Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2010 Questions/Answers Installment 9



Scott's Tip Of The Day: Sometimes I confuse celebrities. I blogged about it awhile ago because I seemed to have a big problem differentiating Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. I received a letter late last night from someone with a similar problem....

Scott,
tell me these men don't resemble each other... i dare you. and if i spun you around and maybe gave you a few drinks i challenge you to determine which is christopher walken and which is jon voight. or maybe i'm just celebrity dyslexic

- celebrylexic.


Hi Celebrylexic. Celebrylexic. That kind of sounds like one of those expensive shakes you buy on TV at 3am in the morning when all of the normal programming's off the air. "Celebrylexic! What a great meal replacement! Has all of the vitamins and calories to sustain you all day!"

Celebrylexic was kind enough to provide me with some picture comparisons. Let's look below....









Well, you definitely did your research. When I read your original email I didn't really think you had a case. But now I do. I don't think they look so much alike, but they obviously gesticulate in a similar manner to each other. They both have scary teeth, they both like guns and they both shield their face with their hands. I could see how you would get them confused. So where does my tip of the day come in? Well, based on these pictures both men look a little violent, cunning and unpredictable. I would say if you run into either on the street, think twice before approaching them....and if you do approach one, make sure you have his name correct. Furthermore, if you run into John Voight and you have some floss, politely offer him some as he could really use it.

30 comments:

Kev D. said...

Meryl Streep and Glenn CLose are the same person.

BeMistified said...

Christopher is way better than Jon, IMO.

Some more would be:

Javier Bardem - Jeffrey Dean Morgan

and

Johnny Depp - Skeet Ulrich

Georgina Dollface said...

I always confuse Cedric the Entertainer with Bernie Mac, but that shouldn't be so hard anymore....Congrats on BoN. Glad to be her. I feel smarter already. - G

Sarah Lynn said...

I tend to mix up Samuel L. Jackson and Laurence Fishburne

Rachel Hoyt said...

LOL. I watched my boyfriend & friends fight over which celebrity they were currently watching on TV quite recently... and it was christopher walken vs. jon voight!

Roxane said...

good one :D I love Hannibal
And well, 'bout the email.. I like my privacy, you see
don't want spam and stuff
and making a new email account seems too much effort :P
x
Roxane

mary said...

haha i always get meryl and glenn mixed up too!

RSA Certificate said...

Ha my sister used to always mixed up Hugh Jackman and Gene Hackman, used to drive me CRAZY because only their names are alike :) otherwise they could not be more different.

myletterstoemily said...

great advice!

brookeamanda said...

Jesus Christ, I never realized how much these two resemble each other. Fa-reaky!

Insectman said...

I am hardly celebryliterate myself.

I'd never seen the connection between John and Christopher. You, sir, have a new follower.

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Scarlet said...

OMG you are freaking hilarious!
I love your blog!
Congratulations on making it as a blog of note... After having a peek through your archives I can see why you were selected!

I never saw the Jon Voight / Christopher Walken similarity until now, but it's TRUE!!!

wheatgerm said...

im glad I dont care about celebrities, but those two do look alike

MyAlterEgo said...

@ BeMistified

I constantly get Javier Bardem and Jeffrey Dean Morgan mixed at first glance.

It would be interesting to witness the both of them in the same movie. I don't know if I would be able to point one or the other out.

Alpha male said...

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phreestyle420 said...

hahaha Christopher walken is the man. John Voit wishes he could get it like him. I tend to mix up David Duchovney and Dylan McDermott

Holyoke Home said...

Wow! That is EERY! Congrats on Blog of Note.

Anonymous said...

And ask him about his daughter

Pickle said...

I often get those two confused!!!

Eweg said...

Well in regards to Christopher Walken, if you meet him in a dark ally you will probably have to out tap dance him or something due to his love of dance! Although Walken is a general badass so I guess that would be ok.
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John Bryson said...

Walken all the way!!!

Mahalo Apollo said...

I used to not know the difference between Shia LaBeouf and James McAvoy.

Jessica said...

Haha! i love your blog. I just started mine, im only 17 so dont be to harsh on me if you read it, im not that great of a writer :P

Just Gin... please said...

Great blog Scott. I always confuse
Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz.

My word for the day.... gesticulate.

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Toni Tralala said...

They do look alike! :)) Two great established actors!

The younger ones, Zac Efron and Chace Crawford resemble each other.

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Very nice and impressive article

Lou said...

Oooo creepy post alert: Dr Pankaj - blog posts are NOT the place for your advertorial! It just makes you sound soooo CREEEEPY... shudder...

On a completely different note (ie back to the actual blog-post): if you have a lot of trouble differentiating faces, you may have a form of prosopagnosia- that is, a form of facial recognition blindness.

I have this mildly, so following characters in movies is a bit confusing at times. I teach about 200 students per week, so often get them mixed up too. I have terrible trouble recognising friends when out of their usual context but I'm not as bad as those who don't recognise themselves.

For a little test to see if you have prosopagnosia, go to:
http://www.faceblind.org/facetests/index.php

Happy face-off everyone!

Nick said...

I know what you mean. I sometimes confuse Rosie O'Donnell and Jabba the Hutt.

Good blog.

RSA Perth said...

I got a little bit of confused when i saw those stars in one photo or in any show.