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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 06/16/2008

Comment Box: All George Clooney Edition

By Liz Kelly

George Clooney and then-girlfriend Sarah Larson at the Oscars. (Getty Images)
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I've been told that I look like George Clooney from some black and white photos. Why don't I get the chicks he does? It's got to be more than looks ladies, right? -- Submitted during last week's Celebritology Live discussion

Did I ever tell you that if you squint while looking through an aquarium I totally look like Drew Barrymore in "50 First Dates?" Okay, that's so not true, but probably about as accurate as your contention that you resemble George Clooney in "black and white photos."

Being able to claim a celeb resemblance can be fun (remember the celebrity face morpher?), but ultimately dangerous territory. In nine out of 10 cases, the celeb will win any comparison -- leaving you to digest a diet of comments about why you aren't a look-alike: nose too big, eyes too small, beer gut, male pattern baldness, etc.

And then there's that whole "eye of the beholder" thing, which is an old saw because it's true: I've been told in the past that I resemble Molly Ringwald (thanks mom), but it's also been pointed out to me that the pic of me on this very page bears a striking resemblance to the decidedly un-hot George Washington (thanks, anonymous commenter). Meaning, of course, that it depends on who's doing the looking. And please don't force me to channel Carolyn Hax and lecture you on the other qualities that make the man (or woman): humbleness, humor, dignity, etc. -- all those little intangibles -- the "more than looks" you refer to in your question -- that add up to way more than a slim celebrity resemblance.

But in the interest of providing a practical answer -- if your Clooney resemblance is limited to black and white photographs, well, I'm guessing that a career as a Clooney stunt double isn't in your future. Unless he makes a sequel to "The Good German," which was filmed in noirish black and white!


Comments of the Week
Because it's all about George: Knowing that George Clooney prefers boobs au naturel makes me all happy inside. - Jelo

Creative Captioning Winners
Last week's double dose of pics inspired many good entries, but I liked these best:

First, re: the Sly and Eddie shot:

The hunt for George Clooney's next girlfriend captures two Hollywood relics in the otherwise perfectly framed snapshot. -- Larson-Lite 2.0

"Rambowfinger" -- td

"Look children, falling stars... make a wish!" -- td apologies to David Spade

I'm too distracted that poor Sly can't afford pants without holes in the crotch. I'm also slightly traumatized that I noticed that. -- RiverCityRoller

And re: the "Lost" boys pic:

Cast members of Lost seen here answering reporters' questions about their take on Katherine Heigl withdrawing her name from Emmy consideration. -- M Street

Hurley to Sayid: "Are you sure this is where Nikki and Paolo are buried?" -- Renee

By Liz Kelly  | June 16, 2008; 10:42 AM ET
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