After seeing Leonardo DiCaprio’s haircut in Inception which looked all to familiar to Christopher Nolan’s iconic ‘do, it seemed fitting to investigate other notable director and star look-a-likes. It took a recent Entertainment Weekly cover of Robert Downey Jr. with a slicked back looking Jew-fro that couldn’t be ignored in comparison to Jon Favreau’s to finally make this a post. Here are some of the notable look-a-like director and star combos. Can you thing of any more!?
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton
Projects together: Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands
Look the most alike in: Edward Scissorhands
Woody Allen and Larry David
Films together: Whatever Works
Look the most alike in: Whatever Works
Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr.
Projects together: Iron Man 2, Iron Man
Look the most alike in: Iron Man 2
Francois Truffaut and Jean Pierre Leaud
Projects together: The 400 Blows, Antione and Colette, Love at Twenty, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, Two English Kisses, The American Night, Love on the Run
Look the most alike in: The American Night
Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio
Projects together: Inception
Look most alike in: Inception
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro
Projects together: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, New York New York, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino
Look most alike in: Casino
Nancy Meyers and Diane Keaton
Projects together: Something’s Gotta Give
Look most alike in: Something’s Gotta Give
haha! great feature – the Truffaut one just looks like two pictures of the same guy put together
Thanks for the comment and the Hit List submission as well! Glad you like it. I know, once I saw The 400 Blows and looked up Truffaut and Leaud’s other stuff and was shocked at the resemblance.
Sometimes I think this is intentional, just to say that this is kind of an autobiographical take at some points in the film. Mostly with Whatever Works.
Yeah, I definitely agree. I would also wonder if it is ever the case that directors ever envision themselves in their film while they are imagining it.
I think Steven Spielberg and Richard Dreyfus looked alike when they worked together http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/1673535/Hulton-Archive
Oh, I totally agree. I can’t believe I missed out on that. http://hilobrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/lucas_speilberg.jpg That’s a great one, thanks!
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