You never forget when a person stops to tell you, “Hey, you look like so-and-so, you know, that actor from that thing?” The weird surge of pride and flattery that rushes over you makes you feel just as powerful as the rich and famous. Well, sorta. You carry that resemblance like a badge of honor in the back of your mind, waiting for people to notice, that you too are special. These babies are the few, the chosen — the ones that look like celebrities. Before they’re old enough to hold a spoon by themselves, these young people have been touched by opportunity. Someone in their lives marked them as a famous person doppelganger, and from here on out, their parents can see nothing but dollar signs and potential.
1. Eric Stonestreet
Eric Stonestreet, meet baby Eric Stonestreet. When your little one resembles Cameron Tucker from Modern Family this much, then it’s a smart move to lean right into it. We’d bet on the fact that this little guy’s wardrobe is filled with wall-to-wall paisley button-downs and plaid patterns. Let’s just hope he doesn’t grow up to resemble Stonestreet’s cartoon character in The Secret Life Of Pets. For those not familiar with the movie — his animated role is one of the hairiest dogs around.
2. John Legend
We’ll let the music icon’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, have the final comment on this matter. As she tweeted, “For the LAST TIME, JOHN looks like a baby so A LOT OF BABIES LOOK LIKE HIM. STOP SENDING ME JOHN BABIES.” Although this little Legend surely has to win some kind of medal for being the cutest lookalike the Teigen-Legend family has ever been sent.
3. Prince George
Prince George, is that you? Someone give Queen Liz a ring, we’ve found the perfect body double for her grandson. Based on this young man’s enthusiasm, he’d love nothing more than a few moments in the spotlight posing as Prince George. Someone better tell him that it’s not all corgis and cream teas — there are a lot of rules a royal kid has to follow.
4. Nathan Lane
So, you’ve got the eyebrow arches and the ruddy contented face down, but how are the song and dance numbers coming along, kiddo? Judging by the drool and missing front teeth, we’re going to guess the voice of The Lion King’s Timon isn’t going to be too nervous about someone stealing his place. In fact, Nathan Lane would probably let out his musical honking laugh in the face of this baby trying to snatch his Broadway crown.
5. Andy Richter
One day this chubby-cheeked drooler will find his carrot-topped pale partner in crime. On that day, Andy Richter and Conan O’Brien will wake up in a cold sweat with the knowledge that younger cuter versions are on the way to replace them. Only time will tell as to whether the replacements will be able to match O’Brien and Richter’s ultimate bromance.
6. Sir Ian McKellan
How are you supposed to feel as a parent when you look down at your bundle of joy and realize that your darling baby looks just like a wise old wizard? Mom and Dad picked the name Kyle, though now they’re leaning towards something more like Gandalf. You can’t deny it — this child is the spitting image of British actor Sir Ian McKellan.
7. Guy Fieri
Before you say his parents are forcing him into it — apparently, this tot picked out these rockin’ sunglasses all on his own. After watching one episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, he spiked his hair and flipped his shades to the back of his head, taking one step closer to becoming Guy Fieri. Now for the ultimate question — who wore it best?
8. Vin Diesel
At a glance, Vin Diesel and his itty-bitty double could be the same person. The only way to tell these tough guys apart is to put them both behind the wheel of a car. Whichever one drives like a wild animal with a Mountain Dew IV drip is the real deal. The other is one bad baby.
9. Corey Feldman
Who cloned Corey Feldman? This smoldering child could re-film all of Corey’s classic movies, like The Goonies and The Lost Boys for a fraction of the price. We’d probably advise giving Friday the 13th Part – IV: The Final Chapter a miss to avoid scarring mini Corey for life. On second thought, judging by the pose, he might be an even bigger diva than the man himself.
10. Amy Schumer
She might be in her 40s, but Amy Schumer is just one of those people who’s been blessed with a naturally cherubic face. According to science, in a lineup of blonde baby girls, statistically, 80% would bear a similarity to her rascally cheeky grin. Still, none of them would be as identical to the comedian as this little cutie.
11. Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito’s doppelgänger gives even the real deal a run for his money. If you’ve ever wondered what Devito would’ve looked like as a tiny little babe, then wonder no more. This pint-sized cutie with a super-sized grin strikes a seriously strong resemblance to America’s favorite actor under two meters. We’d actually bet that the adult version of Danny is only a touch bigger.
12. Chris Farley
If this little girl ends up living in a van down by the river, she’ll never hear the end of it. This picture of the child that looks like the reincarnation of comic powerhouse Chris Farley has surfaced online several times. And yet, the longer you look, the better it gets. Farley, you’ve got competition.
13. Simon Pegg
Not every little one on this list is an identical match for their celebrity counterpart. For this Simon Pegg-looking babe, it comes down to the details, though. And more specifically, the distinctive head shape and signature grin. Pencil in a strawberry-blonde mustache and you’ll be looking at the fresh face of the Cornetto Trilogy reboot.
14. Patton Oswalt
As the Cher classic goes, “If I could turn back time,” we’d run straight to the Oswalt house in 1969 with this little baby in hand to do a side-by-side comparison with the infant version of Patton. We’re telling you, it’s just like a mirror image! C’mon, you can’t argue when the pair look this similar even with Oswalt in his 50s.
15. Wallace Shawn
The fact that the baby on the left isn’t Wallace Shawn is completely inconceivable! Either that, or witchcraft. You might remember his classic character Vizzini in The Princess Bride or perhaps you can pick out that distinctive whine of Rex from Toy Story. No? Well, now you can remember him from his convincing role-playing as this infant.
16. Alex Rodriguez
The eyes, the closely-trimmed locks, that lovable grin — this kid is the spitting image of A-rod. As soon as the child is strong enough, put a bat in his hand and toss a ball in his general direction. Then you’ll know for certain if his likeness to baseball king Alex Rodriguez is more than just skin deep.
17. Adam DeVine
Don’t get confused — this is not a before and after shot. If you came across this photo in any other context, you’d bet your bottom dollar this was a school portrait of the young funny man Adam DeVine. No one raided the DeVine family’s photo album, though, this little boy is just a dead ringer for the Pitch Perfect star.
18. Ted Cruz
Imagine waiting for the doctor to hand you your newborn baby for the first time. There’s anticipation in the air, and you can barely contain yourself as you wait to finally set eyes on their tiny face. But then, the doctor delivers grave news — your child is Ted Cruz. A staggering blow, though these parents handled it like champs.
19. Ed Sheeran
By now, the familiar face of this ginger-haired little girl has circulated to the furthest reaches of the internet. No matter how many times you look, it’s still, frankly, mesmerizing. Even without the trademark hair color, it’s uncanny just how much she looks like the British singer-songwriter. Can she wield a guitar, though? That is the real question.
20. Gordon Ramsey
This baby really nailed his Gordon Ramsey impression when it came to the details — they’re even sporting chef whites! Though when he made his mom cry over her embarrassing baby food attempt, he knew he’d embodied his hero a little too closely. If we were any one of these stars, we’d be royally freaked out by the younger generations that could be their clones. But what’s worse? Stumbling across an old-timey photograph of yourself and seeing a face that’s hauntingly similar to your own staring back at you. And unluckily for these stars, they all have paralyzingly spooky doppelgängers from days gone by. They’re probably still shivering over it. Take a look…