These People Thought They Met A Celeb & Were Sadly Mistaken

There is something about spotting one of your favorite celebrities while out and about. Having seen them on your television screens at some point in the past, to them now gracing you with their presence while passing you on the street, the moment becomes quite surreal. With social media being all the rage, merely spotting a celebrity is not enough. Of course, you have to ask for a picture and post it online. This is exactly what these people did. When we’re talking of big names such as Morgan Freeman, Ed Sheeran, and Johnny Depp, then we can only just shake our head in dismay at these peoples’ errors.


It seems that all you need is the facial hair, the nose and the claw to be mistaken as Wolverine.


However, the man in this picture is definitely not Hugh Jackman, but rather a guy taking advantage of the mistaken identity.

Johnny Depp

To mistake a man with long hair and glasses for Jonny Depp is not too surprising and, if we’re going to go by his persona as Jack Sparrow, then looking as though he’s had a drink is not too surprising either.


However, just because this man was also rocking the necklace on a night out, he is definitely not Johnny Depp, nor would the extremely famous actor need to be accept hot dogs from random girls on the street.


While this guy does resemble the famous rapper, upon closer inspection, it is clear that this is, in fact, not Drake.


Since most girls would probably swoon at the idea of meeting the “Hotline Bling” rapper, it is perhaps with a little-blurred vision that these girls were doing just that… just with the wrong person. We’re sure this guy gets this a lot, however, since his resemblance to Drake is pretty uncanny.


No doubt this guy posing to be Bono has in fact gone out of his way to having people mistake him for the singer. After all, there is no other reason to wear those glasses and go with the gelled back hair for your everyday look.


Either way, he managed to fool this store worker that he was, in fact, U2’s front singer Bono, and the worker sure looks like his day was made from this moment.

Jake Gyllenhaal

One can appreciate the excitement over seeing a celebrity, and this guy can’t deny his happiness over meeting Jake Gyllenhaal. However, it is kind of worrying to think how excited he is while also getting it so wrong with this celeb spotting!


He really cannot be much of a Gyllenhaal fan if he thinks this guy is the real deal, after all, the hair is a clear give away on this one. Meanwhile, the two men looked like they were having a great time.

Chris Pratt

At the time, he must have been so happy. Upon realizing his mistake, J.J. could fully appreciate his error of thinking he met Chris Pratt by posting the evidence online.


While J.J. looks as though he was most concerned for the picture evidence at the time, the fake Chris Pratt, who looks nothing like Chris Pratt, looks very confused by the matter and was probably thinking ‘this guy has got it so wrong.’ He would sure be right if so!


This one is more understandable. Since Pitbull likes to often hide behind a pair of shades, it’s hard to differentiate the singer from just another bald man rocking similar style sunglasses.


Whether he has chosen to do this because he’s been told he holds a similar resemblance purely to his choice of style, or it’s a common style found amongst men, it doesn’t really matter. Judging by the look on his face, it seems he was very pleased to accept the picture offer with this young lady.

Bruno Mars

This girl must seriously not know who Bruno Mars is, considering this guy she has taken a photograph with and posted to be the famous singer, looks absolutely nothing like him.


While this guy does have a nice smile and thick black hair, he does not resemble the singer in any way and is probably just going along with it for the sake of a picture. Wonder if the girl has come across the “Uptown Funk” video and figured it out yet.


Usher may have sung “U Got It Bad” but now he should be telling this lady ‘U Got It Wrong,’ because the guy posing in the photograph is for sure not the singer himself.


Perhaps he also had a good voice and convinced her otherwise, but if we’re going on looks, it’s hard to see how Usher comes to mind. We’re assuming that since a nice, pretty lady asked for a picture and the flattered guy had no choice but to accept.


The fact this girl starts her social media post with “I’m not big on rap” makes this post even more hilarious because clearly, she has absolutely no idea.


