Wednesday 8 August 2007

Photography - Who do you look like?

With my renewed interest in photography, I decided to try the face recognition program on myheritage.com after seeing something about it on TV last night. As far as I know, the program calculates the various dimensions on your face such as space between eyes, forehead, cheeks etc and tries to match them with someone famous. I don't think I particularly look like anyone famous. When I was in Asia, natives had me down as a lookalike for Keanu Reeves or Nicholas Cage. I reckoned if people could get me so badly wrong then a free computer program would hardly do any better. It did.

First out with a 72% resemblance was Luis Figo, portuguese soccer player. Not bad, I suppose. Talented player, multi-lingual, loaded and has a gorgeous wife. It also recalled a vague memory of a party a few years during a Euro championship when some drunk chanted "Fiigoo00, Fiigoo00" every time I crossed the room.


Next up were Luke Wilson and Alexis Denisof which were a bit off the mark and then it was that gallic specimen of a man, Gerard Depardieu. Ouch. A very talented actor but carries a close resemblance to Shrek. Maybe this was some sort of karmic punishment for myself and a buddy drunkenly singing the chorus to "You're Beautiful" when we saw a James Blunt lookalike in a pub last week.

The last celebrity bearing any resemblance to my chevy chase was Mark Feehily, gay member of Irish boy band Westlife. A family member had declared this resemblance for years. Will be keeping this latest piece of evidence to myself methinks. As Irish crooner Joe Dolan would say "Oh me, oh my, you're such a ...".

6 comments:

Krissie said...

I apparently look like Marilyn Manson, Clint Eastwood and Pete Doherty. And I'm a girl. And they all look nothing alike. Very reliable, that My heritage.

Cieguilla said...

I did it last year but the pictures have expired, so I tried it again.

I got 72% Rebecca Romjin, 64% Drew Barrymore and 60% Cate Blanchett, amongst others. I'm not complaining but somehow think it's not very accurate! :-P

Thanks for the link! How did you find my blog?

Leber said...

Hi Cieguilla- i think the lookalike thing is good for a bit of ego massage - whether it's right or wrong, who cares?

When I found your blog, I was searching for a foreigner's view on Ireland "en espanol" and then I found your entry on Damien Rice in Milan which was excellent. I've been reading ever
since...

Cieguilla said...

Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :-)

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