If you've seen me without my make-up on then you'll agree with me when I say that if they made a movie about my life, I would be played by this guy:
Clint Howard, brother of Academy Award winner Ron Howard. Aside from our looks, we have something else in common: Ron Howard won't return either of our calls.
And if Clint isn’t available, I assume they’d go with this guy.
Or this guy.
However, in the past three months I have been told, no less than a dozen times, that I actually look like this guy.
Let me just set the record straight right here and now: This does NOT offend me. In fact, it might be the single most awesome and inaccurate thing anybody has ever said to me.
The comments vary. I get everything from “DUDE – it is uncanny how much you guys look and act alike!” to somebody saying, “You know who you remind me of? Chuck.” And the person next to them saying, “Huh?…Yeah, I can see that.”
The thing is: While I wish I did, I don’t think I do.
Sure, I'm genuinely flattered that people associate me with this guy. I've watched Chuck, and I think he’s witty and highly entertaining. Other reasons I like that people associate us together: he’s 10 years younger than me, he's a superstar celebrity, and “danger” is his middle name.
But truthfully, besides the fact that we’re both tall, dark, and male, I don’t see the resemblance. Unless you are basing this comparison on Zachary's character on Chuck, where he is perpetually in over his head and completely under-qualified in what he's doing. In that instance, I do find common ground between us.
But these people persist! And they are not even in the same room together. I have one friend who is so convinced that I am Zachary Levi, she wrote her own blog post about it.
Jump to a completely different circle of people – the teenagers at church! I had a young lady come up and say, “I thought of you during Tangled, because you’re totally like Flynn Ryder.” Voice of Flynn Ryder? Zachary Levi.
Again, I am honored. And I would like to invite Mr. Levi to consider the role of Ken Craig...should that screenplay ever be written, I mean. And if he's too busy to give it a look-see, well, no worries. I've got one more doppelganger I've already been in contact with. Clyde.
Clyde is the one in the passenger seat.
So, I'm curious. What celebrity are you told you look like? And do you think you look like them? And do you think Steve Buscemi will hunt me down, roast me over an open fire, and eat my head for mentioning him in my blog? Because he kind of gives me the heebie-jeebies, and I wouldn't put that past him.