Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone famous?
Unfortunately for me, I got compared to Bob Saget growing up. Nothing against the father on Full House, but he's not exactly someone who anyone wants to get compared to. Maybe I do have something against him.
Many people have that same feeling, while others are happy to have their own celebrity or athlete they look like.
But this isn't about you. This is about athletes and celebrities that look alike.
Here's a look at the ultimate doppelganger list, listing 25 athletes who look like celebrities. Or is it 25 celebrities that look like athletes?
Either way, here's the list.
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There is a striking resemblance between the Miami Heat star and one of the greatest jazz musicians ever.
Cole had hits like Unforgettable, Mona Lisa and If I May.
Bosh is taking to some of Cole's songs lately.
There was L-O-V-E when he and LeBron James joined Dwyane Wade in Miami in 2010. There was That Sunday, That Summer in which Bosh and the Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals.
Then, At Last, Bosh and the Heat returned to the finals in 2012 and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games.
You can't script this stuff.
Discount double check and Ryan from The Office would make a great set of twins, if only they were related.
B.J. Novak is known mostly for his role as Ryan on the hit TV show The Office, while Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl title in 2011.
Ryan was cast aside in the early seasons of The Office, playing the role of an intern, as he learned from one of the best in the business (Michael Scott).
Rodgers went down the same path as he was cast aside in the 2004 NFL Draft and drafted by the Packers. He was then forced to sit behind the best in the business (Brett Favre).
However, both stories took a turn for the better, with Rodgers eventually taking over the team and winning the Super Bowl. Ryan similarly rose to the top of Dunder Mifflin to become one of the youngest executives in company history.
Sadly, Ryan would lose his job due to his excessive partying habits and lack of quality in his work.
If Rodgers isn't careful, his anger toward others celebrating his touchdown dance in State Farm commercials could lead him down that same path.
It's scary how much these guys look alike.
If I wouldn't have know better, I would think these guys were twins. But, they're not.
Both Chris and Shannon Brown are relatively young in their career fields.
Chris is a singer/songwriter/dancer, but is known more for his issues with Rihanna. Shannon is a guard with the Phoenix Suns known mostly for playing a backup role to Kobe Bryant, while with the Los Angeles Lakers.
As to what they'll make out of their careers, it's still too early to tell.
Everyone knows how Wanderlei Silva got his big nose, but how did Donatella Versace get hers?
Silva is one of the best in the mixed-martial arts world, while Versace is the brother of Gianni Versace, who was murdered in 1997.
If you take the hair off Versace, you would almost have a spitting image of Silva.
And it all starts with that nose.
There's something about John Elway and Gary Busey that looks very similar.
Is it their seemingly perfect part to their hair? No, that can't be it. What about their smile? No, but I think I'm getting closer.
Elway is known for being one of the greatest comeback quarterbacks in NFL history, while Busey is known for his roles in films like Rookie of the Year, Lethal Weapon, and The Buddy Holly Story.
Neither has learned how to make good decisions.
Busey is a father again, with his son being born in 2010. Busey's age at the time of his birth...66.
Although Elway will be credited with bringing Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos, some of his other decisions are very questionable. Demaryius Thomas as a first-round pick—really?
For this slide, I'm going with the Gene Hackman from Enemy of the State when he played Edward Lyle.
Hackman was a no-nonsense kind of guy, who liked anonymity. When it was time to get down to business, he did so, blowing up his own place in the movie because Will Smith's character "made a phone call."
Joe Maddon is the same way with the Tampa Bay Rays. He'd rather not be in the spotlight, instead wanting it focused on his players. But when it's time for the blood to boil, that vein can really come out of his head.
I honestly believe you could switch the roles of these two people and they would succeed in the other role.
Could you imagine Hackman arguing balls and strikes? Or how about Maddon blowing up something?
That would be pure entertainment.
Michael Cera is best known for the films Superbad and Juno.
Chad Pennington was an NFL quarterback who retired in 2012.
What do the pair have in common? That curly hair and the boyish looks that will never go away.
This pair will go down as the ones that will get carded well into their 50s.
This photo recently came up on Facebook.
Did Will Ferrell know something about the Lakers coaching search that nobody else knew?
How else can you explain him dressing up to look like Mike D'Antoni just days before the Lakers hired him to replace Mike Brown?
To quote the great Jackie Moon from Semi-Pro, "Nothing in the rulebook that says you can't play drunk." For a few of those players (Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant), that might sound good with their age and D'Antoni's love of running up and down the floor.
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When comparing Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Cuban, you wonder if alcohol is involved in some way.
Obviously it is for Phoenix, as evidenced in his interview on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Cuban is mainly because of the way he conducts himself during a Dallas Mavericks' game. Which fans are the typical ones jumping up and down uncontrollably thinking every call should go their team's way? Yeah, I'd have to say the ones that are a little inebriated.
Hmm...what does Cuban do at games?
I rest my case.
For these two, it's all about the haircut.
The Atlanta Hawks Kyle Korver and actor Ashton Kutcher have the type of haircut that just screams at middle-aged men, "don't you wish your hairline came this far up?"
Kutcher was the host of Punk'd, which is something Korver had to think was happening to him when the Chicago Bulls traded him to the Hawks.
It's simply cruel for a player to go from a team that has a legitimate shot at going to the NBA Finals to a team that can only dream of doing so.
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Tom Brady and Matt Damon have their moments when they look like each other.
But the mere fact that both have women ogling over them not only makes other men sick, it also makes many wish they were them.
Who wouldn't want to be a Super Bowl-winning quarterback or a Hollywood actor who's made hundreds of millions of dollars in his career?
Don't forget Brady plays less than a half hour from where Damon grew up in Cambridge, Mass.
