Have you ever come across a photo of a modern-day celebrity that looks exactly like a historical figure from a century ago? It’s hard to explain, but it seems like some people have been able to defy time and travel through the ages. While time travel may seem like something out of science fiction, these uncanny resemblances suggest that it might not be so far-fetched after all.
Bored Panda has compiled an incredible collection of photos that feature famous people posing as their historical doppelgängers. From John Travolta dressed as a man from the 1860s to Jay Z chilling in Harlem in 1939, these photos are truly mind-boggling. But the question remains – how is this even possible?
Some skeptics might argue that these resemblances are just coincidences, or that they’re the result of clever photo editing. But when you look at the photos side by side, it’s hard to deny that there’s something strange going on. It’s almost as if these people have been able to travel back in time and live out different eras.
So, if time travel is indeed possible, what does that mean for the rest of us? Could we one day can travel through time and explore different eras of history? It’s certainly an intriguing thought and one that has captivated the imaginations of countless people throughout history.
Whether you believe in time travel or not, there’s no denying the fascination that these photos hold. So, take a look for yourself and cast your vote for the top celebrity time traveler – after all, anything is possible in a world where time travel might just be real.
#1.A photo of my parents’ wedding day in February 1961, with my father resembling Matt Damon.
#2.My great-grandfather bears a striking resemblance to Johnny Depp.
#3.A recreation of how Andy Samberg and Daniel Radcliffe might have looked in the 1970s.
#4.A comparison between Eddie Murphy and a classy-looking man.
#5.A picture of my friend at the age of thirteen, looking identical to Natalie Portman.
#6.My friend’s boyfriend’s great-great-grandmother who resembles Steve Martin in a cross-dressing comedy set in the Victorian era.
#7.My father resembles a vintage version of Dexter played by Michael C. Hall.
#8.A photo of Jay Z and a man in Harlem in 1939.
#9.A picture of my white Jewish grandmother in 1962, who bears a resemblance to Barack Obama.
#10.A comparison between Jennifer Lawrence and Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat (1940-2016).
#11.It turns out that my great aunt looks just like Harry Potter.
#12.A comparison between Michael Jackson and an Egyptian bust.
#13.A Liverpool miner who looks like a mix between Justin Timberlake and Charles Burns.
#14.A comparison between Marxist-Leninist revolutionary leader Mahir Cayan (1946-1972) and Jimmy Fallon.
#15.A painting featuring Pope Gregory IX approving the Vatical Decretals alongside Sylvester Stallone.
#16.My grandmother had a resemblance to Arya Stark in 1936.
#17.A Tennessee man from 1870 resembles Nicolas Cage.
#18.My girlfriend’s great-grandmother looks almost exactly like Mrs. Doubtfire.
#19.My great-great-grandfather looks exactly like Matthew McConaughey.
#20.The Roman emperor Caligula and Jack Gleeson resemble each other.
#21.When your grandfather looks like Hugh Hefner’s brother and your grandmother looks like Taylor Swift.
#22.Sebastián de Morra in a 1645 portrait bears a resemblance to Peter Dinklage.
#23.A band in Manchester in the 1940s saw someone who looked like Daniel Radcliffe.
#24.A man from the 1860s looks similar to John Travolta.
#25.Bruce Willis and Field Marshal Douglas MacArthur of the Philippine Army, an American five-star general, resemble each other.
#26.A Bedouin woman from the 1900s looks like Elijah Wood.
#27.A young man who is the uncle of my friend bears a striking resemblance to Dave Franco.
#28.Barent Fabritius’s painting of a young man looks like Michael Jackson.
#29.Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg bears a resemblance to Nicolas Cage.
#30.Conan O’Brien and Marshall H. Twitchell (a Union Army soldier) look alike.
#31.Zora Neale Hurston (an African-American author) and Queen Latifah have a similar appearance.
#32.Lee J. Cobb (an actor who lived from 1911 to 1976) and Jason Segel share a resemblance.
#33.Mark Zuckerberg has a resemblance to Philip IV, who was a King of Spain who lived from 1605-1665.
#34.Eminem looks like Severus Alexander, a Roman Emperor who lived from 208-235.
#35.Matthew Perry and John C. Breckinridge, who was the youngest-ever vice president of the United States, have a similar appearance.