Javier Bardem is a sort of famous actor. He's dating Penelope Cruz and has also won an Academy Award. Bardem's scary performance in No...

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The countdown until the Magic Mike 2 premiere is on, as legions of fans of the original smash hit movie keep Channing all over their Tatums in anticipation.

Most Magic Mike fans know this was the semi-autobiographical story of Channing Tatum's days as a stripper. Well, he was far alone in that line of work:

Channing Tatum
"Magic Mike" wasn't the loosely autobiographical story of Channing Tatum for nothing! He got his start as a stripper.

No, Tatum's pole-dancing past isn't unique. Stripping is one way many of today's famous faces got their start, paying their bills prior to achieving fame.

Some of them went on to become Hollywood A-listers, and some of them went on to be, well, sort of crazy people who are famous for no discernible reason. 

Check out 21 stars who used to be strippers above and see who falls into which category. Some of these former dancers may really surprise you, too.

And then there are stars who took it to another level. Yes, the celebrities who used to be porn stars ... those are surprising for even more obvious reasons:

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Paul Walker and Philip Seymour Hoffman's untimely deaths left voids in their unfinished projects.

While the Fast & Furious franchise opted to use Walker's real-life, non-acting brother to finish up, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay​ will go on with a computer-generated image of Plutarch Heavensbee in Hoffman's place. 

None of that would matter had those men had their very own celebrity doppelgänger. 

And after creating this celebrity look-alike gallery, we're sort of shocked no one tapped Joseph Gordon-Levitt to fill in for Heath Ledger. (Just wait until you get to #7 and see what we mean.)

Prepare to have your mind blown, ladies and THGers. These 19 celebrity look-alikes are so similar you won't believe they aren't related. (They aren't. We checked.)

Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel looks more like Katy Perry than she does her own sister. No Bones about it.

For more doppelgänger-y goodness, you can always watch The Vampire Diaries online

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A famous, beautiful couple from outside the United States welcomed a child into the world yesterday.

No, readers, not Kate Middleton and Prince William... Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem!

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

According to Hola.com, the blessed event took place inside Madrid's Ruber Internacional hospital last night, around the same time the Royal Baby was dominating Twitter and social networks around the globe.

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Sexy Spanish couple Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have been doing what any man would do with Penelope Cruz and any woman would do with Javier Bardem...gettin' busy. So busy that they've created a second child.

Yes, that's right, Penelope Cruz is pregnant with baby #2!

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem

Cruz and Bardem welcomed their first son into the world in 2011, and Cruz is now reportedly three months pregnant. Making the occasion even sweeter? Penelope's sister is apparently pregnant as well! Cousinblings!

This week has already seen some celebrity baby news, with Kara DioGuardi having a son yesterday.

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James Bond will soon be back in action, as Skyfall - the latest edition to the world's longest-running movie franchise - hits theaters on November 9.

The two main stars featured in the film, Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, walked the red carpet of the London premiere last night, both decked out in tuxes that would make 007 proud.

Which of these elder statesmen would you rather take home? Whose martini would you rather shake? Compare. Contrast. And vote now:

And the Winner is?

Daniel Craig takes on Javier Bardem in this handsome battle. Which movie star would you prefer to rail? View Poll »

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The next James Bond movie will hit theaters in November 9, 2012. Who will join Daniel Craig in 007's next adventure?

Sources now confirm that Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) will come on board as the classic character of Moneypenny, M’s assistant at MI6. She's appeared in over 20 installments of this franchise.

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Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes have also booked roles in the film.

The former will portray Bond's nemesis, while insiders simply say Fiennes will take on a “darkly complex" character. He's had some practice with that as Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies.

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have welcomed their first baby. It's unclear what the name and gender are, but he/she is going to have some great genes!

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, the infant was born to the famously private couple, who got married last summer, at Cedars Sinai Hospital in L.A.

Cruz debuted her baby bump while shooting Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Puerto Rico last September. Congratulations to the couple!

Javier and Penelope

CHEERS: Congratulations are in order for Penelope and Javier!

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The extremely private Javier Bardem has confirmed that Penelope Cruz is pregnant and the most beautiful celebrity baby ever is due early next year.

The future father was brief and to the point: "It is true," Javier Bardem said of his beautiful wife's pregnancy in an interview. "I am very happy."

But, adhering to the recently married couple's tradition of keeping mum about private matters, he added: "Don't make me say anything else."

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Picture

Not that this request prevented journalists at a press conference in Rome for the leading man's movie with Julia Roberts, Eat, Pray, Love, from pressing on.

Has a name been chosen for the recently-married couple's impending arrival, asked a reporter for a national Italian newspaper. "No, not yet," Bardem said.

The key to managing family and career? "It is a little too soon for me to be giving any advice," said the actor. "I don't know yet. But I will find out soon."

Finally, when asked what it's like to be a sex symbol, he replied modestly, "Sex symbol, me? You've got to be kidding." We think not, Javier. We think not.

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are expecting their first child together, and unlike previous times we've reported this, the star's rep has confirmed it!

"Penelope is four-and-a-half months pregnant," reps for Cruz and husband Javier Bardem, who married quietly earlier this summer, said earlier today.

Photos of Cruz on the set of her upcoming movie sparked buzz that the newlywed actress was expecting, and there was just no hiding it any longer.

Javier and Penelope

Now that celebrity baby's getting some good genes!

Cruz was recently spotted in Puerto Rico sporting a flowing top and a possible baby bump on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The notoriously private couple has been together since 2007. Rumors that they are expecting have surfaced multiple times since, but now it's legit!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are on board the celebrity wedding train.

Cruz's rep confirmed that the Oscar-winning actors, who have collaborated on screen, made their personal collaboration official by tying the knot in the Bahamas earlier this month. The pair got hitched in front of family members in a small ceremony.

The Spanish stars first met in 1992 during the filming of Jamón, Jamón, then joining forces again just two years ago in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Penelope Cruz scored a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the 2008 Woody Allen film, playing Bardem's needy, disturbed ex-wife.

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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz have wed!

Javier Bardem had snagged the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor the previous year for his brilliant work as a creepy murderer in No Country for Old Men.

While Cruz had previously been romantically linked to stars Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey, her relationship with Bardem has been low-key.

The pair got engaged last year, but very little was made about that. Then their wedding took place with no publicity at all ... we respect that!

Up next, Cruz will appear in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, playing Johnny Depp's love interest in the seafaring franchise.

Bardem will soon be bringing some big-screen heat of his own when he stars in this summer's Julia Roberts vehicle, Eat, Pray, Love.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Javier Bardem Biography

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