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Old 07-01-2019, 10:40 AM
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Celebrity lookalikes; know any?


So, I've known about this guy who looks like Jack Nicholson for years now. We both attend some of the same events, and I always give him a discrete nod.

He goes out of his way to nurture the look; he keeps his sunglasses on even after sundown and he'll avoid having his pic taken. Know any lookalikes?
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:18 AM
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How about me? I've been asked several times if I'm Colin Mochrie (from Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
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The son of a co-worker was the spitting image of Howard Stern. Until co-worker made son get a haircut.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:30 AM
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After haircut, he looked more like Daniel Stern.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:31 AM
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:36 AM
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I knew a woman who looked just like Irene Cara of Fame fame.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:07 PM
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as a kid my dentist looked like Joe Namath when he was in the NFL (so it was long ago)
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:14 PM
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:26 PM
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One of my closest friends used to be a dead ringer for Dave Matthews, until he got fat. I mean, my friend got fat, not Dave Matthews. Although if Dave Matthews also got fat, maybe they look alike again.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:41 PM
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Mine was a Jack Nicholson clone as well. We used to work together in retail and at least once every few days some customer would do the whole "OMG you look just like..." routine.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:10 PM
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When Chris Elliot was first gaining attention for his appearances on David Letterman's show, I looked almost exactly like him. I would hear, "Hey, It's the guy under the seats!" whenever I was out in public. I even signed a few autographs for people who wouldn't take no for an answer.
Over the years, we've both changed in different ways, so it doesn't happen anymore. We could probably pass for brothers though.

A friend of mine was often mistaken for Christopher Reeve, but not so much after 1995.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:41 PM
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I've got a buddy who looks kind of like Sean Penn. Not dead ringer territory, but enough that he gets asked about once or twice a year.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:57 PM
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I know a guy who looks quite a bit like Mike Ditka and he's worked on the look to get it down -- he's got the mustache, glasses, and Bears sweater and everything. He does paid events and things as a lookalike but I've also seen him show up at church events, unpaid, and just happening to look exactly like a Mike Ditka lookalike.
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:02 PM
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I know a guy who looks quite a bit like Mike Ditka and he's worked on the look to get it down -- he's got the mustache, glasses, and Bears sweater and everything. He does paid events and things as a lookalike but I've also seen him show up at church events, unpaid, and just happening to look exactly like a Mike Ditka lookalike.
Ha! Just this past month, I ran into a guy that looked just like Mike Ditka. I even said, "Pleasure to meet you, Coach!" He started laughing and said that he gets it all the time.

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When my hair was thicker I was mistaken for Henry Rollins a lot. Sometimes I had to bare my arms to show that I have no tattoos to convince people that I wasn't him. I would catch people staring at me in bars. My guess was that people thought it wasn't totally unlikely that they would see Rollins in a bar (especially the sort of bars I would go to), but as far as I know he doesn't drink.

A friend looked like Sandra Bullock when they were both in their early 30s. Their respective looks have changed enough in the meantime that she's no longer mistaken for her, which is good because it always upset her when people pointed it out. I never minded being mistaken for Henry Rollins. It was fun.
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:11 PM
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FtGKid2 is a ringer for an actor that was sort of well known a few years back. (But whose career is fizzling now.) The actor for a while was dating one of the most famous actresses in the world for a short while. So I used to point out to the kid what his dating pool could be.
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Of the couple dozen or so folks I regularly play music with, one looks just like Buck Owens, while another resembles Eric Clapton.
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:54 PM
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The barista in my local Starbucks looks exactly like Emma Watson during her bangs phase.
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:55 PM
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Some years back, Liam Neeson had his face on a magazine cover, and everyone said "That's Tony!!!" He looked exactly like a coworker.

Unfortunately, Tony hasn't aged as well as Liam.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:19 PM
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:06 PM
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I used to work, at the same place, with someone who used to be spitting image of Ben Stiller, except younger (he probably still does, I just haven't seen him in a while), and someone who is a younger version of Tamsin Grieg. In both cases I knew them as teenagers, before I was familiar with the actors, so to me the actors kinda look like them, not the other way round.
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We know a guy, now retired, that spent a lot of years as a Clark Gable look alike. He apparently got a lot of work outside the US.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:14 PM
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Since my late thirties, I've been told many times that I look like Ernest Hemingway, hence my avatar.

A few years back, I worked with a Russian guy who was a dead ringer for young Walter Koenig, i.e., Ensign Chekov on Star Trek. I also used to know an attorney in Seattle who looked remarkably like Jim Neighbors, aka Gomer Pyle.

