Alex O’Loughlin – It is all in the eyes of the beholder……..

Firstly I want to start by saying that it is a terrible tragedy when somebody, in the prime of their life, lose their life in such a tragic manner as Paul Walker did. Although I have seen a lot of his movies, I never followed his career closely and do not know much about him. It seems like  he was a wonderfully generous and genuine person who brought joy to the people around him and who gave a lot back to the world. His broad smile and ability to have fun, seems apparent in every old interview of him which I have seen in the past few days.

As with any event, we as people tend to look for our own small connection to it and of course the picture that we posted more than a year ago surfaced  among the Alex fans. (You can find our post from Sept 2012 here and the original picture from November 2008 here ). The question asked with it when people posted it was – Is it really Alex?

I have never really felt it necessary to prove the picture right or wrong, because I have never had doubt about the fact that it is Alex in the picture – not up until Monday when I saw the debate on it. It got me thinking of what I might have originally missed. As most of you who know me by now know, I just had to gather the evidence.

Before we go on I want to emphasize the fact that, as somebody rightly wrote, we are just fans who were not there and have no personal connection with either Paul or Alex. We therefore do not want to make any claim that this is actually Alex in the picture. I would however like the chance to say why I believe it is Alex and also that Paula does not (or did not from the start 😉 ) necessarily agree with me on the matter. 🙂

The only two people that could really tell the truth, was the late Paul and now only Alex (or if it is not Alex in the picture, then the person who it is) Until there is any clear confirmation from him, the debate is open for anybody to see what they want to see.

I also want to add, that two people together in a picture does not  necessarily make them close friends, but only show them as people who knew each other at the time it was taken.

Where to start?

I want to list the reasons given in the debate, for why it is not Alex, so that we can address them properly. Together with it, I want to say that most of the reasons are valid and they come from people who know a lot more about Alex than me. People that have been following his career for many more years than me and I therefore do not make light of any of what they say. If I had studied the picture from the start, I would have asked the same questions. My aim is not to prove anybody right or wrong, but just state the evidence as I see it and to get as close as possible to the truth.

Mick

Doubts /questions asked:

  1. Where are the moles that we all know Alex have on his left cheek? (he does have moles on both cheeks, but the debate is about the left side)
  2. Where are his beautiful long eyelashes?
  3. The piercing hole in his ear should be bigger – it normally looks long and appears stretched out (I think some believe it to be a plug, but I am too dumb about piercings to give my opinion on it)
  4. Alex’s hands are more muscular and bigger?

The possibility that it could be Alex:

  • For me there are no doubt that that is the kind of thing Alex would do (to kiss a guy on the cheek in public). He is very comfortable with his male friends and loves to goof around and have fun.
  • Alex likes wearing hats and we have seen him with a beany in many pictures (although I have never seen him with one looking like the one in the picture)
  • Alex often wears plaid (I have seen pictures of him wearing a red plaid shirt, but it does not look like the same shirt.)
  • The colour of the hair fits Alex’s hair colour, we know he has curly hair and used to wear it longer up until the beginning of 2009
  • In November 2008 (when this picture was taken) Alex was living in LA, six months after Moonlight ended and by that time, working with CBS on retainer to develop new projects that he could be part off.
  • Paul was about 2 to 3 cm taller than Alex and you can see the guy just have to strain a little bit higher to get to Paul’s cheek for the kiss.

The Evidence:

For me the biggest problem it this whole situation is the quality and size of the original picture. We are so used to see and work with high quality large pictures of Alex. A picture taken with one single flash, sometimes blur a lot of things. The minute you zoom into a low quality small picture the distinctive markings also become blurry and it is not easy to see them clearly.

This should be taken into account when judgements are made on what we can see on the picture. The best way is to zoom in with small bits until you find the place of optimum view, just before it becomes totally blurry.

Is it Alex

The ear:
What I see when I look at the earlobe of the original picture, is an ear that is stretched and flattened against the head because of the beany  – this causing it to appear different to what we are used to and it also makes the comparison difficult. The ear and the jaw are also stretched out of a ‘normal’ position by the straining of the head up and sideways. I also see a lobe with what looks like a piercing and maybe more piercings higher up on the edge of the lobe.

The position of the first piercing, was the one thing that made me curious to look further. I have never seen a primary piercing on the edge of the lobe. Most of the time it is located in the centre of the lobe and the piercings further up the side of the ear, are on the edge.

