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World Cup Stars and Their Hollywood Lookalikes

While watching the world’s biggest sporting event, you know, the one that 3.2 billion people (half of the world’s population) watches, I became obsessed with finding Hollywood counterparts for the star players of the World Cup. So I pitched the story to an editor and she said go for it. After spending hours sourcing photos I then found out the story was killed b/c freaking Mashable published one similar. But I wasn’t willing to say goodbye to my own World Cup soccer star doppelgangers, one of whom Mashable also cited, but hey, I’ve got more so F-it. Here they are, World Cup Stars and their Hollywood lookalikes.

Spain’s Xavi and Robert Downey Jr.

Xavi and Robert Downey Jr

Mexican Coach Miguel Herrera and Meatloaf

Mexico Coach and Meatloaf

France’s Karim Benzema and Shia LaBeouf


Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and John Malkovich

Andrea Pirlo

German Coach Joachim Loew and Kyle MacLachlan

Joachim Loew

Spain’s Xabi Alonso and Jason Bateman


Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder and Aaron Paul


Spanish Coach Vincente del Bosque and Gerard Depardieu as Obélix

Vincente del Bosque

Japan’s Keisuke Honda and Malibu Ken


Germany’s Sami Khedira and Anthony Kiedis


Uruguay’s Luis Suarez & Matt Dillon in There’s Something About Mary

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Brazil’s Marcelo & Lenny Kravitz

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American Coach Jurgen Klinsmann and Harrison Ford

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Brazil’s Neymar & Gael Garcia Bernal

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Uruguay’s Cavanis & A Romance Cover Man

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Arjen Robben & Patrick Stewart

Arjen Robben