As far as likenesses go, nothing gets better than Arbaaz Khan and Roger Federer. People outside India almost certainly don’t know the Bollywood actor Arbaaz – heck, I will be surprised even if they know his more famous brother Salman Khan. Arbaaz’s acting skills are nothing to write home about, but he does have a few hits to his credit.
Federer, on the other hand will probably go down as the best tennis player ever and I will be surprised if any follower of any sporting event is not familiar with him.
I first saw Kate Bosworth play a rather subdued Lois Lane in Superman Returns. She was a brunette in the movie, as Lois Lane ought to have been. So while the face registered, I couldn’t think of herself as anything other than a brunette.
A year later I started watching Heroes. The third season of Heroes introduced a character called Daphne Millbrook, played by a person called Brea Grant. Brea is blond in the series and her face seemed very familiar, though I couldn’t pinpoint who exactly she looked like.
Then I watched 21, the movie about counting cards at Blackjack. The character of Jill Taylor was again that familiar face. I figured that this was Brea Grant, albeit looking somewhat older. As the credits rolled, though, I realized the reason for the familiarity. This was Kate Bosworth in a blond avataar.