15 Times Celebs Turned Into Their Roles

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Matthew McConaughey will never let us forget he was in Dazed and Confused. Maybe it's because he insists on saying "Alright, alright, alright," at every turn — not that we're complaining. Still, his situation speaks to a larger trend in Hollywood.

Sometimes, no matter how many incredible films they're in, actors are forever engrained in our minds as a specific character they played. Jennifer Aniston is Rachel from Friends, Daniel Radcliffe can never not be associated with Harry Potter, and Jeff Bridges will forever be linked to The Dude.

It's almost as if the celebs have transformed into their iconic roles. Ahead, 15 actors who were caught being their characters in real life.
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George Clooney as Danny Ocean
In fairness, all Clooney really has to do is put on a tux and boom — he's in Ocean's Eleven.
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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
This look is basically a modern-day iteration of Sparrow himself. The wardrobe person for Pirates of the Caribbean is most definitely missing several items.
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Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods
Sure, the actress is up for an Oscar for her role in Wild, but this candid photo screams Legally Blonde.
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Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
Is there a scandal afoot? Because Washington looks like she's on a mission, here. (Apologies to those who don't appreciate dad humor.)
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Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Look at that face, straight out of Breaking Bad. The caption here is obvious: "Yeah, bitch!"
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Ben Affleck as Holden McNeil
Remember Chasing Amy?
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Leighton Meester & Blake Lively as Blair & Serena
Spotted: Meester and Lively in what could easily be a still from a Gossip Girl episode.
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Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort
How Leo spent his New Year's Day this year. But, also could be a deleted scene from The Wolf of Wall Street.
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John Stamos & The Beach Boys as Uncle Jesse & The Beach Boys
This is literally like the episode where Uncle Jesse gets to jam with this favorite band. LIFE IMITATING ART, Y'ALL.
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Samuel L. Jackson as Louis Hinds
This Soul Men role may not be Jackson's most memorable, but the similarity here is uncanny.
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Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
Rodriguez is always the tough girl, isn't she? That's probably because she's got that tough-girl look going, too. Very Fast and Furious, no?
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Will Smith as the Fresh Prince
I mean...come on.
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Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw
Though this is a singular instance, it's certainly not a once-off. SJP is basically her Sex and the City persona — and we're so into it.
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Matthew McConaughey as Jack Lengyel
This picture is from 2014, when McConaughey and Brad Pitt realized they were neighbors during a vacation in New Orleans. They tossed each other beers and football. In this photo, McConaughey looks almost identical to this one of his role in We Are Marshall.
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Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine
Sunglasses aside, Pitt is being his character from Inglourious Basterds.
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