A look-alike is a person who bears a close physical resemblance to a celebrity, politician or member of royalty. Many look-alikes earn a living by making guest appearances at public events or performing on television and film, playing the person they resemble. Today, we have a list of the very best look-alikes around.
In 1944, shortly before D-Day, M.E. Clifton James, who bore a close resemblance to Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, was sent to Gibraltar and North Africa, in order to deceive the Germans about the location of the upcoming invasion. This story was the subject of a book and film, I Was Monty's Double.
Another well-known look-alike is Steve Sires, who resembles Bill Gates of Microsoft. Sires came to attention when he attempted to trademark "Microsortof," and subsequently acted in some Microsoft company commercials. He has, however, become notorious for taking part in Nothing So Strange, in which Sires' character makes a speech, looks up and is assassinated.
Politicians and actors are also well represented by look-alikes. A leading actor is impersonated by the UK's Nick Richmond, who bears a resemblance to Sir Sean Connery.
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