The stretched out piercing that Alex has, can possibly explain this to me, because it starts in the centre of the lobe and ends closer to the edge. I have seen a few pictures of Alex, were only the edge (bottom) part of the piercing is visible. And as far as I can see on this picture, there seems to be a mark showing the upper part of the stretched piercing.

Update: Maybe this picture of Mick will explain better about only the bottom part of the piercing being visible in some pictures.

 

The nose:

There is no indication to me that it can’t be Alex’s nose.

The eyelid, lashes and brow:

We all know that left brow of Alex very well and know how versatile it can be. Most of you will also know that he has the marks of a brow piercing on it. I believe I can see those marks on the original picture.

As far as the lashes go, you will see that with light and angle the length appears to change all the time. They also look shorter in most of the pictures where Alex close his eyes.

It is very difficult to find a picture from the exact same angle as the original. (there are clearly not enough kissy picture of Alex around 😀 )

The mouth:

There is no indication to me that this can’t be Alex’s mouth and chin. Although we don’t see the upper lip properly in the original picture, the opening of the lips seems exactly the same to me in these two pictures. (The tip and ‘bending’ of the opening of the noses as it press against the other person in the pictures, compares well with each other also, I would say)

The neck and jaw:

As with most of the features in the original picture, the neck and the jaw are in an unusual position. We are so used to see the neck veins as clear indicators to identify Alex. Unfortunately they are not visible in the picture and it makes it a bit more difficult. For me there are no reason to say that this neck and jaw in the original picture does not belong to Alex.

The cheek and moles:

On these photos of Alex as Mick, you will see the moles and piercings that are supposed to be visible:

A while ago I began to realise that the moles on Alex are not always visible – depending on light, make-up and angle of the camera. People mentioned to me that they think some of the moles have been removed. When I investigated it I realised how the moles come and go, depending on different factors. That, together with the bad quality of the original picture, might explain the seemingly lack of visible moles on the cheek.

Even a small movement of the head can make a big difference in how the moles appear. Take a look at this scene from Moonlight and see how the visibility of the moles change. (click on the pictures, and scroll through them)

These are all high quality pictures of Alex. On first glance it is really very difficult to spot the moles. When you know where to look, it can make it somewhat easier to see. But then again there are even more marks that can look like moles as well……

Taking all this into account, we can look at the bad quality original picture and see, if we can spot something. Do you maybe see anything that can look like those moles?

The hand:

Alex’s hands themselves are a paradox. In one sense they appear as large very manly hands but when you have a closer look at them, they look fragile and slender. And when you look even closer, you see hands that shows signs of being used to work. (I kind of have a fetish for his hands and find them hypnotic 😛 )

Hands

Things that I suggest you specifically look at when you compare the hands are:

  • The three fingers in relation with one another other. With it also the main knuckles and how they compare.
  • The front knuckles (between the tip of the finger and the middle knuckle) are very distinctive and to me they have a fairly unique look. Showing hands that have known hard labour.
  • The middle knuckle of the pinkie.

marks

Please remember to take into account that the fingers and knuckles are not bent the same way as in the original picture. There is so much footage to study and pictures to go through, but I have yet to find the exact comparison. I will most probably find it within minutes after I press the publish button 😀

I think these hands tell their own story…….

Paula:

I tried to prove beyond doubt that this guy is not Alex. But I couldn´t find the exact same profile view of Alex. I came close with some, and they showed the length of the nose and forehead matched, also the head size on profiles look very similar.

comparison-profile

 For me the most “un-familiar” feature on the pic is the blonde moustache. This guy seems to have a heavier/bigger moustache than the scruff on his chin. Alex usually has them the same, and also the moustache usually looks more fine (narrow) than in this pic. Would be fun to see this guy from the front, I would get a giggle to see this is not Alex 😀

The conclusion:

Taking all the above into account, there are more than enough evidence for me personally to believe it is in fact Alex in the picture. But again I want to emphasize that that is just the evidence as I see it and interpret it myself, without any real knowledge of the truth.

Lastly I just want to remind our readers, that this is just part of the fun we have here on Intense Study – taking a closer look at things surrounding Alex. There is nothing serious about this and it will definitely not solve all or any of the major problems out there in the real world.

