Sometimes it seems like some celebrities have been around for an age. Some may have been around for several ages…
First collected by humour website urlesque, the collection of modern-day actors, TV hosts and inventors bear a shocking likeness to some classic paintings that are hundreds of years old.
Actor Jack Black might be best-known from appearing in Hollywood films like School of Rock and Gulliver’s Travels. He bears a striking resemblance to a 1768 painting of American Revolution hero Paul Revere, who famously warned US troops that British forces were approaching ahead of a crucial battle.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may not be short of cash but a 1623 portrait of King Philip IV of Spain shows he’s always open to the idea of topping up his earnings by making appearances at historical re-enactments.
Keanu Reeves is known for taking a wide-range of acting roles. And his amazing likeness to French actor Paul Mounet, as captured in this 1875 portrait, suggests there might be a long tradition of acting in his heritage.
The oldest likeness in this collection belongs to actor Joaquin Phoenix, who received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his turn as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line. But his smoldering stare is instantly recognizable in Italian artist Franciabigio’s 1509 Portrait Of A Young Man.
US telly host John Stewart looks a lot less clean-cut than usual in this Nineteenth Century Russian painting by Ilya Repin. He looks swamped in paper work.