30+ Celebrities That Look Exactly Like Cartoon Characters

When you were growing up, did you get excited to watch cartoons after school or on Saturday mornings? There were so many different cartoons to watch from The Jetsons to the many classic Disney movies. Have you ever wondered what your favorite character would look like as a real person? It is hard to picture, but we found these celebrities who are doppelgangers of popular cartoon characters. Continue reading to see which celebrity looks like an iconic cartoon.

1. Butthead and Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is a suave British actor who is known for his roles as Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Strange, and Prince Hamlet. Even his name sounds classy compared to his cartoon doppelganger.

When you put them side by side, Cumberbatch does look like the crass cartoon character, Butthead from the MTV series Beavis and Butthead. Now that you have seen this, you won’t be able to look at Benedict Cumberbatch the same way again.

2. Lois Griffin and Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson will always be recognized for her role as Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files. Her character was smart, sensible, and sometimes kooky. Those characteristics also apply to Lois Griffin from Family Guy​.

They share more than just characteristics. Anderson and Lois Griffin also have similar red bobs and face shapes.

3. Prince Charming and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The animators at Dreamworks must have modeled Prince Charming after Nikolaj Coster Waldau because they look identical. If you don’t know Nikolaj, he played Jamie Lannister on Game of Thrones. His character was handsome but vicious with parent issues.

Did someone say parent issues? In Shrek, Prince Charming can’t seem to get away from his over-controlling mother. Not only are these two twins, but they also deal with similar life issues.

4. Belle and Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is a beautiful human who looks like a princess. She also played a princess in The Princess Diaries. Her brunette hair and doe eyes give her the resemblance of Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

In addition to their similar looks, Hathaway also shares a geeky quality that reminds us of Belle. They even make similar facial expressions.

5. Jafar and Snoop Dog

While Jafar is an evil and manipulative villain, Snoop Dog is known for being chill and laid back. Despite their different characteristics, they definitely share a physical resemblance.

Can you imagine Snoop Dogg playing Jafar? That would make for a completely different movie.

6. Rapunzel and Amanda Seyfried

“I’m a princess…duh!” Many of us know Amanda Seyfried as the funny dumb blonde, Karen in Mean Girls. Since then, her acting career has grown incredibly. Although she wasn’t the voice for Rapunzel, she does look like her.

Rapunzel and Seyfried share the same hair color and cheekbones. The resemblance is uncanny.

7. Melman and David Schwimmer

This one makes sense because David Schwimmer was the voice of Melman in the Madagascar movies. All the characters in the film were animated to act and move like their voice actors.

Although the character was purposely inspired by Schwimmer, Melman does share that goofy and aloof physicality.

8. Russell and Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez played Manny Delgado in the ABC sitcom Modern Family. His character was a funny child much like Russel from Up.

Russel’s can-do attitude made everyone fall in love with him, and now he can be brought to life through Rodriguez.

9. Tinkerbell and Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams is known for her roles as dark brooding characters unlike her doppelganger Tinkerbell.

Tinkerbell is the sassy sidekick for Peter Pan, and she shares a resemblance to Williams with her short blonde hair and fair skin.

10. Princess Jasmine and Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian and Princess Jasmine have many things in common. They both live in large homes with lavish lifestyles. They also share a resemblance with their dark black hair and tanned skin.

Not only do they share lifestyles and looks, Kim even dressed up as Jasmin for Halloween a few times.

11. Chuckie Finster and Ed Sheeran

Rugrats was hands down one of the best cartoons of the ’90s and early 2000s. Besides Tommy, Chuckie was one of the most loved characters, and everyone wondered if he would grow out of his worrisome ways as he got older.

We saw him as a teen on All Grown Up, and now we know what he would look like as an adult. Ed Sheeran shares the ginger hair and glasses with Chuckie. It is possible Ed Sheeran is the real-life Chuckie.

12. Lola Bunny and Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer shot to fame when she portrayed Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones. Lola Bunny was the sassy and athletic character in the classic movie, Space Jam.

These two have never been compared, but when you put them together, you can see the resemblance. Coincidentally, when Space Jam came out, it was the same year that Game of Thrones had its first installment, and Dormer’s character was mentioned.

