Ryan Gosling Appears to Have a Twin in Australia

11/12/2013 at 09:35 AM EST

Grant Hazell Looks Just Like Ryan Gosling
Left, Ryan Gosling at the Ides Of March premiere in 2011, and right, Ryan Gosling's look-alike, Grant Hazell.
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It's Ryan Gosling's 33rd birthday Tuesday, and what better way to celebrate than with the discovery that he happens to have a secret twin who is a) British, and b) a former cop?

Yes, Grant Hazell, a married father of two who hails from Suffolk and lives in Perth, Australia, has an unusual – and fortunate – dilemma: People constantly approach him on the street because they think he's Ryan Gosling.

Hazell was a police officer until May, when his wife, Caroline, decided to capitalize on his winning the genetic lottery, and sent his photo off to a talent agency. Now, the former cop torments hearts instead of criminals at his new gig: He's a professional Gosling look-alike, a gig that earns him around $320 per night.

For his part, Hazell's taking it all in stride: "He's a cool guy and a great actor," he said to The Sun about Gosling. "It's not a bad thing to look like one of Hollywood's most wanted men."

We'll agree.

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