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Actors Who Impersonated Other Actors In Their Presence

Who impersonated Robert De Niro and how did he react? Who quoted someone, imitating that person’s voice? These are the actors who parodied other actors in their presence.

Martyna Janasik

22 April 2024

Actors Who Impersonated Other Actors In Their Presence

Could there be anything funnier or more humiliating than someone impersonating you right in front of your eyes? In this article, you’ll see how the biggest movie stars reacted in such situations! Here are the actors who parodied other actors in their presence.

Julie Bowen as Sofía Vergara

In 2018, the cast of the TV show Modern Family appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen asked them who among them could best impersonate their co-star Sofía Vergara. This Colombian-American actress is known for her strong Latino accent. The actors agreed that Julie Bowen does the best impression of Vergara, so Vergara demonstrated to Ellen how Bowen impersonates her in her presence. She recounted their conversation about what they would wear to meet Ellen. You can find the parody in the video below. If you asked me who is number 1 on the list of “Actors who parodied other actors in their presence,” I would say it’s Julie Bowen.

Chloe Fineman as Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is one of the most famous Hollywood actresses, an Oscar winner, and perhaps the most recognizable redhead actress. She has a distinct way of laughing and crying in her performances. This led Chloe Fineman, who has shown great talent in impersonation since childhood, to come up with a mini-sketch titled “Is Julianne Moore laughing or crying?”. Once, while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she had the opportunity to perform this sketch and impersonate Moore both in her presence and alongside her. What was the result? Watch the recording to find out.

Jim Carrey as Clint Eastwood

Once, Jim Carrey hosted a gala honoring the remarkable achievements in cinema by Clint Eastwood. While initially maintaining seriousness and expressing admiration for Eastwood, Carrey quickly transitioned to what he knows best: comedy. During his speech, he began to parody Eastwood. As for Eastwood’s reaction to Carrey parodying him in his presence, I’m not certain, but considering Carrey’s sense of humor and the context, it’s possible he took it in good spirit.

Woody Harrelson as Matthew McConaughey

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are good buddies who had the opportunity to work together extensively at one point. They were the main characters in the hit HBO series True Detective. Was it during this time that Harrelson learned to imitate McConaughey so well? He probably could do it before, but during the peak of True Detective’s popularity and at the Emmy Awards ceremony where they were asked to present an award together, Woody Harrelson, impersonating Matthew McConaughey, amused everyone. He parodied McConaughey, starting, of course, with his famous “Alright, alright, alright.”

Graham Norton, Cara Delevingne, Emilia Clarke, Tinie Tempah and Jake Gyllenhaal as Arnold Shwarzenegger

In 2015, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a guest on The Graham Norton Show. Norton asked Schwarzenegger if it was true that he makes short videos where he asks other famous people to say his most famous movie lines, imitating his accent. Graham Norton, Cara Delevingne, Emilia Clarke, Tinie Tempah, and Jake Gyllenhaal took on the challenge. Who did the best?

Tom Hiddleston as Graham Norton and Robert De Niro

British actor Tom Hiddleston is perhaps the best impersonator the world has seen. His impersonations of actors are so flawless and popular that even the actors he impersonates are aware of them. Graham Norton discussed Hiddleston’s remarkable ease in mimicking famous individuals on his show. Then, Hiddleston simply began to portray various characters, including Norton himself and Robert De Niro, who was sitting on the couch. As it turned out, Hiddleston knew by heart the dialogues of De Niro from the movie Heat. Watching the recording, you’ll see that De Niro was impressed by Hiddleston’s parody.

Kevin Spacey as Al Pacino

Since we’re on the topic of the movie Heat and Robert De Niro parodies, we must mention Kevin Spacey impersonating Al Pacino, De Niro’s screen partner in Heat. This happened during David Letterman’s show. Spacey surprised everyone when, after greeting Letterman, he started imitating Pacino, who was sitting next to him. The legendary Hollywood actor himself was surprised, and the audience was amused. After a moment, Al Pacino admitted that it was funny and it was evident that the audience enjoyed it. How did you like it?

Jamie Foxx as Denzel Washington

Jamie Foxx and Denzel Washington once sat down for a joint interview. Foxx noticed that Washington had turned some of his words and gestures into his trademarks. One of those phrases and movements is when Washington says, “I’m taking the hands.” Denzel acted this out with Foxx, and then burst into laughter.

Martyna Janasik

Martyna Janasik

Cultural studies scholar and writer. Enthusiast of food, cinema, and sports. Probably that's why some of her favorite movies are "Rocky" and "Julie and Julia". She always wanted to write, so she will always write. In her free time, she loves watching movies and playing tennis.

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