Over the years, I've had girlfriends who could have been mistaken for Donna Douglas, Sarah Miles, Blair Brown, Margaret Colin, Donna d'Errico, and Kaley Cuoco.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:26 PM
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When I was a kid, I played Army with a guy who looked like Eddie Fontaine, aka Pvt d'Angelo on The Gallant Men (1962--63). He had a younger brother who was the spit and image of Charles Bronson.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:31 PM
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I once dated a girl who was a dead ringer for Janeane Garofalo. I once got mistaken for Richard Sterban, the bass singer for the Oak Ridge Boys -- I signed an autograph.
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A buddy of mine looks like Tom Cruise.
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Some years back, Liam Neeson had his face on a magazine cover, and everyone said "That's Tony!!!" He looked exactly like a coworker.

Unfortunately, Tony hasn't aged as well as Liam.
Liam has a lot of makeup on but I'd still do it with him!
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I looked at new pictures but Bruce Willis reminds me of Billy Joel and David Letterman of John Cougar Mellencamp....must need my eyes examined!
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I had a girlfriend (well, more than that -- we lived together for nearly twenty years) who was the spitting image of Helena Bonham-Carter.
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Many years ago, I also lived with a girl who looked remarkably like Judith Durham of The Seekers.
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30 years ago a friend introduced me to a guy who looked a lot like Al Pacino, in this cafe in NYC: https://www.yelp.com/biz/caffe-dellartista-new-york
A few months later I mentioned the cafe to another friend, who said "I hear that Al Pacino hangs out there".
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In Moscow, I also knew a girl who looked remarkably like Elizabeth Hurley (this was more than 20 years ago).

Until he entered old age, my dad looked enough like John Wayne that he was sometimes mistaken for him. In her old age, my mother looked a lot like Donna Reed in hers.
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I've been mistaken for Kathy Bates many times. One guy got seriously upset that I wouldn't give him my autograph.
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Back in the 80s, I stopped by a 7-11 where the clerk was a dead ringer for George Carlin.
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Oh that reminds me. I had a girlfriend who looked just like Yvonne Goolagong.
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Back when she was on the public scene, I had more than a few people tell me I looked just like Rose Perez Sadly, I had to secretly admit I could see the resemblance but it still made we want to punch them in the neck.
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This is my dad.

He claims that for the past 40 years, not a week has gone past without a stranger mentioning to him how much he resembles Richard Gere. He's exaggerating, of course, but even I admit that the resemblance is definitely there.

He's aging better than Gere, though.

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When I go for the shaved-head-and-goatee look, I look a lot like Brian Cranston in Breaking Bad. When the show was on people would mention it to me often. I thought about trying to get gigs as an impersonator, but I never really pursued it seriously.

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This is my dad.

He claims that for the past 40 years, not a week has gone past without a stranger mentioning to him how much he resembles Richard Gere. He's exaggerating, of course, but even I admit that the resemblance is definitely there.

He's aging better than Gere, though.
He also looks remarkably like an EFL teacher from Canterbury that I knew in Moscow. They could have been separated at birth!
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This guy lives in my girlfriends apartment building in Long Beach NY. He resembles him even more in real life....it's kinda freaky. http://en.protothema.gr/hilarious-tr...s-viral-video/

I also have been told I look EXACTLY like Steve Blake (who plays, or used to play, for the Lakers - I don't follow basketball so not even sure if he's still playing). My beard is lot longer now so the resemblance is a little less nowadays but I have a printout of him on my office wall that people always tell me is a great picture of me.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:47 AM
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Back in the 80s, I stopped by a 7-11 where the clerk was a dead ringer for George Carlin.
I know someone who also looks like Carlin who met him once and got a double take from the comedian.
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A current coworker of mine looks exactly like Andy Coen.

A former coworker of mine looked like a young Elizabeth Henstridge (of Agents of SHIELD fame)
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I work with a woman who looks just like Sonequa Martin-Green. When she starting working with us, I asked her if anyone ever told her she looked like the actress from The Walking Dead. She said no one had. She had never seen the show and had no idea who Sonequa was but agreed there was a striking resemblance.
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I once drunkenly made out in college with a girl who looked like a female version of Andre the Giant.

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I was told I looked like Kyle MacLachlan when Twin Peaks was first on back in the day, but more recently have been compared to Louis CK. I confess I appreciated the first comparison more....

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I went to high school with a guy who was a dead ringer for Ian Ziering of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame. Haven't seen him since high school so no idea if the resemblance is still there.

I have a co-worker who looks a lot like Brian Urlacher, they're even close to the same age. People meeting him for the first time comment on it all the time.

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