Doppelgangers: the game so nice we
played it twice. But there are so many distinctive-looking celebrity chefs out there (or, in some cases, cookpeople) that we couldn’t resist resurrecting the game. In fact, this game could double as the “Dream Cast For Every Chef Biopic, If They Were To Happen.” (Hollywood directors, take note.)
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Ron Paul / Ian McKlellan
Not only do Rep.
Ron Paul (R-TX) and Sir Ian McKlellan look eerily similar, but the latter's most notable characters have parallels to Dr. Paul's career. To wit:
Dr. Paul is like Magneto, the villain in the X-Men series. Why? Because the Republican establishment views Paul as a villain who will ruin their electoral chances.
And then there's Gandalf the Grey from the Lord of the Rings series. Why? Because Paul's dedicated followers view the congressman as their wise, guiding voice.
Joe Biden / Bob Barker
Bob Barker? Yes please!
The Price is Right host Joe Biden? Yes please!
Sarah Palin / Tina Fey
Unless you lived under a rock in 2008, then you know this one and you know it well. It's indelible. Perhaps the most famous politician doppelgänger in all of doppelgänger history.
Jeff Flake / Matthew McConaughey
Jeff Flake (R-AZ) the dorkier, less oily version of no-award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey.
Charlie Crist / David Byrne
The former Florida Governor
Charlie Crist and legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne clearly have silver hair and bushy eyebrows in common. But there's an additional level to their doppelgänger-ness:
In 2010, Byrne sued Crist over the former governor's unauthorized use of Talking Heads classic 1985 "Road to Nowhere" during his failed senatorial campaign.
Paul Ryan / Novak Djokovic
Paul Ryan (R-WI) is widely considered a heartthrob. So is the Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic. The latter looks like the former's younger, more athletic brother. Doppelgängerdom complete.
No word, however, on whether Djokovic has a solution for the federal budget deficit.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz / Carole King
Both have tight curls and similar facial features. But even more eerily: both are outspoken liberals with roots in Queens, New York.
No word, however, on whether Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has the songwriting ability to create dozens of Top 100 Billboard singles.
Rod Blagojevich / Nick Gillespie
We bet that if you switched out the leather jacket-wearing, libertarianism-slingin'
Reason editor Nick Gillespie for the currently jailed former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, the prison warden would not notice.
Also: this doppelgängery is so eerie that in 2008 Gillespie took to the web to hilariously dispel the myth that he is truly the corrupt governor.
Aaron Schock / Neil Patrick Harris
Forget their spookily similar looks, okay? Let's just focus on the fact that many consider Rep.
Aaron Schock (R-IL) to be the "Doogie Howser of Politics," having first been elected to the Illinois House at age 23, and then to U.S. Congress at age 28.
John Boehner / Bob Gunton
Bob Gunton was the warden in Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is the warden of the U.S. Congress.
The difference being that, as far as we know, Boehner is not corrupt like Warden Norton.
This parallel does not work. Sorry, everyone.
Hillary Clinton / Emma Thompson
The picture says it all. Thanks to our sister site
The Jane Dough for this one!