13. Mother Gothel and Lisa Edelstein

Mother Gotherl from Tangled was charming and quick-witted, yet devious. She would use the magical powers of Rapunzel’s hair to keep her self young and healthy.

Mother Gothel’s use of magic is somewhat like a doctor because much like her celebrity look-alike Lisa Edelstein who is known for her role as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House.

14. He-Man and Tom Brady

Prince Adam turns himself into He-Man when he pulls out his sword of power. He has a strong jawline and large muscles just like football star, Tom Brady.

He-Man and Tom Brady are powerful men who make being strong look easy. They have an air of confidence, but we prefer Brady’s haircut.

15. Jack Frost and Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson plays King Joffrey in Game of Thrones, and his character is an icy blonde with fair skin and a devious personality. He bears a resemblance to Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians.

Unlike King Joffrey’s evil attitude, Jack Frost learns to become a hero and use his bad tendencies for good. You can’t deny that they look eerily alike.

16. Anna and Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen is best known for her role as Scarlet Witch in the Avengers movies, and being Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s younger sister.

Olsen looks like the beautiful Princess Anna with her bright eyes and light brown hair. Although Kristen Bell voices Anna in the movies, we think that Olsen could be cast as Anna for the Broadway adaptation of Frozen​.

17. Roger Klotz and Macklemore

Roger Klotz started out as the bully and villain in the ’90s cartoon, Doug. The show revealed all the struggles that teenagers fave in an original way. They even showed the complex home issues that Roger Klotz dealt with.

Although they don’t share similar characteristics, they do have similar haircuts and styles. Just imagine Macklemore with yellow skin and neon orange hair, and they could be twins.

18. Ned Flanders and Gary Oldman

Ned Flanders is a classic Simpsons character and well-loved by fans of the show. With his famous mustache, glasses, and demeanor, he does look like Gary Oldman.

Gary Oldman donned this Flanders style mustache for The Dark Knight. Many fans were able to see the resemblance, and they were thrilled to see what a beloved character would look like as a real person.

19. Ralph and John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly voices Ralph in the movie Wreck-it Ralph. The character was based on the actor, much like David Schwimmer’s character in Madagascar.

Although Ralph is a physically large character unlike Reilly, side-by-side, you can see that they share similar features.

20. Peter Griffin and Michael Moore

This one comparison that is undeniable. Family Guy’s Peter Griffin and award-winning director Michael Moore are twins.

Moore’s glasses, short hair, and chin are the same as Griffin’s. Although, we can’t imagine Peter Griffin achieving the same things that Michael Moore has with his incredible docuseries.

21. Aladdin and Zayn Malik

Although Zayn Malik did not get to play Aladdin in the live-action adaptation, he would have been an excellent choice to play the character.

He can sing, and he has the dashing good looks like Aladdin. He has stolen the hearts of girls around the world, and people would love to see him as this Disney prince.

22. Carl Fredrickson and Martin Scorsese

Although actor Spencer Tracy inspired the character inspiration for Carl Fredrickson in Up, Carl also looks like the incredible director Martin Scorsese.

With his thick black glasses, silvery grey hair, and square jawline, Scorsese is the same as Carl.

23. Snow White and Katy Perry

In 1937, Snow White was introduced as the first Disney Princess. Her beauty was based on the standards of the time. Flash forward 80 years, and Katy Perry is the real-life Snow White.

Her black hair and fair skin are just like Snow White’s. With beauty standards continually changing, it seems like some looks are timeless.

24. Hiccup Haddock and Andrew Garfield

Hiccup Haddock is a character that everyone could root for in How to Train Your Dragon. He wanted to show everyone that dragons could be loved and trusted.

His open-minded idea was inspiring, and he became a role model. Children loved the animated character, and they can now look up to Andre Garfield, who looks just like him.

25. Esmerelda and Tyra Banks

When the Disney animators drew Esmerelda, they must have had Tyra Banks on their minds because she is the spitting image of her.

Esmerelda might have even smized at different points in the movie. Smizing is Tyra’s signature skill.

26. Pinocchio and Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer became famous when he played Kurt Hummel on Glee. He played a real boy but looked like the adorable wooden puppet Pinocchio.

