Examining the photos in this slideshow can make one wonder, how could such phenomenal similarities be possible? Who can explain these amazing genetic sharings; a biologist, spiritualist, or perhaps an existentialist?
Some of the faces in the slideshow are readily recognizable; others may require some explanation. A bit of history on each person in the slideshow photos may prove quite interesting. Click on the green button in the article to see all 14 celebrity look alikes.
President Millard Fillmore & Alec Baldwin (Photo #1)
Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853). He is consistently included in the bottom 10 of historical rankings of Presidents of the United States
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. He is the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers.
President Andrew Jackson – John Kerry (Photo #2)
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). Based in frontier Tennessee, historians acknowledge his protection of popular democracy and individual liberty for American citizens, but criticize his support for slavery and his role in Indian removal.
John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943 in Aurora, Colorado) Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. Kerry was the candidate of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election but lost to George W. Bush.
Dule Hill - Wallace Thurman (Photo #3)
Karim Dulé Hill (born May 3, 1975, in East Brunswick, New Jersey) is an American actor and tap dancer. Although born in New Jersey, both of Dule’s parents are from Jamaica. Dule is best known for his roles as personal presidential aide (body man) Charlie Young on the NBC drama television series, "The West Wing".
Wallace Henry Thurman (1902–1934); Wallace was born on August 16, 1902 in Salt Lake City, Utah; he was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. Wallace also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life (1929), which explores discrimination within the black community based on skin color, with lighter skin being more highly valued.
Che Guevara – George Clooney (PHOTO #4)
Che Guevara was born Ernesto Guevara on May 14, 1928 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. He was executed on October 9, 1967 (aged 39) in La Higuera, Vallegrande, Bolivia. Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution. As a young medical student, Guevara traveled throughout South America and was moved by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed.His burgeoning desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States.
George Clooney George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. Interesting bit of information on Clooney’s ancestry, his maternal four times great-grandmother, Mary Ann Sparrow, was the half-sister of Nancy Hanks (Nancy Hanks was the mother of President Abraham Lincoln).
King Philip IV of Spain – Mark Zuckerberg (PHOTO #5)
King Philip IV of Spain Born April 8, 1605 –September 17, 1665) was King of Spain (as Philip IV in Castille and Philip III in Aragon) and Portugal as Philip III ( Portuguese: Filipe III). He ascended the thrones in 1621 and reigned in Spain until his death and in Portugal until 1640. Philip is remembered for his patronage of the arts, including such artists as Diego Velázquez, and his rule over Spain during the challenging period of the Thirty Years' War.
Mark Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984, in White Plains, NY) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. . As of April 2013, Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. and his personal wealth, as of February 2014, is estimated to be US$ 31.6 billion. His one-dollar salary puts him in the elite group of $1 CEOs. Zuckerberg was raised Jewish, had his bar mitzvah when he turned 13, and has since described himself as an atheist.
Betty Shabazz – Serena Williams (PHOTO #6)
Betty Shabazz (Born May 28, 1934 – June 23, 1997), born Betty Dean Sanders and also known as Betty X, was an American educator and civil rights advocate. She was the wife of Malcolm X. Shabazz grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where her foster parents largely sheltered her from racism. She attended the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, where she had her first encounters with racism. Unhappy with the situation in Alabama, she moved to New York City, where she became a nurse. It was in New York that she met Malcolm X and, in 1956, joined the Nation of Islam.The couple married in 1958; in 1965, Shabazz witnessed the assassination of her husband, Malcolm X. Following the arrest of her daughter Qubilah for allegedly conspiring to murder Louis Farrakhan, Shabazz took in her young grandson Malcolm. He set a fire in her apartment that caused severe burns to Shabazz. Shabazz died three weeks later as a result of her injuries.
Serena Williams (Born September 26, 1981, in Saginaw, Michigan) is an American professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 1 in women's singles tennis. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and regained this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013, becoming the oldest world no. 1 player in WTA's history. Williams and sister Venus are both Jehovah's Witnesses. When the children were young, the family moved to Compton, California, where Serena started playing tennis at the age of four. Her father home-schooled Serena and her sister Venus and to this day, Serena Williams was and remains coached by both her parents. Williams' family moved from Compton to West Palm Beach when she was nine so that she could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci.
