On the left is Rene Kirby and on the right is Stephen King.
Rene Kirby is an American movie and television actor. Rene Kirby was born on February 27, 1955 in Burlington, Vermont. He was born with a birth defect called Spina bifida which impairs his ability to walk which is why he often uses a wheelchair. His First name is pronounced Rene is actually pronounced “Reen”. Rene Kirby is known for his acting role in the movie Shallow Hal (2001), as Walt, a man who, like Kirby himself, was born with spina bifida. The movie Shallow Hal is a Farrelly Brothers’ film. He also had acting roles in the movies Stuck on You (2003) and Carnivàle (2003).
Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21 st 1947 in Maine, Portland. His parents were Donald Edwin King and Ruth Pillsbury King. He was the only natural-born child in the family, his older brother David having been adopted at birth two years earlier. Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books. Stephen King has published fifty novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in nine collections of short fiction.
Stephen King began his actual writing career in January of 1959, when David and Stephen decided to publish their own local newspaper named “Dave’s Rag”. David bought a mimeograph machine, and they put together a paper they sold for five cents an issue. Stephen attended Lisbon High School, in Lisbon, in 1962. Collaborating with his best friend Chris Chesley in 1963, they published a collection of 18 short stories called “People, Places, and Things–Volume I”. King’s stories included “Hotel at the End of the Road”, “I’ve Got to Get Away!”, “The Dimension Warp”, “The Thing at the Bottom of the Well”, “The Stranger”, “I’m Falling”, “The Cursed Expedition”, and “The Other Side of the Fog.” A year later, King’s amateur press, Triad and Gaslight Books, published a two-part book titled “The Star Invaders”. Stephen King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and his short story “The Man in the Black Suit” received the O. Henry Award. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire oeuvre, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007). Stephen King has had numerous short stories and novels published and movies made from his work. He has been called the “Master of Horror”. His books have been translated into 33 different languages, published in over 35 different countries. There are over 300 million copies of his novels in publication. He continues to live in Bangor, Maine, with his wife Tabitha King (born Tabitha Jane Spruce), where he writes out of his home. In June 1999 Stephen King was severely injured in an accident, he was walking alongside a highway and was hit by a car, that left him in critical condition with injuries to his lung, broken ribs, a broken leg and a severely fractured hip. After three weeks of operations, he was released from the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
Stephen King and Rene Kirby are celebrities that look alike. They both wear glasses, have a similar facial structure and many other facial similarities.