doppelganger doppelganger

Definition(s):

  • (n) a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart

Usage(s):

  • For we begin to realize that the hunky Pitt is the willowy Norton's doppelganger, a projection of fantasies about masculine mastery.

News

  1. LeBron James Trash Talks Digital Self in NBA 2K14 Spot

    LeBron James is the cover boy for the upcoming NBA 2K14 video game. In this clever reveal spot, he does a bit of bantering with his digital doppelganger. SEE ALSO: LeBron James Posts a Rather Revealing Pic to Instagram In addition to the creative premise, the ad shows off some pretty sweet graphics for the latest installation of the always-popular line of NBA games from 2K Sports. Check it out ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. Happy Birthday, Kate Upton: 21 Awkward Twitter Pickup Lines

    Sports Illustrated swimsuit covergirl Kate Upton turned 21 on Monday, and Twitter was full of wonderfully awkward pickup lines from her smitten fans Upton, of course, is no stranger to causing a stir on social media. There's the time she tweeted a photo of a Russian doppelganger , sending male admirers the world over into hysterics. There's the time a Final Four hero used his moment in the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mashable

  3. Kinder, gentler Torvalds: Don’t make me curse at you again

    There seem to be three possibilities here: Either Linus Torvalds has been kidnapped by aliens and replaced by a doppelganger; someone is simply impersonating him on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML); or - and I know this sounds crazy -- the famously profane fellow is finally mellowing out.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Network World

Quotes

  1. "He's more of a doppelganger to Peter," Grace told the crowd. "It's kind of a case study in if someone very similar to Peter got the same powers but didn't have a good upbringing."
    on Jul 23, 2006 By: Topher Grace Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

  2. Minutes after seeing an actor play him on stage this week in an adaptation of his no-holds-barred autobiography, Sebastian Horsley said: "They say seeing your doppelganger is an omen of death, so I got quite excited about that and thought, best get...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Sebastian Horsley Source: Independent

  3. Ward told The Sun-Herald's Sunday Life magazine: "He aced the audition and is not only a doppelganger for Ben Mendelsohn but has a rawness and country-boy quality that stacks up very nicely. One minute this young man is filling shelves at Big W in...
    on Jul 25, 2009 By: Rachel Ward Source: Brisbane Times

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