After review (2/14/17) I could not duplicate the original results – in fact, all of the Aniston’s blended into one. Using Photoshop layering techniques, I found that the eyes, nose and mouth aligned quite well for photos I originally thought were different people. Project failed.
It has gotten to a point now where I think the word “twins” needs to be set aside, replaced by “replicas” or another idea: Bokanovsky Brats. Here’s a passage from Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley:
“One egg, one embryo, one adult – normality. But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide. From eight to ninety-six buds, and every bud will grow into a perfectly formed embryo, and every embryo into a full-sized adult.”
We long ago began to notice that many (if not most) Hollywood stars were twins. We had no idea how this was being accomplished. Were they scouting the landscape? Using some method of in vitro fertilization? The biggest shock of all was yet to come, as Straight put forth the Matt Damon Batch. There he found near-perfect facial alignment between Damon and ten A-List Hollywood stars. After that I added two more – Tom Brady and David Beckham, expanding this process, whatever it is, into sports.
Anyway, Jennifer Aniston is twins. (Yawn.) Of course she is. I never doubted. I would have been disappointed were she not.
Here is Twin One:
I did some random searching, and found this twin starred in Friends, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers, and The Break-Up.From this I gather that is this the one we know best, and that the other is sitting in for award shows, interviews, and other public appearances. They do, after all, look very much alike.
Here is Twin Two:
Just looking at them it is hard to distinguish, so is it any wonder we cannot see that they are twins in their solo public appearances?
I did some face chops to highlight the differences:
In almost all of their public appearances, their ears are covered. That is one of the primary differences. If you count clockwise above and check out chop #1, 2 and 4, you’ll see that the ears are at different heights.
I tried to get some profiles for comparison, and they all ended up being of Twin One. It is very difficult to find profile shots of them – there are 693 pages of Aniston photos at Getty, but I just don’t have time to look through all of them. So I decided to do a gif overlaying two of the faces as follows:
I know they are not both directly facing the camera, but it is easier to see the alignment differences with these two photos. (They are also used in Chop #1 above.) In the following gif, pay close attention to those eyes and noses – the twin on the right has a slightly wider nose. Also note the ears – though the twin on the left is looking downward, slightly elevating her ears, there is still a difference in ear height even noticeable to the naked eye. (I left the closing shot showing eye difference at five seconds, so that you can see two sets of eyes looking at you.)
Finally, I found the photo on the left when looking at photos of her during her Friends run – see if you can guess which twin it is.
If you said neither, you’re right. This might be a body double, a third Bokanovsky Brat, or perhaps they use stand-ins on the sets so that the actors can take breaks while the others rehearse. That one threw me a curve ball.
So, we are proud to welcome Jennifer Aniston to the Honor Roll of Twins, Replicas, Bokanovsky Brats … whatever.