Troy Goodall, a photographer from New Zealand, has given ordinary people with famous names a chance to celebrate their unusual situation. His new series titled "Almost Famous" depicts some of the world’s biggest names in the iconic poses of their famous namesakes. “They all have such incredible stories,” says Goodall. "From being hung up on while trying to make restaurant reservations, to being stalked outside their hotel rooms on holiday. Living with a famous name is hard!”

The series, made in collaboration with an iconic NZ brand, boasts an impressive cast of A-list names: Ben Affleck from Dunedin, Julia Roberts from Tauranga, Anthony Hopkins from Wellington, Michael Jordan from Kelston, Jackie Chan from Auckland, and Sarah Jessica Parker from Warkworth.

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Julia Roberts, Pizza Delivery Driver From Tauranga

Julia Roberts, Pizza Delivery Driver From Tauranga

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Minna Kortesmäki
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2 years ago

She's prettier than the "pretty woman". ^_^

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Clint Eastwood, Electrician From Pukekohe

Clint Eastwood, Electrician From Pukekohe

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Clumsy Panda
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2 years ago

Frim

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Michael Jordan, Web Programmer From Kelston

Michael Jordan, Web Programmer From Kelston

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boredkoala
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2 years ago

Haha awesome

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Anthony Hopkins, Museum Worker From Wellington

Anthony Hopkins, Museum Worker From Wellington

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Nice shot. Love the suit.

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Ben Affleck, Student From Dunedin

Ben Affleck, Student From Dunedin

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WeWillJustSeeAboutThat
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2 years ago

This guy is a far cooler dude that Ben Affleck ever will be.

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Jacky Chan, Pharmacist From Ellerslie

Jacky Chan, Pharmacist From Ellerslie

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Minna Kortesmäki
Community Member
2 years ago

So cute...

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Farrier From Warkworth

Sarah Jessica Parker, Farrier From Warkworth

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Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

Am I the only one here who finds her attractive, despite certainly not the classical stereotype anorexic model look ?

WeWillJustSeeAboutThat
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think the dress works well for her, but otherwise yes I agree with you. (The pattern is ugly, as dude even I recognize that)

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Jean van der Merwe
Community Member
2 years ago

No, she is certainly a beautiful woman. Really very attractive.

diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

Sod the dress it's irrelevant - she is lovely - a Farrier needs a massive ammount of stregth to hold and control the horses that weigh more than 50 times their weight.

Calum Sanderson
Community Member
1 year ago

I didn't know what a farrier is and apparently it's a horseshoe maker. TIL. Hope you did too.

Calum Sanderson
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, a person who shoes horses specifically. Not makes them. Sorry

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Nicole Rosandich
Community Member
2 years ago

farrier - that is an awesome job!

Mixedupste
Community Member
2 years ago

Cheers!!

diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

she deserved congratulations - not criticism

hayis4horses xx
Community Member
2 years ago

a farrier? as in a farrier who shoes horses and trims their hooves? good for her! horses are one of the best animals to work w. believe me, i would know :)

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Farrier: a craftsman who trims and shoes horse's hooves. An interesting career.

John Garghan
Community Member
2 years ago

Great images, I have the same project but I tend to just shoot as I meet them in the street, I'm looking for an 80 year old Alice Cooper https://www.flickr.com/photos/johngarghan/albums/72157627987400200

ARDYEY
Community Member
2 years ago

pretty! cheers!

Sarath M.R
Community Member
2 years ago

pretty smile she got..

Pinky Ivy
Community Member
2 years ago

Gawsh I would date her especially if she would share that drink with me

Wynand
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, the irony! Because SJP apparently looks like a horse.

Bear Trapp
Community Member
2 years ago

Apparently? She does.

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SykesDaMan
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2 years ago

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Farmer from Warkworth!

Jakki Wetherall
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2 years ago

Farrier, not farmer.

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