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The Hooters plug is just too easy, with Dan Marino being a spokesperson for the chain restaurant and David Hasselhoff being around...well, you know from his days on Baywatch.
The pair have a small resemblance with each other, mainly with a hairline that seems perfectly set on not receding.
Omar Epps and Mike Tomlin are another pair that look like long-lost brothers.
As you see their mannerisms, both are very laid back, but can get intense when they need to be.
Dr. Eric Foreman (Epps), in the television show House, is good at what he does, which is why he was handpicked to be a part of Dr. Gregory House's team.
Tomlin is one of the best at what he does, winning a Super Bowl in his second season as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
This is probably one of the most referenced look-alikes out there, but it still has to be mentioned.
Robert Horry was one of the best clutch shooters during his time in the NBA. Will Smith was and is one of the best actors in Hollywood.
The resemblance between the two is strikingly similar.
Both were clutch in their roles: Horry with the ball in playoff situations and Smith in the film Independence Day where he helped save the world from aliens.
Now that's a pair I can definitely get behind.
Who wouldn't want to be compared to Bud Bundy?
Yeah, me neither.
Hedo Turkoglu looks the part, but he outdistances Bundy by a lot.
While Bundy has about as much game as his father, Al, Turkoglu has a lot of game and then some. His ability to be deadly from the three-point line forces teams to know where he is at all times.
The only reason women want to know where Bundy is at all times is so they could avoid him.
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When looking at the picture, you could literally switch their clothes and not tell which is which.
Homer Bailey and Batman look very similar, but they also have one very alike trait—when they're on their game, opponents better beware.
Bailey threw a no-hitter on Sept. 28, stifling the Pittsburgh Pirates. Throughout his career, he's had flashes of greatness similar to that.
Batman is always on top of his game. When the commissioner shines the light into the Gotham sky, Batman's opponents better watch out.
If they weren't from different countries, I'd swear Ricky Rubio and Ringo Starr were father and son.
The hair and the mustache are very similar, covering up a boyish face underneath.
Similarly, backup roles are what each are accustomed to: Starr as the drummer for "The Beatles" and Rubio as the point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves,behind double-double machine Kevin Love.
Rubio has trouble getting out of the shadow of Love, while Starr was always overshadowed by Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
When it comes to Rubio, Hello, Goodbye isn't just a famous Beatles' song. It is also what he's saying to opponents as he's stealing the ball from them.
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There's nothing witty to say about the looks of Gabby Douglas and Gabrielle Union.
Both have infectious smiles and are a joy to watch in any arena they're performing.
Union seriously looks like Douglas' older sister. And with all the cheerleading stunts she performed in Bring It On, she could seriously give Douglas a run for her money.
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So, I know both Jayson Werth and Edge are athletes, but their looks and abilities are basically the same.
We finally saw some attitude from him on the field when he hit a walk-off home run in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
Then there's Edge, who has had an attitude ever since he stepped foot inside World Wrestling Entertainment's squared-circle.
From the Brood, to the Ministry of Darkness, to his solo career in the WWE, Edge had a nasty side to him that made fans hate him.
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All you need is Renee Zellweger next to Rick Carlisle and Jim Carrey, and we could redo Me, Myself and Irene. Now that's something people would go see at the box office.
Well, maybe not. One time was plenty for most movie lovers.
Still, if you shave all of Carrey's hair off, you have Carlisle. If you put a wig on Carlisle, you have Carrey.
Who knows, if Carlisle loses his job in the NBA, he could be Carrey's body double. That's got to pay some decent money, wouldn't you think?
Michael Rapaport and Brian Scalabrine not only look like each other, but both don't look like they belong in the arena they're in. Nothing against either, but how they've lasted as long as they have is mind-boggling.
Rapaport's filmography is nothing special. Neither is Scalabrine's stats in the NBA.
Scalabrine is retired now. Maybe Rapaport will follow.
It's all about the hair in this one.
When I see Anderson Varejao's hair, the only person (rather character) I think about is Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons.
Both can have an angry side to them, although Varejao is likely a little more happy with LeBron James out of town. Now, when someone doesn't get back on defense, no coach will give a star on the Cleveland Cavaliers a pass.
That's got to make anyone happier.
Pau Gasol just has to grow out his hair and beard a little more to look exactly like the Geico Caveman.
Both look like they need a good shave and both have had their feelings hurt over the last few years.
The Caveman had his feelings hurt by Brian Orakpo, who got him "on the field" by decking him out in a cheerleading uniform. Gasol's feelings were hurt when the Lakers tried to trade him last year for Chris Paul.
Both, however, have gotten over those hurt feelings. The Caveman continues to buddy up with Orakpo in commercials, while Gasol is playing friendly with the Lakers, especially now that Dwight Howard and Steve Nash are in town.
Anthony Davis has put a trademark on the unibrow. But didn't he steal it from Bert of Sesame Street?
Bert's unibrow is clearly defined with no space in between. Davis' unibrow actually has a small space in the middle, although its hard to notice from afar.
Where these two differ is in their personalities.
Bert is boring and grumpy, while Davis has no problem showing his excitement for the game he plays. There's nothing boring about a Davis block that goes into the second row of seats.
Daisy May Moses and Lou Holtz not only look alike, but both can be senile at times.
Daisy May, known for her role in The Beverly Hillbillies, is set in her ways and doesn't want to leave the backwoods for "Californy," as she likes to call it.
Moses totes her gun and isn't afraid to use it.
Holtz was a great college coach, but as an analyst for ESPN, most fans sit in front of their TVs wondering what's wrong with him.
While age no doubt has something to do with his mannerisms on air, Holtz is starting to look more senile than Granny.
Maybe there's something behind those looks that brings out the crazy in someone.