Then to misspell the rapper’s name as ‘Maklemore’ leaves us even more perplexed by what her intentions were by posting this shot. Clearly, she is not a big Macklemore fan, and posing with someone who looks nothing like the rapper, means she was probably just doing it for the Facebook likes.

David Schwimmer

With Friends being one of the most popular sitcoms in the history of TV series, it is hard to find anyone who is not aware of the leading six actors from the show.


However, many mistook David Schwimmer, famous for playing Ross Geller on the show for ten years, for a thief in Blackpool, England, who was caught on CCTV stealing beers. After the Blackpool police released footage of the man in question, many were quick to highlight his striking resemblance to the famous Hollywood actor.

Bill Murray

These guys and all their friends are proving that you can, in fact, be too young to know exactly who Bill Murray is.


Since they have just taken a photo with a man who looks over the age of 50 and has started to lose his hair, it proves that these youngsters have no idea who the actor is. They’ve sure set out to do what they wished, however, by telling their friends to “be jealous.” However, there is no jealousy from this side, just pure enjoyment.

Dwight Howard

These girls were honest when they admitted they had no idea who the star was when they spotted him out and about.


When the guy told them to look him up after their photo, he was probably getting a real kick out of it knowing he was not the real Dwight Howard. Best part? The real Dwight Howard commented on the post to let the girls know the truth that it could not have been him since he was playing a game at the time.

Barack Obama

If anyone believes they will meet the President of the United States unexpectedly without any Secret Service Agents around, then they are sure to be mistaken.


This guy obviously didn’t think so much about that when he believed he was meeting former President Barack Obama… in a fast food joint. Right… there really are no words for this one, since this is clearly a man in a suit just waiting to get his burger and fries for lunch.

Mike Tyson

So, we see the tattoo, and we get the comparison being made to former boxer Mike Tyson. While we hope this guy has not also bitten someone else’s ear off, nor has his own pet tiger, we do not see any other way this guy could have been mistaken for Tyson.


Perhaps these ladies are not such big boxing fans and got a glimpse of the star and his tattoo in The Hangover film, and just assumed this must be him.

Drew Carey

Those who are unfamiliar with comedian Drew Carey may be fooled by this photograph of a man playing poker. Not us though, we know better than to think that this could, in fact, be Carey.


So, sorry to burst your celebrity spotting bubble, but you were not playing poker with Drew Carey but, rather, just a man wearing glasses. There is nothing else even to show how this could have been the famous comedian.

Russell Crowe

“The night I met Russell Crowe at Applebees” will one day turn to “The night I met a random dude in Applebees and took a picture with him,” because that is exactly what this gentleman did.


While Crowe may not be one to grace a smile for the cameras on a good day, does not mean that this man’s grimace should be mistaken for the famous actor. The grimace could be just because he was not interested in this picture happening, and, why should he have been?

Morgan Freeman

Of course, Morgan Freeman is a Hollywood legend that anyone would have the privilege of meeting such a man. So, rightfully so, these girls thought they were in this fortunate position and made sure to capture the moment.


Meanwhile, they obviously cannot know much about Morgan Freeman since this is not the actor himself. While the resemblance may be there, true Morgan Freeman fans, or just most people who have seen his films, would know the difference.

Reese Witherspoon

There is no denying that Reese Witherspoon is a beautiful woman who doesn’t seem to age. However, there is a clear distinction between her and this girl, since this girl looks like she can be no older than in her 20’s.


Since Reese has an 18-year-old daughter, we are certain she is a bit older than 20-something. So, perhaps it would have worked better if this girl was mistaken for Reese’s daughter, and clone, Ava, but the eyebrow piercing is a dead giveaway.

Orlando Bloom And Christian Bale

Orlando Bloom and Christian Bale are certainly kind to the eyes, but that is the only similarity to the two guys in this photograph.


Although they seem pleased to pose with their “fan,” the two men on the ends of the photo are obviously neither of the two actors they are believed to be. Perhaps when Christian Bale was sporting a long beard, he could have had some resemblance to this bearded man but, then again, no.

