If you have ever watched a movie starring Tom Hardy or Logan Marshall-Green, you might have noticed a striking resemblance between the two actors. They have the same nose, lips, beard, and even similar roles. But are they related by blood or just by coincidence? Here is everything you need to know about the Hollywood doppelgangers.
Who Are Tom Hardy and Logan Marshall-Green?
Tom Hardy is a British actor who has starred in many blockbuster films, such as Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Venom. He is known for his versatility, intensity, and physical transformations. He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA award.
Logan Marshall-Green is an American actor who has appeared in films such as Prometheus, The Invitation, Upgrade, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. He is also known for his roles in TV shows such as The O.C., 24, and Quarry. He has a twin brother named Taylor.
How Did They Become Lookalikes?
According to The Guardian, the doppelganger effect was an inevitable byproduct of the old studio system, which manufactured stars to fit certain types of roles. If the top-of-the-line model couldn’t fit you into their schedule, or wasn’t contracted to your studio, why not draft in a substitute?
This might explain why Marshall-Green and Hardy often seem interchangeable in the roles they’ve played on both big screen and small. For example, they both played scraggly bearded villains in Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Revenant, respectively. They also both played blockbuster sci-fi heroes in Prometheus and Mad Max: Fury Road, respectively.
Are They Aware of Their Similarity?
Yes, they are. In fact, they have met each other and even posed together at the premiere of Prometheus in London. According to Hollywood Mask, Marshall-Green said that he was flattered by the comparison and that he admired Hardy’s work. He also joked that he would love to play his brother in a biopic.
Hardy has not commented publicly on his resemblance to Marshall-Green, but he has acknowledged his other lookalike, British actor Scott Adkins. In an interview with Esquire, he said that he was mistaken for Adkins at an audition and that he was impressed by his martial arts skills.
So, Are They Related or Not?
The short answer is no. They are not related by blood or by marriage. They just happen to share some facial features and similar career paths. However, they are not the only ones who have this problem. There are many other examples of celebrity lookalikes in Hollywood, such as Natalie Portman and Keira Knightley, Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry, Javier Bardem and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and more.
The long answer is maybe. According to some genetic studies, there is a chance that any two people in the world are related by a common ancestor if you go back far enough in time. So, technically speaking, Hardy and Marshall-Green could be distant cousins or something like that. But that’s true for anyone else as well.
Tom Hardy and Logan Marshall-Green are not related by blood or by marriage. They are just two actors who happen to look alike and play similar roles. They are aware of their similarity and have met each other in person. They are both talented and successful in their own right. And they are not the only ones who have a Hollywood twin.