STAR DOUBLE: WOULD THE REAL BRAD PITT PLEASE STAND UP? While Brad Pitt's Marriage Was in Crisis, Pictures Were Circulating of Him Supposedly Partying in Athens with a Mystery Blonde - but Now It Seems the Puzzle Has Been Solved
Byline: Words: Jen Ferguson
When a long-haired and bearded Brad Pitt was reportedly spotted out and about with a mystery blonde on his arm in Athens during last summer's Olympic Games, the rumours flew thick and fast. Where was then-wife Jennifer Aniston? Was the Troy star going undercover so he could get up to no good?
No - it's all Greek to us, said his spokespeople, claiming Brad had never even been to Athens. But stories continued to flood in from people swearing they too had seen the actor in the city.
Now, it seems the puzzle has been solved - with the discovery of a Brad Pitt doppelgenger. Aris Kondos is a 21-year-old Romanian model and actor living in Athens, and he's a dead ringer for the A-list star.
'I was first told I looked like Brad Pitt when I was in high school, when I started growing my hair and my features became more defined,' Aris says. 'I think Brad would say I look like he did 10 or 15 years ago.'
His resemblance to the star is uncanny - not only did Aris manage to fool the world's press, but he also pulled the wool over the eyes of a forensic photo expert, hired by a magazine to analyse the photos of 'Brad' taken in Athens, who swore blind they were pictures of the actor himself. The Australian Olympic field hockey team were also convinced they were partying with the celeb when they met Aris in an Athens bar while celebrating winning gold at the Games.
Aris is regularly mistaken for Pitt on the streets of Athens and is often asked for autographs, although he says he only ever signs his own name. …