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Five stars of Hollywood that you didn't know had a twin

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Five stars of Hollywood that you didn't know had a twinFive stars of Hollywood that you didn't know had a twin

News24xx.com - Many twin siblings of showbiz figures choose to stay out of the limelight. Here are eight famous faces you might not have known have a twin.

 

1. Scarlett and Hunter Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is one of Hollywood's most recognisable faces - starring in films such as Lost in Translation and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. But she also has a considerably taller twin brother named Hunter - who often appears alongside her on the red carpet. He spends his time working with charities and helping with political campaigns - and in 2008 he helped to get President Obama elected.

 

2. Vin Diesel and Paul Vincent

Few people know Vin Diesel (whose real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent) has a non-identical twin brother who is also in the entertainment industry. Paul Vincent generally stays out of the limelight, but in 2013, Diesel posted a picture online of his twin brother with the late Paul Walker, his former Fast and Furious co-star, captioning it: "The two Pauls."

 

3. Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland is an impressive chap. As his most famous role unequivocally proved, he can last a full 24 hours without eating, sleeping or going to the bathroom. But one lesser-known thing about the actor is that he has a twin sister called Rachel, who works as a post-production supervisor.

 

4. Laverne Cox and M Lamar

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox made history in 2014 when she became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy acting award.

Her character in the prison drama, Sophia Burset, is also transgender - and in the first series we saw a flashback to before she transitioned, when she was a firefighter called Marcus.

As Cox was relatively unknown at the time - least of all a trans actress - you may have thought some clever make-up was used to make her look like him.
But in actual fact, her twin brother - musician M Lamar - was hired to play Marcus in a perfect piece of casting.

 

5. Ashton and Michael Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher is well known for Punk'd and The Butterfly Effect, but he also has a twin brother named Michael - who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child and had a heart transplant at 13.

"My brother was born with cerebral palsy and it taught me that loving people isn't a choice and that people aren't actually all created equal," the actor explained recently.

"We're all created incredibly inequal to one another, in our capabilities and what we can do and how we think and what we see. But we all have the equal capacity to love one another."

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