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8/9/11

Celebrity Look-alike's and Me

This past weekend, I went to the local gas station to fill up my tank and grab a 6pack of Shock Top Ale.  I was cooking mexican food, and a citrus-infused beer sounded good.

That cashier starts gushing... "Has anyone ever told you that you look like a famous celebrity?"

I smile.  I used to get this from time to time, and it always made me blush.  People would tell me I look like Tobey Maguire, and ask me if we were related.

Sometime's I'd fib and go "yeah, we're cousins..." but most time I'd be honest and say there's no relation.  I'd take it as a compliment, sometimes as a flirt, but either way it made me smile.

But this isn't who the cashier was comparing me to.  She had a hard time spitting it out, and was naming movies I haven't seen...

"He was in Accepted, did you see that?  No?  Hmmm...  Oh I know!  He's that luau waiter dude from Forgetting Sarah Marshall!"

So, I'm not Tobey anymore...

I'm Jonah Hill.

(which is better than "McLovin," but not by much...)

I don't weigh any more than I did 6 or 7 years ago (a little less, if anything...) but it seems to show a little more.  I'm working on that (I know, beer isn't the answer) but I don't see it.

First off, my hair isn't curly.  I would say that I keep my short n curly's in my pants, but I manscape (TMI).  I'm not sporting the 'fro like he is, and I can't peg myself as "The silly, lovable fat sidekick" like he is in a lot of movies.

But wait...

Jonah Hill has lost a lot of weight recently.

So am I more like '300lb Jonah' or closer to 'Jared from Subway 2.0 Jonah?'  Maybe somewhere in the middle?

I'm funny.  I'm extroverted.  I can flirt and charm my way out of a paper bag.  But am I the movie stereotype?

Am I Jonah Hill?  Chris Farley?  John Candy?

Am I the lovable chunker?  Because if I am, thank you, it's still a huge compliment, but I'd rather not be.

Back to the gym, I guess...

...and I thought I looked more like
a sexier, American Daniel Craig...

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40 witty retorts:

Mollie said...

Want to be Bill Pullman from Torchwood?

Lost.in.Idaho said...

I'd rather be John Barrowman from torchwood, but sure? Never heard a similarity to Bill Pullman before...

Zombie said...

Hey man,there is no shame in looking like Jonah hill. Gals find bigger guys sexy. lol.

Pickleope said...

It's the glasses. People fixate on a single feature. Like how bald people are called Larry David. At least you get compared to a non-fictional celebrity, I get Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

Inverse said...

I've been compared to movie villains/masterminds, apparently I have this bad ass aura.
I've learned to use this, I'm a pacifist and I've dealt with a number of potential fights just by giving the guy a look it usually ends with him being dragged away by his friend being told "Dude, don't fuck with this guy.".
Funny thing is I've been in only one real fight my entire life :P

Bart said...

lmfao you do kinda look like both of them

meandmythinkingcap said...

Actually you do look like Bill Pullman with little increase in diameter. Juz kidding..
Joan hill is a better compliment than the milksops Toby Mcquire,hobbits(Daniel Craig,Daniel Radcliffe) and Orlando Boom ...

Random Girl said...

I get told I look like everyone from their 2nd cousin twice removed to Anne Hathaway to Sarah Bareilles... everyone has their perception of who looks like who I guess. I think you look like you. How's that?

Lady Estrogen said...

THAT. Made me laugh. A lot.

Yes, I can see the thinner Jonah Hill - but I don't think that's a bad thing. I like Jonah better than Toby. Fuck. I hate that guy! LOL.

Autumnforest said...

Who am I to judge, I had a crush on Seth Rogan (the fatter sloppier version), not the new one. I think that your eyes and eyebrows are so totally Toby that it's kinda spooky, but the hair color and eye color is like Jonah.

my day in a sentence said...

Dude, you *do* look like Jonah. But I also see a wee bit of Tobey too.

D4 said...