The photo shows two guys (most probably as part of a group) goofing around and having some fun. This life is short and  full of tragedies and sorrows. But even  those hardships are part of our humanity, just as having fun and laughter should be………

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68 responses to “Alex O’Loughlin – It is all in the eyes of the beholder……..

  1. I read the debate elsewhere online this week as well. I dug around the internet trying to find a connection between the two but came up empty. Scott was friends with Paul so maybe one day the question will be answered if Alex knew him as well.

    It is a tragic end to a guy who by all accounts was one of the good guys. I never saw any of his movies and didn’t really even know who he was. When anyone dies that young it is just sad.

    Anyway, as usual, nice in depth study. I really have no opinion as to whether it is Alex or not but I am sure one day we will know the answer.

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  2. Interesting, very much so ! But I have to say I do NOT think it is Alex in the pic.Just my 2 cents.

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  3. The first time I ever saw the pix, I thought it was Alex! Something he would do! But if it is him or not does not matter to me now. The thing that struck me as people talk about Paul is that Alex is much like him. Loves humor, hard worker, generous, loves his family, and could walk away from the film industry in a minute if he chooses! Handsome and sweet too! IMO

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    • Anwyn

      Just what I think. Very good view points FOY. Thanks for the great work.

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    • To me, if it is him or not does not really matter. A friendhip or not between them, does not have any meaning to ne.
      I got the same feeling about Paul, when I looked at some of the reports on his life and comments from his friends – a lot of the same qualities that we as fans see in Alex.

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  4. I personally still think it is Alex in the picture but as you said we’ll never be 100% sure unless he admits it himself

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  5. lunaterra12

    That was very in depth!
    I do not think it is Alex either. I think it is Paul’s best friend since childhood, Oakley Lehman. There aren’t many pictures of Oakley, so it’s hard to find a good picture of him for comparison. However, if you look at these you can see that they are a good match for some of the features http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/luminoxshop/Oakley5430.jpg and http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/luminoxshop/Oakley5575.jpg
    Just my 2 cents! 🙂

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    • Hi Luna
      Great to see you around. 🙂
      I can see what you say about the general facial features, but I must say I would definitely immidiately rule him out because of his very heavy eyebrows.
      And also if his left earlobe looks anything like the right one I would also rule him out just on that.
      Not that one can go on two pictures only. Seeing his profile might change my mind, but I doubt it.

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      • lunaterra12

        I have changed my mind. I caught a glimpse of an Alex pic when moving my files around…. I think I have damn close to definitive proof. So the pic in question was from Nov 2008 according to TMZ (and I believe them because they are professional stalkers. lol). The pic I saw was from the Back-up Plan. Now I am cray cray when it comes to dates and details, so I confirmed my suspicions. These two pictures are pretty close in date, and would explain the slightly different hair lengths.
        So what does everyone think??

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        • lunaterra12

          lol sorry I copied the wrong code: http://imgur.com/LNap0Dd

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        • He was also involved with the taping of 2 roles even between these dates (Nov and June when TBUP was filmed). In Feb 2009 he shot the Criminal minds episode and in March 2009 he shot the original pilot of Three Rivers (it was broadcast as epi 10 I think). In general his hair was shorter than ML days, but still the curls were fairly visible. Although there was months between the events, they might show us something about different styles and I will update the post with some of these photos. 🙂

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  6. Wow, this really was indepth, When I first checked the photos out I was sure it wasn’t Alex, then looking through the photos I was unsure then sure so now I’m really not 100% certain about it. Maybe one day Alex will let us know if it was him x

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  7. Overdamoon

    Love that intense study!!! the operative word being intense. Very intense and detailed. Earlier this week, I shared on my page an article from H50 Undercover or the likes that asked if it was Alex. I got several comments making good points so I arrived to the conclusion that it wasn’t him. Then now, as I read this intense study… I don’t know. I still don’t think it’s him but who knows. (BTW, that earlier post from the site was gone, as was mine even though I didn’t delete it from my page. Weird.

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    • Hi Overdamoon
      Welcome here with us 🙂
      I think you lost the share because Undercover deleted their post (I do not know why? Maybe people thought the picture was in bad taste, posted after Paul’s death – out of context it can look weird to people/fans mourning Paul’s death)?
      I started this study in real big doubt on Monday, but when I got to the hands there was no doubt left – the comparison there is just too clear. I really can’t find anything concrete to say it is not Alex If it is not him, it must be a guy with a multitute of features exactly like his.