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson may have quite the unusual look, but just because this man has long, black hair and white make-up on, does not mean he is the singer in question.


Little did this guy posting the photograph know, because he even tagged Marilyn Manson in his Facebook upload. Marilyn must have got so excited when he saw that Facebook notification that he was tagged in a picture, only to be then left disappointed by the error.

Seth Rogan

These guys may have thought they met Seth Rogan at a party, but they were sorely mistaken. Perhaps they were convinced by his curly locks, however, this guy barely looks like the real Rogan.

Given that it was a party, it’s fair that the crowd determined that it was Seth through their beer goggles. If you squint, make it does look a little like Rogan, but overall, this guy just looks like a nerd with possibly curly hair.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt may not be that tall, but he looks nothing like the man in the picture. If you’ve seen any of his movies, you know that this looks nothing like the amiable Joe.

Again, given that it seems like they’re in a bar together, being drunk may have had something to do with the confusion. Fake Joe doesn’t seem as excited by this photo as many of our other fake celebrities, but we’re guessing this fan was so insistent, he gave up trying to protest.

Hugh Laurie

The doctor is not in the house. This one fan may have thought he was meeting the man behind the ever popular, Dr. Gregory House, but sadly he was mistaken.

Though the man certainly has few features in common with Hugh Laurie, it’s not quite enough to have mistaken him for the actor. We also have to wonder if this man heard his fake Hugh speak. Quite often, fans don’t realize that Hugh Laurie is actually English, not American like his character.

George R.R. Martin

Maybe it was the beard, but then again, maybe it was the hat. It could even have been the combination of the two that tricked this guy into thinking he’d just met the author of the series, A Song of Ice and Fire, on which Game of Thrones is based.

If you’ve seen pictures of George R. R. Martin before, however, you’d know his beard his far longer and he’s usually seen wearing suspenders. This man is definitely not George.

Tina Fey

We’re not sure if Emily’s dad has ever seen Tina Fey before, because this woman barely looks like her. Brown hair and glasses aren’t exactly the most distinctive physical descriptors either.

There may be a little something of Tina in the woman’s smile, but expressions aren’t everything. It was a nice try, but he really missed the mark on this one. Clearly, though, the fake Tina was flattered by the confusion. We wonder if she gets the comparison often.

George W. Bush

How this man thought he was actually meeting President Bush is beyond us. The setting may have been the first clue, though it’s hard to tell from the picture where they really were.

Other than the hair color, this man looks nothing like George W. Bush (or his father for that matter). If anything, he looks something like a cross between Bush and Joe Biden. In that case, this interaction could have gone either way, though he still wasn’t a former President or Vice President.

Tom Cruise

We think these guys may have forgotten that it wasn’t the 1980s anymore. Given that they clearly took this on a smart phone, and that they specified it was the Top Gun sequel, it’s odd that they forgotten Tom Cruise should look about 30 years older than this guy does.

He may have been an extra or a stunt double for the film, but even with the sunglasses on, there’s no way he could have passed for Tom Cruise.

Seth Rogan

These guys may have thought they met Seth Rogan at a party, but they were sorely mistaken. Perhaps they were convinced by his curly locks, however, this guy barely looks like the real Rogan.

Given that it was a party, it’s fair that the crowd determined that it was Seth through their beer goggles. If you squint, make it does look a little like Rogan, but overall, this guy just looks like a nerd with possibly curly hair.

Peter Dinklage

As Cersei herself discovers in Game of Thrones not every little person in the world in Tyrion. The same goes for these girls who thought they met Peter Dinklage in a bar.

While there may be some similar characteristics outside of simply being around the same height, this guy looks absolutely nothing like Dinklage. Clearly, the stranger was pleased with the association, given that he bought the girls drinks and was more than happy to take a picture with them.

Matthew McConaughey

Club lighting certainly does something to visual perception, but this guy was really off the mark with his wanna-be Matthew McConaughey. The only resemblance to be found is possibly in the shape of this guy’s face.

