Last October we brought you a list of 15 celebrities impersonating other celebrities. I know you finished reading it and watching the videos and yelled, “MORE MORE MORE! I WANT MORE!” at your computer screen. If that’s indeed the case, first of all you need to maybe calm down a little bit. Second of all, never fear, we’re back with 14 more hilarious celebrity-on-celebrity impressions for you to enjoy.
Once again I’ve limited the examples to spur-of-the-moment talk show appearances and the occasional movie scene, because putting all the elaborately-costumed examples from sketch shows like Saturday Night Live would just make the list go on and on forever. That’s a post for another day. So sit back, relax, and take in these delightful examples of celebrity inception.
1. Breckin Meyer as Matthew McConaughey
Just last night on Conan, Breckin Meyer talked about his experience working with Matthew McConaughey on the movie Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. (More like Ghosts of Terrible Careers Past, if you ask me.) At the end of the video he whips out a silly impression of Matthew and his “alright alright alright” persona.
2. Kevin Spacey as Everybody
My last list didn’t include Kevin Spacey, and as commenter Jukkali pointed out, it totally should have. So I’m making up for it by including his amazing Inside the Actors Studio impression reel. As if you needed another reason to think he’s the bomb.
3. Simon Helberg as Nicolas Cage
Commenter Chris from the last post directed my attention to Big Bang Theory‘s Simon Helberg, who has a pretty great Nic Cage impression. Here he is as Nic Cage playing Abraham Lincoln.
Last time we looked at Tina Fey’s hilarious impression of her daughter Alice — your new favorite person. Turns out Tina’s BFF Amy can also imitate her kids. Sure, we don’t know what her kids sound like to compare, but it’s great anyway.
5. Paul Rudd as Robert De Niro
Who could forget the Robert De Niro scene from Knocked Up? Seth Rogen tries his hand at it too, but it can’t compare to Paul Rudd’s take. Yet another reason to love him.
6. Justin Timberlake as Jimmy Fallon
When Jimmy hosted SNL last month with Justin as a musical guest, Justin showed off a more polished impression, but last year he also tried out a more spontaneous one, mostly mimicking Jimmy’s signature movements. So many bromance giggles.
7. Andy Samberg as Paul Giamatti
Watch to the end for this one. Andy says he always wanted to do an impression of Paul on SNL but never got a chance to. It sounds kind of similar to his famous Nic Cage, but as a fan of Paul Giamatti I can’t help but love it.
8. Bono as Bill Clinton and Bill Clinton as Bono
Yeah, this happened. Bono tried out a pretty spot-on impression of President Clinton, then Clinton turned around and imitated him right back, shades included. It’s things like this that make me happy to be alive.
9. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as Michael Caine
In The Trip, Steve and Rob have an argument over how to do a proper Michael Caine impression. I can’t choose whose is better, because Michael Caine impressions are always delightful to me in general, but you go ahead and decide for yourself.
10. Drake as Lil Wayne
Drake got a chance to show off this impression in costume and crossed with Urkel when he hosted SNL a couple of weeks ago, but he was already showing it off in interviews before that. I can’t stop laughing at the happy-to-serious transition.
11. Elisha Cuthbert as Renee Zellweger and Ellen
Elisha Cuthbert got to do both of these impressions on Happy Endings (RIP) at different times, but there’s nothing like witnessing her pull them out on a talk show. Oh my goodness, that dancing is perfect.
12. Benedict Cumberbatch as Chewbacca
I couldn’t not put this in. Benedict’s impression of everyone’s favorite Wookie might be even more delightful than his Alan Rickman impression. I guess it depends on your taste.
13. Nicholas Hoult as Stewie Griffin
Aww, just when you thought Nicholas Hoult couldn’t get any cuter, he goes and impersonates Stewie from Family Guy. It’s not a slam-dunk, but he does recite one of my favorite Stewie lines — “You want a soda?” — so it’s all good.
14. Channing Tatum as Matthew McConaughey
It seems appropriate to end with a McConaughey impression, since that’s how we started. Here’s Matthew’s Magic Mike co-star trying out a very brief but endearing impersonation of him. Alright alright alright.