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  8. Congrats Foyeur!…..It is a very intense and anatomical based study and I do think you have exposed enough evidences to prove it is Alex and you’re right about the other guy, he has thick eyebrows and the nose is shorter and with a little fallen nose tip……hands are so characteristics in every person and they do seems Alex’s. I hope your hypothesis can be proved some day! ;0)

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  9. vanduyn

    I have always maintained this is not Alex. However hard some of my friends and I debate this. My reason for thinking this is NOT Alex is his sideburn. I have never seen Alex’s sideburn fan out like that. As some of you know I love to make pics of Alex so I would like to think I do quite a bit or research myself 😉 Basically I stare at his pics ALOT! However reading all this and taking it all into consideration it’s a possibility I’m wrong. I do wish we knew for sure though :/ Thanks so much for the thorough study!! 😀

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    • The study for me will never end I think. I keep looking for the correct picture for comparison and will update if I fnd anything better (going through thousands of pictures in the past 4 days – Paula says I am crazy and I agree 🙂 )
      The sideburn is or was also my biggest concern. I did not address it because I never saw any query on it this week
      I think his sideburn is visible under it and that it is just a lock of hair that creeped out from under the beany.
      I will try to set up some “evidence” of what I think to try to explain, if I can 😀

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      • Yes please if u find any other pix of Alex around that same time period and he has those sideburns please post them ! If u do, I will then lean
        towards it might being Alex 🙂 In any case, I commend u on this intense study !!

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      • I think his side burn could easily have been misshappen due to the hat, if it had been pulled down lower and/or they’d been in a humid place for awhile. Humidity, static electricity, anything could cause that.

        Meh, it ‘feels’ like alex to me, no matter how you dice and slice the pic and especially now it seems even more like him with the ‘intense study’ being done.

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        • Thanks ESS, you have just explained the weirdness of the ‘side burn’ in a few words. I wish I had your ability to say in a few words, what I want to explain in a hundred picture 😀
          In other word, a shortly shaved sideburn, with longer curls creeping out from under the beany.

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          • LOL! it’s not my ability to use the english language, trust me. haha! It’s more like my years of dealing with naturally fine, thin hair like he has (I only wish I had his curls). We call that “hat head” and if his hat had been pulled down to cover his sideburns at any point, it could create those weird blobs on the side of his face. haha!

            FOYeur, it is often I who wish I had your way with words and it’s not even your first language. ❤

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    • Laura

      You’re right on the lack of pictures of Alex’s sideburns being anything like the ones is the examined picture.
      I, however find them to be believable. The width of the sideburn seems to match Alex’s. As for why they don’t match completely: he always keeps them well-groomed so there are no pictures where he has long sideburns. Obviously he has to when he’s filming whatever and he trims them really short whenever his hair is short (and that is most of the time),
      I’m not saying that it’s him for sure because, as you all said, these remain suppositions unless Alex himself confirms or denies them.
      BUT we know Alex’s hair are curly and usually softer hair (like the longer sideburns) curl easily. So, it is not too far off to believe that if Alex would let his sideburns grow at this lenght they would curl this way.

      I’m just stating my opinion, I do not want to try to force my opinion on anyone and I merely answered to your comment because you were talking about the sideburns.
      I hope you all have a pleasant day,
      Laura.

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  10. LaHagela

    I must have missed this entire debate online….for me there has never been a question of it thats Alex…….it is. But just in case there is another dude walking the planet that looks just like him…..someone point me in his direction please?

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  11. Lynne

    Its not him. If it was then he would have posted publicly like everyone else has including Scott their memories, condolences etc of their relationship over the years. Scott was in 2 movies with Paul and he has interviewed publicly through ET and Eonline his memories of Paul. Wouldn’t Alex have done the same??? Why would he ignore a buddy. Even celebs that didn’t know Paul Walker said something publicly about the loss of that fine man and actor. This is probably photoshopped like so many other pics of Alex have been over the years….

