16 Celebrities Who Prove Time Travel Is Actually Possible

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These celebrities and their doppelgängers from years past are shocking! So is it time travel, reincarnation, or just pure coincidence?

Look at the pictures below and decide for yourself...

16. Queen Latifah

Rapper, actress, and talk show host Dana Elaine Owens - aka Queen Latifah - is a dead (no pun intended) ringer for prolific author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. 

Queen Latifah was born only a decade after Zora Neale Hurston died in 1960, which makes the similarities even more interesting.

15. Jimmy Fallon

Comedian Jimmy Fallon finds himself  resembling Turkish politician and revolutionary Mahir Çayan.

Their careers could not be more different, even if they do look like long lost brothers!

14. Jennifer Lawrence

American actress Jennifer Lawrence has a twin in Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat, who is still alive today.

 

13. Orlando Bloom

English actor looks almost exactly like Nicolae Grigorescu, who died in 1907. 

Grigorescu is a 19th century Romanian painter, so a love of the European arts another thing the 2 men have in common besides their uncanny looks.
 

12. Jay Z

Sean Carter aka Jay Z is a proud New Yorker, hailing from Brooklyn.

Perhaps this unknown man from Harlem in 1939 is a distant relative of Mr.Carter... How cool would that be?!
 

11. Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal is a 21st century replica of Rose Wilder Lane.

Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, was an American journalist, novelist, and a founding mother of the American libertarian movement.

10. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is a lover of all things French, so it is a bit funny that he looks just like German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer when they were both younger.

9. Halle Berry

Halle Berry looks so much like actress Dorthy Dandridge, that she starred as her in the HBO Movie 'Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,' which she also produced.

8. Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage is made up of many strange facts, but having an unknown doppelgänger from the Civil War may be the most unusual!

7. Justin Timberlake

Entertainer extraordinaire Justin Timberlake has the misfortune to look exactly like this anonymous old-timey criminal. At least the criminal is wearing his "Suit and Tie"!

6. Michael Jackson

There is a famous idiom that says, "The Clothes Make the Man," but in this case of Michael Jackson and an anonymous painted person, it is more apt to say,"The Hat Makes the Man."

5. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio, the heartthrob of teenage girls throughout the 1990s, is actually a woman from the 1960s.

Judy Zipper, a woman who appears in a yearbook from the 60s, shares a crazy resemblance to the American actor we all know and love today. Hilarious. 

4. Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has a very unlikely twin from the past— a king of Spain!

His royal twin is Philip IV of Spain, the King of Spain, who ruled during the infamous Thirty Years' War.

 

3. Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin once had political aspirations, and it is no wonder! He could be the twin of Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States.  

Perhaps they are long-lost relatives? Stranger things have happened!

2. Sylvester Stallone

Everyone knows American actor Sylvester Stallone, but his doppelgänger may surprise you! 

It is Italian Pope Gregory IX, who was born around 1145, and founded the Papal Inquisition! His picture comes from a 1511 fesco in a room at the Vatican. 
 

1. Peter Dinklage

'Game of Thrones' superstar Peter Dinklage may have been Sebastián de Morra, a dwarf and jester at the court of Philip IV of Spain, in a past life.

Sebastián de Morra was immortalized in Spanish painter Diego Velazquez's portrait of him from around 1645, more than 300 years before Dinklage was born.

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