These Incredible Celebrity And Character Impressions Are Accurate AND Hilarious

I am horrible at accents and impressions of any kind.

This is why I love actors and actresses. It’s a whole skill set that I just don’t have, and watching people bring my favorite characters to life is one of the most exciting things about watching TV and movies.

Beyond that, though, I’m fascinated by those who can do impressions of those celebrities. It takes a lot of work studying speech patterns and voice tones that are far too subtle for me to pick up on.

Jay and George over at Stuntbear do a particularly amazing job, running through 25 distinct celebrity and character impressions in just two and a half minutes.

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Read More: This Guy’s Incredible Impressions Will Entertain You For Days

I’m gonna have to keep practicing my Walter White, but these guys have got it down. Again! Again!

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You’ll Never Believe Who Makes The Most Money On TV

In Hollywood, there’s an unspoken rule that the bigger the star, the bigger the paycheck. And while most celebrities can make a killing by starring in a box-office smash, not everyone can (or wants to) break out into the movies. In fact, actors, actresses, and TV personalities are proving that television might just be where the real money’s at.

In a recent report from Variety, the top-earning men and women in television were broken down into three categories: drama, comedy, and reality/host/news. Some of the celebs below may come as no surprise, but I bet you can’t guess the daytime star that tops the list as the highest-paid person in television.

1. Sofia Vergara – $250,000 per episode

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Since 2009, Vergara has portrayed Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s smash-hit comedy “Modern Family,” which is now in its eighth season. This Colombian-American actress rakes in an estimated $6 million per season.

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2. Kevin Spacey – $500,000 per episode

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Netflix has given traditional broadcast television a run for its money over the last decade, and it’s really beginning to show. Kevin Spacey stars in the lead role of the streaming service’s Emmy-winning drama “House of Cards,” and each season, he walks away with $6.5 million.

3. Ellen DeGeneres – $20 million per year

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Since starting her own daytime talk show in 2003, Ellen DeGeneres has been serving up witty jokes and laughing her way to the bank. Not including her numerous endorsement deals, this hysterical comedian takes home an estimated $20 million a year. Not too shabby!

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4. Matt Lauer – $22-25 million per year

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Matt Lauer has been delighting viewers as a co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” show since 1997. Now in his 19th year with the program, Lauer brings home between $22-25 million per year for his early-morning antics.

5. Jim Parsons – $1 million per episode

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Parsons is known for playing the egocentric Sheldon Cooper on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” now in its tenth season. Parsons, along with fellow cast members Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, make an estimated $1 million per episode.

But you might be surprised to learn that the person earning the most money on television is…Judge Judy.

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Judge Judy Sheindlin might just be the hardest-working woman on TV, and her earnings certainly reflect that. America’s favorite small claims court judge makes a whopping $47 million a year. With an income like that, who are we to judge?

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To find out how much your favorite television star is earning, you can check out the full list here.

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This Artist Expertly Mashes Up Celebrity Faces — Can You Guess Who They Are?

Celebrities are talented, celebrities are rich, and more often than not, celebrities are confusingly beautiful. While we’re all fascinated by their skills on the stage and screen, there’s no avoiding the fact that we’re also totally transfixed by their million-dollar faces.

And one Photoshop mastermind who goes by the name of Gesichtermix is no different. This artist’s incredible celebrity face mashups are unreal. We’ve all seen shoddy attempts at the elusive celeb mashup, but these are seriously masterful. Before scrolling to the bottom of each photo, try to guess which two beautiful faces are at play.

Ewan McGregor and Colin Firth

Kevin Spacey and Robert De Niro

Taylor Swift and Emma Stone

Mike Myers and Henry Cavill

Benedict Cumberbatch and Christoph Waltz

Ben Affleck and Daniel Day-Lewis

Jennifer Lawrence and Claire Danes

Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson

John Travolta and Tom Cruise

Rihanna and Katy Perry

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone

Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama

Robert Downey Jr. and Robbie Williams

Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez

And last but certainly not least…

If you only got one of these, it was probably this. Poor Hillary.

(via My Modern Met)

How many did you get? They’re pretty amazing, right? Gesichtermix is the best, so be sure to keep up with these mashups on Instagram and Facebook!

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Celebrities And Their Historical Doppelgangers Will Blow Your Mind. Wow.

Are these celebrities time travelers or do they just have random historical doppelgangers? Like all people who came before us, there have to be some repeats. If you looked at enough old pictures, you’d probably find someone who looked like you. After all, there can only be so many unique faces, right?

I suppose it makes sense that those popular and powerful enough to have their likeness captured by a camera look like the folks who make their livings in front of one. Check out these celebrities and their historical doppelgangers!  

