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Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Special: Actors who look like Santa

 by J.R. Wagner
George Lucas

What better time of year to take a moment and compare a few actors who look like Santa. There are many out there who bear resemblance to the jolly old elf otherwise known as St. Nick.

Peter Jackson
In a few more years, Peter Jackson will be a shoe-in if that graying continues!

Guillermo del Toro

 Guillermo del Toro, like Peter Jackson, needs a bit of gray in the hair to complete the package but I daresay he'd best Jackson at the role since PJ has lost all that weight.

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson plays Hershel Greene on that amazing show, The Walking Dead.  No he looks like Santa! (except for the gun and the missing lower leg)

Sir Ian McKellen

With all the obesity problems in America perhaps it's time Slimmed down in which case Sir Ian McKellen would be a perfect match.

Richard Harris

 The late Richard Harris known by most of us for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the first two Potter films is a rather good match.  And, just because I can mention it, he was the best Dumbledore by leaps and bounds.

Denzel Washington
If Denzel Washington let his beard grow in and didn't dye his hair, I bet he'd get very, very close.

Robin Williams
He's funny, he's good with kids, he plays a creepy psycho (scratch that last one) Robin Williams is a great candidate.

Joaquin Phoenix
While Joaquin Phoenix may look like a younger Santa, his bi-polar behavior of late probably wouldn't put him in serious contention.

Zach Galifianakis
Certainly on the real Santa's naughty list (but well below Joaquin Phoenix), Zach Galifianakis could surely pull of the role in a decade or so.

Patrick Stewart
Captain Picard (Star Trek next generation for you non-geeks) actor Patrick Stewart?  Why not? 

Hugh Jackman
Perhaps a bit of a stretch for the Aussie actor Hugh Jackman simply because unless Santa decided to take performance enhancing drugs to bulk up, he's just not going to work.

Harrison Ford
Han Solo? Sure. Why not? Harrison Ford turned...70 this year (yes, 70!) and his waistline is heading in Santa's direction.

Sean Connery

Bond, James Bond? You bet.  Sean Connery would be a great Santa -especially with that accent of his! (plus he's 82 years old!)

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