Being a celebrity may have a lot of perks, but making their names exclusive is not one of them. In fact, there are a lot of regular people who share the same name with famous stars.
The celebrities inspired some of the names, but some were just a complete coincidence. Being fascinated by the similarities, photographer Troy Goodall wanted to introduce the faces of the regular people with famous names. He cleverly called the project “Almost Famous.”
Hollywood’s Clint Eastwood is a legendary actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure. Being known for his Western movies, it’s only fitting that the regular Clint Eastwood (electrician from Pukekohe) was photographed in a desert, riding a horse in his cowboy outfit.
Hollywood’s Julie Roberts is a famous actress and producer. Who could forget her iconic role in “Pretty Woman”? With that said, Troy had the regular Julia Roberts (pizza delivery driver from Tauranga) pose in a movie set.
NBA’s Michael Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is a former professional basketball player. He is arguably one of the most popular and successful individuals who started his career in the NBA. Naturally, the regular Michael Jordan (web programmer from Keiston) posed in the middle of the basketball court.
International superstar Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer. The regular Jacky Chan (pharmacist from Ellerslie) get to live as one of the icon’s movie scenes in the shot.
Hollywood’s Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress, producer, and designer. She is famously known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City, which is why the regular Sarah Jessica Parker (farrier from Warkworth) posed in a fancy dress while holding the character’s favorite cosmopolitan cocktail.
Hollywood’s Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor, widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest living actors. The regular Anthony Hopkins (museum worker from Wellington) didn’t need to do much. He just had to sit there and be iconic.
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