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    • Hi Lynne, I tried to address my thoughts on it when I said that 2 people in a photograph does not make a special friendship. I think there is a big difference in the level of Scott’s long friendship with Paul and Alex and him maybe merely being acquaintances. I do not really find it odd that Alex did not also make any public comment – he rarely uses social media unless he is interviewed specifically.
      If the photo was shopped, it would be the best I have ever seen. It was also published by people who are not Alex fans and I can’t see why they would put him (if it is him) in the picture and then speculate on who it is? Here is the link to that first post of the picture; http://www.tmz.com/2008/11/25/paul-walker-the-bird-and-the-pecker/

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      • Lynne

        Whoever it is was kissing him on the cheek so they were friends. Many many celebs gave their condolences publicly about Paul. Scott is not on social media either but he took the time to reminisce about Paul.

        I was a fan of Paul’s. I still am upset that his life ended too soon and so suddenly..

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        • I think the shock of such a sudden passing always makes things so much more difficult. As I said to somebody else as well, it seems that Paul also had a lot of the wonderful qualities that we adore so much in Alex.

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  12. r1015bill

    I thought it was Alex until you mentioned here that the date was November 2008. For those of us around at that time, we should remember that Alex immediately got rid of his Mick hair and kept it short after that. If the photo was really taken then, the hair is wrong. There was a fan picture with Alex taken by a German couple in West Hollywood before Christmas. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep copies of the photos. I know if AOLR was still up, Mizzoh would have them.

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    • Very good point on the hair r1015
      I do have the picture with the German fan and it looks like it was taken or published in Dec2008 (but it also could be earlier than that – will try to find the story again), while this picture with Paul is somewhere in Nov 2008 according to the site. His hair does look freshly cut with the fan 🙂
      I have seen some photo’s of him after ML days with various lenghts of hair, so I do not think he kept it very short all the time. We can’t really see exactly how long his hair was under the beany. Hair can be cut within minutes and I would not take that against the other evidence I see, as definitive proof of it not him.
      But still something to be considered I agree and I will try to find out more on it.

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  13. Lena

    I have been a silent reader of this site for a while now and this is some post to come on board and post for the first time but I have to start somewhere. I do not think it is Alex and for me it is mostly the sideburn looking different and also a marking on top of the hand that I have never seen on Alex’s hand in any other picture. I also read somewhere that it is Orlando Bloom.

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    • Hi Lena, you are very welcome and we hope to see more of your comments.
      I think the marking on top of his hand is a stencil mark or whatever they call it, from a club – maybe the place where the picture was taken?
      Will have to study Orlando’s profile to give you an answer on that:
      Here are the first 2 pictures I could find – must say it does not look like his nose and neck in the picture with Paul:

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      • Lena

        You found pics of Orlando from the side I was looking for and to me it confirms it is him, have a friend saying it too. I can see it being the same ear and sideburn. According to my friend this picture was taken when Paul and Orlando were filming a movie together.

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        • I forgot to check Orlando. Must go loof for profile pics for comparison 🙂

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        • Looking briefly at Orlando´s pics, I am starting to think it is him. Hard to find profile pics, I might need to find a video.

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        • Lena, if you want to believe it is Orlando, it is all good with me and I do not really want to argue about it.
          Just a few facts: By 2008 Orlando was already part of the 2 biggest movie franchises ever (Pirates and Lord of the Ring) and I think maybe even more well known than Paul. Why would the stalkers at TMZ, where the photo was published not know who he is? According to me they would have then rather asked who is the dude Orlando is kissing? It just does not make sense.
          Orlando is about 8 cm shorter that Paul – the guys in the pic seems to be of more similar height.
          On profile pictures Orlando has a bigger nose tip, less even facial hair, a sharper chin and a thicker neck, than what I see in the picture with Paul.
          On the picture all of Alex’s features fit in, where as with Orlando, just some of the features fits in – I would rather go with all than with some. 🙂
          But Paula is looking into it further and maybe she will come up with some better answers than me.
          I do not really follow their careers, but according to my knowledge, I think your friend might have it wrong about Paul and Orlando ever being in a movie together. (not that it matters, because Paul and Alex also never was)

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          • Lena

            I don’t want to get into a debate with you over this Foyeur, we are all entitled to our own beliefs and mine is that it is not Alex, it never looked like him to me even if the features fit according to your intense study, which I have to admit is pretty impressive. The things that do not fit I guess are what has convinced me esp as they have never been featured in any other pic of Alex whilst everything else on him remains the same over the years.
            Someone also asked if Alex has a dopple ganger and the answer to that question is yes. I know of at least one and I did a double take the day I saw him walking towards me on the street. This was in Sweden a few years ago and the guy was a carpenter. At the time I had a picture of Alex as a wallpaper on my work computer and there was a guy visiting my office who saw the pic and told me he personally knew the guy. I asked him abut his connection to Australia and this actor and he was very surprised about him not being his friend.
            I come from Sweden but I call Australia home these days.