If Pinocchio ever got turned into a real boy for good, he would probably grow up to look like Chris Colfer.

27. Milhouse and Josh Saviano

Milhouse Van Houten is the nerdy boy from The Simpsons with a kind heart and good intentions. Now close your eyes and picture Josh Saviano in The Wonder Years with yellow skin and blue hair.

They are both nerds who are usually on the receiving end of the jokes. Can’t you see the likeness between them?

28. Mumble and Elijah Wood

Remember the adorable dancing penguin named Mumble in Happy Feet. His big blue eyes and furry coat are not human-like, but oddly enough, he does look like Elijah Wood, who voiced the character.

The animators used Wood’s blue eyes and facial features to bring the penguin to life.

29. Flynn Rider and Jake Gyllenhaal

Besides their looks, Flynn Rider and Jake Gyllenhaal have something in common; They are both major heartthrobs.

They can make women swoon, although Gyllenhaal probably wouldn’t lie and steal like Flynn Rider.

30. Vector Perkins and Simon Helberg

In Despicable Me, Vector Perkins is a geeky, odd man with a unique sense of style. His bowl cut and tracksuits make for an interesting look.

In The Big Bang Theory, Howard Wolowitz is all those things. He is known for his funky style as well. He also sports a similar bowl cut, making them doppelgangers.

31. Shaggy Rogers and Haley Joel Osment

Remember Haley Joel Osment from The Six Sense? Since his childhood acting days, he has grown up and turned into Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.

He rocks the same messy hair and chin scruff like Shaggy. Osment’s worried smile also looks like he is about to walk into one of the haunted houses.

32. Kristoff and Cody Simpson

Many people fell in love with the character of Kristoff from Frozen. People even wished he was a real person because of how handsome and charming he was. Now we can see what he would look like as a real person.

Australian musician Cody Simpson makes people swoon with his surfer style and fantastic voice. He is the perfect doppelganger for the Disney character.

33. Homer Simpson and Paul Giamatti

Ok, we know that Paul Giamatti does not have bright yellow skin, but if Homer Simpson was colored with a normal skin-tone, he would be the replica of Giamatti.

Giamatti also shares the same silly sense of humor as Simpson. They are both icons, and now people will remember them as look-alikes.

34. Oscar and Will Smith

In Shark Tale, Will Smith is the voice actor for Oscar. Like many other examples on our list, the voice actor usually inspires the look and movement of the character.

The fish was created to look like Smith, and you can see the incredible results.

35. Lion-O and Carrot Top

Who remembers the classic cartoon, ThunderCats, and their fearless leader Lion-O. His fiery orange mane looks like Carrot Top’s bright red hair could have inspired it.

If Carrot Top had played Lion-O, the character would have been less stoic and more fun.

36. Mr. Spacely and Danny Devito

Danny Devito, in Matilda, is a mean and deceiving used car salesman who enjoys money and power. His short stature and thin mustache are similar to Mr. Cosmo Spacely from The Jetsons.

Whenever Mr. Spacely gets mad, he reminds us of Danny Devito’s character. If there were ever a live-action version of The Jetsons, Danny Devito would be the best choice to play Spacely.

37. Mulan and Jamie Chung

In 1998, Disney released Mulan. It was a refreshingly feminist and different movie for Disney with a character that represented Asian women for the first time.

Actress Jamie Chung looks just like Mulan, although she was not cast to play her in the 2020 live-action adaptation of the movie.

38. Hans and Sam Claflin

Unlike Kristoff, Hans was not as likable. He turned out to be a horrible villain in the end, and he made everyone hate him.

Actor Sam Clafin is not evil or a villain, but he does share a resemblance to Hans. If the made it into a live-action movie, Calif would be the perfect person to play Hans based on looks.

39. Luanne Platter and Jennifer Lawrence

The ’90s cartoon King of the Hill brought us the expert mechanic and logical character Luanne. People loved this airhead character, and the more you look at her, the more you can see Jennifer Lawrence.

Lawrence is an amazing actress who has played a variety of roles and has even won an Oscar for her performance. Maybe she will star in a movie playing a character like Luanne because of their resemblance.

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