Are you playing along with Facebook doppelganger week?

Many, many Facebook users have been changing their profile photos to pictures of celebrities they claim to resemble as part of “doppelganger week,” which has been going on for, oh, two weeks now. Ostensibly, it’s the celeb other people tell you you look like, but I find it tough to believe that this many women are constantly being told they look like Zooey Deschanel.

Like everyone else, I tried to see what celeb My Heritage’s face recognition software would match me up with. Glasses on? Philip Seymour Hoffman. Glasses off? Helena Christensen! Time for me to get contacts, I guess.

Okay, PopWatchers: Sloth from Goonies, Gary Coleman’s mug shot, Marguerite Perrin, The rapidly decaying head from Last Crusade — I’m so torn. Who have you picked as your doppelganger?

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  • crispy

    Brad Pitt, of course.

    • Ceballos

      Of course. :)

    • Ambient Lite

      Yeah, I can see that. heh

    • Lisa Simpson

      I’ve always thought so.

    • crispy

      See, I knew there was a reason why I liked you original crispy! You’re smart and hott!!

      • crispy

        And you’re still a douche.

      • crispy

        You know, sometimes I just don’t know who you are anymore.

      • crispy

        It stopped being funny with the AIDS jokes.

      • Ceballos

        This is confusing.

        It’s kinda like watching the scene where Smeagol talks to himself in “The Two Towers” – only a lot more pointless, unfortunately.

      • crispy

        That’s why EW should require unique usernames… to weed out the trolls and build a stronger community.

      • Ambient Lite

        Hear, hear. The trolls have just gotten way too vile and hateful.

      • Crispy

        The third crispy is always the best crispy

      • crispy

        The 4th crispy knows not to capitalize crispy

  • Mells

    A good 10 years ago I was told I looked like Helen Hunt but I haven’t heard that in a long time so I figured now I don’t look like anyeone and refused to play this game on FB. A friend put up a photo of Catherine Zeta-Jones…HA! she should be so lucky!!

    • JennBell

      Apparently she’s not a GOOD friend of yours. LOL

      • Mells

        @JennBell – yeah, its one of those people who you haven’t spoken to in years and all of a sudden they ‘Friend’ you but really just to collect another friend and not b/c they’re interested in actually being friends….know what i mean?

  • cameron

    I get Cameron Diaz in “Being John Malkovich”…I think it is the hair

  • Ceballos

    I actually just jumped on this train Sunday night during the second and third hour of the Grammys (aka, Sleepytime).

    Mine is Denzel Washtington. (Classic Denzel, not “Taking of Pelham 123″ Denzel.)

  • Vicki

    It’s spelled Doppelganger NOT Doppleganger.

    • Ann

      Thanks for straightening that one out. I’m sure lots of people were confused.

      • I wuz confuzed ahz will

        I be thinking the righter meaning to be saying something about cool members of organized crime or dope gangers.

  • professor74

    I used Gary Coleman’s mugshot because as a kid everyone said I looked like Arnold.

    They would also pinch my cheeks a lot.

  • becs

    I personally put Rachel Ray. My friend put a picture of The Situation up, he wishes….

  • Shane

    Michael Schiavello…yeah, no one on this site probably knows who that is, but that’s ok…

  • jj11

    I was told once that I look like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fatter older sister. Lovely.

    • Tom Brazelton

      I’ve been told since junior high that I look like Dave Coullier – Uncle Joey from Full House.

      Cut! It! Out!

    • Ambient Lite

      I had an fb friend that ended up being Kimmy Gibbler, which I felt was REALLY pushing the envelope on who could be considered a ‘celebrity’.

      • Witch Won

        Put a block of cheese on TV for a week and it’ll be a celebrity. See Exhibit A – “The Situation.”

    • Bobby’s Robot

      But wouldn’t a ‘fat’ Olsen just be average-sized?

      • Ambient Lite

        Oooh, excellent point.

      • daisyj

        Actually, I think it would still be skinny.

  • Kevin

    I have had friends tell me I look like Larry the Cucumber from the Veggie Tales video. That’s who I am this week.

  • Mags

    My husband changed my avatar to Molly Shannon, but really I look more like Mary Katherine Gallagher. I changed his photo to Ron Pearlman.

  • pauch

    I used the rapper Drake (although I only know him as Jimmy from Degrassi). My friends cannot get over how much we look a like. My BF approves a little too much though..lol

    • fraze

      lemme see ur facebook im curious lol

  • Troy

    EW, you are a little too late. It is now brother-sister week on FB. Where have you all been?

  • chowchowchow

    Ever since Britney turned into a hot mess, I get compared to her a lot so I went with it.

  • Sean

    I chose Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Ironically, that was the character I chose last week that best fit my personality…weird.

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