd Dec '17 2:10:01 PM ClintEastwood
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* Lachlan Nieboer, who played Gray, Jack Harkness's brother on ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', looked and sounded like a younger version of John Barrowman, despite not being related.

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* Lachlan Nieboer, who played Gray, Jack Harkness's brother on ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', looked and sounded like a younger version of John Barrowman, Creator/JohnBarrowman, despite not being related.



** Rose [=McGowan=] played Young Cora and bears a striking resemblance to Barbara Hershey, as well as nailing Cora's haughty demeanor.

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** Rose [=McGowan=] Creator/RoseMcGowan played Young Cora and bears a striking resemblance to Barbara Hershey, as well as nailing Cora's haughty demeanor.



* When Teri Garr guest-starred on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', the producers took advantage of her resemblance to Lisa Kudrow by casting her as Phoebe's birth-mother.
** Christina Applegate portrayed one of Rachel's sisters on the show, and the resemblance to Jennifer Aniston is hard to ignore.

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* When Teri Garr guest-starred on ''Series/{{Friends}}'', the producers took advantage of her resemblance to Lisa Kudrow Creator/LisaKudrow by casting her as Phoebe's birth-mother.
** Christina Applegate Creator/ChristinaApplegate portrayed one of Rachel's sisters on the show, and the resemblance to Jennifer Aniston is hard to ignore.



* On''{{Series/Last Man Standing}}'', the actresses who played the Baxter daughters in season one (Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, and Creator/KaitlynDever) all look alike. Beginning in season two, Krosney (Kristin) was replaced by Amanda Fuller who does not resemble the other two as much. One Halloween episodes features Ephraim and Dever dressing up as each other's characters and you can almost not tell the actresses switched roles.

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* On''{{Series/Last On ''{{Series/Last Man Standing}}'', the actresses who played the Baxter daughters in season one (Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, and Creator/KaitlynDever) all look alike. Beginning in season two, Krosney (Kristin) was replaced by Amanda Fuller who does not resemble the other two as much. One Halloween episodes features Ephraim and Dever dressing up as each other's characters and you can almost not tell the actresses switched roles.



** Skyler Gaertner, who plays young Matt Murdock as a child in season 1 flashbacks, [[[[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DA7ZqBDWAAAw6Bc.jpg does have a bit of a resemblance]] to Creator/CharlieCox.

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** Skyler Gaertner, who plays young Matt Murdock as a child in season 1 flashbacks, [[[[https://pbs.[[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DA7ZqBDWAAAw6Bc.jpg does have a bit of a resemblance]] to Creator/CharlieCox.
30th Nov '17 7:05:28 AM Synchronicity
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* In ''Film/NeverLetMeGo'', the kids who play the young version of Cathy, Ruth, and Tommy look eerily like the older actors, particular Creator/KeiraKnightley.

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* In ''Film/NeverLetMeGo'', the kids who play the young version versions of Cathy, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy look eerily like the older actors, particular [[http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Never+Let+Go+Premiere+54th+BFI+London+Film+luwIJsCErmZx.jpg particularly]] Isobel Meikle-Small as a younger Creator/CareyMulligan and Ella Purnell as a younger Creator/KeiraKnightley.
31st Oct '17 12:07:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* Ray Romano and Creator/BradGarrett on ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' could so easily be brothers in real life. It helps that both stand well over six feet tall, Garrett (Robert Barone) exceptionally so. In an episode where Romano plays a younger version of the Barones' father, Frank Barone, in a "flashback" scene, he is exceptionally convincing as a younger version of Peter Boyle, who played Frank.
** Fred Stoller who plays Ray's cousin Gerard looks and sounds like him which was a plot point to the episode where he first appears.
** Subverted with Madylin, Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten, who play Ray and Debra's kids, a group of blondes to Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton's brunette's, which became a joke to the cast.
--->'''Robert/Brad''': Hahaha they still don't look like either of ya!

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* Ray Romano and Creator/BradGarrett on ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' could so easily be brothers in real life. It helps that both stand well over six feet tall, Garrett (Robert Barone) exceptionally so. In an episode where Romano plays a younger version of the Barones' father, Frank Barone, Frank, in a "flashback" scene, he is exceptionally convincing as a younger version of Peter Boyle, who played Frank.
** Fred Stoller Stoller, who plays Ray's cousin Gerard Gerard, looks and sounds like him - which was a plot point to the episode where he first appears.
** Subverted with Madylin, Sullivan Sullivan, and Sawyer Sweeten, the real-life siblings who play Ray and Debra's kids, a group of blondes to Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton's brunette's, brunettes, which became a joke to the cast.
--->'''Robert/Brad''': Hahaha Hahaha, they still don't look like either of ya!



** Also subverted, as while Hyland and Winter don't look that much alike (mostly due to Hyland's darker skin tone), they ''sound'' nearly identical

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** Also subverted, as while Hyland and Winter don't look that much alike (mostly due to Hyland's darker skin tone), they ''sound'' nearly identicalidentical.



