Has Anyone Ever Told You, You Look Like…A Raging Psychopath?

Just about all of us have been approached by someone who informs us we look like a celebrity of one sort or another.  Sometimes more than one.

I’m among those who’ve occasionally been compared to a couple of different people in the limelight.

The most recent had me scratching my head and laughing…politely….

I was with some friends during a girl’s night out at a local museum.  We perused the rooms admiring art and chatting  amongst ourselves.  At one point I was alone, studying a large painting when I noticed a security guard continually glancing at me.

After a few moments, he approached me and said, “Has anyone ever told you you look like the spittin’ image of Glenn Close?”

I was a little taken aback, confused and paused for second to let is process.  Then it dawn on me why he must have thought such a thing.  This realization came because I had just spent a weekend evening riveted to network television, watching a movie I had never seen before.  Fatal Attraction.

It’s had to be the hair.

Fatal Attraction

I have crazy, bunny-killing-knife-weilding-stalker hair.

Okay.  Duly noted.

Obviously, this man meant no ill so I thanked him, smiled and forgot all about the painting I had been pondering as images of a crazy lady chasing a dirty dog cheater around his house flooded my memory.

Oh well.  At least he didn’t tell me I was the spittin’ image of Michael Douglas.

I’ve also been told I look like Joan Cusak.  Of course the random people who have told me this don’t realize this compliment conjures one of two images in my mind.  First, being that of Cusak in the movie ‘Sixteen Candles’ trying to drink from a can while wearing a neck brace.

Joan Cusak 16 candles

I would probably be just about as graceful too.

The other is this one…

Joan Cusack

There was a time in my life when I wore the same kind of eye shadow. Don’t judge me.

It could be worse.  No one has ever approached me at the beach to tell me I look like Sasquatch.   (There is one advantage to being baby-bum pale…white leg hair.)

There is one more I’ve gotten on several occasions.  Drew Barrymore.

Considering ‘Never Been Kissed’ is one of my all-time favorite movies, this is the image I’m wondering if I resemble:Josie Grossie

It’s can be a little unnerving, especially since there are days I feel that awkward.  Those are the days when I must stand up, dust myself off and remind myself “I’m not Josie Grossie any more!”

In all seriousness, I’m 99.97% convinced that a vast majority of people who make those connections mean for them to be compliments.  Clearly, there is something that particular person admires in a celebrity or a character they once played.  Who knows, maybe that security guard is really into the blonde psycho killer look.

In truth, being told I look like any one of these women  is such a compliment.

It may have taken me a few years to come to this conclusion, but even better than that, is that I look just like me…IMG_1412

So, I’m curious.  Who do people say you look like?


About T.D.

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogosphere. I hope you like it here. This blog is where I ramble about the hats I wear (wife, mother, author, educator, etc) and everything in between. A wise man once said 'Happiness is a habit; cultivate it'. Here on this blog, I intend to do just that.
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6 Responses to Has Anyone Ever Told You, You Look Like…A Raging Psychopath?

  1. Tiffany says:

    I’ve gotten a HUGE range…… From Drew to jLo and BTW I LOVE that picture and that is what you think of because that is EXACTLY what I think when someone says I look like Ms. Barrymore…… Oh Julia Stiles, uh Julia Roberts (the hair there, I think), Tracey Gold…. Just to name a few! You are BEAUTIFUL preggers!!!

  2. jamyrbz says:

    Considering Drew is one of my all time fave actresses, it’s totally a compliment and I think you more resemble her non Josie Grosie counterpart. You know, the 50 first dates Drew :).

    I don’t get compared to celebrities but someone always seems to know someone that looks “just like (me)”. I apparently have lots o’ Jamie doppelgangers

  3. Emily says:

    I have been told I look like Amanda Seyfried by a lot of people, especially in my thinner days in college! It was when Mean Girls came out, she was the one who could tell the weather by her breasts! LOL She is the number one person I am told I look like. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1086543/?ref_=tt_ov_st

    I also have been told I look like Hayden Panettiere, by several people

    The third person is Drew Barrymore as well, so you are not alone and I had wondered what verision of her they think I am! LOL My husband thinks Drew is very beautiful and so I am claiming whatever vision he has of her as what I look like! 🙂

  4. Erin says:

    When I was younger, I used to hear Kelly Martin, the girl from that show “Life Goes On.” I’ve also been told that I have Betty Davis eyes!

  5. Kelley says:

    Hmm, let’s see… King Kong, Edward Scissorhands. No, actually, when I was younger, several people told me I reminded them of Anne of Green Gables. After I borrowed the videos and watched them for the first time as an adult (I led a deprived life), I was delighted to have that comparison made. 🙂

  6. Genee Gibson says:

    I love that pic of you! I’ve been told that I look like Lindsay Lohan and Julianne Moore. I don’t see either resemblance but I do think both are beautiful women 🙂

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