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            • I would love to see the Alex doppelganger 😀
              Speaking of Orlando, although there are some similarities in details, I don´t see him in this pic? And like FOYeur said, he was the big name back then and surely the papparazzis would have known his face.

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              • Lena

                I wish I had a pic of him but unfortunately not. Wasn’t exactly prepared with a camera while on my way home from work as I did not expect to meet him at all and I don’t remember his name to try look him up.

                On the note of having a hard time letting go of a mystery though I haven’t exactly been scavenging the net for pics of possible guys this could be but tonight Chicago Fire was finally on Free to air TV here in Oz and I have been watching and it hit me like a brick wall that it could be Taylor Kinney. He was unknown in 2008 and his profile fits even with the cheekbone, ear and flary sideburn. Looking at these pics https://twitter.com/NBCChicagoFire/status/293778946565238784/photo/1/large, http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F7knp2UT23o/UGhUOX57mcI/AAAAAAAAbic/u29-l3CjUM4/s1600/Taylor+Kinney+Men+Book+4.jpg, http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TnJAiLfNznQ/UPYNZgHPz2I/AAAAAAABUd4/K8L2Kf-zwWk/s1600/the+american+way+amber+valetta+%2526+taylor+kinney+peter+lindbergh+vogue+us%252C+february+2013+07.jpg, http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lQ2OelRHH7E/UQJ-FD5KKtI/AAAAAAAAJSI/B360TN8J3ag/s1600/NUP_154740_0139++chicago+fire+a+little+taste+taylor+kinney+german+raymund.JPG

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                • Lena, I think the guys need to have some connection with Paul, are you just randomly going through guys?
                  I never found any Project Orlando worked on with Paul. We are not studying random guys for the connection. FOYeur set to prove why she feels the guy is Alex and I meant to prove is it not. But I need more substantial evidence to look up other guys any further 🙂

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                  • Lena

                    That is almost funny Paula that you say he has to have some kind of connection with Paul since there is none between him and Alex either, at least not a direct one and in 2008 he had not yet become friends with Scott that we know of either (Alex that is). I wrote how I stumbled across the possibility that it could be Taylor Kinney and about how I thought it was Orlando Bloom. The answer is no I am not randomly going through pics, to me it is not that important who it is really. As far as I am concerned it could be a fan of his getting a memorable pic but it is not Alex and nothing anyone says can convince me otherwise. Oh and Taylor Kinney has posted about Paul Walker on his FB, didn’t check his Twitter feed.

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                    • I should have been more detailed about my reply, this post was done cause somewhere along the line, someone has claimed it was Alex, and only a week ago we learned about the debate on this matter. Till then we didn´t even think other possibilities. I didn´t really see why you thought those other names could be the person. As I said, I never found proof of Orlando and Paul making a movie together, not back then or even later. I checked his pics because of this claim. Sorry for not being clear with my comment.

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                    • Lena

                      I have never found any proof of that either so maybe my friend was misinformed or had been given misleading information. I have however seen a few pictures of Orlando Bloom kissing other male actors on the cheek just like in this picture so maybe it was easy to believe it was him in this one as well since it does look a bit like him on a quick glance, at least to me and to her.
                      As for thinking it could be Taylor, it sprung out of just spending two hours watching him on TV as I saw the first two eps of Chicago Fire last night and it hit me how his nose is very similar to Alex, the dark colouring and that he has the deeper set eyes and more pronounced cheekbones but otherwise similar facial structure and features. As for if he has a connection to Paul Walker is something I do not know as I have not followed either of their careers.

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                    • I will just add this question to my list, for when I meet Alex. Plenty of “mysteries” I would like answers to 😉
                      Ps I have seen some similarities between Alex´s face with other good looking actors. Every now and then a brief glimpse from some angle, and voila´. There´s the familiar eyes or nose 🙂

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  14. buttercup4u

    I have to admitt, that I was touched by PaulWalkers dead, and so were my kids. We went to see the F&F6 movie together in spring, but I wasn’t really into his personal life. He seemed to be a nice person, I’m truely sorry.
    I remember the picture, because it was such a goofy move!
    Thanks for the IntenseStudy, you guys are amazing, I really can’t make up my minds! Hopefully one day someone confirms, and we all will know!

