January 9th, 2014

Fakes!

All of these people are celebrity impersonators, but they’re pretty darn good ones, I think. The first didn’t really fool me, but the rest of them did:

OW

JD

AJ

LDC

What an odd thing to do for a living.

17 Responses to “Fakes!”

  1. Sam L. Says:

    #4 is? Do Not Answer; I don’t care. I get the first 3.

  2. Conrad Says:

    In the age of photoshop, it’s hard to trust these pix as being 100% true to the impersonators’ real-life appearance.

  3. blert Says:

    Conrad, it’s not at all uncommon for those born close enough to a famous celebrity to go that last mile and have plastic surgery.

    Then, toss in hair color and beard…

    You’ve got your twin.

    Famously, Saddam had, IIRC, FOUR twins floating around the countryside.

    Even Shakespeare references the practice in Richard the III.

    The REALLY scary thing is that Hollywood could conjure up twins for anybody: to include you and me!

    There have even been convictions of men who looked too similar to the real perps. This was only established, way too late, (for the innocent)

  4. Mrs Whatsit Says:

    What does it mean that I only recognize two of the four celebrities being impersonated? Never mind, don’t tell me.

  5. Ray Says:

    I think I recognize two of them. Please, tell me what that means. I suspect it means I don’t watch enough TV or movies.

  6. Mn Jack Says:

    Frankly Scarlet…

  7. Charles Says:

    Well, if you are often mistaken for someone famous; rather than saying; “No, I’m not so and so” why not cash in on their fame and get some money or fame for yourself if you prefer to do so?

  8. Mac Says:

    Says something about me that I know who the women resemble but not the men.

  9. Eric Says:

    The Angelina Jolie fake is the best one. The Oprah fake is pretty good with the acceptance that women celebrities, who generally are more made up for the camera than men, will look different in person than on screen.

    The men impersonators are significantly worse than the women. The Depp fake looks more like a comedian spoofing a celebrity than a professional impersonator. His celebrity is at least recognizable, though.

    The last fake is the worst one. I think he’s supposed to be impersonating Leonardo Dicaprio, but that’s not clear.

  10. J.J. Says:

    The fake Angelina is better than the real Angelina. Hope her politics are not as wacky as the real Angie.

  11. Nick Says:

    The first one, I believed. Oprah’s weight fluctuates so much that this impersonator falls within the range of what I think Oprah looks like.

    The second one looks like Depp, but so do a lot of people.

    Number three is creepy, because you know she got at least two parts, maybe four, enlarged just to look like someone else.

    I had the same problem as some other people with the last one. I can see Leo in the bottom half of the face, but Mark Wahlberg in the top half.

  12. ErisGuy Says:

    The similarity of their appearances to the celebrities for which they can be mistaken falls well within the range of successful Elvis impersonators.

    Although I thought the Angelina the best and the Oprah the worst of the lot.

  13. Ymarsakar Says:

    It’s nice to have buddy doubles in spai world.

  14. Gringo Says:

    What an odd thing to do for a living.

    My brother gave a surprise wedding present to our sister: an Elvis impersonator, who sang Can’t Help Falling In Love. :) It was a most welcome, albeit unexpected, addition to the wedding. I wonder how much he was able to make, and for long, as an Elvis impersonator. He certainly earned his fee at the wedding.

    The only “celebrity” I recognized was Oprah.

  15. q Says:

    you said “what an odd thing to do for a living” but isn’t that Hollywood and TV Land in a nutshell… pretending to be someone you are not as part of your job, but worse in all ways but in your private life with a false public persona

  16. Ymarsakar Says:

    Hollywood is like that land of illusions or mirages. The Veil of Illusion, Maya, a mirage in a desert.

  17. waltj Says:

    Who are these people and why should I give a rat’s a$$ about any of them?

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