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12 Celebrities Shared Their Funniest ‘Mistaken Identity’ Experiences

People said that each of us has a doppelgänger (someone who looks like us) somewhere in the world. And Hollywood is full of celebrity doppelgängers, some of whom are oddly alike. To the point that we completely mistake actor Ian Somerhalder the son of actor Rob Lowe. Or some of us have thought that Amy Adams played Henley Reeves in “Now You See Me” because she and Isla Fisher look very similar. So it’s not surprising that fans and even other celebrities have mistaken them.

Here are 12 stars who had some funny experiences when being confused for other celebrities. Take Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood as an example. In an interview, Radcliffe said that he wrote on a fan photo of Wood “I am not Elijah Wood, [signed] Daniel Radcliffe”. And Wood said that he had “on multiple occasions been applauded for my bravery on stage in Equus” because people mistook him for Daniel Radcliffe.

Scroll down to discover more hilarious “mistaken identity” stories.

#1 Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood

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For a 2021 Empire magazine joint interview, Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood talked about their funny mistaken identity stories. Radcliffe said of a time when a fan handed him a photo of Wood to sign and he wrote, “I am not Elijah Wood, [signed] Daniel Radcliffe.” And Wood told: “on multiple occasions been applauded for my bravery on stage in Equus.” (Radcliffe had a nude scene in Peter Shaffer’s play)

#2 Isla Fisher and Amy Adams

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Isla Fisher recalled Lady Gaga mistook Isla Fisher for Amy Adams. “The crowds parted, and there was Lady Gaga, and she’s heading right towards me. And she says, “Thank you, your performance in American Hustle, Amy,…”

#3 Logan Marshall-Green and Tom Hardy

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Logan Marshall-Green is frequently confused with Tom Hardy and in an interview with Elle magazine, Marshall-Green said: “I’d be honored to be in the same sentence as Tom Hardy.”

#4 Ian Somerhalder and Rob Lowe

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Ian Somerhalder and Rob Lowe are thought to have a secret relationship because they are really alike. Ian Somerhalder told a funny story about his wife with Rob Lowe:

“He walked up to my wife…and said, “This is what you’re going to be looking at in 15 years.” And he was so sweet and respectful about it.”

#5 Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard

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In an interview with the Associated Press, actress Jessica Chastain said that everyone thinks she and actress Bryce Dallas Howard are one. Chastain recounted walking past Ron Howard (Bryce Dallas Howard’s father) at an Apple Store once. Ron Howard’s friend said, “I think I just saw Bryce.”

#6 Rupert Grint and Ed Sheeran

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Actor Rupert Grint said that he’s often mistaken for singer Ed Sheeran: “It’s kind of 50/50 now… If someone stops me, it could go either way. I could be Ed or I could be me.”

#7 Theo James and James Franco

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British actor Theo James said that a photographer wanted to follow actor James Franco but pursued him (Theo James). He asked the photographer “why are you filming me?” And the photographer stopped because he realized he was wrong people.

#8 Sarah Hyland and Mila Kunis

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Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland is often mixed up with actress Mila Kunis. Hyland told on The Meredith Vieira Show that Kunis has sometimes pretended to be her (Hyland) to feel like she was young.

#9 Helen Hunt and Jodie Foster

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Helen Hunt posted a photo of a Starbucks drink with the name “Jody” written on it on Twitter. She wrote in the tweet:

“Ordered my drink [at] Starbucks. Asked the barista if she wanted my name. She winked and said, “We gotcha.” #JodieFoster ”

#10 Allen Leech and Niall Horan

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Irish actor Allen Leech joked that singer Niall Horan could play his brother for the next franchise of “Downton Abbey”. Allen Leech and Niall Horan are frequently mistaken for each other.

#11 Sir Ben Kingsley and Sir Patrick Stewart

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The famous actor Sir Ben Kingsley told that people often think he is equally actor Sir Patrick Stewart. One young fan was apparently disappointed when Kingsley revealed he wasn’t Star Trek. “I was at the Royal Shakespeare Company sitting in the audience, and a girl who was maybe 11 came up to me and said, “I love you in Star Trek.” Ben Kingsley said.

#12 Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg

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Actor Matt Damon and look-alike fellow actor Mark Wahlberg have an agreement that “whenever we get mistaken for each other, we have to be very polite. Can’t give the other a bad name.”