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]
A while back, I confessed to Amelia that I was always randomly getting Channing Tatum confused with Kellan Lutz, and she got SO UPSET. Upset enough that 20 minutes later she sent me a Venn diagram(!) listing their myriad differences (at The Frisky, we communicate most of our deepest thoughts and emotions through Venn diagrams). Amelia’s brilliant visual aid worked — I never mixed up Channing and Kellan again — but I’m sorry to say there are many more celebs that often become confused/conflated in my mind. I’m not talking about celeb doppelgangers, although some of them certainly look alike; these random mix-ups more often occur because of similar names, starring roles on similar shows I don’t watch, or other weird associations I’ve created in my mind. I asked the rest of The Frisky staff to share their random celeb mix-ups — click through to see 10 sets of celebs we can’t ever keep straight!
Oh, Taylor Swift. When will your reign of terror finally come to an end?! For a pop star, the 23-year-old sure does seem to bring a lot of “trouble” into other people’s lives. Usually these people are ex-boyfriends, but this time The Curse of Taylor Swift has befallen an 18-year-old girl who doesn’t even know Taylor personally! British college student and professional Taylor Swift look-alike Xenna Kristian was just minding her own business when another female student (clearly NOT president of the Taylor Swift fan club) attacked her for no reason (well, no reason except that she looks like Taylor Swift) and gave her a suspected broken jaw.
“Some girls at college had started making nasty comments, but it escalated really quickly,” said Kristian. “The girl came up behind me and dragged me off my chair by my pony tail, then started kicking me in the face.” Read more on The Stir…
I made a Ryan Gosling/Aaron Paul baby. Using a website called MorphThing, I combined their two faces to see if my hypothesis that if Gosling and Paul were smooshed together it would create Tom Sturridge (cast member in the Broadway play Orphans, and Sienna Miller’s very hot baby-daddy). Turns out, I was wrong. Instead it just created a Ryan Gosling with tiny eyes. You can see my handiwork after the jump… Keep reading »
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?
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?
Hmm, Katy Perry’s dad looks awfully familiar to me. If you took a couple dozen years off Junior Soprano and Mr. Six, the scary dancing Six Flags guy, and threw in a cross and a leather vest, well, you’d have Keith Hudson. Random! [Center Photo: Pacific Coast News]
You mean Tim Tebow and Marcus Mumford are not the same person?! See them all here!
We’re obsessed with the Olympics, and if you hadn’t guessed, we’ve been spending all of our free time watching the swimmers, gymnasts and volleyball players kick ass in the water, on the uneven bars, and in the sand.
All this Olympic fever has made us realize that some of our favorite athletes look an awful lot like other famous faces. Check out our gallery of some of our fave Olympians and their celebrity dopplegangers.
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