Well, you kinda do have Toby's smile going on when you do. But when you said Jonah I was like "..wha?" until I saw him with the lost weight. Then it all made sense.

Gucci Mama said...

Who would want to look like someone named "Tobey"? Ew.

Whether or not he's overweight, there's nothing sexier to me than a funny guy. I'd choose Farley or Candy or any of those guys over the traditionally handsome Hollywood types any day. Well, if they were alive and everything.

Shutterbug said...

you do kinda look like Jonah!

Adsila said...

I see a Jeff Daniels resemblance.

Annabelle said...

Oddly, you look very similar to a cousin of mine. More oddly, his name is Brandon.

Drake Sigar said...

Somebody help me out, I can't tell which is which.

Drake Sigar said...

Frankly all you non-blue people look alike to me.

kitkat said...

LMAO i dnt see the toby macguire resemblance but u do look like jonah!

Mynx said...

Well I don't know who you look like but I think you are cute. I have a customer who insists I look like Hilary Clinton. can't see it myself but I always say Thank you. From what I know of her, she seems to be a strong intelligent woman and better to be compared to her than a lot of others I can think of.

Jewels said...

I once had a man in Turkey tell me that I looked like Cindy Crawford in order to sweet talk me into buying a yo-yo from him. I promptly told him he was blind and delusional. Other than that time I usually get "You have a very familiar face" but never comparable to anyone's.

Who cares who they say you look like...you're adorable...go with it.

AmberLaShell said...

I can see the resemblance to Jonah Hill... but i'd say it's the more 2.0 jonah..

AmberLaShell Rants

MRanthrope said...

ha. Toby Maguire in Spider Man 3 actually started to resemble Jonah Hill...dude was not in "super hero" shape at all!

Your lucky though. I don't have any celebrity look alike stories. Although an asshole buddy of mine swears I look like Chris Rock. Even though I'm not black. Or have curly hair. Asshole.

Annah said...

Too funny. I really don't see the resemblance to Jonah Hill. Toby yes.

Shona said...

I'm still distraught over the fact Jonah hill lost that much weight! I miss the chunky Jonah, it was his character in my opinion. But I agree with Annah!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Daniel Craig....definitely. Does that get me any extra get out of jail free cards for the future? haha. Funny how people see others.

DWei said...

I look like a Korean boyband member.

Maybe that's why my girlfriend likes me so much.

Squiglet said...

I wouldn't have noticed it off hat, but now that you've pointed it out I can actually see the resemblance to the 2.0 Jonah.

Clueless Dolphin said...

hahahaha, i lol'd heartily. You're definitely a distant cousin of the new Jonah Hill

Al Penwasser said...

Hey, I get called Frodo Baggins. Which really pisses me off.
Because they're always after my precious.

Melanie said...

i see it...after jonah's weight loss. also, tobey hasn't been doing as much lately and jonah has, so perhaps that has something to do with it...

Mama Spaghetti said...

Definitely the 2.0 Jonah; I can certainly see the resemblance. I think it's the lips. And the glasses.

And, I'd say there are definitely worse celebrities to look like!

LoneIslander said...

I got told that I looked like Andy Milonakis, feels bad man.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I think you've got more of a Cary Grant thing goin' on.

squatlo said...

Brandon, google Jeff Daniels and compare those pix with yours...

Thank, Q said...

Dude, you look just like my 8th grade history teacher, Mr. Adcock. Aside from that, what's wrong with McLovin? Dude has the singular name like Madonna which carries weight. You should just change your name to Idaho and increase your clout. Seriously, you did look like Jared though.

Armand said...

Everyone says I look like Tobey, well they say Spider Man. I look far more like him than you do. You look more like Jonah.

The Empress said...

You know what?

You look like a handsome Drew Carey.

That's not a bad thing...

The Empress said...

I did that plug in with my face celebrity look a like thing and it came back Ashton Kutcher.

I did it 3 times: each time, Ashton Kutcher.

Jean Luc said...

YES actually that's bang on.

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