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A complete history of Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood looking the exact same

The joke that just won’t die.


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And, of course, this is Harry Potter star and noted sound man Daniel Radcliffe:

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Now, looking at them separately like this they just seem like your standard Hollywood A-List actor.

But the internet has long since moved on from that.

For years now, they’ve often been presented together, side by side – and that’s when the facial similarity shows up

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Elijah is 36 and Daniel is 27 – but LOOK

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Last May, this GIF was unleashed on to the internet, showing the transformation between Elijah and Daniel

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And it went stratospheric from there.

But the comparisons have been there since 2012 and beyond

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Daniel Radcliffe has been addressing it since 2013 – and a potential rivalry between the two

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Two fanbases clash

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Down the years, they both have solid anecdotes about mistaken identity

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Daniel has spoken at length about it on Graham Norton

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This goes back years:

“It’s much more disturbing for him, because I was being recognised as him when he was, I presume, in his early twenties. He was being recognised as me when I was 13.”

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And Elijah has talked about it on Conan too, detailing how ridiculously popular the GIF got

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“It still happens. This started happening after the Lord of the Rings had come out, and then it was consequently happening with the Harry Potter films.”

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“After a while you’re thinking it hits the internet and becomes a thing and people talk about it for a while. And you think ‘OK, we get it, the joke is over and it’ll die’ but it has long legs and it just keeps going.”



It will never die

To the point where Daniel has just suggested that they embrace it

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The public would welcome it

Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood, tied together forever

Let’s see how they age – a potential brotherly buddy comedy awaits.

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