Time travel is a topic that is widely talked about. The topic is filled with conspiracy theories and myths but many prolific scientists claim that it is possible. While it might be possible theoretically, we are still yet to achieve such a feat in real-life. Although we haven’t invented the technology to transfer matter through time, every now and then we come across images of our favorite celebrities who look strikingly similar to figures who lived decades or even centuries before they were born. We have collected 12 such images of your favorite celebs who have an uncanny similarity with someone from the past; making us believe that time travel is in fact possible.
12. Keanu Reeves and Paul Mounet.
We are all familiar with Keanu Reeves. The Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician was born on September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. His first name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian. Paul Mounet was a French actor who was born on October 5, 1847, in Bergerac, France. The two look strikingly similar to one another.
11. Jennifer Lawrence and Zubaida Tharwat.
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence, American actress, was born on August 15, 1990. She was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. Zubaida Tharwat on the other hand was an Egyptian film, stage and television actress who was born on June 15, 1940, in Alexandria, Egypt. She died on December 13, 2016, due to cancer related complications.
10. Nicolas Cage and a man from Tennessee.
Nicolas Kim Coppola, professionally known as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor, director and producer who was born on January 7, 1964. The man on the right side is a soldier who served in the Civil War.
9. Liam Neeson and Fidel Castro.
Liam John Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland who was born on June 7, 1952. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was born on August 13, 1926, in Birán, Cuba.
Fun Fact: Liam Neeson used to be a teacher but got fired for punching a 15 year old boy when he pulled a knife out in class.
8. Peter Dinklage and Sebastián de Morra.
Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor and film producer. He is popularly known for his astounding role as Lord Tyrion Lannister – a dwarf who uses his wit and intellect to overcome the prejudice he faces – on the popular series Game of Thrones. Sebastián de Morra, was a court dwarf and jester at the court of Philip IV of Spain. The portrait of Sebastián de Morra was painted by Diego Velázquez around 1645.
7. Justin Timberlake and an old-time criminal in a mug shot
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer who was born (January 31, 1981) and raised in Tennessee. He uncannily resembles this old-time criminal in a mug shot whose whereabouts are unknown.
6. Kathy Bates and William Taft.
Kathleen Doyle Bates, an American actress and director began her career on the stage in 1983. She was born on June 28, 1948, in Memphis, TN. William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States who was born on September 15, 1857. Taft was also the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, making him the only person to have held both offices.
5. Bruce Willis and WW2 general Douglas MacArthur.
Walter Bruce Willis, American actor, producer and singer, made his way onto TV during the 1980’s. Born on March 19, 1955, in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, the actor is known for his famous role as John McClane in the Mystery/Thriller movie, Die Hard. Douglas MacArthur, an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock, AR. During the 1930’s, he was the Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
4. Hugh Grant and Oscar Wilde.
Hugh John Mungo, better known as Hugh Grant, is an English actor and film producer, who was born on September 9, 1960, in London, United Kingdom. Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright who became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890’s.
3. Orlando Bloom and Nicolae Grigorescu.
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom, an English actor, was born on January 13, 1977, in Canterbury, United Kingdom. He is known for his popular role as Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Nicolae Grigorescu, born on May 15, 1838, in Potlogi, Romania, was one of the founders of modern Romanian painting.
2. Jack Gleeson and Caligula.
Jack Gleeson is an Irish actor was born on May 20, 1992, in Cork, Republic of Ireland. He is known for his portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO series, Game of Thrones. While most of us hate the character for taking Ned Stark’s life (and for treating other Stark family members in the worst way imaginable), we can all agree that Gleeson portrayed the character to its full potential. Caligula was a Roman emperor, the son of Germanicus, a popular Roman general. His full name was Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, and was born on August 31, 12 AD, in Anzio, Italy.
1. Johnny Depp and the great grandfather of a Reddit user.
John Christopher Depp II, an American actor, producer, and musician, is known for his many roles. Born on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, KY, Depp is famously known as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Fun Fact: Johnny Depp’s daughter nearly died from an E.Coli infection and had an extended hospital stay. In order to thank the hospital for taking care of her, Depp dressed up as Jack Sparrow and read stories to kids for four hours.
The man on the right is the great grandfather of a Reddit user who realized the similarity between the two and shared the images on the platform.
What do you think of these images? Are they mere coincidences or are our beloved celebs truly time travelers? Let us know through the comments section.