Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Celebrity doppelgangers

Authors’ public presence is usually low-watt compared to other entertainers such as actors and musicians. Most authors do not get recognized on the street. Certainly not this one:
 But at some point, most of us hear that we look like someone famous. Over the years, I’ve gotten a broad range. While I was flattered by most of these impressions, frankly, I didn’t see it with any of them beforehand.

According to camp friends in 1987:

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick)

Don’t always remember who said it, but have gotten most of these multiple times (coincidentally, all are comedians):

Bob Saget

Ben Stiller

Jerry Seinfeld

Seth Meyers

Will Arnett

B.J. Novak

Paul Rudd

According to kids at schools I’ve spoken at since 2008:

Tom Cavanaugh

Steve Nash
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman; I’m laughing, too;
granted I don’t shave every day, but still…)

Superman (yes, laughing again, 
but at the same time, honored)

According to a four-year-old I know:

Sean Hopper (Huey Lewis and the News)

According to a TSA agent in Dallas, 5/6/15:

Doug Flutie

According to the publicity department at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 5/5/17:

Hank Azaria

And still more:

Walton Goggins

 Rick Springfield

Oh, to be completist, a high school friend said the guy at the end of this commercial reminded her of me:

1 comment:

Julie Hedlund said...

I think those are all quite nice doppelgangers. People have sometimes told me I look like Darryl Hannah, and all I could ever say was, "I wish!" :-)