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Name a celebrity that actually is an Alien from Omicron Persei
October 26, 2012 6:26 AM   Subscribe

Hi! We're preparing an Hallowen party and we would like to make a series of posters stating that *celebrityname* actually is an Alien! Ziggy Stardust, Michael Jackson, Amélie Nothomb come to my mind..any other suggestion :) ?
posted by elpapacito to Society & Culture (40 answers total)
 
Lady Gaga
Iggy Pop
posted by xingcat at 6:28 AM on October 26, 2012


Bert Renyolds came to mind. Don't know why. He just seems alien-ish to me.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 6:28 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bjork. I don't think she's even hiding it well.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 6:28 AM on October 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


Elvis
Christopher Walken
Gary Busey
posted by borkencode at 6:29 AM on October 26, 2012


That dude with the buggy eyeballs! Whatshisface...Steve Buscemi!
posted by Grither at 6:29 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Honey Boo Boo
posted by newmoistness at 6:38 AM on October 26, 2012


Trying to remember who the Men In Black movies have claimed were aliens...two I remember are Dennis Rodman and Martha Stewart.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:39 AM on October 26, 2012


Bowie/Bjork/Lady Gaga/Elvis for Singing, Burt Reynolds/Buscemi/Walken/Gary Busey for Acting

Honey Boo Boo and Dennis Rodman, as well as Martha Stweard - not enough well know on this side of the atlantic pond, sorry, but thanks for suggesting.

All I have is Amélie Nothomb for writers, any other suggestionf for the remaining arts?
posted by elpapacito at 6:48 AM on October 26, 2012


Mitt Romney.
posted by mochapickle at 6:48 AM on October 26, 2012


No, no. I think you should go for the celebrities who are hiding it really well. The ones you'd never suspect would be aliens. Maybe even someone who's fallen out of the public eye lately to keep a low profile. (Or maybe someone very high profile who's really hoping you don't find out!)

Chris Hansen
Mitt Romney
Anna Nicole Smith
Olympia Dukakis
Jerry O'Connell
posted by phunniemee at 6:49 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sun Ra.
posted by Nomyte at 6:49 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Forest Whitaker.
posted by cashman at 6:49 AM on October 26, 2012


Ah, not caught that you weren't in the US, sorry.

Dali for fine art, maybe? Or Gilbert and George?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:50 AM on October 26, 2012


John Lithgow
Joseph Gordon Levit
Vincent D'Onofrio
posted by chiefthe at 6:50 AM on October 26, 2012


Oh - Tricky?
posted by cashman at 6:50 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Empress: wow why didn't Dali come to mind sooner! Thanks :D ! It's sooo obvious :D
posted by elpapacito at 6:51 AM on October 26, 2012


Gary Busey isn't that much well know over there but sure looks like an alien to me!
posted by elpapacito at 6:52 AM on October 26, 2012


Since you mentioned elpapacito: Amélie Nothomb, Robert is fair game.
posted by IAmBroom at 7:03 AM on October 26, 2012


Joyce Carol Oates (a ridiculously prolific writer).
posted by scratch at 7:05 AM on October 26, 2012


Alf. (sorry)
Nicolas Cage.
Julius Sumner Miller.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 7:06 AM on October 26, 2012


SWIIIIINTTTTOOONN

(Tilda Swinton, that is)

For artists, maybe Van Gogh? I don't know if I'd rather Damien Hirst be an alien or regretfully claim him as human.
posted by jetlagaddict at 7:09 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Die Antwoord, obviously. Before he "humanized" himself with his use of bigotted epithets, I would have said Michael Richards... but Emo Phillips is still in. Glen Beck. Ann Coulter. Tim Burton. Lisa Marie. Helena Bonham Carter (a pattern is emerging...). Arnold Schwartzenegger (that accent isn't really Austrian!). Michael Phelps.

And... Barack Obama. A lot of people already believe he's an alien! (Thank you, I'll be here all week. Tip your waitstaff.)
posted by IAmBroom at 7:10 AM on October 26, 2012


Indeed Robert is fair game and sort of Alien!
posted by elpapacito at 7:12 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Andy Kaufman (who's still alive, of course), Blue Man Group. Dizzie Gillespie was - those cheeks were a tell. Hulk Hogan. Donald Trump (actually, just his hairpiece. The rest of him is just a transport/communication device.)

This is fun!
posted by IAmBroom at 7:15 AM on October 26, 2012


Joyce Carol Oates (a ridiculously prolific writer)

Indeed Carol Oates would perfectly fit ridicolousy prolific writer, but I'm afraid it could be misunderstood as a statement on her beauty as a female ..and that's a minefield that's better avoided, imho...whereas Nothomb's "funny" hats and all-around-personality make her more Bjork like (extravagant) imho.
posted by elpapacito at 7:16 AM on October 26, 2012


Ahaha striking similarity Victoria Beckham
posted by elpapacito at 7:24 AM on October 26, 2012


No, no. I think you should go for the celebrities who are hiding it really well. The ones you'd never suspect would be aliens.

That's a good idea! Anne Nicole fits "maybe alien"...so two angles .."ARE Aliens" .."Pretty much ARE Aliens".
posted by elpapacito at 7:26 AM on October 26, 2012


Gary Numan
Devo
Bootsy Collins
posted by damn dirty ape at 7:44 AM on October 26, 2012


Stephen Fry is not technically an alien, but was grown synthetically from a vat of tweed-colored goo.

Robbie Williams. That Rock DJ video where he strips off his skin and dances as a bloody skeleton... no special effects at all.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 7:45 AM on October 26, 2012


Douglas Adams.
posted by davidjmcgee at 7:46 AM on October 26, 2012


I think it would work best if you pick celebrities who come across as a little odd, awkward, or preternaturally endowed in some way.

Dolly Parton, Helen Mirren, David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver (I mean, didn't seem a little suspicious that she was the only survivor in Alien?).
posted by orange swan at 7:51 AM on October 26, 2012


Dennis Rodman
posted by zizzle at 8:08 AM on October 26, 2012


Mickey Rourke
posted by foxhat10 at 9:15 AM on October 26, 2012


Oscar Wilde
John Cleese
Thom Yorke
Spice Girls

Andy Kaufman isn't an alien. Andy Kaufman is George Bush. Think about it.
posted by thecaddy at 9:37 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I second Oscar Wild certainlty...mmmhhh...Dita Von Teese?
posted by elpapacito at 9:43 AM on October 26, 2012


Stanley Kubrick
Vladimir Putin
Barbara Cartland. I mean, look at her!
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 10:09 AM on October 26, 2012


Henry Waxman.
posted by Nomyte at 10:33 AM on October 26, 2012


PRINCE
posted by dottiechang at 2:18 PM on October 26, 2012


Benedict Cumberbatch happened because Planet Bowie-Swinton tried to remake Oscar Wilde.
posted by cmyk at 7:37 PM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Sinead O'Connor. Definitely. Probably Kate Bush, too.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 9:35 AM on October 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


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