Search: Add "looks like" function

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I think that IMDB should create a "looks like" function.  This would be really useful because often i look on IMDB to find out who somebody in the film i'm watching is, however it doesn't turn out to be who i thought it was but it still bugs me as to who i was thinking of in the first place!
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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Hi Nix,

It sounds like you are requesting that IMDb implement facial recognition software to match the faces
of celebrities. Developing such algorithms is probably beyond the scope of what IMDb can do. Fortunately there are third party vendors who have such software available.

This Wikipedia article describes the general state of the art for facial recognition.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facial_recognition_system

My heritiage has an application for matching head shots with those of celebrities.
This is probably what you are looking for.
http://celebrity.myheritage.com/celebrity-look-alikes

Google has a general image search that can also be very useful.
http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html

Finally, a number of IMDb users have created lists of celebrities who look alike. This is a Google search of such lists:
https://www.google.com/#q=site:imdb.com%2Flist+look+alike


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