Saturday, December 31, 2005

Facial recognition software


So there's a site where you can compare your face to celebrity faces and see who most closely matches you. Here are my top two matches. I'm going with Mel and forget the other guy (Karlheinz Stockhausen).

14 comments:

kenju said...

I'd go with Mel too - in fact - I'd go ANYwhere with Mel!

After I check out that site, I'll let you know if I resemble anyone I'd admit to!

kenju said...

I uploaded a photo of mr.kenju and me when we were dating, and it says we are Brad Pitt and Marianne Faithful/rita Hayworth......LOL

mr. kenju once won a Fabian look-alike contest, but in no way does he resemble Brad!

Sharon said...

I tried this. It matched me with Anne McCaffrey, Spock and Uri Geller.

Yeah, my day is completely made.

Geekwif said...

Fun and interesting. My top two matches were Julie Andrews and Meryl Streep, both of whom are old enough to be my mother. Guess I need to find a better face cream.

Gopher said...

It's screwy it says I look a bit like David Becham and erm Tony Blair - no darn that's it new camera is going back it's telling lies and camera's aren't meant to lie.

Laura said...

You've always reminded me of Jim Kirk (William Shatner in his younger days).

Wabi-Sabi said...

I thought it was a neat site until my second best match was...

George W. Bush!?

No! No! No!

Happy New Year!

Fred Friar said...

Rick, the Mel photo is about 20 years old, you look more like someone who came out of a mission impossible show, plaster on the same amout of hollywood makeup as Mel and you could look like a million, I like you as you are, no make-up just good ole Rick---tell me you are not using any make-up.

Jerry Pennington said...

I got a broad range of results, from Christopher Reeve to John Travolta and, my favorite, Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai

Rick Lee said...

Oh yeah... I've been trying to think who you remind me of... Hamid Karzai... that's it. Must be the hat.

Phoebe said...

I would go with the William Shatner (in his younger days, of course!) look. And Mel has fallen off my list of favorites in recent years.

Bottom line...this technology is suspect!

Rick Lee said...

Yeah, the technology is suspect alright. In my case it seems like the software is saying "here are two portraits of white guys where the lighting is similar to yours". Everywhere I go, people always say "you look like so-and-so". I can walk into a 7-11 in some town I've never been to before and the clerk will insist that he knows me somewhere. I've always chalked it up to my average-white-guy looks. I look like a LOT of people. For years I've harbored a fear of being accused of some terrible crime. "That's him officer! I'm sure of it!" As for celebrities... 2 names have come up over the years as people I look like... Bob Costas and Harrison Ford. How's that for a contrast? And that's from people looking at me in person, not just a B&W photo. What do they have in common?

Laura said...

I've thought William Shatner before-- I agree with your similarly-lit theory.

I also have people constantly telling me that I remind them "so much of _____" (NEVER someone famous). I also apparently have an identical evil twin who works at a local hospital, because nearly a dozen people have asked me if I work there.. sadly, none of those folks knew her name, so I haven't looked her up yet.

Beth G. said...

Bob Costas--you do look like him a bit. Your voice, however, sounds almost exactly like the AP reporter Roger Alford.

My matches are weird. The first was Hillary Duff!! (funny) and the second was Meg Ryan (even funnier).

A get that "didn't you go to my high school/college..." a lot. I also occasionally get a comparison to the Food Network lady, Rachael Ray--who has dark brown hair and a husky voice. Go figure.