The similarities are uncanny. So much so, that we’re not convinced Texas’ favorite actor Matthew McConaughey isn’t a time traveler.
Reddit user Ember Rainbow posted the pic of his great grandfather to the social media site and gained over 5,000 “upvotes” (which determine a post’s popularity) and 300 comments in one day.
Most people agree that McConaughey, who won the Oscar for best actor at the 86th Academy Awards, shares a striking resemblance to the great-grandfather in this picture. The two look alike in just about everything, from the wavy tufts of hair, high cheek bones and jaw line to that wispy McConaughey gaze. Of course, Matthew doesn’t have a sweet handlebar mustache like grandpa does. Yet.
But don’t take our word for it, judge for yourself, thanks to this handy comparison photo from MySanAntonio.com.
If McConaughey is a time traveler, the Uvalde, Texas native has certainly stayed busy in the present. The former chick-flick heartthrob turned critical darling has four movies slated for 2016 release, including the much-anticipated Free State of Jones, as well as an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series set for 2017.