18 Cases of People Being Mistook for Celebrities


When we see celebrities in real life it's easy to get overwhelmed and star struck, so much so that we start to believe that people who look nothing like celebs are the real deal.

We aren't sure who is worse - the people who mistake random members of the public for celebrities or the people who go along with it and pretend they are famous.

1. Oh hey look, it's 2 Chainz.

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... Nope. This is 2 Chainz. Notice the far more impressive Chainz.

Jeremy Scott - Front Row - MADE Fashion Week Spring 2015

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2. They thought this was Bill Murray

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But this is Bill Murray.

The 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival - Day 1

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3. She should probably stop believing it...

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Because this is actually Childish Gambino

Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2014 - Arrivals

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4. Met Common.

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But that wasn't him. This is.

AFI FEST 2014 Presented By Audi "Selma" First Look - Arrivals

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5.  Met Johnny Depp!

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... Or not.

"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - Candids

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6. Hey look it's Drew Carey...

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But he isn't playing poker.

Premiere Of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's "The Wizard Of Oz" 3D And The Grand Opening Of The New TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

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7. This is Dwight Howard.

Philadelphia 76ers v Houston Rockets

This is not.

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8. They thought they met Ed Sheeran.

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But it was a lie. They were way off anyway.

MTV EMA's 2014 - VIP Arrivals

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9. Having a drink with Gandalf.

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But Gandalf is busy being a celebrity.

"Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

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10. George Clooney... almost.

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This is actually George Clooney.

New York Comic-Con At Javitz Center

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11. He met Jake Gyllenhaal...

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... But this is actually Jake Gyllenhaal

"Constellations" Press Preview

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12. He thought that this was Joseph-Gordon Levitt...

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But this is actually Joseph-Gordon Levitt.

Premiere Of Magnolia Pictures' "White Bird In A Blizzard" - Red Carpet

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13. This is not Macklemore.

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This is.

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

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14. Mike Tyson look-a-like spotted at the club.


He was just an imposter.

The 2014 American Film Market (AFM) - Day 5

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15. Orlando Bloom and Christian Bale

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This is actually Orlando Bloom...

"The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" - World Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

And this is Christian Bale.

EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 - Red Carpet Arrivals

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16. Met Peter Dinklage

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But this is actually Peter Dinklage.

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

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 17. This is not Reese Witherspoon

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This is...

12th Annual Lupus LA Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon - Arrivals

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18. This is an insult to Russell Crowe.

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This is actually him.

Paris Premiere of 'NOAH'

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