The hype around twins in cinema and show business can create the idols of millions of people in just the blink of an eye. But in some instances, their fame fades and they quickly become unpopular and disappear from the public view. And it’s interesting what happens to them after that.
We decided to invesigate the destiny of these popular people who were like two peas in a pod.
5. Peter and David Paul
Twin bodybuilders Peter and David were well-known in 1990s. Thanks to their physical shape, they were noticed, and they starred in 12 films even though they had no acting abilities.
But the hype around the charismatic guys slowed down, and Peter and David disappeared from the world cinema. Since 2005, Peter’s been hosting his own show. And David became a professional photographer.
4. James and Oliver Phelps
Another example of people who just lucked into an acting career are the Phelps brothers. They played the Fred and George Weasley roles in Harry Potter and will be probably associated with these images for years to come.
There are no more well-known roles in their life at this time, but they’re still devoted to their career. Besides Harry Potter movies, the Phelps have had several unremarkable roles. And, what’s interesting is that they always work together.
Before his acting career, Oliver actually wanted to become a professional golfer and both brothers still love the sport. George is also interested in music and dreams of playing a bad guy in a James Bond film some day.
3. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
These cute girls have been stars almost since they were born. When Mary-Kate and Ashley were just 9 months old, they were involved in the Full House series. Later, film producers noticed the sisters and started writing scripts for feature films: To Grandmother’s House We Go, It Takes Two, Passport to Paris, and so on.
Their film career ended in 2004 when New York Minute failed at the box office. Fortunately, the girls had a backup plan.
Since they were 12, the Olsen sisters have successfully promoted their own clothing brand. So when they became unpopular in the film industry, they plunged into the world of fashion, creating clothes and accessories for women. Their brand, The Row, is pretty famous and successful.
2. Tom and Bill Kaulitz
In the early 2000s German music band Tokio Hotel, founded by twins Bill and Tom and their friends, was at the peak of popularity.
The band still exists but they aren’t as popular now. Playing the guitar and producing music for Tokio Hotel are still the main things for Tom. In 2016, Bill started his solo career along with developing their band.
1. Benji and Joel Madden
Speaking of brothers’ music bands, another one is Good Charlotte. This punk band, founded by the Madden twins, was really popular in late 1990s and early 2000s.
Today, the brothers still continue their music careers. Besides, they’re now also well-known as husbands of 2 famous blondies: Benji is married to Cameron Diaz and Joel is married to Nicole Richie.