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Separated at Birth?

June 25th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · 1 Comment

Confederate colonel William R. J. Pegram (whose death is chronicled here) looked an awful lot like Dustin Hoffman, right?

An archivist at the Virginia Historical Society, Colin Woodward, thought so and even mailed the actor a copy of the above portrait. Hoffman replied:

Dear Colin,

I’ve been out of the country, just got back into the office and there waiting on my desk was my soul mate from the Civil War.

Thank you so much for thinking of me.

All the best,


Seems to me there’s a little John Cusack in there, too. It’s the small mouth.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Colin Woodward // Jul 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Google an image of Hoffman in “Straw Dogs.” The resemblance to Pegram is really uncanny.

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