Here's a question for you:
Who are you compared too? Are you flattered by this comparison, or not so much?
Me? Well, there seems to be a consistent theme:
I've have been repeatedly compared to Ted Danson's character of Dr. John Becker from the TV sitcom Becker. This doesn't bother me at all. John was a curmudgeon, easily irritated and he tended to rant - traits he and I share. But Becker always did the right thing, eventually. And he had a good heart, even if it was covered in scare tissue. And he was very, very good at what he did. I can live with this.
I've been compared to John C. McGinley's character Dr. Perry Cox from the TV Sitcom Scrubs. This also does not bother me. I watch Scrubs reruns almost every night, it's easily one of my favorite shows, ever. Cox kills me, he's very very good at what he does. He's also a smart ass. And McGinley is one of my very favorite actors, ever. If they ever make a movie about me, I hope they get McGinley to play the lead.
I've been compared upon occasion to Hugh Lauri's character House, from the TV Drama House, M.D. Can't say I care for this comparison much. House is an ass. He's good at what he does, but he's a self-involved jerk and frankly I just don't care for the character all that much, I wouldn't want to know him, and I wouldn't want him to be my doctor. Also, he seems to be wrong, a lot, and can't seem to admit it - even if he does eventually get the right answer. Don't get me wrong, I like the show and Hugh Lauri is a terrific actor, but I can't stand the character House (which I think is exactly what the show is aiming for).
I was once compared to Nathan Fillion's character Malcolm Reynolds from the awesomely fantastic TV show Firefly. This tickles me beyond words, for many reasons. This comparison only happened to me once, I wish it would happen more.
Several military folks once compared me to Viggo Mortensen's character of Master Chief Jack Urgalye from the shitty Demi Moore movie G.I. Jane. They very much intended it as a compliment. Uh, not so much. I disliked Urgalye. I also disliked the movie, intensely. I also dislike Demi Moore, intensely.
For the record, except for a very slight, passing resemblance to Viggo Mortensen, I look nothing like any of these people. The comparisons are, I think, prompted by personality. Make of that what you will.
And you? Who do people compare you to?