Spot the sporting difference: We match footballers, rugby players and cricketers to their Hollywood look-a-likes
Footballers are often recognised for their impressive acting skills in the penalty box, but that is not all they share with Hollywood stars.
Some of them bear an uncanny resemblance to old school actors, like David Beckham and Errol Flynn, or Christiano Ronaldo and Marlon Brando.
Other sportsmen look more like contemporary film stars.
Most will be flattered by comparisons to Hollywood hearthrobs including Colin Farrell, James Dean and Olivier Martinez, but a certain Manchester United character might not be quite as happy about who he is said to resemble…
Old school looks: David Beckham's latest sweep over hairstyle makes him look even more like Errol Flynn (right) than usual
Rugged charm: Rugby star Danny Cipriani is looking more like Colin Farrell (right) by the day
Tough boy image: The newest member of the royal family, Mike Tindall, looks a lot like Hollywood's tough guy Jason Statham (right)
Similar face shapes: Argentine sportsman Lionel Messi (left) and legendary film director Roman Polanski
Another rugby star: England's Tom Palmer (left) and funnyman Jack Black
Sporting smiles: Cricket's Andrew Flintoff (left) and The Da Vinci Code's Paul Bettany
An uncanny resemblance: John Terry's nose, mouth, eyebrows and hairline are all the same shape as John Wayne's (right)
Up-do: Jenson Button's helmet hair makes him look a lot like heart-throb James Dean
Heart-breakers: Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo is just as striking-looking as Marlon Brando (right) was
Not so New kids: Joey Barton (left) has become almost as famous for his philosophical tweets and for his football skills, while Mark Wahlberg has swapped from being a singer to an actor
Tall, dark and handsome: South African Rugby player Victor Matfield (left) and Halle Berry's actor beau Olivier Martinez
Legendary looks: Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (left) and North /01/11/article-2085168-0F67B51E00000578-117_306x337.jpg” width=”306″ height=”337″ alt=”Unflattering comparison: Wayne Rooney has been compared to cartoon ogre Shrek ever since the Dreamworks film came out” class=”blkBorder” />
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