Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Separated at Births Face Type Casting

So loving mammoth celebrity hot spot Starpulse going to town with the idea of celebrities separated at birth. One of my favorite wastes of time is to guess where I've seen a famous face before. If I can figure it out, voila. Another specimen.

Distinguishing levels of talent aside, some stars have the unfortunate luck of being virtually interchangeable. Great for casting directors and horrible for the viewing audience. Variety is the spice of life, ask anyone. Talk about the occupational hazard of typecasting, why, having a look-alike may be enough to drive an aspiring actor to plastic surgery.

Big thumbs up to Starpulse (oops, not asking for a lawsuit here), especially the Selma Blair/Michelle Monaghan and America Ferrera/Jordin Sparks pairings. Stick a thick pair of coke-bottle glasses and metal braces on Sparks and no one at Ugly Betty would know the difference. On that same note, Vin Diesel needs to step up his game. Any "distinguishing talent" may not be enough to stop Dorian Gregory from breathing down his neck.

I've taken the liberty of adding some more separated at births to the pool.

Alicia Witt and Cameron Richardson appear separated at birth

Actors Antonio Banderas and Ben Chaplin appear separated at birth

Actresses Malin Ackerman and Anna Faris appear separated at birth

Know of any more? Send 'em my way. I'm taking up a collection.