Oh, blessed day! Today we celebrate the birth of my number one fantasy boo, Mr. Ryan Gosling, who turns 33 years young. Hallelujah! And let me be clear — no matter what you may have heard, there can only be one Ryan Gosling. But that doesn’t mean others haven’t tried. Over the years, a number of so-called Gosling doppelgangers have tried to ride on my man’s coattails. Click onward for this field guide to Ryan Gosling lookalikes…
You know, I was in Iceland a few months ago, accidentally because my flight home from Paris was laid over there for 24 hours, and I did not see one single, solitary Ryan Gosling doppelganger. But apparently, the country appears to have the highest concentration of Gosling lookalikes of any other country ever. See, Gosling himself was apparently in the country recently, meeting with the Icelandic editor of his directorial debut, “How To Catch A Monster,” and was spotted at Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon hot springs. Dudes, I went to the Blue Lagoon when I was in Iceland too. Does this mean Ryan Gosling marinated his shirtless body in water previously touched by yours truly? I like to think so. Anyway, getting back to the lookalikes, the Gos was reportedly also in a fender bender in the capital of Reykjavik, but it turns out, the driver just looks like Ryan. His real name is Júlíus Pétur Guðjohnse (on the left), he’s 27, and frankly I don’t think the resemblance is that striking. Like, I would know he wasn’t the real Gos. But I am an expect. So apparently a blogger based out of the city of Siglufjörður on the northern coast of Iceland agreed with me that Guðjohnse is not all that Gosling-esque, and presented their own local doppelganger, Bjarni Mark Antonsson, 17 (right). While I think that both gentleman are not nearly as droolworthy as my man, I must admit that I am impressed that a country as small as Iceland managed to dig up two somewhat worthy Gosling lookalikes in record time. Also, given that I think I am way more attractive in person, i would like to give both of these gentlemen the benefit of the doubt and judge their resemblance to my lover in person. How do I make that happen? [Gawker]
Yesterday, I looked at the picture on the left, of actress/director Sarah Polley, and thought, It’s Peggy from “Mad Men.” So then I looked up pictures of Elisabeth Moss, who plays Peggy. And while they may not look exactly alike, they do sort of resemble each other, don’t you think?
This is a picture of Melanie Chisholm AKA Sporty Spice, but when I first saw it I thought it was a picture of Kate Middleton AKA Sporty Duchess. I tested my theory by calling my boyfriend into my office, showing him the picture, and asking him who it was. “Oh!” he said, “the girl from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!” I shook my head and asked him to think more along the lines of British royalty. “Oh, you mean Kate Middleton? I don’t know what she looks like.” Siiiiigh. What do you guys think? Is Melanie looking more and more like a Duchess doppelganger or am I seeing things? [Fame/Flynet]
Question: As men age, do their facial features tend to morph together? Like, is it just me, or do Quentin Tarantino and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two men who looked nothing alike in their salad days, seem to be turning into the same jowly old man with rubbery skin and elastic, hairy eyebrows?
On the right is a picture of Daniel Day-Lewis at the premiere of his new movie “Lincoln.” On the right is a picture of British mope-singer Morrissey. We love them both and appreciate that they seem to be aging into the same person. [Photos: Getty]