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Who is Your Hollywood Doppleganger?

Indulge me. It’s kind of a slow day around here (or rather, it’s a busy day at my day job). While driftnetting the blogosphere, I happened upon Former Pawn’s posting about her Hollywood doubles.

I have always maintained that Scott Foley (of Felicity and Scream 3, uh, fame) is my Tinseltown doppleganger. Particularly if you check him out in a shot like this. I’m not trying to flatter myself her too much–I think Mr. Foley’s kinda goofy looking. Do I look like anybody else? I’m thinking, but nobody springs to mind. One day an English friend of mine saw me in my glasses and tweed coat and said I looked like Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Despite Mr. Damon’s portrayal of a sociopath, I was flattered. Still, as I’ve already pointed out, it’s my brother who looks more like Matt. It used to kind of freak out my Mom.

Who’s your Hollywood doppleganger?

UPDATE: Lindsay writes to direct our attention to People Say I Look Like, a picture cum dating site for people who look like famous people. If you surf around the site, some of the comparisons are a little sad in their hopefulness. Is it any surprise that more people think they look like Angelina Jolie (world’s sexiest woman, apparently–scroll down a bit) than, say, Janeane Garafalo.

14 Responses to “Who is Your Hollywood Doppleganger?”

  1. Jen

    I always seem to get Drew Barrymore. Circa 1985. I’m never sure if I’m supposed to be flattered or not.

  2. gill

    Claire Danes and Rachael Leigh Cook, I’ve been told, though I can’t see any similarities whatsoever.

    Slightly off-topic, I’ve been told by several people that I look like the women in Vermeer paintings. I like that idea better.

  3. Jodie

    Well, maybe not *Hollywood* – but… I have been told that one of my publicity photos kinda makes me look like Monica Lewinsky on a good day :-p

  4. Geet

    Andy Richter and I could be brothers. It’s scary

  5. jo

    I always get Nicole Kidman and Meg Ryan. I ask you, do they look alike?

    I’m always curious as to what people see when they look at me, I think of myself as looking like Charlize Theron in Monster :-)

  6. donna

    apparently when I was 14, I looked like a much younger version of Cybil Sheppard. Or so says my mother. I never saw it. Now, I look like nobody. Although, I do have Matt Damon’s hair…

  7. filmgoerjuan

    Dan Ackroyd.

    And sadly, not the young, talented 70s Dan Ackroyd. It’s the modern, hackneyed, chubby Dan Ackroyd.

    You will all see on Thursday…and you will point and laugh accordingly :(

  8. bree

    I don’t think I have a doppelganger. I fancy a resemblance to Kate Winslet sometimes, but I think that’s more wishful thinking than anything. She’s purty.

  9. Sarcasmo

    When I was thinner, I was occassionally told I resembled Isabella Roselinni.

    Nowadays more like Jeanine Garafallo.

  10. gwendolyn

    I thought I’d be the only one, but I have also been told on many an occasion that I resemble Monica Lewinsky — particularly when I blow dry my hair straight. It could be worse, but I’d rather look like someone famous for some reason other than having gotten up close and personal with “Bill junior.”

  11. scarey

    Winona Ryder…some say Helen Baxendale, but I prefer Winona. As I age this will probably morph into Sally Field.

  12. Sean O Sullivan

    Wow. I’m impressed Darren – all the female posters seem to be a right set of babes, if their own doppelganger estimates are even vaguely true!! Winona, Isabella, Kate Winslet, Nicole, Claire Danes, And Drew Barrymore! That’s some good looking set of contributors you have. I wonder if your photo on the site attacts only a certain calibre of woman? :-)

    I think you need to do more research on your posting demographic…

  13. Red Wolf

    A friend sent me a photo of Bruce Sterling sitting on a giant lilypad that looks disturbingly like me. Well, possibly more distrurbing if you’re Bruce. I get told I sound like Judith Lucy and I hate her and her voice. I’d get more tactful friends, but where’s the fun in that.

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