Otherwise, we’re really not sure why this guy thought he was really meeting Matt. It never helps when the celebrity fakers go along with the photos. McConaughey has such a strong Texas drawl, however, that it’s hard to fake being him unless you’re also from Texas.

Hulk Hogan

This guy clearly needs to learn that not everyone with a bleached  blonde handlebar mustache is Hulk Hogan. Even if the style of clothing is similar enough, on top of the similar facial hair, it’s pretty clear that this isn’t really Hogan.

While there are some celebrities that do surprise you by their lack of height, oftentimes, those who get mistaken for celebrities don’t even come close to being the right size. At least this old man seems to have gotten his kicks in for the day.

Rod Stewart

The hair might be similar, but there are plenty of clues that point to this guy not being Rod Stewart. For starters, why would a serious rocker like Rod be in such a commercial bar?

It’s one thing for celebs to have a famous dive somewhere, but there’s usually something particularly dingy about those places. The venue is far too average, aside from the fact that this guy otherwise doesn’t really look that much like Rod. Better luck next time, bro.

Bret Michaels

Well, this guy may not really be Bret Michaels, but he certainly seems to be enjoying the attention he’s getting from these girls. Clearly, he was working the association for all it’s worth.

On top of mugging for the camera with them, he was also doling out the autographs in some less than orthodox places. These girls didn’t seem to notice even after the fact that they were going crazy over some random blonde guy wearing a bandana.

Owen Wilson

Depending on where this marathon took place, it might not be totally unheard of for a celebrity to have shown up to give it a go, however, that certainly wasn’t the case here.

This guy is probably twenty years too young to be Owen Wilson, first of all, and second of all, the resemblance ends right past the blonde hair and slightly knobby nose. Fake Owen doesn’t seem too bothered, though clearly meeting a sweaty fanboy was less exciting than being mistaken by a cute girl.


Poor girl, she was so excited to meet and idol, only she didn’t realize her mistake. This woman might be tall enough to be Rihanna, and may have a similar complexion, but it’s definitely not the pop star.

From what we’ve seen, Rihanna is extremely open and generous with her fans, so we have no doubt that she would have been happy to take a picture with this exceptionally giddy young woman. That is, if this really were Rihanna in the first place.

Leonardo DiCaprio

The beard might be similar, but that’s where it ends with this mistaken celebrity. Anyone familiar with Leonardo DiCaprio would know that he’s aged significantly in the last 20 years, both literally and physically.

This guy does not look like he’s a day over 27, unlike the 40+ year old DiCaprio. Not only that, this might be grown man Leo’s sort of look, but he looked nothing like this 20 years ago. At least it made this kid’s day, even if it wasn’t the real thing.

Steven Tyler

It seems to be a common theme that most fans who think they’ve met a celebrity don’t realize just how old the person they’re meeting is supposed to be.

We’re not sure if Steven Tyler ever looked this young, but even the long shaggy hair doesn’t sit quite right. Not to mention, this guy looks a little too masculine to be the semi-androgynous Steven Tyler. If his looks weren’t enough of a giveaway, his style is also far too clean cut to be the rocker.

Hugh Hefner

It might be every young guy’s dream to be Hugh Hefner, but if they can’t quite become the next adult magazine mogul, the next best thing would be to meet him.

Unfortunately for this ecstatic young man, the grumpy grandpa in the glittery jacket is definitely not Hugh. Even if you think this is Hugh’s style, or you can’t tell your old people apart, the jacket looks a little too off the rack for Hugh’s high brow tastes.

George Clooney

As one of the most attractive men on the planet, there must have been some real excitement when these guys saw a disheveled looking George Clooney and couldn’t believe they would be getting drunk with the A-List celebrity.


To be fair, they have a fair point. The man in this picture does have an uncanny resemblance to the Ocean’s Eleven star, but the odds of finding George Clooney hanging out and getting drunk before a flight with fellow travelers are pretty slim.