* Not only does ''Series/GrowingPains'' Tracey Gold look like she could believably be Kirk Cameron's sister, she looks like Kirk's actual sister, Candace Cameron.

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* Not only does Tracey Gold of ''Series/GrowingPains'' Tracey Gold look like she could believably be Kirk Cameron's sister, she looks like Kirk's actual sister, Candace Cameron.Cameron Bure.



*** Creator/MaisieWilliams (Arya Stark) and Creator/IsaacHempsteadWright (Bran Stark) who play the younger Stark siblings, have very similar facial features particularly high cheekbones, long noses and bushy eyebrows, as well as sharing Madden and Harington's dark hair and pale skin which is acknowledged in-universe as the signature Stark look.

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*** Creator/MaisieWilliams (Arya Stark) and Creator/IsaacHempsteadWright (Bran Stark) Stark), who play the younger Stark siblings, have very similar facial features features, particularly high cheekbones, long noses and bushy eyebrows, as well as sharing Madden and Harington's dark hair and pale skin which is acknowledged in-universe as the signature Stark look.



*** When she finally appears in flashbacks portrayed by Aisling Franciosi, Lyanna Stark bears a striking resemblance to [[spoiler:her son]] Jon Snow. Also, she has facial traits [[http://pm1.narvii.com/6143/ecf4f10095bded37b616cfe6eb03c6a5fe061d76_hq.jpg very reminiscent of Maisie William's]], who in the books is said to be Lyanna's spitting image.
* The casting department on ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' really must be commended. Creator/CillianMurphy, Paul Anderson, and Joe Cole as the three eldest Shelby brothers all share the same blue eyes and jawline, and Anderson in particular is a dead ringer for a younger Tommy Flanagan, who plays their father. Among the ladies, Helen [=McCrory=] and Sophie Rundle could play mother and daughter, not aunt and niece, and they both share similar features with the men of the family. Youngest Shelby brother Finn as played by Alfie Evans-Meese wasn't as close a fit, resemblance-wise, but [[http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/schoolboy-harry-kirtons-delight-peaky-6802957 Harry Kirton]] as the teenaged Finn looks ''exactly'' like Cole.

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*** When she finally appears in flashbacks portrayed by Aisling Franciosi, Ned's sister Lyanna Stark bears a striking resemblance to [[spoiler:her son]] Jon Snow. Also, she has facial traits [[http://pm1.narvii.com/6143/ecf4f10095bded37b616cfe6eb03c6a5fe061d76_hq.jpg very reminiscent of Maisie William's]], who in the books is said to be Lyanna's spitting image.
* The casting department on ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' really must be commended. Creator/CillianMurphy, Paul Anderson, and Joe Cole as the three eldest Shelby brothers all share the same blue eyes and jawline, and Anderson in particular is a dead ringer for a younger Tommy Flanagan, who plays their father. Among the ladies, Helen [=McCrory=] and Sophie Rundle could play mother and daughter, not aunt and niece, and they both share similar features with the men of the family. Youngest Shelby brother Finn as played by Alfie Evans-Meese wasn't as close a fit, resemblance-wise, but [[http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/schoolboy-harry-kirtons-delight-peaky-6802957 Harry Kirton]] as the teenaged teenage Finn looks ''exactly'' like Cole.



** Likewise Finola Hughes plays the girls' mother Patty. She has quite the resemblance to her onscreen youngest daughter Alyssa Milano. Especially when Phoebe has her hair long and light brown.

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** Likewise Meanwhile, Finola Hughes plays the girls' mother Patty. She has quite the resemblance to her onscreen youngest daughter Alyssa Milano. Especially Milano, especially when Phoebe has her Phoebe's hair is long and light brown.



* On the E! series The Royals, Alexandra Park who plays Princess Eleanora looks like she could actually be the daughter of Elizabeth Hurley, who plays the Queen of England.

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* On the E! series The Royals, ''The Royals'', Alexandra Park Park, who plays Princess Eleanora Eleanora, looks like she could actually be the daughter of Elizabeth Hurley, who plays the Queen of England.
14th Oct '17 11:47:18 PM lakingsif
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* A surprising number of fans ''thought'' this was the case for Jared and Simon in ''Film/TheSpiderwickChronicles''. Freddie Highmore plays both but gives them distinct differences in behaviour and voice, as well as noticeably different appearances. When the film was released, cue a large number of message board topics about how they didn't realise they were both played by him. Truly a HeReallyCanAct moment for Highmore.

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* A surprising number of fans ''thought'' this was the case for Jared and Simon in ''Film/TheSpiderwickChronicles''. Freddie Highmore Creator/FreddieHighmore plays both but gives them distinct differences in behaviour and voice, as well as noticeably different appearances. When the film was released, cue a large number of message board topics about how they didn't realise they were both played by him. Truly a HeReallyCanAct moment for Highmore.
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