Henry Ward Beecher – Jon Stewart (PHOTO #7)
Henry Ward Beecher (Born in Litchfield, Connecticut June 24, 1813 – Died March 8, 1887, in Brooklyn, New York) was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery trial. Henry Ward Beecher was the son of Lyman Beecher, a Calvinist minister who became one of the best-known evangelists of his age. Several of his brothers and sisters became well-known educators and activists, most notably Harriet Beecher Stowe, who achieved worldwide fame with her abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Beecher's long career in the public spotlight led biographer Debby Applegate to call him "The Most Famous Man in America"
Jon Stewart (Born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962, in New York City) is an American political satirist, writer, director, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. He is the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program that airs on Comedy Central. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but branched into television when he became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim, resulting in his sixteen Emmy Awards.
David Ben-Gurion – John Leguizamo (PHOTO #8)
David Ben-Gurion Born David Grün in Plonsk, Congress Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire; (16 October 1886 – 1 December 1973). In 1912, he moved to Istanbul to study law at Istanbul University, and adopted the Hebrew name Ben-Gurion, after the medieval historian Joseph ben Gorion. David was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel. On 14 May 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which he had helped to write.
John Leguizamo (Born July 22, 1964, in Bogotá, Colombia) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, producer and screenwriter. He later credited growing up as one of the first Latino children in his Jackson Heights neighborhood as formative in his acting ability: "It was tough. There were lots of fights. I would walk through a park and be attacked, and I had to defend myself all the time. But this helped me to become funny so that I wouldn’t get hit."
Jackie Robinson - Derek Luke (PHOTO #9)
Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (Born in Cairo, Georgia January 31, 1919 – died in Stamford, Connecticut on October 24, 1972) was an American baseball player who became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. As the first major league team to play a black man since the 1880s, the Dodgers ended racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro Leagues for six decades.
Derek Luke (Born April 24, 1974, in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American Actor: the son of Marjorie Dixon, a pianist, and Maurice Luke, a former actor from Georgetown, Guyana. He won the Independent Spirit Award for his big-screen debut performance in the 2002 film Antwone Fisher, directed and produced by Denzel Washington.
George S. Patton – Donald Trump (PHOTO #10)
George S. Patton Born November 11, 1885, in San Gabriel, California; died December 21, 1945 (aged 60) in Heidelberg, Germany. Patton was a General in the United States Army, best known for his command of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army, in European Theater of World War II. Born to a privileged family with an extensive military background, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute, and later the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He participated in the 1912 Olympic Modern Pentathlon, and was instrumental in designing the M1913 "Patton Saber". Patton fought in 10 battles, held 12 commands and received 18 awards; no children or marriages.
Donald Trump (Born June 14, 1946, in Queen, New York); is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author, and considered one of best known real estate entrepreneurs in the United States. Trump is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity who was No. 17 on the 2011 Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
George Washington – Michael Douglas (PHOTO #11)
George Washington (Born in Colonial Virginia February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) Washington was born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia; his wealthy planter family owned tobacco plantations and slaves. Following the deaths of his father and older brother, Washington became a surveyor and soldier. During the Revolutionary War, Washington became the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, later he became one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. And finally he was the first President of the United States (1789–1797).
Michael Douglas (Born September 25, 1944, in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Academy Awards—as producer of 1975's Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, and an Emmy Award in 2013 for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra.
Gustav Mahler - Stephen Colbert (PHOTO #12)
Gustav Mahler (Born 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late- Romatic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. A Jew, he was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then the Austrian Empire, now Kaliště in the Czech Republic. The Mahler family came from eastern Bohemia and were of humble circumstances; the composer's grandmother had been a street pedlar. The Mahler family belonged to a German-speaking minority among Bohemians, and was also Jewish. From this background the future composer developed early on a permanent sense of exile, "always an intruder, never welcomed". Mahler acquired a reputation through scandals about him and every young woman who aspired to sing in opera, and was by nature moody and authoritarian. However, in 1902, he married Alma Schindler, the stepdaughter of painter Carl Moll.
Stephen Colbert (Born in Washington, D.C., May 13, 1964) is an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits.
Nicki Minaj - Colorful Poodle (PHOTO #13)
Injecting a little humor in this and the following images, however; these two are the only look alikes that require no explanation.
Ian Dowie - Sloth (PHOTO #15)
Ian Dowie (Born January 9, 1965) is an English-born Northern Irish football manager, former professional footballer and sports television pundit. As a player he was a striker from 1983 until 2001, notably in the Premier League for Southampton. Dowie now works as a commentator for Sky Sports News.
is one of Fullmetal Alchemist characters; a large, muscular, dim-witted man who believes everything to be pointless and tiresome. Despite his lazy nature, he is very strong physically, and is the fastest of the homunculi.