Thursday July 13, 2006

Separated At Birth?

In a recent post, Dagger Aleph mentioned the MyHeritage Face Recognition site, which will take an uploaded photograph of your face and tell you which celebrities you look like.  (Feel free to fill out the registration form with garbage—I did.)  I fed it my favorite headshot, and it tells me I resemble the following fine individuals:

Dan Quayle (60%), Matt Dillon (60%), Joseph McCarthy (56%), Carlos Santana (50%), Alice Cooper (48%), Tony Stewart (45%), John Ritter (45%), and Saif Ali Khan (45%)

You know how sometimes you take an online test of some kind and the results seem eerily accurate?  Um, I'm not having that reaction right now.

UPDATE:  Aha!  Unsatisfied with my original results, I tried feeding it a different picture, and I got much more plausible results:

Johnny Depp (68%), Edith Stein (67%), Richard Clayderman (64%), Rene Russo (63%), Dolph Lundgren (63%), Gael Garcia Bernal (62%), Bill Murray (62%), Audrey Tautou (60%), and Sarah Michelle Gellar (59%)

That's more like it.  Remember, computers are infallible, and this one says I look like Johnny Depp and Audrey Tautou all rolled into one.  Aw, yeah.  (Edith who?)

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Ashton Kutcher 68% (who the hell is he? - some actual resemblance IMO)
Barn Margera 64% (again who is this? - not much resemblance)
Leonardo DiCaprioi (63%) - now I feel like I'm going to be sick.

Posted by: EFL Geek at Jul 12, 2006 5:54:10 AM

Yeah, it's a kooky site, but lots of fun. On one of my photos, I supposedly most resembled the young Mia Farrow. Hurray! On another, Ken Watanabe. There was not much difference between the two pics. Meh.

Posted by: dagger aleph at Jul 12, 2006 6:45:01 AM

Is it humanly possible to look like Johnny Depp and Dolph Lundgren at the same time?

Posted by: AJ at Jul 13, 2006 5:29:53 PM