Footballers, rugby players and cricketers and their Hollywood look-a-likes

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

Old school looks: David Beckham's latest sweep over hairstyle makes him look even more like Errol Flynn (right) than usual

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 Farrel by the day

Rugged charm: Rugby star Danny Cipriani is looking more like Colin Farrell by the day

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

Tough boy image: The newest member of the royal family, Mike Tindall, looks a lot like Hollywood's tough guy Jason Statham

Tough boy image: The newest member of the royal family, Mike Tindall, looks a lot like Hollywood's tough guy Jason Statham (right)

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi and legendary film director Roman Polanski

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi and legendary film director Roman Polanski

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

Another rugby star: England's Tom Palmer (left) and funnyman Jack Black

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

Sporting smiles: Cricket's Andrew Flintoff (left) and The Da Vinci Code's Paul Bettany

Sporting smiles: Cricket's Andrew Flintoff (left) and The Da Vinci Code's Paul Bettany

John Terry and John Wayne

John Terry and John Wayne

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

Up-do: Jenson Button's helmet hair makes him look a lot like heart-throb James Dean

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 good-looking as Marlon Brando (right) was

Heart-breakers: Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo is just as good-looking as Marlon Brando (right) was

Heart-breakers: Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo is just as striking-looking as Marlon Brando (right) was

Joey Barton and Mark Wahlberg

Joey Barton and Mark Wahlberg

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: Victor Matfield and Olivier Martinez

Tall, dark and handsome: Victor Matfield and Olivier Martinez

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 Cary Grant

Legendary looks: Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (left) and Cary Grant

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” />

Unflattering comparison: Wayne Rooney has been compared to cartoon ogre Shrek ever since the Dreamworks film came out

Unflattering comparison: Wayne Rooney has been compared to cartoon ogre Shrek ever since the Dreamworks film came out