Xiao Jiguo is a Chinese man with an unusual talent: he kind of looks like U.S. President Barack Obama. That is, if you don't look too closely. In a crowd, you could confuse the two. That being said, it's pretty impressive—how often do you see a Chinese person who looks anything like a biracial person where neither of those races is Asian? He's like a shooting star, rare and magical.
In addition to that, Xiao can do a pretty good Obama impression, especially considering that he only speaks a few words of English. His gibberish sounds pretty American, and can probably fool most Chinese speakers. He's also definitely got Obama's facial expressions down pat, as well as his general air of gravitas. See for yourself in the video below.
Xiao's gift has earned him fame in China, where he appeared on a TV talent show and a few short films and web series. But now he's hit the big time, and he'll soon be appearing in a feature film. The part he's playing? You guessed it: a low-level gangster. But the joke is that the gangster looks like Obama. We don't get it either, but we're not experts on Chinese comedy.
In addition to the resemblance, Xiao says that his birthday is only one day away from Obama's, and that they share the same blood type. Could they be identical twins separated at birth? No, but that would be a great premise for a movie. Better than a gangster who looks like Obama, anyway.
We'll keep an eye on Xiao Jiguo as his star continues to rise. Let's hope he has lots of success before the 2016 election, at which point he'll be eclipsed by whichever Chinese impersonator looks most like Donald Trump. Now THAT we would pay to see.