Oprah Winfrey

Any mom would be excited to think their kid just met Oprah, especially when a new car might be on the table. He should have known from the wings pinned to her shirt, that he was talking to a flight attendant, and definitely not to Ms. Winfrey.

Not only does Oprah have no need to work for an airline, she’s highly unlikely to be so pedestrian as to fly economy on a commercial airline. However, this lady seemed pleased by the comparison.

Calvin Harris

This one really takes the bullet, since this guy in the photo looks absolutely nothing like Calvin Harris. From his hair to his choice of glasses and his whole demeanor in the photo, there is no reason to have believed such a thing.


Meanwhile, if this girl had known Calvin Harris from Skrillex, then she would have had more luck with getting it right with this photo. Unfortunately, this girl is none the wiser when it comes to the internationally famous DJs.

Taylor Swift

‘Sean met Taylor and he doesn’t even know it,’ maybe that is because he didn’t really meet Taylor, and Sean was not the one in the wrong.


Even though Sean looks very happy next to this pretty lady, she looks nothing like Taylor Swift. Other than having blonde hair and glasses that she may have rocked as the ‘old Taylor,’ all Swifties would call out this picture to let them know this is definitely not the hit song maker.

Matt Damon

There is something about mistaking random people on the street for looking like a celebrity, but there it is another thing to mistake a celebrity for a completely different celebrity!


This girl got so excited she saw Matt Damon, she screamed his name, got a picture and sent it to her friend. It was only then when her friend showed her that she had actually seen Mark Wahlberg, who holds no resemblance to Matt Damon at all, that she realized her mistake.

Jonah Hill

It’s hard to even see how this guy resembles Jonah Hill in any way for the excited fan to ask for a photograph of him.


Then to go and make it his profile picture on Facebook and be told it’s Bruce from Matilda raises even more questions. In the end, it’s neither of the two actors. Rather, this could be absolutely anyone, who has just agreed to have a picture for the hell of it, and the eager fan would just be disappointed later on.

Hank Schrader

Although it is safe to admit that the guy in the photo holds a resemblance to Hank Schrader from Breaking Bad, the fact that two people got it so wrong, is what is the saddest part.


Meanwhile, after posting it on Facebook to get a reaction from their friends, shows that even their friends cannot identify who the real Hank Schrader is, and not just another bald guy being mistaken for him. Their friends thought it was “awesome.”

Justin Bieber

It seems as though this girl just watched Justin Bieber’s video for his song, “Baby” and thought the now 20-something-year-old looks as he did in his tween days.


Whatever her reasoning, she is very, very wrong for her celeb spotting with this person that she believed was the famous singer. While we like to think a fangirl would know better, we think this girl just got way too excited to tell people she met Justin and this guy was more than happy to oblige.

Tyler, The Creator

This mistake is so tragic and unforgiving that it is more troubling to figure how this girl got it so wrong. She is standing next to the very famous and recognizable Will Smith…and thinks she’s met Tyler, The Creator.


Even Tyler himself must have been dumbfounded when he got the tweet to see that Will Smith had been mistaken for him. Good on Will, though, for going along with hearing about how great Tyler, The Creator’s work is.

Tobey Maguire

To meet the real life Spider-Man would be pretty awesome, no one can deny that. However, to say this man is Tobey Maguire means you’re getting all your superhero facts wrong.


Meanwhile, let’s be honest, the guy posing to be Tobey is going along with it purely because he is not going to say no to this guy, as he seems pretty intimidating. This time he was going to cooperate for the sake of a picture and his safety.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has broken records with the release of his three albums, and it’s hard to miss him wherever you turn. With his music becoming so international, his face has become equally as recognizable…you would think.


It seems these guys got a bit blurry eyed one evening when they spotted a man with ginger hair and jumped to the assumption that this just has to be Ed Sheeran. Sorry to say, but there are more gingers in the world than just Sheeran!