Robert Pattinson has a black twin.

Although technically, Chiwetel Ejiofor is not black, he's British; I heard recently that 'black' is a distinctly American designation.

So, British Robert Pattinson has a twin in fellow Britsh actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. I submit the following evidence:

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Images courtesy of www.collider.com and www.fanpop.com

Notice the similarity in the nose, the general face shape, the low eyebrows, and the eyes themselves. As if you have to look that hard. It's even more obvious if you see a live version of Ejiofor - which you can this fall, in the movie 12 Years a Slave.

In my long history of noticing how some people look eerily similar to other people - of different races - I typically get a response along the lines of, "No they don't!!!" Some folks, who shall remain nameless, actually appear offended at the idea. Which frustrates me. It's one thing to clear-headedly explain why they don't see the similarity, but another to have a knee-jerk reaction. In exactly what manner will the world end if a white person has to share facial features with a black person, or a Hispanic, or an Asian, etc.? Isn't race just a social construct anyway?

Besides, something like 60 billion people have lived on this planet. To assume that not a single person of one race has ever just randomly looked like a person from another race is a little naïve. You don't even need science to back that up.

My one regret is that I've never kept a list of people who I've found to look so eerily similar to each other. I just happened to be watching Love, Actually for the first time last Christmas, in which Ejiofor's character marries Keira Knightly's character (gasp), and I was all, "OMG, who does he remind me of?!"

So, when I happen upon another set of twins, I shall blog about it here. Sans rant. :)


Gypsy Sparrow said...

oooo, British twin is hotter!

Sherrie said...

That seems to be the consensus on Facebook, LOL!