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#325848 - Tue Oct 10 2006 03:25 PM Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
spanishliz Offline
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Forgive me if this has been posted before, but I am having so much fun with this I had to share it.

An article in today's Toronto Star told about MyHeritage.com's Face Recognition feature and I could not resist trying it out. You need to register (free) to see the results, but it is worth it if you want a good giggle. You load a photo of yourself and they produce matches from their database of celebs. Different photos give different results, but some will turn up more than once.

So far I have matched twice to Shiri Appleby, Larry King and Norman Jewison! Who knew?

The relevant page is here .

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#325849 - Tue Oct 10 2006 04:08 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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I like a giggle . . . mmm, J K Rowling, Eric Clapton, Ariel Sharon and Christopher Walken . . . erm, not even close??


Edited by Engadine (Tue Oct 10 2006 04:10 PM)
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#325850 - Tue Oct 10 2006 04:12 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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J.K. Rowling turned up for me once, too, but so did Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and John Major! I tried a photo of myself at 11 years of age, and the top match was Brigham Young!

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#325851 - Tue Oct 10 2006 04:14 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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How funny. I matched with some people that I have never heard of, including a Japanese man! I used my avatar photo. The only name that I knew was Carol Vorderman, now if only I was her shape and had her money.
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#325852 - Tue Oct 10 2006 04:37 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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It's also fun to try other family members. A photo of my Dad matched to Bobby Charlton, and I think he'd have liked that. My grandmother and I both matched to Monica Seles, and to different Japanese men! (No Japanese blood in the family, as far as I know, though...)

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#325853 - Tue Oct 10 2006 04:41 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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Well, things that make you go "hmmmm"...

After a few tries mine came back Henri Bergson (some French philosopher), Czeslaw Milosz (Polish poet), Harry Houdini (?) and, yikes, Billy Bob Thornton?

My conclusion is that I look either deceased, foreign or demented. These are good things to know, I suppose ....
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#325854 - Tue Oct 10 2006 04:50 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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Ok, who's been messing around with it? It's not working!
If they don't have Carole King on there, I'd be surprised.
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#325855 - Tue Oct 10 2006 05:14 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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We're probably overloading their server!

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#325856 - Tue Oct 10 2006 06:46 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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Clever stuff! I had to try a couple of times as well but (even though I have no idea who he is) Matthew Lillard is similar, it gave me 60% though it put more emphasis on matching spectacle frames than faces. Then Olivier Messiaen, who looks more like my friend's father, Kristin Kreuk (never heard of her but what a looker!), Bill Paxton (I can see a little there), Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (?), Thomas G Schelling, I think if I keep pressing that arrow it just goes on and on down the percentages. I really must try one with no glasses on as they appear to bias the system even though they are not part of our faces. Maybe they can find a way to disregard them in a new version. And Yoko Ono? Blimey!


Edited by satguru (Tue Oct 10 2006 06:51 PM)

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#325857 - Tue Oct 10 2006 06:48 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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Besides everyone here, most of southern Ontario is trying to match their faces tonight, due to that article in the Star!

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#325858 - Tue Oct 10 2006 09:03 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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I tried one of me wearing a Jordanian Arab headcloth, or 'keffiyah', and the only match it came up with was Marlon Brando. Not bad I suppose, but I'm a little disappointed not to have got Omar Sharif!

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#325859 - Tue Oct 10 2006 09:41 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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I ran my sister and it said she looks like Beyonce... and actually when I was able to compare the two pictures next to each other, she really does. Now I have to find a pic of me that will work...
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#325860 - Wed Oct 11 2006 06:00 AM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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For those of you that got people you had never even heard of before, be thankful! I had NO matches. Yes... Zip, zilch, nought!

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#325861 - Wed Oct 11 2006 08:48 AM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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Try a different photo nic. I had to try about three before it came up with anything. Something about whether or not it can see your eyes seemed to be the problem.

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#325862 - Wed Oct 11 2006 08:54 AM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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I did, and it was a bad one with my face screwed up! I got Calista Flockhart with her face screwed up in the same position

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#325863 - Fri Oct 13 2006 11:23 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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I have been told I look a little like Matthew Broderick, but I don't see it. Haven't tried the link as of yet, though.
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#325864 - Sat Oct 14 2006 07:12 AM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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Ok, i was messing about with various photos of my friends and was astounded when a photo of my best friend came back with a 59% match to... David Beckham...

That would have been fine, except my best friend is female!

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#325865 - Sat Oct 14 2006 02:50 PM Re: Which Celebrity Do You Look Like?
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Oh, but Becks is such a pretty boy, that shouldn't be a surprise!

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