Oftentimes the aim of video games is to make unforgettable characters; characters that are distinct and recognisable at a glance. And sometimes, said characters just so happen to be celebrity look-alikes. Whether they’re conscious decisions or pure coincidences we will never know, what we do know is that these 6 video game characters are celebrity lookalikes, so if you are looking for a celebrity doppelganger look no further.
Whether they’re conscious decisions or pure coincidences we will never know, what we do know is that these video game characters look like these 5 celebrities, so if you are looking for a celebrity doppelganger look no further.
Wario from the Mario franchise and Gene Shalit
Iconic plumber Mario’s pesky arch-nemesis Wario bears quite a striking resemblance to pun-loving book and film critic Gene Shalit. From the pretty awesome mustache and matching brows to the distinct nose, it’s hard not see Wario as Gen Shalit’s doppelganger.
Gordon Freeman from Half-Life and Hugh Laurie
Give the man who played doctor House a pair of glasses and you’ve got yourself theoretical physicist/badass Half-Life protagonist Gordon Freeman. We have a strong feeling Hugh Laurie could pull off playing the scientist in a Half-Life movie with aplomb, all without saying a single word- if it were to ever happen.
Raven from Tekken and Wesley Snipes
Ninja Raven bears an eerie resemblance to Blade celebrity star Wesley Snipes. It’s easy enough to see the likeness with the ‘Wesley Snipes’ haircut and shades in Blade, but he also resembles Snipes’ character from Demolition Man, which just so happens to be the name of a movie of one Paul Phoenix. Wesley Snipes/Tekken conspiracy?
Ellie from The Last of Us and Ellen Page
As half of The Last of Us’ main duo, to say Ellie goes through a lot in the game would be a huge understatement. The fourteen-year-old heroine is described as “mature beyond her years,” and the same can be said of Hollywood actress Ellen Page, who rose to prominence in 2007’s Juno. They both share mature, thoughtful vibes (and are both tiny!). It’s hard not to see that Ellie is Ellen page’s doppelganger and we would love to see her play in a Last of Us film adaption.
Cybil Bennett and Maria from Silent Hill and Cameron Diaz
What is with Cameron Diaz and Silent Hill? The blonde actress looks like two separate characters from the horror series. The determined cop from the first Silent Hill game could well be a mirror image of a younger Cameron Diaz while the mysterious and cheeky Maria from the second instalment shares a lot of features with an older Cameron Diaz. Maybe the character designers were fans of this Hollywood celebrity superstar and decided that two lookalikes should be included in the video game.
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