1.) Alec Baldwin / Millard Fillmore

2.) Zach Galifianakis / Louis Vuitton

3.) Ellen Degeneres / Henry David Thoreau

4.) George Carlin / Charles Darwin

5.) Jennifer Lawrence / Zubaida Tharwat (Egyptian Actress)

6.) Conan O’Brien / Marshall Henry Twitchell

7.) Sylvester Stallone / Pope Gregory IX

8.) Mark Zuckerberg / Philip IV

9.) Jack Gleeson / Caligula

10.) Andrew Garfield / Leon Trotsky

11.) Jack Black / Paul Revere

12.) Bruce Willis / WWII General Douglas MacArthur

13.) Peter Dinklage / Diego Velazquez’s “Portrait of Sebastián de Morra”

14.) Rupert Grint / David Wilkie

15.) Orlando Bloom / Nicolae Grigorescu

16.) Macaulay Culkin / Vladimir Putin

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Those are all pretty spot on. You know what? I’ve changed my mind; they ARE time travelers. That’s got to be it.

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Adele Disguised As An Adele Impersonator Surprises Other Adele Impersonators

Celebrities…they’re just like us, right? I mean, yeah, if you’re also disgustingly rich and have people who pretend to be you as their hobby or even profession…

While they may not be exactly our equals, it is nice when stars like Adele do something to surprise some of their biggest fans. When the famous British songstress got wind that some of her impersonators were getting together for a singing competition, she decided to surprise them in the most convoluted, but admittedly awesome, way possible. Just watch!

This reaction is the best.

How amazing is that?! She kept her cool for so long. Plus, you could really tell how grateful all the “Adeles” were to be in her presence.

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Before Getting Famous, These Celebrities Wanted To Do What Now?

Most kids get asked this oh-so-important life question at some point: “What do you want to do when you grow up?”

As a kid, you dream big. Most children would probably say they wanted to be rock stars, fire fighters, police officers or someone famous. Even the kids who actually did grow up to be celebrities had some different dreams when they were little.

1.) Mr. McConaughey intended to be a lawyer before he got his start in acting.

2.) Jennifer Lawrence wished to be a doctor when she grew up.

3.) Denzel Washington studied to be a journalist before focusing his career on acting.

4.) While he eventually got to play anchorman Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell wanted to go into sports broadcasting.

5.) Queen Latifah had aspirations of being a journalist before jumping into the entertainment business.

6.) A man of many talents, George Clooney actually had a try out for the Cincinnati Reds but failed to make the team.

7.) Steve Buschemi was an active firefighter before he got his big break.

8.) Ironically, Danny Devito worked as a hairdresser in the years before his acting career.

9.) Angelina Jolie acquired a license to be a funeral director.

10.) Benicio del Toro defied his father’s wishes when he dropped out of school studying law to pursue acting.

11.) Before Richard Gere was wooing pretty women, he went to college on a scholarship for gymnastics.

Just think: only a few small decisions put these people on the path to be celebrities. They could have been so easily swayed to be lawyers, fire fighters or even funeral directions. Can you imagine? 

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13 Times Aziz Ansari Showed Us How To Live Life To The Fullest

On the comedian’s 32nd birthday, learn to treat yo self and your parents too.

1. When he wasn’t afraid to put his feelings on display in a loving eulogy to his friend, comedy writer Harris Wittels, who died last week:

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Ansari wrote in a post dedicated to Harris, “I miss you and I’m glad I got to enjoy your genuinely amazing and original presence. I wish I got to you know even more. I hope people reading this realize what a incredibly unique man you were…”

2. When he loved his parents so much he insisted they take photos with Jay-Z, Beyonce…

….AND Kanye:

3. When he and Retta made “Treat Yo Self” a life motto:

4. When he joyously instagrammed food with the fresh excitement of a kid:

5. When he made #RupertsFault trend after anti-Muslim tweets by media magnate Rupert Murdoch:

Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.

— rupertmurdoch (@Rupert Murdoch)

.@rupertmurdoch Rups can we get a step by step guide? How can my 60 year old parents in NC help destroy terrorist groups? Plz advise.

— azizansari (@Aziz Ansari)

.@rupertmurdoch You are Catholic, why are you not hunting pedophiles? #RupertsFault

— azizansari (@Aziz Ansari)

6. When he had a 3 second cameo in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis like it was nbd:

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7. When he taught Giuliana Ranci a new dance after she said he looked like he had “good rhythm”:

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It’s called the What? That’s Racist. Don’t Say That Again.

8. When he and Grover explained the meaning of the word ridiculous:

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9. When he proudly self-identified as a feminist:

10. When he killed the style game with his impeccably cut suits both as Tom Haverford on Parks & Recreation and in real life:

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11. When he shared gems from his childhood on Instagram, including this photo of his time as a tiny dancer:

12. When, at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, he shut down the casual racism of many of Hollywood’s biggest stars…

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…as well as their homophobia:

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13. And when he showed us what our priorities in life should be:

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Aziz, keep on being a boss and treating yo self! Happy 32nd!

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