El Meta October 4, 2013 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Remember back when the TV series "Heroes" began and many of us thought actor Zachary Quinto resembled our #1, Matt Haughey? Well, I found another celebrity lookalike (albeit certainly older-looking) in Diego Trujillo, who has been cast in a spanish-language version of "Breaking Bad" as "Walter Blanco". At least he does in character, which has him with a lot more head hair and less facial hair than the actor usually has*. Not sure? Well, take a look at the publicity picture that looks like Matt in Walter White's tighty whiteys. Also notable, the title they picked for the show: "METÁSTATIS"**. And here's an english-language promo.

*obviously intending to provide a contrast with his future Heisenberg-ing, but that wig does scream out "mathowie" to me.
**oh yeah, the accent over the A makes it totally different, right?
(extra points if you can identify somebody at the Filter who resembles Roberto Urbina, who plays Jose/Jesse)
posted by oneswellfoop to MetaFilter-Related at 3:00 PM (30 comments total)

That is definitely a man with dark brown hair and glasses.
posted by box at 3:21 PM on October 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


I feel uncomfortable on behalf of mathowie. Hate to be That Dude who poops in the cheerios, but this sort of celebrifrying of the mods is weird.
posted by carsonb at 3:29 PM on October 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


*puts carsonb poop for sale on eBay
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:32 PM on October 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


I had a chance to get carsonb's autograph recently, but I blew it.
posted by The World Famous at 3:36 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'll say it: I think all mod people look alike.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:40 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


STAFFIST!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:48 PM on October 4, 2013


Stop thinking about Matt in his tighty whiteys.
posted by planetesimal at 3:53 PM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


I actually thought this photo of a young Fred Gwynne looked a bit like Matt.
posted by Toekneesan at 3:56 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think this belongs in /r/wtf/
posted by cjorgensen at 4:15 PM on October 4, 2013


I thought we'd agreed that mathowie's doppelgänger is Ed Helms.
posted by ambrosia at 4:34 PM on October 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Put a bike helmet on them and they all look like mathowie.
posted by Cranberry at 4:51 PM on October 4, 2013 [12 favorites]

"Remember back when the TV series "Heroes" began and many of us thought actor Zachary Quinto resembled our #1, Matt Haughey?"
Remember back when the TV series "Hogan's Heroes" began and many of us thought actor Bob Crane would resemble our future #1, Matt Haughey?

Nope?

OK, it was just me then…
posted by Pinback at 6:49 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


but this sort of celebrifrying of the mods is weird.

Exactly, it takes away time that could be spent celebrifying me.

Ed Helms

In Cedar Rapids he even mimics some of Matt's intonation and cadence and made that movie super weird for me.
posted by The Whelk at 7:00 PM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


I thought we'd agreed that mathowie's doppelgänger is Ed Helms.

That's weird, that's my photo. I don't know why Adam posted it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:31 PM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oops! Sorry jessamyn. I remembered the photo, but couldn't remember who took it, so I just took the first result the google machine gave me. Duly noted!
posted by ambrosia at 8:39 PM on October 4, 2013


Did you know that when Matt takes his glasses off, he looks just like Christopher Reeve? Except sort of like a Christopher Reeve who would cook meth in his underwear.
posted by XMLicious at 8:45 PM on October 4, 2013


There were, in the old Sylar = mathowie thread, some mentions of a "Clark Kent" resemblance, but the glasses were all wrong...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:55 PM on October 4, 2013


He also does not look like John Hodgman or Sarah Vowell.
posted by The Whelk at 8:57 PM on October 4, 2013


I've been waiting for a chance to mention that the dude from the new Sleepy Hollow TV show reminds me of cortex.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:32 AM on October 5, 2013


It's just a test run of the Cortex Mark 3, pay no mind.
posted by The Whelk at 1:37 AM on October 5, 2013


Remember back when the TV series "Hogan's Heroes" began and many of us thought actor Bob Crane would resemble our future #1, Matt Haughey?

Possibly relevant.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 3:05 AM on October 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Most of the links in the old Sylar-Matt post aren't working for me, so I thought I'd post a link to Matt's own side-by-side comparison shots.
posted by marsha56 at 5:43 AM on October 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I always thought Matt looked like Calvin's dad in Calvin and Hobbes, myself.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:28 AM on October 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


"Vamos a necesitar un edificio más grande."
-Walter Blanco
posted by clavdivs at 8:07 AM on October 5, 2013


¡Estoy en mi casa y no quiero ser molestado! ¡PENDEJO!

still working our way through season 3
posted by jquinby at 8:10 AM on October 5, 2013


I've been waiting for a chance to mention that the dude from the new Sleepy Hollow TV show reminds me of cortex."

Ichabody double.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:22 AM on October 5, 2013 [5 favorites]


one of my friends is trying to get everyone to stop calling them "tightey whiteys" and start calling them "walter whiteys" so this is what it looks like when I lazily try to help out one of my friends.
posted by dogwalker at 10:51 AM on October 5, 2013 [11 favorites]


They're filming Sleepy Hollow locally; it would be worth checking out one of the location shoots just to almost see cortex (or see almost cortex).

No near sightings of other mods to date.
posted by mightshould at 5:31 PM on October 5, 2013


"Walter Blanco"? They literally plugged his name into Google Translate?
posted by psoas at 1:49 PM on October 7, 2013


"Walter Blanco"? They literally plugged his name into Google Translate?

Well, they can't mess with the backstory...

Walter Blanco + Elliott Black = Gray Matter Tecnologías?
posted by crossoverman at 5:09 PM on October 7, 2013


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