Politicians. Dramatic actors. Broadcast journalists. Musicians. Entrepreneurs.
None of the above are known for having an especially great sense of humor. Fortunately, Mother Nature — and the Internet — have other ideas.
Is there anything funnier (or sillier) than a famous person embracing his or her animal lookalike? We think not. Check out some of the most delightful celebrity-furball doppëlgangers the World Wide Web has to offer.
1. “Kiss” Calf Gene Simmons
ABC News reports that a baby cow named “Genie” has captured hearts across the country with her unique looks. The calf, who was born July 28 at a ranch in Kerrville, Texas, bears an uncanny resemblance to Gene Simmons of the iconic rock band Kiss. Heather Taccetta, whose grandmother owns the ranch, works at nearby Cowboy Steakhouse which has declared the calf its new mascot. The likeness has caused such a ruckus online, even Simmons has retweeted and commented on the news.
2. Joe Biden Puppy
When Joe Biden met … Joe Biden? Netizens went nuts for this adorable photo-op of a 4-month-old golden retriever named after the former vice president posing with his namesake. “As soon as I told him his name was Biden, he started kissing the dog, which is like exactly what I expected Biden would do,” Sydney, the pup’s owner, said.
3. Adam Driver Cat
Eagle-eyed (or shall we say cat-eyed?) Time Inc. editor Marci Robin noticed a striking resemblance between this Monmouth County SPCA kitty and Kylo Ren himself, a.k.a. Star Wars actor (or Girls actor, your choice) Adam Driver. Throngs of fans online concurred; “Adam Driver Cat” became a sensation and was adopted soon thereafter.
4. Nicki Minaj Meets Melon Cat (or Limecat)
We believe this image speaks for itself, but should clarify that the infamous cat meme’s fruit-helmet is neither a melon nor a lime, but is (most likely) a pomelo.
5. John Travolta Dog
Those eyes. That jaw. The ever-amiable grin. This uniquely familiar-faced shelter pup and the Pulp Fiction star share a name, as well as some striking bone structure.
6. Anderson Cooper Cat
Of the stunning white-furred feline, the silver fox himself purred, “It does sort of look like me … I don’t know who you are, or where you’re from, or whether you were heretofore unaware of my steely blue eyes, but you and I have nothing in common. I mean yes, I once peed on the floor, but who hasn’t in Wolf Blitzer’s billiard room?” Oh, Anderson.
7. Samuel L. Jackson Dog
While John Travolta dog opines about Parisian burgers (“They call it a royale with cheese”), Samuel L. Dogson is more likely to let loose a string of righteous, expletive-laced Biblical verses (“There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17…”). All Pulp Fiction references aside, the Reddit community discovered this priceless dog mug back in 2013 and the Internet’s been barking about it ever since.
8. Taylor Lautner Alpaca
Cute and fuzzy, with deep-set brooding eyes and a seductive pout … we’re talking about the alpaca not the Twilight star, duh. You’d have to “twi-hard” to resist this pair of adorable twins.
9. Eliza Dushku Dog
Well, this is a first. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress actually invented this canine comparison herself — and more than 12K fans agreed.
10. David Schwimmer Cat (a.k.a. Ross Geller Cat)
The catty comparison was uncanny. And no, we’re not talking about Schwimmer’s turn as lawyer and celebrity patriarch Robert Kardashian. It started with one simple tweet, but snowballed into a full-on feline celebration of the beloved/beleaguered Friends character.
11. Patrick Stewart Dog
Just when we thought these celebrity doppëlgangers couldn’t get any more adorable, along came this tweet about the pup version of Sir Patrick Stewart. Coincidentally, the iconic actor had recently become a foster parent to a homeless pit bull. Good sport that he is, even Stewart agreed the likeness was spot-on.
12. Nick Offerman Cats a.k.a. Cats That Look Like Ron Swanson
Skip ahead to 1:43 in this Conan interview, where The Parks and Recreation actor admits that all the feline twin attention is “flattering.” Honestly, who wouldn’t want an entire fan-made Tumblr devoted to kitty lookalikes?
13. Steve Buscemi Dog
As it turns out, Ari isn’t the only dog who looks like Steve Buscemi, but she is arguably the most famous. This mutt’s mug launched a thousand articles, and we’re happy to report the once-homeless pup not only achieved fame with her unique face, but also a forever home.
14. Harrison Ford Dog
The origins of this scruffy cutie (we mean the dog, not Han Solo) are a bit sketchy, but his Internet stardom seems to have traveled from Buzzfeed to Twitter and Imgur instead of the other way around. Hmmm. This case may need a little Indiana Jones-style detective work.
15. Richard Branson Dog
You can thank Reddit for not only pointing out the similarity between the Virgin entrepreneur and this fantastic fido, but the beloved fantasy “luck dragon” from The NeverEnding Story as well!
16. William H. Macy Pup
Once again, the front page of Reddit is on the celeb dog twins beat! We really can’t argue with ’em, this fido could definitely be straight out of Fargo.