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27 Actors Who Seem So Similar To Their Characters, They Barely Need To Act

Some of the similarities are uncanny.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which actors seem just like their characters IRL. Here are some of our fave responses!

1. Richard Ayoade as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.

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"Look, I don't think they're identical, but some of the similarities are staggering. I mean, when you compare Moss' Countdown episode on The IT Crowd to Richard Ayoade's appearances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, it's wild. Also, when Richard Ayoade hosted Never Mind The Buzzcocks and said 'There's no need for jokes', Moss was in the room. I could go on."


2. Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation.


"She's basically playing herself here."


3. Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

MGM Distribution Co. / NBC

"They've both defied peoples' expectations with such grace and style! Plus, Reese Witherspoon would crush as a lawyer IMO."


4. Michael Cera as, well, pretty much every Michael Cera character.

NBC, Sony Pictures Releasing

"He really does just play himself IMO."


5. Titus Burgess as Titus Andromedon in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Netflix, Bvavo

"He’s absolutely hilarious in this role AND in real life."


6. Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan in Twilight.

Summit Entertainment, TBS

"I mean, I thought they were identical before I learned she's not straight. Now I still feel like they're really similar, but I think more of her as an actress!"


7. Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti in Brooklyn Nine Nine.

Netflix, TBS

"I mean, duh."


8. Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing in Friends.

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"He’s literally the same on camera and off camera. There’s a reason why they used a lot of Matthew’s improvs in Friends!"


9. Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Spiderman: Homecoming.

Sony Pictures Releasing, NBC

"Stan Lee said Tom Holland is exactly how he imagined Peter Parker to be. I think that says it all."


10. Jason Bateman as Sandy Patterson in Identity Thief.

Universal Pictures, NBC

"Jason Bateman acts like himself in every movie I’ve ever seen him in. He's humble, but ultimately warm-hearted and lovable. He’s always the good guy who is also a bit of a fool, but who eventually learns to stand up for himself!"


11. Robert Sheehan as Klaus in The Umbrella Academy.


"That chill-but-chaotic energy is unmatched!"


12. Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords in Brooklyn Nine Nine.

Fox, NBC

"Terry from Brooklyn Nine Nine is an accomplished artist, and real-life Terry Crews is ALSO a talented illustrator."


13. Dan Levy as David Rose in Schitt's Creek.


"Dan Levy has massive David energy, and I love that about him!"


14. Melanie Scrofano as Wynona Earp on Wynona Earp.

Space/CTV Sci-Fi Channel, CTV

"She's legit playing herself in this!"


"I was going to say the exact same thing!"


15. Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter.

Warner Bros. Pictures, NBC

"They seem identical in every single way! Her kindness, charity work and academic achievements mirror those of Hermione."


16. Brett Gray as Jamal Turner in On My Block.

Netflix, BuzzFeed

"They both have the exact same vibe."


17. Josh Gad as Olaf in Frozen AND as LeFou in the live action Beauty and The Beast.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, MTV

"I feel like he was genetically created in a lab to play those roles."


18. Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly from The Office.


"If you listen to her podcast, you'll realise that there are very few differences between the two!"


19. Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark in Iron Man.

Paramount Pictures, Channel 4

"They're the same person, and nothing can convince me otherwise."


20. Awkwafina as Nora in Nora From Queens.

Comedy Central, ABC

"I mean, the full title of the show is Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, so it's no wonder they have really similar attitudes!"


21. Sean Murray as Agent Timothy McGee in NCIS.


"Both of them have even built a whole computer from spare parts!!"


22. Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson in SVU.


"They both tackle problems with how the legal system treats victims head-on. In fact, Mariska even started the Joyful Heart foundation to support survivors. Plus, they’re both badass as hell!"


23. Amanda Seyfried as Sophie in Mamma Mia.

Universal Pictures, NBC

"She even stated that she was perfect for the role!"


24. Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie in Sex and the City.

HBO, Bravo

"She just IS her!"


25. Ramy Youseff as Ramy Hassan in Ramy.

Hulu, NBC

"The star himself said the show was an 'alternate reality version' of his life!"


26. Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin.

Walt Disney Pictures / Buena Vista Pictures, NBC

"Robin Williams seemed so gentle, caring, AND funny – exactly like the genie!"


27. Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in Deadpool.

20th Century Studios, NBC

"He was born to play that part."


Some submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

Do you disagree with our choices, or just think there was a perfect example we missed out? Sound off in the comments below! And if you want to be featured in future posts like this, make sure to follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter.

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