All Americans Look Alike

Sep 08, 2007 Published under China, Funnies, Interesting Random Stuff

It is not PC to admit that Anglo-Americans often have problems distinguishing Asian faces (or for that matter, any other ethnicity).

 But from China Southern Air comes some comforting confirmation that for the Chinese, the opposite is true – Americans (or Westerners) all seem to look alike to them.

On the plane on the way back from Dalian to Beijing, I caught this hilarious variety news item where an intrepid reporter had paired Western soccer players and Hollywood celebrities that, apparently to Chinese eyes, looked fantastically alike – at least fantastic enough to be tv-worthy.

What is hilarious is how far these people look alike!

Here are some of the editors’ wise matches: (click on any of them to enlarge and see it closer – and click again to expand)

Will Smith -with some black soccer player:

  Will Smith and a black soccer player

The only thing these have in common is that they are both black!

 Ben Stiller with some white soccer player:

Ben Stiller and twin

 The only thing these two have in common is that they are both white!

Here are close ups of the twins:

Ben Stiller as ZoolanderBen Stiller’s TwinOk, they did get a couple slight similarities, not sure they are worthy of a tv story, but here is Matt Damon’s soccer alter-ego…

 Matt Damon and Twin

But Brad Pitt’s?!

Brad Pitt and Twin?

And the Dude from Dude Where is My Car’s alter-ego?

Dude from Dude Where is My Car?

And Mel Gibson’s nephew?!

Mel Gibson and Twin?

But the punch line is that their long-lost twin matches included some 23-year old soccer player with 80+ year-old Clint Eastwood!

 Clint Eastwood and Twin

Here are the close ups confirming how much they look alike (not!)

Clint’s Twin?Clint Eastwood

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