Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday frivolity

Everyone's doing the MyHeritage thing, uploading photos and finding out "which celebrity you resemble the most!"

These are my results:
  1. Britney Spears - 64% (I don't even know what to say here)

  2. Matt LeBlanc - 62% (I think I look more like Matt than Britney)

  3. Amitabh Bachchan - 60% (I had to look him up; bet Neel knows who he is)

  4. Mel Brooks - 57% (I was just saying earlier today how much I love him...but my nose is not that big!)

  5. Scarlett Johansson - 57% (again, not quite)

  6. Hillary Rodham Clinton - 55%

  7. Placido Domingo - 54%

  8. Annika Sorenstam - 54%

  9. Yael Bar Zohar - 54%

  10. Nicole Kidman - 51%


Blogger Neel Mehta said...

Amitabh Bachchan - 60% (I had to look him up; bet Neel knows who he is)

What, because I'm Indian? Why's it gotta be like that?

Amitabh Bachchan is the biggest star of world cinema. He rose to fame in the 1970s and pretty much stayed there since. His breakthrough was a western, Sholay, so it's tempting to compare him to John Wayne or Clint Eastwood. But he's also a song and dance man in other roles, so you could compare him to Gene Kelly, or (in terms of stature) young John Travolta. More recently he's embraced his age and played the equivalent of Humphrey Bogart roles.

Anything he gets involved in tends to succeed. When India was making its own version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, he was tapped to host.

The IMDb link shows that a remake of Sholay has been announced, with Amitabh recast as the villain. In terms of bizarreness, this would be like remaking It's a Wonderful Life when Jimmy Stewart was still acting, and having him play Mr. Potter. Only it would work.

9:55 PM, January 13, 2006  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

What, because I'm Indian? Why's it gotta be like that?

Yes, that's exactly right. And you're my go-to person on NewsRadio quotes because you work at a radio station... oh, wait.

10:50 AM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Hilary Rodham Clinton is ALWAYS getting mistaken for Placido Domingo.

I subscribed to the Sepia Mutiny feed after you linked to it, Neel. So maybe next time around, APL can ask me.

10:56 AM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger Songbird said...

I was not excited to be matched up with Antonin Dvorak, though I am certainly a fan of his New World Symphony.

4:50 PM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger liz said...

Personally, I think the celebrity you look most like is Laura San Giacomo

8:23 PM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Will do, Phantom.

Songbird, I am so ignorant, I don't even know who that is. My husband will be so ashamed.

Liz, LSG cracks me up! She is one of us short people, too.

11:08 PM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger KLee said...

AHHHH!!! I matched with Britney Spears with something gawdawful, like 57%, too! It is SO not funny. That softwafe has been smoking Day-Glo crack if they think I look ANYTHING like "Titney"!

I'll have to post all of my results sometime soon....

12:04 AM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger Rana said...

Britney? And I thought getting matched with Jeff Goldblum was bad!

5:42 PM, January 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apparently look like a dead Dutch singer. At least his funeral was a huge event in Holland by all accounts. (Well, by Wikipedia's account, anyway.)


7:12 PM, January 15, 2006  

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