The celebrity lookalike generator used on videogame characters


You might think that videogames have gotten impressively realistic over the past few years, but the celebrity match generator does NOT agree. Most of the characters I tried plugging in were either unrecognizable to the computer as human beings, or brought back strange and inexplicable results. Here are some of my favorite failures:

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Jul 9, 2010

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  • twin2me - February 18, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    Hey, would you be interested in doing this with our celebrity look alike and doppelganger generator? It's called Twin2me it works on the iPhone and iPod touch: . If you would be interested I could get you guys some review copies!
  • ShokuaHyuga - January 6, 2011 6:17 a.m.

    I can actually see the resemblance between Sahz Catzroy and Jim Carrey, and now I'm going to try this thing out for myself.
  • ensabahnur - January 3, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    Kanye west is perfect as Nathan Drake
  • endlyfe2012 - January 2, 2011 12:11 a.m.

    I think the guy who played lincoln in prison break would make a good commander Shepard
  • nickhh96 - August 10, 2010 1:04 a.m.

    your dad in fallout 3 should be played by dicaprio
  • nickhh96 - August 10, 2010 1:03 a.m.

    i did your dad from fallout 3. leonardo dicaprio should be the actor apparently
  • Link555 - August 1, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    Great article and the rejects were funny
  • BeAtheistItsFun - July 28, 2010 2:17 a.m.

    Am I the only one who think that captain price looks like bradley cooper?
  • sauronbloom - July 21, 2010 8:16 p.m.

    Come on, default male Shepard IS Mark Vanderloo
  • ombranox - July 19, 2010 11:56 a.m.

    Someone should make a petition for a gears movie with William H. Macy as Marcus.
  • ombranox - July 19, 2010 11:46 a.m.

    I got Jennifer Saunders and Halle Berry as a match for Hope Estheim.
  • P0ck3tC1am - July 17, 2010 10:39 a.m.

    Lol i know we were suppose to do video games...well i did myself. aparently i bare a stricking rezemblense to robert de niro and robert just did another and i look like DONNY OSMOND LMFAO
  • ARCHANGEL999 - July 15, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    The mass effect one made me laugh I can't beleive it but Johnny Depp could pull that off!
  • Xtra_Tasty - July 15, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    Oh man Barak Obama as Cmd Sheperd would be the shit... also Johnny depp as mr marston... i would definatly see that movie for sure.
  • Smeggs - July 15, 2010 4:36 a.m.

    Solid Snake Pick the best (ACCORDING TO THE SITE) choice was Kian Egan, the second was Jean Chretian, and my favorite was Ai Otsuka, though Heather Locklear was a close second. LOL For the hell of it I also tried Big Boss from Snake Eater I think the closest match was Al Pacino, the site however said it was Liv Tyler. Sora from KH2, goes without saying it was mostly females.
  • Smeggs - July 15, 2010 4:10 a.m.

    Alan Norris once roundhouse kicked a taken so hard that he knocked the darkness right off of them. And the funny thing is I can totally see the resemblance between Sazh and Jim Carrey, like someone needs to photoshop Jim's Skin tone, and it'd looks just like Sazh without the 'fro.
  • drock1467 - July 14, 2010 3:01 p.m.

    Nathan Drake is totally the hurt locker guy!!! and a little gerard Butler
  • Strangleme - July 13, 2010 9:11 p.m.

    Wow. Sweet fuckin' article Charlie.
  • CountZero - July 13, 2010 6:18 p.m.

    Oh god, hilarious. Here's to seeing William H. Macy portray Marcus Fenix in the Gears movie! Now THAT'S something I'd pay $12 to see!
  • gatornation1254 - July 13, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure William H. Macy playing Marcus Phoenix would be the funniest thing ever created.