Musings on Brittany Murphy

OK, this post is totally random (but it’s my blog and I can write about whatever the hell I want to); one of the little news tidbits I heard today was that Brittany Murphy’s final movie is being released—more than 4 years after her death.

I always liked her. Maybe because back when I waitressed years and years ago I’d occasionally get, “hey, you look like that girl from that movie about the crazy girls—what’s her name?” Perhaps I did look a bit like her, in that brief period of time after she lost the baby fat from Clueless but before she got incredibly blonde and incredibly thin.

So, basically, when she was in Girl, Interrupted:


Girl, Interrupted was a good one. And she was good in it (so was Angelina Jolie. I miss the days when she was all weird and sexy and crazy and not all serious caftan-wearing, earth mothery). But Brittany also did a lot of shit movies (Just Married, anyone? Also–do you remember when her and Ashton Kutcher were engaged and just making out everywhere?).

Regardless, she will always be known for one of the best insults in the history of film (and, I believe my mum’s favorite movie quote):

That was way harsh.

Anyway, it’s sad that she died so young. Who knows what kind of career she would have had, especially since it seems that musicals are filmed with more regularity; she could really sing! She did the vocal on one of my favorite dance tracks:

So, yeah. Totally bummed out about that.

But anyhoo, do you ever get told that you look a lot like a particular celebrity?

My brother went through a big Zach Braff phrase—a few years back some kids on the NYC subway told him that they loved him on Scrubs. And my dad is slowly turning into Dustin Hoffman (but with a ‘stache). My mum has both looked like Patty Duke and Tipper Gore (headbands!).

Your turn!

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14 Responses to Musings on Brittany Murphy

  1. mum says:

    it is, indeed, my all-time favorite movie quote. and don’t forget your ‘marisa tomei’ phase.

  2. Over the years I have been told I look like:
    Alex (from Clockwork Orange–I used to be fond of wearing a bowler) Anthony Kiedis, Mike Patton (from Faith No More)–these were when I had long hair and haunted the streets of Pittsburgh, Bono (a combo of the bowler and the hair), Johnny Depp, Leonard from the Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter (now I have spiky hair, eye glasses, wear a lot of sweater vests, and I avoid the streets of Madison).

    None of them look the same, and I don’t and never did look like any of them, but I find people obsess over the most obvious things, such as hair, hat or clothes.

  3. There weren’t a lot of Asians in Amerrican cinema back in the day so I used to get Long Duck Dong a lot… Dark days. But still not much better

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever been told I look like anyone famous. I am pretty sure I’m ok with that.

    I completely forgot about that Oakenfold jam! I really liked Brittany Murphy, as well. I think her particular brand of quirk is desperately missed these days.

  5. Angie says:

    In the 80’s and 90’s it was the fat chick from Wilson Philips & Velma Dinkley, the bob and glasses helped, in facted they called me Velma at work since we had 2 other girls name Angie, I didn’t mind she rocks. Then the rest of the 90’s I looked like Julia Louis-Dreyfus mostly from her Seinfeld days, again the hair, and my super pointy chin, I still get that from time to time even though I cut my bangs back into my hair. Sometimes someone will say I look like Betty Page again from the hair but I think they are just being nice but I will take the complement. I miss Brittany too, wasn’t she in one of the sister acts? Not to bad of a movie and I did she her in Ramen or something like that it was streaming on netflix it was cute and had lots of ramen noodles in it, now I’m hungry.

  6. Eat The Blog says:

    People still insist I look like Stephanie Powers, but honestly, I don’t see it. Just to be fair, I just did a Google image search because no one has thought about Stephanie Powers in the last thirty years so I thought maybe from a distance of a few decades I might see it, but no. *shrug*.

    • Yinzerella says:

      Stephanie Powers isn’t a bad person to be compared to.
      And I have thought about her in the past 30 years—I saw her play Tallulah Bankhead in a production of “Looped.” She replaced Valerie Harper, who was just diagnosed with cancer.

      Speaking of Valerie—did she get better?

  7. cc says:

    I’ve never been told I look like a celebrity, but apparently there is a stripper running around town that some men keep thinking is me. I have no idea who she is & I do not want to find out. I just hope she’s hot!

  8. heatherlynnc says:

    Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler… I’ve had multiple people tell me so 🙂

  9. dylan ziegler says:

    im autistic and my name is dylan the villain ziegler and in the future after the transition program me and friends and family are going to califoria to meet you and all the actors and actress hi would you like to come to My Disney Castle in Florida in the Future ? i love ♥ brittany murphy

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