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  15. As a fan of Pauls this would have to be the only post I haven’t enjoyed. Sorry. Yes its a fascinating indepth study, you have done a great job with it, but at this time I don’t feel it is appropriate to make such a big deal out of photos that may or may not be Alex. I don’t mend to offend because I truly love this site and Alex but I guess I’m still dealing with the pain of Paul’s life tragically ending far too soon. You approached it with sensitivity and care and I do thank you for that but for me it’s too soon.

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  16. I think it’s Alex 🙂

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  17. I never thought it was Alex, but now I’m not so sure. Someone should ask him. As for Paul, I really liked him in “Into the Blue”, the diver movie he did with Scott Caan. I’m still shocked and saddened by his sudden death.

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  18. I’ve never posted here before either, but I’ve been looking into this site as well as H50 Bamf since A.O.L.R. closed; not that I ever posted there either – just liked to read and to drool 🙂
    I’ve (probably like most of you) been a fan of Alex since Moonlight. It began here in the UK February 2008; the 19th, if memory serves me well and, I fell in love with Alex just from watching the preview; it was the sound of his voice, those eyes and that oh so sexy smile, mmm. Anyway, for my two cents, I don’t think it’s Alex; it’s in the eyes. The eyes are too deep set making the cheekbones more pronounced; there’s also something about the forehead, Alex’s is a little more rounded over the eyebrows. I see the similarities in the hands and even the shape of the nose and jaw etc so can understand why the debate 🙂

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    • Hi Debbie! thanks for checking out H50BAMF. Feel free to open up and chat any time. 🙂 We’re all friends here. 🙂

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    • Hi Debbie – welcome
      I still miss AOLR on a daily basis and it will always be sad for me that it closed down – the wealth of info on there can never be replaced 😦
      It is so difficult to find photos from the correct side and angle of Alex smiling, Whenever he smiles his cheekbones lift and move more forward. I would imagine that if he was goofing around he would be smling and as he planted the kiss, his cheekbones would be higher than we normally see. Most of his kissing scenes are done without a smile and it can’t be seen in them. The angle of his head slightly to the side and up might also play a part.
      This would then explain to me why his eyes look deeper than what we are used to. I am working on a collage of it and will post it to try show better evidence of it and of what I mean to explain.
      I exactly know what you mean by the rounded forhead. With the correct angle that perfect roundedness also disappear a small bit and I will post a photo of it as well. Not sure yet if I should just update this post or start a new one with all the new info from the new queries. 🙂

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      • Hey Foyeur, thank you for the welcome 🙂
        Lol, I’ve been watching episodes of season 2 (later ones where Alex had lost a lot of weight) and I admit I’ve become a little obsessed with this question of whether it’s him or not; so much so that in every profile shot I was pausing and studying him intensely whilst also studying the profile of the man in this photo.
        I know what you mean re: stretching up, smiling and planting a kiss, raising the cheekbone. It would be interesting to see if a photo of Alex doing this can be found 🙂
        I think what Paula said is correct; we all have our feel for this photo and, have a possible image of the face in our minds.

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  19. lindae5o

    I don’t know if it’s Alex or not. The face shape looks like Alex, but the sideburns are funny, and the ear plug hole isn’t prominent enough, though that could be because of the lighting. OTOH, Alex does have large nostrils, and this guy does too. It could be him.

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  20. I think a lot of us just go by our feel for this pic. So many details match Alex´s, but still something is bothering us. How much easier would this be if his eyes were open and no beanie! Oh, and we had been given the name 😉

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  21. alexnymph

    Hi. I’m really late to the party, but I want to throw in my two cents and say it’s Alex. The cheeks, the nose, the perfect orb of a head. The sideburn thing is weird, not just for him but for anyone, though I’m wondering if it’s not a lock of hair that got pushed forward from the hat instead. Happens to me every time I put on this kind of hat. Oh, and the nostril–oddly “angular” like his. Missing moles, but I’d blame that on the photo quality. Yep, I’d say it’s him.

    Thanks for the post–great discussion.

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