This is exciting. The first edition of what we’re calling “All-Star Celebrity Impressions.” We asked some friends to send us a photo their impression of a major celebrity. Tonight the All-Stars will be doing an impression of……. Robert De Niro.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Robert De Niro, he is an American actor who has been in roughly 10 billion films.
Our first All-Star on All-Star Celebrity Impressions is a singer, musician, actor, American Idol judge, and all around handsome fellow, Mr. Harry Connick, Jr. Let’s see how Harry did.
Nailed the De Niro forehead and eyes. Not sure what’s going on with the mouth. Overall- Powerful. Intimidating. Slightly bizarre. A very solid effort. Thanks for playing, Harry!
Next up, ESPN host and hilarious follow on Twitter, Michelle Beadle.
Michelle has gone all-in on this one, which you have to respect. It’s mesmerizing. Downright haunting. When the photo was taken, she clearly is saying the “me” in “You talkin’ to me?” which is the right way to get to the essence of a De Niro impression. She also is doing “stage business” with her hand. It’s obvious she’s had professional training. Bravo, Michelle.
Finally, we’ve got 2 time Pro Bowl safety for the San Diego Chargers, Mr. Eric Weddle, whose beard has a Twitter account with over 10,000 followers. He’s a force on the field, but can he handle a De Niro impression? Let’s find out…
Wow. A tough guy who found a way to look even tougher. Eric nailed the head tilt and the scowl. He’s done this before. Totally nailed it. He also happens to have Travis Bickle’s haircut from Taxi Driver, which helps. Put a beard and tank top on De Niro and you’ve got an almost perfect match. Solid commitment from Eric.
Thanks to our All-Stars for participating. Post your thoughts below and look for future installments of “All-Star Celebrity Impressions!”