18 World Cup Soccer Stars Who Look Exactly Like Celebrities
With the 2014 World Cup nearly a week underway in Brazil, the American sports world has quickly been introduced to a new crop of international superstars. We couldn't help but notice that a bunch of these soccer players -- or footballers as they're known around the world -- look strangely familiar. Here are 18 people on the World Cup stage who have their very own celebrity doppelgangers:
David Luiz of Brazil and Sideshow Bob of "The Simpsons."
Mesut Ozil of Germany and silent film actor Buster Keaton.
Pavel Mogilevets of Russia and the Sprint Framily Plan kid.
Robin Van Persie of the Netherlands and actor Ben Affleck.
Angel di Maria of Argentina and German-language author Franz Kafka.
Aron Jóhannsson of the U.S. and a young Kevin Bacon.
Diego Lugano of Uruguay and actor Simon Baker, of "The Mentalist."
Uruguay striker Diego Forlan and actor Bradley Cooper.
Chris Wondolowski of the U.S. and singer Enrique Iglesias.
Croatian manager Niko Kovac and actor Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Italian maestro Andrea Pirlo and Sandor Clegane, the Hound, from "Game of Thrones."
English goalkeeper Joe Hart and "Dawson's Creek" star James Van Der Beek.
French striker Karim Benzema and actor Shia LeBeouf.
Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium and Prince Harry.
Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi and Adam Young of the band Owl City.
U.S. midfielder Kyle Beckerman and College Liberal meme girl.
Omar Gonzalez of the U.S. and actor Adam Driver.
Sami Khedira of Germany and comedian/actor Sacha Baron Cohen.