National Look-A-Like Day a Friendly Reminder Ryan O’Bryan Looks Like Jeremy Renner [PHOTOS]
April 20th is apparently National Look-A-Like Day, which provides me the opportunity to let everyone know, "yes, people have told me I look like that guy from The Avengers."
I've told this story before, but for the uninitiated, I was told by a co-worker years ago that Renner and I could be twins after he watched the movie, S.W.A.T. one weekend. At that time I had never heard of Jeremy Renner, so my response was something along the lines of, "Really? I'll have to check that out." (SPOILER: I never did.)
As we all know, Renner found himself appearing in bigger films after his breakout performance in the Oscar-winning movie, The Hurt Locker. From that he became, and always will be whether he likes it or not, Hawkeye, the bow and arrow wielding sharp-shooter from the massively popular Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The wide-ranging appeal of those films have increased his recognizability, and the amount of times I get asked, "Did anyone tell you that you look like that guy from The Avengers?"
I've had grocery store cashiers do a double-take when I roll my cart up to their register and ask. Most recently, a woman with the ring girls at Guns and Hoses 9 stopped me at ring side before the show was set to start and asked if I anyone had ever told me.
I don't mind people asking. I see the resemblance depending on the camera angle, and I usually respond with a polite, "Yeah, I get that a lot." In the grand scheme of things, it could be worse. I could get, "Did anyone ever tell you that you look like Steve Buscemi?"
While I get the question frequently, some people, like one of my best friends, doesn't see any resemblance whatsoever. So I grabbed a few pictures of Mr. Renner, and tried to recreate his pose in each the best I could to let you decide for yourself if he and I could switch places like a modern-day version of Freaky Friday.
The "Hey you, it's been awhile, how have you been?" Pose
The "Let me explain my craft" Pose
The "Damn, who is that?" Pose
The "I'm only posing for this picture because I have to" Pose
The "Throw up the horns" Pose