Kim Jong Un – Look Alike and Sound Alike

Here is a very interesting look at the uses for political Look Alikes. Here we see one being used as a juxed opposed scenario. Can be funny but at the same time hits a real niche in the market. Filming these types commercials are very popular in South Korea. There are warehouses with stages, green screen and audio setup for production through to post production. These are aired locally with a specific market in mind.

Mirror Images works a lot with the European market in commercials for local products.

Putin – Look Alike and Sound Alike

World wide political Look Alikes stand out. As social media keeps us up to date on all current affairs, companies and productions are looking for new angles to sell a product. Using political figures can be very powerful as they are always in the lime light so therefore consumers are very aware and familiar with them.

They are good targets for satirical pieces to comedic parodies of their latest public announcements, political views, and public faux pas. We have seen many presidents portrayed but to date, none has had as much notoriety as Trump.

Mirror Images welcomes all foreign or domestic past and present political Look Alike figures to our fold.

Trump – Look Alike and Sound Alike

Many Look Alikes appear on the screen during a presidential campaign. Ranging from spot on in looks and sound to caricatures presenting a very exaggerated and bombastic portrayal. Of course, the winner of the election has then 4 – 8 years of steady work. These political Look Alikes will travel worldwide, and be hired from personal appearances to commercials.

Mirror Images is excited to pick up an impersonator who is being used by the media to stir up sales, they do unfortunately fade out.

Obama – Look Alike and Sound Alike

Political figures are always in demand, whether from the past or present. Corporate events use them for promotions, product launches, and presentations. Our actors portraying political celebrities have a “Performance Piece”, meaning they are very adept at customizing speeches to fit the occasion.

A film will use them for flashbacks, dream sequences or cameo appearances. TV leans towards music videos, walk on appearances, celebrity doubles even for unusual situations as wax statues and models for prosthetic pieces that the real celebrity will be using.

Mirror Images never knows what is going to land on our desks each morning, and that is the best part of this business…

Arnold Schwarzenegger Look and Sound Alike

 

This example shows just one of the many aspects that Look Alikes are hired for. This particular clip is from a TV show where the Look Alike is conveying a message while wearing the costume and relevant props to create the full illusion of the Schwarzenegger character from his hit movies “The Terminator”  Mirror Images is inspired by many of its talents to create a great working relationship where agent and talent combine their individual expertise.

Katy Perry Look Alike and Tribute Artists

 

Tribute artists are unique as they have to not only look like the celebrity, but sing and perform just like them. This means spending hours, weeks and years updating their shows with new materials and costumes to correctly portray their musical icon.

There is a very broad range of these performers out there. They can be from the past such as The Rat Pack, or  Elvis to current performers like Taylor Swift  and Adele. All take on these roles just like a major star would study and rehearse for their next role in a feature film. Mirror Images prides itself in having the best top performing artist on their books.

George Clooney Look Alike

George Clooney Look Alike

 

Look Alikes can be used in many different facets of the entertainment industry. From major movies to commercials. TV shows use Look Alikes for many different reasons from guest appearances to historical characters for flashbacks in time.

Mirror Images presents the talent’s videos and photos to any prospective client, it not only shows the look of the talent but their performing skills as professional actors.

Harrison Ford Look Alike

Look Alikes and Celebrities Creating the Illusion

We live in a world of illusions: from big screen feature movies, elaborate TV productions (i.e. Game of Thrones, Black Sails, etc.) to online games and cosplay conventions. The Look-Alike industry is an integral part of this. Working in the industry for over 22 years, I have found some very interesting and surprising similarities in these famous people and their “Mirror Image”.

One of my early encounters was while searching for a Harrison Ford Look Alike for a Film Project 2015, one popped up in Iowa. He was a lawyer and the photos he sent were amazing; so we set up a time to speak. When he rang my assistant put him through and said: “I think The Harrison Ford is on the phone”. I picked up and immediately got chills knowing that he was a Look Alike, but I couldn’t believe my ears because he sounded exactly like the celebrity in tone, timing, and phrasing. We chatted further and found his likes and hobbies were almost identical to that of Harrison Ford himself. Someone who so fits the mold of a celebrity like that is rare; so when that special someone pops up, it can be quite an experience, even for a seasoned Look Alike agent.

Similarly, during those early years of our agency,  we received a very interesting email from a physiatrist out of New York. He asked if it was possible he could chat to a couple of my Celebrity Look Alikes, the reason being he had a patient that looked just like a very famous celebrity and was having a very difficult time dealing with it. He had no prior experience of how to go about helping his patient. I can only hope one of the Look Alikes he spoke with was able to give him some light on the matter. Looking back at that time we were pioneers in the industry showing and representing this very specialized group of actors into mainstream entertainment. Now my talent are booked for Film, TV, Print, Webisodes, Commercials, Live Performances, and Corporate Events all over the world.

I have researched and come to find out that there is not a whole lot of data on this particular phenomenon. Recently I was introduced to the author Aubrey Nye who has published a book called Mirror Images. The book was about her experiences talking to and meeting with regular, everyday people and finding out how, having an identical “you”, affects their lives and how that changed each other’s lives in bizarre ways. Here is an excerpt highlighting this strange phenomenon that some have who have looked like celebrities have turned into careers;

You walk into a room and there in front of you is not a ghost, but the actual person that you know is dead. You have just talked to a friend in another country and suddenly they appear, walking down the street. You approach them, calling their name, but they do not recognize you. You see your wife sitting at the bar, talking to another man. You go over to her and she vehemently denies knowing you, showing you her license which is not that of your wife. You are sitting at a bus stop and suddenly see an old friend of yours get off the bus, but they have not aged for 20 years, and when you say their name, they look. The police come knocking at your door to arrest you for a crime you did not commit, and yet there was a witness that will swear it was you. Reference