Matt Katzenbach, the Bradley Cooper look-alike who crashed Sundance, shows how he pulled it off
Matt Katzenbach, who, along with his identical twin brother Scott, bears a striking resemblance to the Burnt star, used his Cooper-esque looks to schmooze his way into some star-studded affairs in Salt Lake City.
At the time, Vanity Fair accused the 27-year-old of “terrorizing” the festival and offered some humorous “pro tips” on how he could better impersonate a celeb.
In a video response recently posted to YouTube, Katzenbach (as Cooper) puts those tips into action, perfectly acting out VF’s funniest suggestions – like repeatedly dropping the names “Jennifer” and “David,” and randomly speaking French during conversations with fans.
But while Katzenbach makes looking like a celeb seem like a blast, he recently told Page Six it’s not always all it’s cracked up to be.
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It started when I was a teenager, he explained. Every day [we are recognized] at least two to five times.
At the end of the day, it s actually enlightening because it s not a great life to be under the spotlight and to go to these events or parties or bars or whatever, Katzenbach confessed. Everyone is asking for pictures or autographs to boost their status. It comes at the expense of [a celebrity s] privacy – of their being able to be and act like a normal human.
In a way I feel sorry for him and for all of the [celebrities]. Some of them want it, right? But I wouldn t want that life at all.”