Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Who would play you?

Yesterday I was looking at the imdb.com page for the upcoming movie Frost/Nixon (I have my reasons) and while reading the cast list, I was astonished to see one of my professors from college is a character in the film! I knew he was a big wig at ABC news in the 1970s and '80s, but I didn't know he was "get portrayed by Oliver Platt in a major motion picture" big.


Naturally, this made me start thinking about myself. Specifically, the age old question: If they made a movie about your life, who would play you? I'd like to say Angelina Jolie or Catherine Zeta Jones, but if we're being honest here it'd probably be the chick with the unibrow from the Planters nuts commercials.


Who'd play you guys?

16 comments:

pistols at dawn said...

Since my life is largely based around being ordered by creepy older men to sweep the leg, Billy Zabka would play me. But I would direct.

red said...

Haha. Sweep the leg.

I always used to say Janeane Garofalo, but then she got too skinny. I think Kate Winslet could handle the emotional depth and C. Hend could handle my ridiculous good looks, but really, Sara Rue (the non-anorexic looking version) would probably be the most perfect.

Dr Zibbs said...

Billy Barty.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

In University my chums said I was a spitting image of British at-the-time-soap-star Matthew Marsden, which I found to be rather flattering (Until I saw him in one of the sequels to Anaconda). I think, however, I'm more like Andrew Lincoln.

danielle970 said...

People used to tell me I look like Celine Dion, but I killed all of them. Then I started to get Jennifer Aniston, which I find flattering. So I'd have to choose her to play me in a movie: she looks a little like me and she has that awkward humor about her that I can totally relate to.

The Guv'ner said...

I'd like to say Drew Barrymore as she's funky but in reality it's more likely to be Amy Sedaris as Gerry in 'Strangers With Candy'.

Ok maybe not quite, but I'm hoping I can aspire to her ridiculous level of beauty and fashion sense.

david wells said...

Michael Chiklis would play me.

McGone said...

I play this game all the time. Daily, in fact. It's sad.

I'm afraid I'm saddled with the Matthew Perry for my actor. I got it a lot in college and I could kind of see it then, but now I fear I've entered the "Chubby Chandler" stage if anything.

Maybe Brenda Fraser with real hair and without his tendency to wear loincloths.

katrocket said...

People mob me on the street daily because I'm a dead ringer for Heidi Klum.

Sorry, I forgot your question.

danielle970 said...

And Liz, if you die unexpectedly and a Hollywood producer wants to make a movie about your life, I PROMISE I won't let him choose the Planter's Nuts girl.

Liz said...

Aww, thanks Dee Dee! For the record, I never thought you looked like Celine Dion.

In all seriousness I don't think any actresses look remotely like me, but I have gotten "a young Amy Brenneman," Ellen Page and - from someone who must have been drunk - Jennifer Connelly

Liz said...

All of which basically translates to: "[Insert name of brunette actress here]"

Poobomber said...

Stephen Hawking.

words words words said...

Donal Logue, but only if I stop cutting my hair. If I don't, maybe Kevin James. Ick.

P.S., glad to know someone else is aware of Sara Rue. A FINE choice.

BeckEye said...

I would like to say Catherine Zeta Jones too, just because I would like to spend long hours helping her really "get in touch" with my character.

I think Julia Louis-Dryfus could play me well. A few people have told me that I remind them of "Elaine." Usually when she's being an idiot. She certainly has much better hair than me, though.

Maybe Zooey Deschanel? Of course, I'm not nearly that hot, but she could bring out my cynical, sarcastic side well. And I could spend long hours with her, helping her really get in touch with my character.

After all this quasi-lesbian talk, I'm thinking maybe Lindsay Lohan should play me.

Garney said...

I'm becoming less skeptical of Frost/Nixon and am now actually eager to see it.

As for my portrayer, I think if Steve Zahn put on a few pounds he'd be great.