A lot of celebrity siblings follow each other right into show business, especially younger sets of twins. Because of child labor laws limiting the amount of time kids are allowed to spend on set, twins make the perfect work-around. This has led to plenty of famous celebrity twins, like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tia and Tamera Mowry, and Dylan and Cole Sprouse. But you’re probably unaware that tons of other celebs have twins who either chose to stay out of the spotlight, or simply didn’t achieve quite the level of fame as their superstar spitting images. These are the celebs you never knew had a twin.
Fast and Furious actor, Vin Diesel, whose real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent, has a twin brother named Paul Vincent. Vin introduced Paul in a 2014 Facebook post in which he shared a photo of his real brother standing next to his onscreen brother, Paul Walker. And although Diesel had already revealed his little-known twin, about a year and a half later, he had to return to Facebook to shut down the rumor that this guy, who has never been identified, was his brother.
Not much is known about Paul Vincent except that it’s said that he works in production despite his IMDb page showing a single credit for sound editing on on a 1995 short film written and directed by, you guessed it: Vin Diesel. At any rate, the extremely important mystery of Twin Diesel has finally been solved, and we can all move on to our next hugely embarrassing waste of time.
Although he once acted alongside his superstar sister, Hunter Johansson has never had aspirations to follow in her footsteps. In fact, he went directly into community organizing right out of college, and always had his sights set on politics, according to The Observer. He eventually ended up working on then-candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign which led some to believe was the connection behind Scarlett’s “I email President Obama all the time” flub.
Regardless, the twins have a “close relationship” as Scarlett once mentioned to Gala (via Irish Central), and that concept was evident in an anecdote she relayed to David Letterman (via Just Jared) where she said Hunter talked her into going to a strip club to celebrate their 21st Birthday. So who cares if she once name-dropped his famous boss? She sounds like a pretty awesome wingman to have around.
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